TEAR CATCHERS- Folk lore has it that along with wearing black for extended periods of time, making brooches, art and elaborate wreaths out of human hair- they also wept into glass vials called Tear Catchers. Also called “lachrymatory bottles,” tear catchers were thought to be a measure of ones grieving time. It is said, once the tears cried into them had evaporated, the mourning period was over. However morbidly romantic this notion was, it was simply untrue. As much as we love that theory… the actual truth is much more fitting to our line (even more so than the Tear Catcher story) it is believed that these lachrymatory bottles were nothing more than perfume bottles!
This very special necklace is based on the folk lore of the Victorian Tear catcher. comes on a 30 inch silver chain in its own box.
About the maker: Seance’s founder began making perfumes long ago after becoming obsessed with the power of an aroma. Truly, the right scent can paint a picture, evoke a strong emotion, or transport someone to a certain place and moment in time.
From an early age, our founder learned she had the gift of intuition. Dedicated to harnessing this mysterious and intriguing ability, she honed her senses through extensive classes and research. Over time, she worked to help others develop these same faculties, hoping that they too would journey ever deeper into the vast expansiveness of what we have yet to explain.
Seance is built on this fascination with the paranormal and metaphysical. As human beings, we each strive to walk the fine line between what is scientifically rational and that which is emotional. Though technology advances and the world grows smaller each day, life offers each of us the same challenge: to find a place for those things that may only be felt.
And so it was in the Victorian era, a time which gives us inspiration and a sense of connection. Men and women of those bygone days were very open to the world of spirits, using mourning practices and incorporating other rituals into their daily lives. Chief among these, of course, was the seance. Through the help of a medium or by joining hands over a Ouija board, it was common for Victorians to experience a presence and emerge with a story of their own.