This St. Bridget’s Cross pendant is made from Sterling Silver (925).
St. Bridget’s is one of the patron saints of Ireland and her feast day is the 1st of February (which happens to be my birthday). In Ireland, school children spend the day making crosses out of reeds/rushes to take home to protect the house (or cattle barns in the old days).
I always wanted to make a pendant that would celebrate St. Bridget and her amazing achievements and would take me back to the days when I happily weaved reeds into the traditional cross. As with a lot of my pieces, light can shine through the pendant to reveal a triple spiral (triskele) that is pierced out at the back.
The pendant comes in two sizes: 20mm or 30mm in diameter and comes with a choice of a 16 inch, 18 inch or 26 inch sterling silver chain.
Each piece is meticulously handcrafted in Ireland with love of Irish roots, history and folklore.