Blood Milk Jewels

The Sphinx. Tourmaline Quartz Ritual Strand.


Blood Milk Jewels

The Sphinx. Tourmaline Quartz Ritual Strand.


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The Sphinx of myth was a hybrid, liminal creature: the torso and head of a bare breasted woman, the powerful body of a lion and giant avian wings. A feared and ferocious creature in myth, she is best known for guarding the city of Thebes: asking each traveller a riddle. If they failed to give the right answer or refused to answer at all, she would devour them. In artwork she is sometimes depicted with rotting corpses around her or with an intent gaze that suggests madness or otherness. 

These tear shaped beads represent grief and mourning for me, but can also represent an overcoming of shadowy emotions: the parts of ourselves we struggle with or try to hide. A literal symbol of the trials we each have gone though, made into something beautiful and worn for protection and comfort. 

Tourmaline Quartz is a variety of clear quartz with naturally occurring needle-like inclusions of black tourmaline. The individual metaphysical properties of each stone are found in these beads. 

Quartz is a considered the 'Master Healer, and is known for its propensity to improve memory and bring clarity to the consciousness. In this way, it is also a helpful tool in meditation.

Black Tourmaline is well known for its protection qualities acting as psychic armor against negativity and psychic attacks. 

The quartz varies from clear to cloudy and the tourmaline strands can be minimal to very heavy. These stones are hand cut and therefore may have very slight differences in size and may have small signs of the carver's hands along the edges. These are not fabricated by a machine, they are made by hand and therefore aren't uniformly perfect. The photographs accurately portray the quality of the stones and the cuts. 

This strand measures 44 inches long from end to end. At its closure our largest double sided eye talisman adds an additional layer of psychic protection that can be worn at the back of the neck or on the front of the body.  



This strand is limited. We do not anticipate this exact design to be available again after this release. 

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

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