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St Francis Italian Pendant Necklace, Jasper Handmade Catholic Jewelry

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St. Francis, the patron saint of animals and the environment, is probably one of the most venerated religious figures.  To honor the humble saint, the meaningful, one of a kind ST. FRANCIS necklace features an artisan and cast, two-sided solid bronze St. Francis pendant.  It was  patterned after an antique Italian pendant for Old World charm.  Raised against the background is the saint himself with a flock of doves, one resting peacefully on his outstretched hand. A castle or monastery can be seen in the upper right background.  The back of the pendant has the Blessing of St. Francis in Italian. Please see photo # 11 for a photo of the back of the pendant and please see below for a translation of the Blessing. The pendant is polished to a lovely warm bronze glow.  A heavy duty copper jump ring securely connects the pendant to the main body of the necklace.
 
To complement the bronze pendant, brecciated jasper tubes and small horn discs were used.  Brecciated jasper is actually a quartz that was infused with iron and mineral oxides to create the colors and patterns of the gemstones.  As you can see in the photos, the rich colors range from a dark brick red to a very pale beige with interesting swirls, spots and blotches - each one unique.  Between the first six groupings of three brecciated jasper subes are amber colored bone discs, adding gorgeous color and beautiful texture. Small copper beads separated each tube and disc, providing a sinuous feel to the necklace and adding a copper glow.  A sleek copper toggle clasp set finished the necklace perfectly. A meaningful jewelry gift for a Catholic woman of faith and a woman who loves animals and is concerned about animal welfare and the environment, the ST. FRANCIS necklace was carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs. 
 
 

  • St. Francis bronze pendant:  app. 20 mm x 14 mm (at widest) x 2 mm
  • Brecciated jasper tubes:  app. 6 mm x 4 mm
  • Horn discs:  app. 7 mm x 4 mm
  • Metal:  bronze and copper 
  • Clasp:  copper toggle clasp set
  • Length:  app. 17.5” / 44.5 cm
  • Pendant drop:  app. 1” / 2.54 cm, including copper jump ring

 

***  For a better understanding of the relative size of the pedant, jasper and bone discs used to create the ST. FRANCIS artisan necklace, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a quarter.
 
 
Blessing of St Francis
 
May the Lord bless you and keep you;
May He show His face to you and have mercy on you;
May he turn His countenance to you and give you peace.
May the Lord bless you.
 
 

St. Francis is the patron saint of animals and the environment.   Bronze, an alloy metal, is said to bring great calmness and deep meaningful thoughts, leading to a far greater insight into life’s problems.  Brecciated Jasper is believed to be a stone of strength and vitality; it can be used to bring mental clarity and focus to life. Horn is said to improve courage, strength and wisdom.  Copper is used to help the wearer recognize barriers in the path of personal development.


 

The ST. FRANCIS artisan necklace was carefully designed and handmade in a dog friendly, smoke free studio.  The necklace will come with two informational drop tags: one with the piece's name; the other lists the materials used in the necklace and the language of the stones and metals. It will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!   
 
***Please be aware that not all computer monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the components used to create each piece of jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. They may appear lighter or darker on yours.  
 
 
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