This Pendant is my interpretation of the traditional St. Brigid’s Cross.
Named for St.Brigid who was born in 450 AD, Legend has it that Brigid collected rushes from the ground and wove them into a representation of the Christian Cross to make her point to a local Chieftain.The Cross was thought to ward off evil, fire and hunger. See the photo of the traditional Reed Version.
As one of Ireland’s Patron Saints, St. Brigid’s story seems to have been weaved together with that of Brigid, the pre Christian Goddess of Fire. This resulted in both St.Brigid’s Day and the traditional Celtic Festival Imbolg being celebrated on the 1st February each year heralding the beginning of Spring.
Chain length: 18in/ 45cm
Pendant size: Cross itself is 3cm(H) X 3cm(W)
As it is handmade jewellery, very slight variations may arise due to the crafting of each individual piece. Allow up to 5 working days for dispatch.
All pieces are Hallmarked by the Irish Assay Office and Stamped with my Maker’s Mark and the Sterling Silver Mark.