Mission Cross Earrings by McKeown 103065

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 0.75"




Throughout Christian history those who have sought to proselytize have relied on integrating the symbols and ideas of native peoples with those of Christianity. Spanish missionaries to the new world brought them the double-armed Patriarchal Cross, or the Cross of Lorraine.They found that it was readily accepted by their converts and became the most favorite symbol of the new religion throughout the Spanish colonies. The design was instantly recognizable to t he indigenous people as it closely resembled the dragonfly, a native icon for death and birth.

Pendant and Rosarie Available

Mission Cross Pendant                  Mission Cross Rosary