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Blood Milk Jewels

The Tear Collectors. Conjoined Spiders. Labradorite.

$300.00

Blood Milk Jewels

The Tear Collectors. Conjoined Spiders. Labradorite.

$300.00

 

Thought to be 300 million years old, the ancient Spider embodies the opposing yet balanced forces of creation and destruction. These traits manifest via its cunning and aggressive hunting skills, which contrast with its inherit creativity: the spider’s body creates and stores a silk which is then woven into intricate and beautiful webs; existing as both its moveable home, and its nightly hunting grounds.

 

As (mostly) nocturnal beings, Spiders are often associated with the mystery, magic, and dream like quality of the Night. This nocturnality associates Spider (as well as Moth, Snake, Scorpion) with the Shadow Self. The Shadow Self is a concept via Carl Jung and represents the repressed parts of our psyche, the traits that are societally/culturally deemed ‘bad’ or ‘unacceptable’ (anger, sadness, grief, selfishness, pettiness, etc.) The shadow is composed of all of the disowned and unwanted parts of yourself that you press down into the unconscious. Shadow work – the process of identifying (rather than projecting onto others) these traits and feelings is messy, brutal, lifelong work. There are romantic aspects to it (for me, the dream of being whole), but it also has a raw quality, akin to those traumatic first days of new grief. Jung emphasizes the importance of integrating the shadow more consciously into ourselves – a way of recognizing, accepting and transforming these ‘horrors’ hidden within ourselves.

 

As a balm / protective talisman, Spider helps carry these ‘shadow feelings’ for its wearer. It creates a psychic silk; a home, a hunting ground, a locus for creativity, a cosmic labyrinth. It can be your anchor during uninvited journeys to the past or when you find yourself flushed with intense emotions. A companion during shadow journaling, threshold crossing, meditation, moments of grief, ________. A touchstone, a bookmark.

Two of our large Spiders are conjoined, dangling a faceted labradorite tear between their elegant front limbs. Both pendant and chain are sterling silver, hand oxidized to achieve our shade of stormy gray and then highlighted to reveal the bright luminous silver beneath.


Details:

-45mm tall

-61.5mm at it’s widest

-Solid sterling silver

-Fine cut pear labradorite 

-Necklace on model shown with 16" chain 

Labradorite is known for its healing properties, in particular for its ability to relieve anxiety & melancholy. It is also said to be used to dispel negativity & fear, acting as a kind of psychic armor to protect against more troubling & turbulent emotions. As a 'sister' to moonstone, Labradorite is often associated with the more "darker" aspects of the Goddess, in her Crone form, full of the experience & wisdom of life and death, associated with the darker moon: waning through new moon phases. It is also a stone of transformation, and is said to help those with intuitive gifts to awaken and realize their full potential as well as helping enhance creative talents. It also ranks as one of the most protective stones, shielding its wearer from negativity. Much like its 'sister' Moonstone, Labradorite has been used and worn in many cultures and tribes for both its incredible natural beauty, and for its potent magical properties.

Please note that Labradorite is a natural stone so clarity and color will vary from stone to stone. Labradorite has natural lines and inclusions and varies greatly in shades of green and blue; from a teal to a more swampy green as well as light grey blue to a deep indigo. It is common for specimens to also have orange/brown "freckles."


***IMPORTANT***

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

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