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spirituality necklace: christianity

by Jenny Gaynor
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  • the story

Bear This Cross

Make your spiritual loyalties known by wearing this gorgeous handcrafted interpretation of the Christian cross. Christians believe that God sent his son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins to allow us to enter heaven. He was tried and sentenced to death on the cross. But according to the Bible, he rose again three days later and continued to spread the word of God and help people in need.

The beauty of this necklace perfectly represents the ideals of the story of Jesus. Using Muranese glassworking techniques, artist Jenny Gaynor began by creating a brass mold that is then stamped into amber molten glass. Adorning the 24kt gold-filled chain are nine citrine stones, one of the birthstones of November. Part of the UncommonGoods spiritual collection.

See the other necklaces part of this Spirituality Collection: Islam, Judaism, Taoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Agnostic.

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  • details
Handmade
Exclusive
Item ID
19446
Made from
brass, sterling silver, glass, citrine, 14kt gold, 24kt gold-filled chain
Measurements
Chain: 18" L, Pendant: 0.75" dia.
  • the maker
Jenny Gaynor

Jenny Gaynor

Jenny Gaynor, a Los Angeles-based artist known for her airy, almost ethereal glass creations seeks to provide meaning to the things we touch everyday, thus creating handmade pieces of jewelry and art. Using her exceptional skills deriving from years of training under world-renown glass artists in Murano, Italy, Gaynor's vision to defeat redundancy has made her succeed in creating something that is truly unique.

Gaynor began working with glass in 1999 at Tulane University in New Orleans and got her Masters in Art Therapy at Southern Illinois University. She broadened her skills from glassblowing to lampworking, and with an insatiable desire to improve her proficiency, Gaynor spent several summers in Murano, Italy studying with the masters at the Abate Zanetti School of Glass and at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, New York.

In 2003 Jenny used her art therapy background to develop a children's program while in Murano. The program is still part of the annual curriculum at the Abate Zanetti School of Glass today. The marriage of her background as an art therapist and glass artist is beautifully portrayed in the use of symbolism in her art.

Gaynor's past accomplishments also include production glass blowing for Nuance Glass Studio in New Orleans, LA and Third Degree Glass Factory in St. Louis, MO where she also spent two years teaching glassblowing and lampworking.

Gaynor's vision is conveyed through the transparent quality of the glass medium itself. She fabricates all the glass components on her torch using the traditional Muranese lampworking technique and combines them with sparkling semi-precious gemstones. Whether in her lampwork jewelry or newly introduced custom photo transfer vases, her final products are a whimsical, charming, truly one of a kind piece of art.

All pieces are created by hand in Jenny's studio in Los Angeles, California. collection

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