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Blood Milk Jewels

The Jeweled Thread { Onyx }

$250.00

Blood Milk Jewels

The Jeweled Thread { Onyx }

$250.00

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Inspired by Ariadne’s skein of red thread that assisted Theseus escape the Cretan Labyrinth, this long strand of all black beads, including onyx, spinel, and black glass, was designed to carry a similar sentiment, a talisman for finding your way out. I was thinking of what it would be like to have your own skein of jeweled thread for when you are lost in your personal labyrinth- as I’m finding myself in these days. Maybe a loved one holds the other end from the other side - I like to think Aaron, my husband, holds my other end as he always does for me, even though ultimately I know I have to find my own way out - he’s still an ever present guiding light. I think of this version as the darkest point of the night, the sort of darkness where you can’t see your hand in front of you, cave dark, when you must be led by a guide line-, because I always imagine that when I’m walking the path of my labyrinth at night, or at the bottom of the ocean floor amongst the ancient sea creatures.

 

Slay the Minotaur, or invite them inside your psyche, shed your skin, find your way out & you’ll never be the same again- which is ok. It is ok that grief, tumultuous times and intense life shifts may change you. Hold your thread tightly & keep those who hold the other end close, even if it kind of makes their fingers bleed a little to hold it. Maybe you’ll hold their thread one day in return.

 

This strand is composed of onyx, glass, and spinel. It measures approximately 43.5 inches long from end to end, including clasp.

At its closure is our smaller, double sided, Cretan labyrinth clasp in sterling silver, oxidized to our favorite gloomy grey and and finished to highlight the shining silver beneath.   


**IMPORTANT***:

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

Some of the beads used in this strand are limited. We can not anticipate whether or not this particular style will be available again after this release. 

*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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