Ethiopian Cross Jewelry

Victoria Necklace 1

Of all the ethnic crosses, I love Ethiopian and Tuareg crosses the most.  I think they are soulful and beautiful and working with them is a true pleasure.  I also like the fact that most often, they are not made of the so-called precious metals.  Many times they are made of whatever metal people can get their hands on.  Precious is in the eye of the beholder.

I designed this necklace to create what I hope is a tapestry of colors and textures that illuminate this gorgeous brass Ethiopian cross.  The colors I chose are soft and earthy, the textures varied from smooth, almost woody looking horn and matte finish powder glass from Ghana to hard and shiny crystals.   I hope I honored it appropriately.

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2 Responses to Ethiopian Cross Jewelry

  1. I am not familiar with Ethiopian jewelry but this very beautiful and something I would definitely wear. Great work.

  2. Sha Sendaba says:

    I would like to buy the Ethiopian cross Jewelry for mother’s day to remind her of our homeland

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