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Bloodmilk

The Afterlife. Hummingbird skull & crystal talisman.

$250.00

Bloodmilk

The Afterlife. Hummingbird skull & crystal talisman.

$250.00

The delicate image of the tiny, lightning fast hummingbird, (weighing only the weight of a penny), is paired with a magnificent, quartz crystal point. These two symbols are then further joined with luminous sterling silver, metal found deep in the earth, and known for its qualities of retaining memory.

Here the hummingbirds act as guardians to the crystal, forging a sacred trinity, a symbol of the afterlife and higher consciousness. Cast immortal in sterling silver and perched atop the crystal, and forever conjoined at their beaks, and oxidized to my obsessive shade of gloomy gray.


The necklace is strung on a 30" (from end to end) sterling cable chain, oxidized to match the pendant. The crystals vary in size but are generally around 1 1/2 inches long, with the handmade bezel and hummingbirds measure around 3 inches long.


Quartz is a mystical crystal often used in many ritual acts, and is known for its propensity to improve memory and bring clarity to the consciousness. In this way, it is also a helpful tool in meditation.

The hummingbird is known as the only bird that can fly backwards as well as forwards, suggesting a kind of time traveling or extra sensory ability other birds as symbols lack. Birds in general are often associated with having a place in both the earthly world as well as the spirit world, making them sensitive to death and higher consciousness.

Being relegated to the Western hemisphere only, the hummingbird turns up in native and Aztec lore and myth. Aztecs wore hummingbird fetishes as emblems of strength, and for the image of their sharp beaks, symbolic of bloodletting and piercing. The image was carved onto the shoulders of priests, and hummingbirds were also considered to be reincarnated warriors. This idea is often found in other cultures and thus the hummingbird is often associated with containing the spirits of those who have crossed over.

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***This is handmade to order, just for you! Please allow 3-4 weeks for creation and shipment.

 

Please understand that the color & size of each crystal will vary, however each one will possess these beautiful qualities that this crystal is known for.