Saturday, October 30, 2010

the beautiful reach

As a child I loved the Ouija board, but mostly for thrills during sleepovers. But as I've grown older I've come to realize the beauty of the board and planchette, and how it was once an earnest oracle to communicate with lost loved ones. I think of the mourning, the grieving, the lovelorn, and suddenly the Ouija is a beautiful symbol of eternal love.

Bloodmilk's plancette pieces (at least for me) convey that sense of loss and love. They are modern mourning jewelry, both symbolic and aesthetic.

I'm also intrigued with this Victorian funerary piece, recast as a dramatic ring. Made of oxidized sterling silver, this "Our Darling" emblem is gorgeously embellished, a stark contrast to the planchette, but just as captivating.

And a final piece - this reliquary locket, created from repurposed rosary beads and a beautiful brass heart locket, connected by a silver seven sorrows rosary connector.

Bloodmilk's jewelry can be worn for its dramatic style. Or these pieces can act as signifiers, letting others know of your longing to reconnect with someone you've lost.

7 comments:

jamie-lee said...

I never played with a ouija board as a kid, I think I probably would've been too scared if anyone had suggested it! Love these necklaces though, they're gorgeous x

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lady sélénite said...

My english is too bad to understand exactely what thes jewelries are made of, but they have beautiful shapes.
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bravegrrl said...

great post! i love bloodmilk!

thwany said...

ouija board post = AWESOME

June said...

Que ingeniosa y hermosa idea la de usar los elementos de la ouija ! Gracias por pasar por mi blog y comentar! El vestido es hermoso y super comodo, debe ser aun más hermoso si es de Alex Wang !!!
Cariños , te sigo!! :)

Blood Milk said...

yes i definitely think a lot of my work is imbued with mourning and ways to grieve healthily. thanks for this beautiful post about my work.

xoxo

Blood Milk said...

yes i definitely think a lot of my work is imbued with mourning and ways to grieve healthily. thanks for this beautiful post about my work.

xoxo