Seven and six inches. Copper.
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.
Sterling. Approx. 4 inches.
The sheet stock that makes up the bulk of the form is reclaimed Sterling and hand-milled to a thickness of 22 gauge. The cross-piece is 10 gauge wire.
A variant of the Chi Rho (see the July 4 post below). This will also be a wedding gift for a Christian family.
Sterling. Approx. 3.5 inches.
The Chi Rho is an ancient symbol of the person Christ. It is a monogram formed with the first two Greek letters of the name Christ, a chi and a rho. This particular one is a wall cross designed and constructed for our godson and his new wife on the occasion of their wedding. It’s made of a single strip of Sterling silver. The whole has been patinated with only the surface polished. I was going for a bold type-face look.
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This heavy Greek, or Morning Star, cross is fabricated silver. The cross itself is just over an inch long, with the complete piece being just under 2 inches. The citrine stone is set in a silver bezel, with a thin disk of 14k gold behind it for a bit more reflectivity.
The double bail was a different take for me. I think it works. The piece is relatively small, and heavy. The citrine cabochon is only 4mm. I think it is the smallest bezel set I’ve done.
A few more views. It’s mostly what I had in mind.
This one was a lot of fun. It’s about 2 inches long, Sterling. The arms of the cross are hollow with a rivet going through end-to-end. The foot swings from it. The two images below highlight the articulation.
I’ll eventually post an “evolution” of the design, but this is the final version.
Here is a smaller variant. It’s less than 1 and 1/2 inches long. The nimbus is even more asymmetrical, and I left the rivet ends visible.