Galilean Style Seashell Shepherds Cross - Beige & Turquoise
Metal backing Jesus the Good Shepherd Cross with 24" metal chain
Each cross is handmade and one of a kind.
In most ancient art you will recognize St. John the Baptist, because he is usually holding a seashell, a symbol of Baptism. In most liturgical settings, a seashell is used to pour the water in Baptism. The connection with seashells and water is a given.
The Way of St. James (Santiago de Compostela) in Spain is always represented by the Seashell. Also, seashells are a sign of Pilgrimage. We went on Pilgrimage to Israel in 1999. While visiting the Sea of Galilee, we had the good fortune to purchase a handmade seashell cross, it was very simply made on cardboard. I have had the pleasure of wearing this simple cross for almost 20 years and to this day have received compliments whenever I wear it.
My handmade crosses are the same design and sure to be a favorite piece of jewelry.