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Blood Milk Jewels

Velvet Cocoon. Part II. Ritual Strand.

$300.00

Blood Milk Jewels

Velvet Cocoon. Part II. Ritual Strand.

$300.00

Named for the cocoon in which a moth undergoes its transformation, this strand is composed of faceted light catching Onyx beads as well as small, graduated 'silver pearls' that cradle larger round Hypersthene beads, also known as black velvet labradorite.

Each phase of the alchemical process was re-assigned new meanings in Carl Jung's writing: i.e. the quest for the philosopher's stone is truly a quest to become whole. In the 'Nigredo' process, everything is blackened, putrefied, 'killed' in a sense, to allow for new growth. It is during this phase in 'inner alchemy' that we are confronted with the knowledge our darker aspects, a phase in which we must accept our shadow selves. In relation to the moth, I was thinking of the long metamorphosis these creatures undergo, and then their strenuous struggle to escape their cocoons once ready. I likened this process to the Nigredo phase, in which moths liquify and rebuild themselves anew within their dark little worlds. When they emerge, they are whole. When we accept and acknowledge our more shadowy aspects, the parts of ourselves we have been conditioned to suppress, the parts of ourselves we hide from others as well as oursevles, we are on the path to wholeness. We become more accepting of our flaws. Having struggled with my shadow self for many years, this talisman represents not only that struggle, but our ability to become whole.

 44" long from end to end with a 15.5mm double sided silver eye talisman for extra 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 Onyx jewels in the Mourning/Ritual bead line it also layers beautifully with other BloodMilk necklaces. Its light weight also makes it perfect to use for meditation 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's a wonderful grounding stone and stone of self mastery, enabling its wearers to have mental and spiritual focus.

 ***IMPORTANT***:

This strand is handmade to order, just for you, with care and focus.Please allow up to 5 weeks for creation before shipping. Note this is slightly different turn round time than our other jewels. Please visit the Policy Page to make an educated and informed purchase HERE.

If you have further questions, we are always here to serve you in a kind and timely manner: via bloodmilkjewels@gmail.com