This sterling silver cross pendant is handmade and one a kind. Surprisingly it is the very first cross I have designed and created ever in my 15 years of metal smithing.
I love how the cross is a universal symbol of Christian faith and when worn it is a silent witness. When I wear a cross personally I feel it proclaims boldly the name of Jesus. I choose to believe he is who he said he was.
Technically this cross is made from argentium silver (.935 silver.) I cut out the shape out of silver sheet by hand using a traditional jewellery saw. The wire detail is a great contrast to the smooth polished sheet and was created separate at first, fusing it together and texturing it with a cross peen hammer. The bail on the back features this same handcrafted texture.
The cross itself is a nice wearable size in my opinion. It measures 3 cm in length and 1.8 cm in width. I could see both guys or girls wearing this depending on the chain style.
Each peice of my jewellery is carefully hand packed by me personally before I ship it out. I use thin cardboard jewellery boxes for most of my work and make them pretty enough for gift giving. I always include artist information.
- Melissa Pedersen