This cross was made for the fourteenth birthday of my friend Cleve's daughter Elizabeth. I'd never met her before making this, but Cleve and his wife Doris gave me a great description from which to draw inspiration: feminine but not girly, sporty, independent, favorite color is green, loves bands like Godsmack and Coal Chamber. So I figured Cleve doesn't want her to get a tattoo, but I can draw upon the trendy tribal art tattoo styles for a design and sock in a peridot for the green. I then told Cleve mention to Elizabeth that my old band once played at CBGB's in NYC on the same night that Godsmack did, before they were huge (true story--they actually opened up for us, in a manner of speaking). Anyway, I really feel blessed to be able to be a part of this kind of creation--I mean, I never would have had this design in me if this girl hadn't been born, and her parents hadn't come to me.
Sterling silver, peridot