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Blood Milk Jewels

The Hermit Deep in Their Cave { The Hermit Chapter III / Onyx }

$250.00

Blood Milk Jewels

The Hermit Deep in Their Cave { The Hermit Chapter III / Onyx }

$250.00

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As a sibling strand to The Hermit Chapter II from Time is a Phoenix { Chapter I }, this strand features all inky black beads, a mixture of textures in Onyx & scintillating spinel. This ‘darker’ iteration represents the Hermit in the farthest recess of their cave, when they are in their deepest state of reflection / introspection / retreat from the world. The Onyx & Spinel represent  ‘Cave Dark’ ~ which is one of the ‘darkest’ natural locations on earth, underground caves and the deep sea are not penetrated by light as we experience it. This darkness often creates an ‘out of time’ feeling as those who become lost within cave systems can ‘lose’ the sensation of time.  

Interestingly, early renaissance depictions of The Hermit tarot card show our cloaked figured holding an hour glass rather than the lit star lantern they are known for holding aloft today - associating this figure with time and the primordial titan Kronos { Saturn } who was a descendant of Gaia and Uranus. This association links the nature of time as being devouring and consuming ~ we can not escape time and its transformative qualities, rather we can stand still in the river of time in moments of mystery and retreat - learning about ourselves, our hearts, finding peace and calm when and wherever we can.

This strand speaks to the fertile magic tucked into the darker recesses of time, in dream space whether that be asleep or awake : which I consider to be one’s individual Underworld. If you’re feeling in retreat, if it feels safer to you in this moment to withdraw from the world & all its beauty and terror, I designed this extra long and highly tactile strand for you while you’re tucked away deep in your cave to be your companion, your touchstone, your protection, your talisman for quiet time alone. 

This strand features smooth round onyx, star cut onyx, spinel, and glass beads. It measures 45 inches in length including our Hourglass clasp.  

***IMPORTANT***:

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