Claddagh Cross by McKeown 134552

Deanne McKeown
Deanne McKeown
"None of us perceive the world in exactly the same way. Our oneness lies in a yearning to touch and to understand. My work is an endeavor to share my thoughts and vision through form and color and relationships, hoping to charge my images with meaning which will reach across the spaces between us."
Byron McKeown
Byron McKeown
Over the years I’ve learned to appreciate excellence although I rarely achieve it. The closest I come is in the ephemeral areas of concept and integrity. But, since I believe that my next effort will be my best, I will continue to pursue excellence.
Silver Jewelry
0.75" x 1.25"




Centuries ago a Spanish galleon sank off the coast of Ireland, near the small fishing village of Claddagh. Among the artifacts modern divers salvaged from the wreck was a ring in the form of two hands holding a heart.

That design has become known as the Claddagh. For many generations it has been used as the traditional betrothal and wedding ring for the people of Claddagh. Irish artists use the design in many of their creations.