Colors of the earth are expressed in stunning metalwork and fire glass beads. Many artists have put their hands to the creation of this necklace. The dimensional cross is inlaid with colored enamel in turquoise, vermillion, green and black. Glass faceted beads, handmade in the lampwork process, echo the color palette, alternate with detailed metal beads and two strands of vintage link chain.
Rich burnished bronze finish. Substantial look and feel. Wear it with jeans for a rustic vibe. Wear it on black for a statement piece. The production and history of our Mayan Cross necklace has been featured on television‰۪s Style Factory. It arrives beautifully packaged with story-card, ready for gifting.
15" L + 5" extender, Pendant is 3.5" L
Awaken your spirit ! It has been centuries, but remarkably, almost miraculously, the Maya continue to dwell in the Yucatan and Guatemala. The sculptural, polychrome facades of their ancient buildings and their color-drenched weaving continue to infuse daily life with a sense of the spiritual. My cross design is born of that world. May it bring you joy and inspiration.
A little history: Even before the arrival of Christianity in the Yucatan, the Maya revered the symbol of the cross as their Tree of Life. As the two cultures converged in the 1500s, the Maya retained traditions from their own understanding of the cosmos. Yet, they embraced the cross as a medium through which a person could awaken their spirit, invoke blessings and receive divine inspiration.
Designed and made in our Los Angeles studios.