“And next, sweet voiced Muses, daughters of Zeus, well-skilled in song, tell of the long-winged Moon. From her immortal head a radiance is shown from heaven and embraces earth; and great is the beauty that ariseth from her shining light. The air, unlit before, glows with the light of her golden crown, and her rays beam clear, whensoever bright Selene having bathed her lovely body in the waters of Ocean, and donned her far-gleaming raiment, and yoked her strong-necked, shining team, drives on her long-maned horses at full speed, at eventime in the mid-month: then her great orbit is full and then her beams shine brightest as she increases. So she is a sure token and a sign to mortal men.” (Homeric hymn 32, trans. Hugh G. Evelyn-White)
Selene is inspired by the goddess thought by the Greeks to be the incarnation of the moon. Even at the maximum length of 50”, it has a lovely, light weight to it, and it is a comfort to wear each time I do. The strand pictured here is 42” (my favorite length for this strand), made of flashy labradorite, faceted spinel, star and round onyx, hematite, and of course, a gorgeous hand-carved bone moon. The cascading labradorite is meant to evoke her recurring, nightly movement across the heavens. I inspect every labradorite bead to make sure each one has a lovely flash.
On Production Time: I lovingly make these to order, so please allow 4 weeks from purchase to when they’re shipped (though I can oftentimes ship out sooner). All strands are gift-wrapped, but if this is a gift for someone else and you’d like to include a note to them, please let me know, and I’ll be happy to include one!