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Blood Milk Jewels

Self-Portrait in Amethyst. Ritual Strand.

$250.00

Blood Milk Jewels

Self-Portrait in Amethyst. Ritual Strand.

$250.00

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This limited strand features incredibly beautiful, high grade Amethyst sphere beads surrounded by light catching faceted onyx in varying sizes. 

I’ve been obsessed with a particular strand of beads via Frida Kahlo’s personal collection since I saw it in its glass vitrine amongst many other pieces of her personal wardrobe. During their marriage, Diego & Frida collected many artifacts of pre-Columbian sculpture, which would have possibly enabled her to get these beads directly from an archeological excavation - as they are believed to be Mayan Jade, ritually buried with the dead.

Beads & beaded necklaces have a long, long history & were handmade & valued in nearly every ancient society up to the present day - aside from their aesthetic and grave good usage, they were also a form of currency in some cultures. Frida hand strung her beads to wear, despite their heft against her small body; in this way she tethered herself to the past just as I press myself to the/her past. The strand that inspired this one has a swirl of green paint she’s believed to have purposely left - a stroke caught in time - before it had been fully mixed to a coherent green. I imagine it came from several shades on her palette, collected on a brush and then carefully smoothed over an ancient bead I viewed as part of a necklace a wounded artist wore during her life, excavated from her own ‘grave goods’ sealed for years & years and now released again, evidence of a person behind the legend, the towering ghost, the broken columned muse. 

This is the first time we are offering Amethyst beads within our Ritual strand designs as we were able to source high quality spheres that each glow a beautiful shade of purple. People have been drawn to wearing and using Amethyst in magical and sentimental practices since as far back as Ancient Egypt due to this legendary, natural coloring as well as its potent metaphysical qualities. A strong protection stone, it assists the practice of shielding ones self from psychic attack within a  'violet light' or 'violet flame'. It is also a stone used in meditation, assisting in connecting one to their intuition and higher consciousness. 

Onyx is best known for being a natural stone that acts as a kind of 'psychic armor' against the negativity of others. They are also used to soothe grief and heartbreak. They are wonderful grounding stones and stones of self mastery, enabling its wearers to have mental and spiritual focus.

Worn closer to the heart than other strands in the series, this strand measures 18.5 inches from end to end. At its closure our largest double sided sterling silver eye talisman adds an extra layer of psychic protection. Designed as a special, bold statement piece, it also layers beautifully with other BloodMilk necklaces.

 

 ***IMPORTANT***:

This strand is limited. We can not anticipate whether or not this particular style will be available again after this release. 

This strand is handmade to order, just for you, with care and focus. Please allow approximately 4 weeks for its creation before shipping.

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Please email any questions to bloodmilkjewels@gmail.com for a timely and kind response.