This is the first of my "Trinkets to Treasure Collection" Over the years, when people found out I make jewelry, they ask if I would like the jewelry they don’t use anymore. I would say yes, and now I have piles of old jewelry that I didn’t know what to do with until now! I was making a cross for my sister -in -law and I wanted to make it a little different and special. I remembered she recently had given me some of her old jewelry. I looked through what she gave me and found the perfect thing for the center of the cross. How cool for her to see one of her old jewelry pieces repurposed. An idea was born! I am going to make one of a kind crosses from old jewelry. I will incorporate some new design ideas and of course add some beads! The quantity of each design will be limited to the piece of jewelry I am repurposing. Sometimes there may only be one. You might find some similar pieces on other crosses but each cross will be unique and different. The first step to making this cross is to cut the cross shape out of a sheet of silver aluminum. The metal is then hammered to create texture and shine. The edges are then filed and sanded smooth. A mix of repurposed jewelry, decorative glass, metal and natural stone beads are some of the the things I will be using on each cross. Aluminum wire will will be used to wrap around the beads and trinkets.
The cross comes with a metal stand and gives you the versatility to display your cross on a mantel, bed side table, dresser, shelf or without the stand, the light weight cross can hang on any wall from it's hanger on the back.
Every cross can be personalized with a cute little swirl hanger with the person’s name or whatever personal sentiment you would like attached. Cross height approx. 6.5”and 4.5” wide Height with stand 7 1/2 "
A small business size keep-sake card is included with the below inspirational verse.
Your gift is a one-of -a kind, with its own perfect imperfections, -just like life. Let it remind you, that you are loved and may the spirt lead you on your journey, "Trust in Him " Proverbs 3:5-6
I'm hoping at the time a person receives this cross or when they glance at it again in the future, it will be at just the right moment. At a happy occasion, when they feel Gods presence and inner joy or when they need Gods love the most during a hard time in their life. I want them to remember that God is with them and that they are indeed loved.