This St. Brigid Cross Heavy Rustic pendant is crafted from Sterling Silver (925).
St. Bridget/Brigid (Naomh Bhríd) 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. Brigid and her amazing achievements and would take me back to the days when I happily weaved reeds into the traditional cross.
I have crafted different styles of this cross and focussed on a piece that was chunky and rustic similar to the crosses I made as a child. I have added a patina (blackened the silver) to the pendant to make the pendant look older than it is and to give exrtra definition to the cross.
The rustic pendant measures 27mm across and in length (32mm with the jump ring) and comes with an 18 inch sterling silver chain.
Each piece is meticulously handcrafted in Ireland with love of Irish roots, history and folklore.