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Robin McGauley

This Ancient Love - The Sacred Black Feminine Necklace

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This necklace is the Sacred Black Feminine.
She is the practice of nurturing and reassuring -
She cherishes our human need.
She is my response to having read ‘God is a Black Woman’
- Christena Cleveland's masterpiece.
She is the dark, the earth, the depth -
She is the life dwelling in the realms of the unseen.
She is my response to learning the phrase ‘listen darkly’ from Barbara Holmes.
She is the silver and gold and onyx -
matter from the death of a star.
This Ancient Love is deeper than you can know.

I named the creations in this collection after a specific goddess or an aspect of the divine feminine. This is 'The Sacred Black Feminine'.  

"She is the God who definitively declares that Black women ... not only matter but are sacred. And, in doing so, She declares that all living beings are sacred. She is the God who smashes the white patriarchy and empowers us all to join in Her liberating work. She is the God who has a special love for the most marginalized because She too has known marginalization. She is the God who cherishes our humanity and welcomes our fears, vulnerabilities, and imperfections. Like a loving parent responding to a child's cry, She is the God who promises to come to our aid when we call out to Her, no questions asked. She is the God in whom we can find hope." - Christena Cleveland, God is a Black Woman. 

This necklace is hand-fabricated using ancient silversmithing techniques in my home studio in Kitchener, Ontario. 

It features a rose cut black onyx cabochon that measures 4mm in diameter.
The stone is set in fine silver. 
10 karat gold details on the pendant and on the chain add contrast to the darkened silver. 
The remaining details are carefully crafted out of sterling silver. 

The pendant measures 2.6cm wide by 2.9cm long (measured from the top of the bail). The chain measures 18 inches long.  

(Please note: the colour of the darkened silver may show up differently on your screen. It is dark grey - not blue or green.)