This St. Bridget Brigid Cross pendant is crafted from Sterling Silver (925).
St. Bridget/ Brigid (Naomh Bríd) 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/Brigid and her amazing achievements and would take me back to the days when I happily weaved reeds into the traditional cross. I have added a patina to the pendant to make the pendant look older than it is and to give definition to the cross.
The pendant measures 27mm across and in length and comes with a choice of a 16 inch, 18 inch or 26 inch sterling silver chain. I have a chunkier version of this pendant also available depending on your preferred style.
Each piece is meticulously handcrafted in Ireland with love of Irish roots, history and folklore.