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Blood Milk Jewels

The Sphinx: Mourning beads

$250.00

Blood Milk Jewels

The Sphinx: Mourning beads

$250.00

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. 

The large onyx tear shaped beads here 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. Onyx is best known for being a natural stone that acts as a kind of 'psychic armor' against the negativity of others. They are also used to sooth grief and heartbreak. They are wonderful grounding stones and stones of self mastery, enabling its wearers to have mental and spiritual focus.

This strand measures 39 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 '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 make it perfect to use for meditation or ritual practices. 

 

***IMPORTANT***:

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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