MEANING: Coop’s wood carved Celtic Christian Cross with Katrina’s pyrography of the Celtic Knots of Harmony, Shamrocks dancing throughout and a Four Leaf Clover in the center to bring a little bit of Luck into the mix!
The circle woven around the vertical and horizontal members defines the Celtic Christian Cross.
The Harmony Knot is a variation of the original Triquetra Knot that represents the Christian Holy Trinity. In the Harmony Knot, the outer ring has been adapted into the center trinity knot to weave the shape from one continuous line...the parts have become the whole…
The three-leafed shamrock is mainly an Irish Christian Symbol of the Holy Trinity. Legend has it, St. Patrick used the shamrock to illustrate the Doctrine of the Trinity. When you look at the Shamrock, there is the stem and then three leaves. God is the stem and the leaves represent the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The four-leaf clover is revered in Celtic myth for its vigorous growth. Each leaf symbolizes a different lucky characteristic: 1)Respect 2) Wealth, 3) Love 4) Health. If you wear a lucky clover, your sweetheart will come to you, if you possess one, no evil can harm you, and if you dream of one you will live happily for the rest of your days.
Irish Symbols of Harmony and Wholeness, the Holy Trinity, and just a little bit of Luck burned onto a Cross make this a wonderful gift for your favorite collector of Christian Crosses!
Please note, we don’t always have this on hand and one will probably be custom made for you. The wood burning will be slightly different from piece to piece but it will contain the major themes mentioned above.
Our carvings are single pieces of western red cedar, designed and carved to be wall hangings. Each carving begins as a 1 X 12 inch cedar board. While we use power tools (Scroll Saw, Rotary shaft Tool, handheld detail sanders etc.), we use no laser’s, CNC machines or computer operated cutting machines. All work is done with our hands and eyes…
We cut the 2 dimensional blanks with scroll and jig saws (double-sized custom orders have to be cut with jigsaw). Carving is done with rotary shaft tools and disc grinders. The 80 grit sanding is the final phase of the carving process, removing the nicks and gouges from the carving tools, and finishes the shaping of the weave. The next 2 sandings with 120 then 220 grit finishes the smoothing and polishing. They are finished with Clear Danish Oil to seal the piece, bringing out the grain and the color.
SIZE: One picture has the piece on a quilting board, lined up on the 1 inch marks. The quilting board, at its simplest, is a one inch grid. So with the piece on the board, you look at the top and follow the line to the left and look at the right side at the widest point and follow the line to the bottom and you have height by width...but wait! It's not that easy! The way this board I have is laid out, if I lined it up on the zero points it would cover up the numbers and on some pieces you wouldn't be able to see them...so, I line it up on the 1 inch marks which means when you get the numbers, you have to subtract 1 inch... TA DA! Measurements may vary slightly from piece to piece.