Tuesday, September 22, 2009


It's a frustrating morning and I thought to myself "Self - what would make you feel better?" And the better half of my self answered "Why, what about another Pop giveaway?" Soooo right!

Probably silver gilt brass or bronze. There is a golden color showing through in places.

This lovely crucifix was given to me by a dear friend in the 90's after he returned from a trip to Italy to visit long lost family he'd never met. I'm Jewish and have never worn it, but it was such a lovely gesture and such a lovely cross that I've cherished it.

The name Asissi is imprinted on the back along with a prayer in Latin.

I think the cross is sad to be stored away in a jewelry box and it would love to be worn by someone who would appreciate it's support, spirit and comfort. And by proxy someone who would carry the loving feeling that brought it to America in the first place.

Hard to think of a game (and not sure it would be appropriate) that relates to the crucifix... How about the first person to claim it - receives it?


TesoriTrovati said...

What a lovely gift from a friend! That would be where St Francis of Assisi came from...he was always shown surrounded by animals.
I have a Pope medal that was blessed by John Paul II from when my parents went to Italy. I carry it in my coin purse, and sometimes pull it out when seeking a nickel! But I think it protects me and is a wonderful talisman. This one looks like it was worn by rubbing and praying over it and that is something that anyone of any faith can relate to. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration today! Enjoy the day!
Tesori Trovati Jewelry

Marbella Designs said...

what a beautiful crucifix, i would have loved to claim it. i am catholic and i would have worn it close to me.
what a lovely gesture to gift it to someone.
have a wonderful day.

~ Lora Hart Jewels ~ said...

Congratulations to Erin of Tesori Trovati Jewelry! ST, Francis' cross will be flying to you soon. Thanks for adding to it's story.

Anonymous said...

so charming. i have always loved saint francis, and have a statue of him at my front door (surrounded by animals, of course.) suggest you see the biopic by Zeffirelli called "Brother Sun, Sister Moon."
-Rebel B/Venice

Chocolate and Steel said...

you are very generous! Dave's middle name is Francis after St Francis of Assisi. All I know of him is that he was a saint that spoke to animals.

Bev ~ MangoTango Designs said...

What an incredibly beautiful gesture, Lora! You have such an amazing and generous spirit.