St Francis Necklace, St Clare Catholic Religious Handmade Jewelry Gift

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The patron saint of animals and the environment, St. Francis Assisi is probably one of the most venerated and beloved Catholic saints.  A perfect gift for the woman of Catholic faith or who admires the peaceful saint, the stunning INSTRUMENT OF YOUR PEACE handmade necklace was created with a two-sided bronze pendant, honey jasper, bird’s-eye rhyolite and copper.  The unique pendant was artisan handmade and hand cast in gold bronze: St. Francis with doves of peace and a tree are on one side and St. Clare of Assisi holding a bouquet of lilies (a symbol of humility and devotion) is on the reverse side.  Both images are raised against the background for wonderful texture and given a light patina to bring out the incredible details.  The pendant is very rich in color and is polished to a high shine.  A heavy duty copper jump ring securely fastens the St. Francis pendant to the main body of the necklace. 
To perfectly highlight the St. Francis / St. Clare pendant, honey jasper and birds-eye rhyolite were used.  The gorgeous honey jasper is a unique rounded square shape with a rich yellowish background shot through with darker stripes and swirls.  The earthy colors of the birds-eye rhyolite, from pale creams to yellow to brick reds and chocolate browns, were formed from layers of mineral rich lava that cooled quickly.  A single rhyolite round separates the groupings of honey jasper and finishes the back of the necklace.  Small copper beads separate the honey jasper from its neighbor and from the birds-eye rhyolite rounds.  A shiny, pure copper toggle clasp set securely finishes the wonderful necklace.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the INSTRUMENT OF YOUR PEACE religious necklace is a meaningful jewelry gift for the woman who is Catholic, loves animals and is concerned about animal welfare and the environment.

  • St. Francis / St Clare pendant:  25 mm x 18 mm (0.98” x 0.71”) artisan cast from gold bronze by Cathy Dailey
  • Honey jasper rounded squares:  app. 8 mm x 8 mm (0.31” x 0.31”)
  • Birds-eye rhyolite rounds:  app. 4 mm (0.16”)
  • Metal:  gold bronze and copper
  • Clasp:  solid copper toggle clasp set
  • Length:  app. 18.5” / 47.0 cm
  • Pendant drop:  app. 1.25” / 3.2 cm, including the copper jump ring bail

***  For a better understanding of the relative size of the St. Francis / St. Clare pendant and the other elements used to create the one of a kind INSTRUMENT OF YOUR PEACE religious necklace, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a quarter.

St. Francis is the patron saint of animals and the environment.  St. Clare is the patron saint of people with sore eyes. Bronze is said to bring great calmness and deep meaningful thoughts.  Black Jasper is believed to be a powerful protection stone.  Even though man made, crystals (glass) are said to carry the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication. Copper is believed to allow the wearer to recognize barriers in the path of personal development.


The beautiful INSTRUMENT OF YOUR PEACE pendant 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!  
***  The jewelry in my shop is photographed outside in natural light.  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 own monitor. They may appear lighter or darker on yours. 
About St. Francis:  Born either in 1181 or 1182, Francis was the son of a wealthy silk merchant in Assisi, Italy, living the typical partying life of a well-to-do young man.  In 1202, he joined the military, was captured and stayed in captivity for a year.  During this time, he began to have visions from God. In 1205, he returned to Assisi, having lost his taste for the worldly life. After making a pilgrimage to Rome, he renounced his father and his patrimony and began to preach about brotherly love, penance and peace on the streets of Assisi, amassing a large following.  In 1210, the founding of the Franciscan Order was blessed by the Pope. He helped establish a new order for ladies, the Order of Poor Ladies (the Poor Clares) in 1212.  He traveled widely.   During a vision in 1224, he was left with the stigmata, the first person to bear the wounds of Christ's passion. St. Francis died in 1226 and was canonized as a saint in 1228.  During his life he also developed a deep love of nature and animals and is known as the patron saint of the environment and animals.
About St. Clare:   Clare of Assisi was born in 1194, named Chiara Offreduccio, into a wealthy family.  She was one of the first followers of Francis of Assisi.  With Francis, she founded the Order of Poor Ladies, a monastic religious order for women in the Franciscan tradition.  She wrote the order’s Rule of Life, the first monastic rule known to have been written by a woman. Following her death in 1253, the order she founded was renamed in her honor as the Order of Saint Clare, commonly referred to today as the Poor Clares. She was canonized in 1255.  She is the patron saint of people with sore eyes. 


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