One of the things I love designing, is jewelry that provides the wearer an opportunity to display their faith in a quiet, subtle manner. Anyone can wear large glaring crosses that are blinged out from top to bottom, but a lifetime of faith makes it difficult for me to warm to those. They are, after all, just for fashion. I believe faith or spirituality is a quiet and very personal gift we are given. In that light, I would like to share with you some bracelets of faith that I made this week.
The antique brass crosses are two inches in length. They are gently curved so that they fit the wrist very comfortably. I used lobster clasps and a small amount of chain on the opposite side of the bracelet for closure and adjustability.
The first grouping of five crosses were made using a variety of natural stone in soft colors, dark brown variegated Czech beads and faceted crystals:
The final four bracelets were designed using different colors of magnesite in green or blue shades with a matrix, and in a variety of shapes; coin, round, octagon and flattened oval. I was equally pleased with the results:
I like this grouping of all four together: