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Blood Milk Jewels

The Night Sea Journey.

$250.00

Blood Milk Jewels

The Night Sea Journey.

$250.00

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Having been born on an island, the sea has always been a shipwrecked anchor in my imagination, especially the night sea. Inky and unsettling when the moon is dark and strangely, beautifully lit when the moon is full - the night sea is an invitation- a voyage across thresholds and liminal spaces. 

Comprised of spinel, onyx and mourning jacket beads, this strand measures 54 inches long from end to end. At its closure is our medium size, double sided, hand carved shell with silver pearl clasp in sterling silver, oxidized to our favorite gloomy grey and and finished to highlight the shining silver beneath.

This 'Opera Length' makes it perfect for wearing doubled up as well as at its full length. Designed to compliment other jewels in the Mourning/Ritual bead line it also layers beautifully with other BloodMilk necklaces. Its length and varying bead sizes makes it useful for meditation, mourning or ritual practices.

 

Onyx is best known for being a natural stone that acts as a kind of 'psychic armor' against the negativity of others. It is also used to sooth grief and heartbreak. It is a wonderful grounding stone and a stone of self mastery, enabling its wearers to have mental and spiritual focus.

Spinel is a potent stone for healing and protection: working to help clear intense emotions such as anger and rage, it imbues its wearer with a sense of calm. It is also used to heal the physical body and has powerful metaphysical qualities, helping its wearer to feel strong, assisting with perseverance, especially when dealing with issues from the past that have become difficult to overcome. Much like Onyx, it also helps repel negativity from others.

 

 I’ve been thinking of heartbreak as broken glass - over time it becomes worn smooth in the sea of our hearts- like Sea Glass. & yet- it’s still glass and can become sharp at any moment - something can remind us and the pain of our grief can become raw and sharp once again - it’s always with us. Grief isn’t linear this way, it’s a spiral, a labyrinth- and this is ok- even if it’s not ok. Each bit of sea glass we collect in our hearts are *ours* and make us who we are. bloodmilk and my ability to have connected with so many people- my husband Aaron, Jamie, Jenny, Sam, Amber, Beth, Allie, .... - so many of you who are reading this- the team I’m able to employ - wouldn’t have been possible, if not all that was born from my labyrinth walks- from my rowing my little boat on a sea of grief and loss. This collection of new mourning beads speaks to this while also honoring the immense liminal space of grief so many of us find ourselves in these days. It’s always helped me to have a tactile piece of jewelry to help me- to hold close as a touchstone- to help ‘carry’ my feelings as if it were alive. Each strand of this collection comes with a little piece of sea glass for you to do with as you wish - to throw in the sea, to bury, to keep close, or to keep in a sacred space as a gift from my heart to yours as a little lighthouse, a way for me to say I understand a little bit, even if I don’t know exactly what you are going through, even if we’ll never meet. 

***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. 

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Please email any questions to bloodmilkjewels@gmail.com for a timely and kind response.