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Blood Milk Jewels

Self-Portrait as Ariadne at Dawn

$2,400.00

Blood Milk Jewels

Self-Portrait as Ariadne at Dawn

$2,400.00

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This extra special one-of-a-kind ritual strand literally glows. It features graduated rutilated quartz beads spaced by tiny hollow sterling silver ‘pearl’ beads. These beads were sold to me as ‘silver rutilated quartz’ so occasionally the threads inside the extra clear beads appear silvery toned but they are also in shades of pale copper. I love rutilated quartz because it makes me think of hair growing inside the crystals, as if our ancient ancestors spirit hair was transmuted in these gems. Here, I’m also thinking of Ariadne’s thread and how the gift of her love was bound up in it when she gave it to Theseus. When sharing this collection in previews online, someone mentioned that we all collectively, { those of us in kinship } hold the thread for each other as we all navigate these Labyrinthine times and that really resonated with me. 

These beads make me think of Ariadne at dawn, full of hope and light, sun lit; how we feel when are getting a new chance - perhaps you know the feeling or can remember a moment of intense hope or anticipation for something good - stepping out into the sun, holding the end of a tether, knowing something or someone you love is holding the other end, feeling secure. 

Designed to be worn closer to the neck, this strand measures approximately 24 inches long from end to end, including clasp.

At its closure is our larger, double sided, Cretan labyrinth clasp in sterling silver, oxidized to our favorite gloomy grey and and finished to highlight the shining silver beneath.  

As a special, bold statement piece, it also layers beautifully with other BloodMilk necklaces.


 

**IMPORTANT***:

This strand is handmade to order, just for you, with care and focus. Please allow approximately 5 weeks for its creation before shipping.

*Length note: Because individual bead measurements vary slightly, total strand lengths are approximate within a few millimeters in either direction. Please reach out via email if you have any questions about this. 

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