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Blood Milk Jewels

The Witches. Labradorite Necklace.

$400.00

Blood Milk Jewels

The Witches. Labradorite Necklace.

$400.00

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IMPORTANT: This jewel is limited and we do not know if they'll be available again in the future. We recommend Express Shipping with signature required upon delivery to make sure it arrives safely into your hands. 

Please note : This necklace will be created with an 18" bar link chain. If you desire a different chain length you must reach out to us immediately after placing your order. 

 

This offering is a slight re-imagining of one of my oldest jewels ( as well as the initial version of which the Moirai jewels have grown from ), The Witches ring, which was created in homage to the books that ignited my lifelong obsession with reading and the worlds of fantasy, speculative fiction and sci-fi. 

The witches depicted in the books I read as a young child both fascinated and scared me, as they were written as both “grotesque” villains as well as beautiful enchantresses, likewise capable of destroying lives as well as granting the desires of those who seeked their favor.

As I look at this piece now and consider the deeper nuances of meaning that resonate with me 10+ years since its initial incarnation, I’ve been thinking of the symbolism of the number 3 as it relates to ancient writings & beliefs of mythology and religion. The triplicate / triple faced goddess of Greece, Hekate, patron goddess of witches, has roots in her role as guardian of liminal spaces and the crossroads; her ability to look and guard all directions. The triform depictions of her also suggest her as a representation of the three realms: the earthly, the celestial and the chthonic. As a talismanic vessel, this offering is imbued with the protective aspect of Hekate, her ability to grant safe travel in liminal spaces, both in all realms. 

 

This pendant was created with cast sterling silver bat bones, and set with a hand cut labradorite stone. 

 

Bats:

Bats and their cast wing and leg bones have long been a component I’ve used in my visual library as a way of creating a personal visual language. As nocturnal creatures, I feel a kinship with their natural predilection for the night time hours, but I’m also interested in how they use sonar to ‘see’, how as a metaphor bats as liminal creatures also remind us to look closer with our other senses, a way of ‘seeing the unseen.’ It’s my hope and intention that pairing them with other chthonic imagery and myth further adds to the visual meaning I’m aiming for, creating a collage of personal ideas while also tethering these physical jeweled objects to the spirit of the bat ( and other natural objects in the case of other jewels in my collection ) and to the spirit of the myths I’m invoking.


*Details* :

- 32 mm at its widest 

- 27 mm from top to bottom 

- Solid Sterling Silver  

- Both pendant and chain are hand oxidized to achieve our favorite shade of stormy gray and then highlighted to reveal the bright luminous silver beneath

- Set with one 20 mm trillion Labradorite 

 

Labradorite:

Labradorite is known for its healing properties, in particular for its ability to relieve anxiety & melancholy. It is also said to be used to dispel negativity & fear, acting as a kind of psychic armor to protect against more troubling & turbulent emotions. As a 'sister' to moonstone, Labradorite is often associated with the more "darker" aspects of the Goddess, in her Crone form, full of the experience & wisdom of life and death, associated with the darker moon: waning through new moon phases.

It is also a stone of transformation, and is said to help those with intuitive gifts to awaken and realize their full potential as well as helping enhance creative talents. It also ranks as one of the most protective stones, shielding its wearer from negativity. Much like its 'sister' Moonstone, Labradorite has been used and worn in many cultures and tribes for both its incredible natural beauty, and for its potent magical properties.

As they are entirely natural, earth made stones, color and clarity will vary from stone to stone. Labradorite has natural lines and inclusions and varies in shades of green (teal, swamp green, olive green) to shades of (light grey to dark) blue. If you have any concerns over the stone that will be chosen for you, please contact us before making your purchase so we may best assist you.

 

***IMPORTANT***

This jewel is handmade to order, just for you, with care and focus. Please allow approximately 6-8 weeks for creation before shipping.                   

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