Blood Milk Jewels

The Deepest Wound. Necklace.


Blood Milk Jewels

The Deepest Wound. Necklace.


We gather wounds in our heart that are  in a suspended, liminal state - always healing / never healing. Perhaps they are picked open in a flash by something that brushes against the memory of their wounding. Or perhaps we work hard at the healing of them. Either way, once there is a wound, we are changed, forever. We learn we grow, we modify our behavior around this wound - similar to the way an oyster will grow layers around an irritant within its shell and make a pearl. 

These kinds of deep wounds also let things in - they act like  portals and psychic passages ways - they weep, they bleeds, they pour forth, but they also let things in. When we are in a liminal state of grief, or change, we can feel disassociated from our bodies - it's kind of a strange dreamlike state, an electric time when we are a bit more malleable than we usually are. We go out into the world a bit like a sacrifice on the pyre, burning with an intensity that wasn't there before. We might feel deeper or differently than we ever did before because of this wounding, or perhaps, feel less than we ever have. The deepest wounds forces one to travel down into the underworld of oneself. It's my hope that the silver flame of this heart will act as a torch to help guide your way down those layers - a tactile touchstone that you can run your fingers over as you feel your way through those stages / journeys. 

The Ancient Egyptians believed the heart to be the seat of everything : knowledge, memory, and emotion. They so firmly believed in the power of the heart they left it in the body during the mummification process, an embedded star, to be weighed and tested for passage into the afterlife. If the heart weighed more than the feather of Maat, it was fed to Ammit - ‘Devourer of Hearts’ and your spirit died a second death. You were not permitted to go on to the afterlife. I think of this often. My heart being devoured, my heart weighing more or less. Since I can’t truly cremate my heart just yet, these silver hearts carry these smoky feelings for me & maybe they will for you too.

This listing is for our medium sized (weeping /bleeding) heart pendant on our signature bar link chain in the length of your choosing. Both pendant and chain are sterling silver, hand oxidized to achieve our favorite shade of stormy gray and then highlighted to reveal the bright luminous silver beneath.



- 45mm tall 

- 16mm wide 

- Solid sterling silver

- Shown on Jess with a 16" chain

- Last image shows all heart necklaces for scale 



This jewel is handmade to order, just for you, passing through many hands with care and intention in our Philadelphia studio. Please allow approximately 5 weeks for creation before shipping.                  

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