articulated crosses

Fabricated Sterling.  Approximately 1 1/2 inches.

This pair of crosses was commissioned for a confirmand and sponsor.  They’re a variation of some I’ve done previously.  These are smaller, and with a little difference in emphasis.

This shows one of the crosses with a chain.

These articulate for movement.

Serpent Crosses

Sterling pole cross and copper serpent. Approx. 6 inches.
The clasp for the chain.
Sterling pole cross and copper serpent, 14k gold bail. This one is pretty stout.  Approx. 7 1/4 inches.
Sterling Tau cross and copper serpent. Approx. 6 inches.

“Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness [Numbers 21:8], so the Son of Man will be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him” (John 3:14).

The Hebrew word translated as “bronze” includes in its meaning “copper.”

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“To the Four Corners” Pectoral Cross


This pectoral cross is pretty massive.  It is about 3 1/2 inches across and is made of 16g Sterling sheet. The center section is 14k gold, also 16g.  Gold rivets hold the piece together.

This is a variant of an older design (yours, Josh) with a few modifications.  The Greek cross (all arms of equal length), textured to represent the wood of the cross, can also be seen as the Morning Star/Four Directions symbol of the Pawnee and others.  I was thinking of the “go therefore” of the Great Commission (go to all directions and places).  This cross overlays a disk representing the whole world.  The gold nimbus center represents the glory of God, and when looking into it, the viewer sees himself reflected in it.   An edifying interpretation.  The four gold rivets that hold the piece together can be taken as the traditional “four wounds” of passion.

Here is an alternate view:



This is the older variant (texture and size are different):


It was sold for $424 to be given as an ordination present.


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