I’ve never worn a cross and am not especially religious in any orthodox way. I was brought up in a traditional, Christian household, went to church and participated in all the standard Catholic practices for the first 18 years or so of my life.
I’ve noticed that many people who don’t necessarily wear jewelry, often wear a cross. This always fascinated me. I’m not one to challenge or judge anyone’s beliefs, I’m just intrigued by the powerful symbolism contained within that cross. This incredibly simple design is so powerful that two crisscrossing lines alone summon an entire image along with all the world history connected to it.
I suppose the same can be said about most, if not all, symbols. That, of course, is their purpose – just think of logos and avatars.
But getting back to the cross - I’ve often attempted to create a cross that I might like enough to wear myself, if I were so inclined. So with that in mind and the fact that I prefer jewelry and other artistic creations that look old, I made a few cross pendants.
Perhaps because Easter is approaching or “The End of Times” is daily news, or maybe I’m just getting old, I actually found these crosses appealing.
The first one was a little sloppy but not bad. The second cross was better. I listed it in my Artfire shop and it sold in less than 15 minutes (That was a record for me and what does that mean?) The third cross is simpler, and smaller in design.
So what do you think? Do you wear a cross?