This handblown glass blood droplet pendant is a symbol of sacrifice, and a subtle yet beautiful way to celebrate your monthly cycle. Our simple, yet symbolic menstrual jewelry makes a memorable gift for a young woman's menarche, or first period; a way of celebrating your cycle each month; and a cherished keepsake for any menopausal woman, honoring her gift and her sacrifice. Whether marking the start of menstration or the start of menopause, these are sacred rites of passage in all women's lives, and we need to reclaim this special time for ourselves, and for our daughters. That was my inspiration for creating this simple yet meaningful piece of jewelry. Measuring appx 1", each pendant is individually hand crafted of red borosilicate glass, and then kiln annealed for lasting durability. These necklaces come lovingly wrapped in a gift box with free adjustable length black necklace cord. (You can also add a 18" sterling silver chain, as seen in the photos, for an extra $15.)
In our culture there is too much negativity and body shame associated with menstruation. There is nothing dirty or shameful about menstruating. Period. We need to reclaim this sacred time for ourselves, and for our daughters. Especially for young girls who are expecting their menarche, or First Moon, a most important rite of passage. Let them witness us revelling in our womanhood. Let them see us enjoying this special time of healing and cleansing, when we slow down and care for ourselves. It doesn't need to be an extravagent celebration, or even one that is noticable to others. Your period is a personal time of introspection, and you can be as subtle in your revelry as you wish, so long as you are honoring your inner Goddess during this time of divine rebirth and rejuvenation. I wanted something I could look forward to wearing during those sacred days each month. I enjoy the pampered feeling I get when I put on my favorite cloth pad, treat myself to a piece of chocolate, or snuggle up with a good book during my moontime. So I wanted to design a special necklace that would mark this special time, even in the often hectic throes of day to day life. It helps remind me to take it easy. To honor my moods, my feelings, and my intuition. Like a red tent that I can carry with me wherever I go, helping me feel connected to this cycle of transformation that I am so blessed to be a part of.