For the person in your life who appreciates a unique gift capturing tradition and ritual, no two 'Blue Biddies' are the same due to how tight or loose the weave is manipulated when making!
The story card accompanying this 'Blue Biddy' pendant reads:
'St Bridget is said to have brought Christianity to pagan Ireland in the sixth century. To help the people understand the Holy Trinity, she wove some nearby rushes into a cross. Her feast day is celebrated in Ireland on the first of February by weaving St. Bridget's crosses. The 'Blue Biddy' adornment is woven in silver and focusses on the centre of the St. Bridget's cross. Each cross is woven individually, making it unique to the wearer'.
Materials: Sterling silver, sterling silver snake chain
Thinking and Process: Similar to the square 'Blue Biddy', this has been woven individually by hand with sterling silver wire but using three groups of wire instead of four, to create the triangle formation. The techniques used again are the hundreds of year old tradition of weaving St. Bridget's crosses, as well as traditional jewellery techniques such as piercing, manipulation of wire, filing, sanding and polishing. Again there is only one solder join holding the chain in place. The three dimensional section is created by curving the wire and is set at the front this time, unlike the square version. As these 'Blue Biddy' pendants are all made individually, the piece will differ slightly from the image shown.
Dimensions: 1.2mm x 18" snake chain, pendant approximately 32mm x 32mm