Virgin Mary Necklace, Catholic Bless This Woman Cross Handmade Jewelry

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The BLESSED MOTHER handmade necklace is a perfect jewelry gift for the woman of Catholic faith.  Created with a meaningful two sided Virgin Mary pendant, blue sodalite gemstones and Swarovski crystals, the one of a kind necklace with be treasured for years to come.  The eye catching pendant was cast from high quality, lead free pewter. On one side of the pendant is an intricately detailed Blessed Virgin Mary in front of a budded cross with trailing roses, a flower long associated with the Blessed Mother.  The opposite side is inscribed with “Bless This Woman” along with an Our Lady’s Cushion flower. The pendant was heavily oxidized and the polished to bring out the raised detail, the details being shinier than what the photos show.
Because of Mary’s feminine beauty and divine nature, blue (a color long associated with Mary) sodalite gemstone rounds in two sizes were used, the larger size in the front and the smaller at the back.  To add sparkle, faceted light sapphire blue Swarovski crystal bicones were added, three on each side. Imagine this beauty on yourself or on someone you love, a constant reminder of the wearer’s devotion to the Blessed Virgin.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the BLESSED MOTHER is a special necklace for the woman who adores unique, one of a kind Christian jewelry.

  • Two-sided Blessed Virgin Mary pendant:  app. 32 mm x 3 mm; lead free pewter
  • Larger sodalite gemstone rounds:  app. 8 mm
  • Smaller sodalite gemstone rounds:  app. 6 mm
  • Swarovski crystals:  faceted 6 mm “light sapphire” bicones
  • Metal:  pewter (pendant) and sterling silver
  • Clasp:  sterling silver patterned hook clasp set
  • Length:  app. 18.25” / 46.4 cm
  • Pendant drop:  app. 1.5” / 3.8 cm including the sterling silver jump ring bail


***  For a better understanding of the relative size of the pewter pendant and blue sodalite used in the BLESSED MOTHER necklace, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a quarter.
***  Here is the religious symbolism I was able to identify in the pendant: 
  • The Virgin Mary:  the Divine Mother, the Mother of Jesus/God
  • Budded cross: the three “buds” on each end of the cross represent the Holy Trinity
  • Roses:  known as the “queen of flowers”, roses represent Mary as Queen of Heaven.
  • Our Lady’s Cushion: also known the sea-pink (thrift) was said to have formed cushions for Mary to sit on during the flight into Egypt.
  • “Bless This Woman”:  Mary is believed, through prayers, to intercede for people who are experiencing sorrows

The Blessed Virgin Mary is the the Divine Mother, the Mother of Jesus / God.  Sodalite is said to dispel fears and promote a clear, insightful mind bringing inner peace.  Even though man made, glass (crystals) carries the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication.  Pewter is believed to be very grounding, bringing the wearer back to reality. Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.


The BLESSED MOTHER pendant and gemstone 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!   
***  Photos of my jewelry are taken outside in natural light.  The colors of the items used to create the jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my own computer’s monitor.  Please be aware that not all monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors may appear lighter or darker on your monitor.



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