Thursday, April 29, 2010

Cross Necklaces

FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND POEM
and Sterling Silver Footprints Cross Necklaces
Celebrate the Footprints In The Sand Poem with a sterling silver Footprints Cross Necklace.

Footprints In The Sand
One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD.

Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.

For each scene he noticed two sets of  footprints in the sand: one belonging to him, and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand.

He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints.

He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it:

“LORD, you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk with me all the way.

But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints.

I don’t understand why when I needed you most you would leave me.”

The LORD replied: “My son, my precious child, I love you and I would never leave you.

During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you


This Footprints In The Sand Poem has been around for decades. It’s odd that only now are there footprints in the sand cross pendant necklaces to wear and serve as a constant visual reminder of this inspiried poem..

We have not one Footprints cross necklaces but two Fottprints in the Sand Cross necklaces. Check out the pictures. You can click on FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND CROSS NECKLACES if you want to buy them as a special reminder of the time tested wonderful poem. These footprint cross necklaces are designed to be used as both cross necklaces for men and cross necklaces for women.





Click here for the biggest collection of sterling silver cross necklaces for men and women.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Celtic Cross Jewelry Symbolism

SYMBOLISM OF STERLING SILVER CELTIC CROSS NECKLACES

The silver Celtic cross necklace genre is full of symbolism and ornate decorative stlying making the silver Celtic cross necklace wildly popular in Christian fashion jewelry.

As we examine the world of Celtic cross necklaces it is worth noting that their are Celtic Cross Necklaces For Men and Celtic cross necklaces for women. 

Our emphasis in this post is the vast selection of Celtic cross necklaces for men.

Here is a list of some of the various types and sub genres of Celtic cross necklaces:

  • Trinity Cross Necklace
  • Mens Irish Claddagh Pendant Cross Necklace
  • Irish High Cross Necklace for men
  • Mens Irish Shamrock Necklace

The irish or Celtic Cross are said to be a combination of Celtic traditional artistry and the Christian cross. This may be true but it is also said that a similars tyle of the traditional Celtic cross was in use with the pagan Celts before Christianity was introduced to them.

In basic form, Celtic crosses are a christian cross with a circle around the center of the cross. Everything else adds additional symbolism.



Why it is called the Mens Trinity cross necklace is becasue artisans have added a trinity symbol to the cross. The trinity symbol is Celtic in origin and when it was adopted by the Christians it was given the symbolism of the Trinity or Christian Godhead. The Trinity knot is in the general shape of the triangle. Each point in the triangle represents a member of the Godhead.

Mens Irish Claddagh Pendant Cross Necklace

The symbolism of the Irish Claddagh is made up of a crown, hands and a heart. The crown means loyality, the hands mean friendship and the heart means love. There's saying that goes with the Claddagh "In my hands I hold your heart crowning it with all my love".



Irish high cross necklaces for men are essentially another name given to the Celtic cross necklace. The Celts preceded the Irish, English and Scottish peoples and they all adopted to a greater or lesser extent Celtic symbols. The Irish High Cross is a cross with a circle around the center. it can be as simple or decorative as your tastes desires. The Irish high cross necklace or Celtic cross necklace is non denominational as it's popularity shows.


Friday, April 23, 2010

SILVER CROSS NECKLACES FOR MEN

Silver Cross Necklaces For Men
Back before Christian men were wearing cross necklaces on a regular basis gender wasn't and issue. All you really needed to worry about was which genre of cross necklace to buy. For instance, before mens cross necklaces were around you would look at a common bunch of crosses or some specialty designs like Celtic cross necklaces, Fleur de Lis Cross Necklaces etc.


(This mens cross necklace shown in the photo above is a mens filigree style cross necklace)

But now that Christian men are actively wearing silver cross necklaces for men you have to first determine what type of gender cross your buying then move on to the genre.

But at HandCraftedCollectibles.com, the world wide leader of sterling silver cross necklaces, you have access to a huge collection of the mens cross necklace.

(This is technically considered a western or Latin mens cross necklace. But after so many Churches were built in the same shape as this style of cross it also became known as the Church cross necklaces for men.)
 Men’s Cross Necklace we are going to show a few Men's cross pendant necklaces and talk about some of the symbolism of these cool mens crosses.
In this post about the

(The most obvious symbol of this men's cross necklace is the turquoise dove (of peace) in the center of the cross)



(This is a Timber Rope mens cross necklace)

(In some respects this men's cross necklace resembles a maltese cross but others see a fleur de Lis design on the tips of the cross pendant.)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Symbolic Cross Necklaces and Cross Jewelry Are The Perfect Christian Gift Giving Item

CROSS JEWELRY AND CROSS NECKLACES FOR MEN AND WOMEN
The Perfect Christian Gift Giving Item

Regardless of which holiday you are celebrating we have cross necklaces for men and cross necklaces for women. In addition to our gender specific  collection of Cross necklaces we have our cross necklaces in other genre's like the Celtic Cross Necklace.


Sterling silver Cross Necklaces are the perfect gift for any Christian gift giving occassion such as: 
  • Baptismal Gift
  • Wedding
  • Anniversary
  • Graduation
  • Birthdays
  • Mothers Day
  • Fathers Day
  • First Communion
  • Holy Communion
  • Confirmation
  • Valentines Day
  • Easter
  • Christimas
  • Passover
The cross necklace is also the perfect anytime gift.


Wearing an empty cross is perfect for Easter where the resurrection is celebrated. Christ is not on the cross. For many Christians the empty cross necklace represents the resurrected Lord making it a perfect Easter gift.

For Fathers Day, Birthday gifts, Christmas gift for the various Christian men in your life cross necklaces for men is a perfect gift.

The same is true for Mothers Day gifts Birthday gifts, Christmas gift for the various Christian men in your life cross necklaces for women is a perfect gift.




Cross jewelry is not only fitting but almost an essential gift for Christian weddings, anniveraries and graduations.
 
Remember that besides cross necklaces for men or women there are genre's of cross necklaces like the Irish High Cross necklace.  Looking for a Baptismal Gift? Try a Fleur de lis cross necklace.
A Christian Birthday gift, Mothers Day gift or a Fathers Day gift is as simple as buying a piece of sterling silver cross jewelry.


Christian gifts for First Communion , Confirmation or Holy Communion could be anything we have mentioned plus filigree cross necklaces or a St Bridgid Cross Pendant Necklace or Crusaders Cross necklaces.




When you're giving a gift you want the gift to be appreciated. "It's the thought that counts" is especially right when your looking for the perfect Christian gift.  Sterling silver Fleur de Lis cross necklaces or Filigree cross necklaces are very popular and appealing as Christian jewelry gifts. When money is tight but you want to give the right gift that will be appreciated long after the event is over. But it also needs to be affordable. Sterling silver cross necklaces are affordable and made from precious metal. A win win situation.
 

HandCraftedCollectibles.com has the worlds largest collection of sterling silver cross necklaces. They have over 17,000 sterling silver cross necklaces. They have been in operation since 2002 and the maintain the largest Christian Jewelry collection in sterling silver as well.

The perfect Christmas jewelry gift for Christians is the ever popular and inspiring Cross necklace or some other type of Cross Jewelry.

http://www.handcraftedcollectibles.com/ has just about every type of Cross necklace and over all the largest selection of sterling silver cross jewelry available anywhere.

Christimas is a Christian holiday and there always seems to be people complaining that Christmas has become to commercial, less Christian. Gift the gift of Cross Jewelry. That helps to pull things back into perspective. Christian jewelry as a whole is a great way to place Christ back into Christmas.

The Cross necklace is a perfect way to make Christmas a Christian holiday again. http://www.handcraftedcollectibles.com/ has a collection of over 14,000 sterling silver cross necklaces from which to choose. (order early). The cross necklace is a special way to say Merry Christmas and wearing a Cross necklace can serve as a constant visual reminder of carrying the Christmas spirit with you all year long. Other types of Christian jewelry act the same way, an inspirational reminder.





 

Make sure to be wearing sterling silver cross jewelry at all your Christmas parties to help serve as a reminder for the reason for the season.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Why Spend Your Money On Sterling Silver Jewelry?

During these tough economic times we all have less income to spend on clothes, accessories and jewelry. So why spend your money on sterling silver jewelry that has no meaning when you can spend your money on jewelry with a theme. Jewelry that has meaning. Jewelry that speaks to you.

What I mean by this is that there are essentially three general types of sterling silver jewelry. 1. precious or semi precious stones set in sterling silver. 2. Sterling silver jewelry in abstract shapes. Granted they are nice to look at but lacking meaning. 3. Sterling silver jewelry that has meaning like a cross necklace or a ASL "I Love You" pendant necklace, etc.

When you have sterling silver jewelry with a theme or meaning you have something special that can be a keepsake for a lifetime and a keepsake for generations to come.

More specifically...Jewelry with meaning could be a sterling silver cross necklace or a Inspirational Christian Necklace. I could be a a nice piece of Celtic Jewelry like a Celtic trinity knot necklace or a Celtic eternity knot piece.

Then there is sterling silver Animal Jewelry. With Animal jewelry you can find any one of many different kinds of animals that you like or that have meaning for you. click here to see all the possiblities: Silver Animal Jewelry.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sterling Silver Christian and Religious Jewelry

Christian jewelry is one of the most popular genres in sterling silver jewelry. Animal Jewelry is also widely popular in sterling silver Jewelry. For an excellent review of Christian and animal jewelry click here: Sterling Silver Christian and Animal Jewelry.

For an excellent review of some amazing sterling silver jewelry click here:  Jewelry and Necklaces.

As we said earlier Christian jewelry is widely popular in sterling silver jewelry but so also is Religious jewelry. To see some excellent jewelry made from Sterling Silver Christian and Religious Jewelry.

If you want to do more than review Christian and Religious jewelry and actuall want to buy then click here: Sterling Silver Christian and Religious Jewelry.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Sterling Silver Sports Jewelry

All sports competition seems now days seems to wrapped around the "do or die" for the win mentality. The parents, the athletes and Coaches, all seem to be willing do whatever it takes to win. Winning is the only thing that matters. There attitude is often "anything less than a win is a sign of weakness and for loosers".

What happened to good sportsmanship? Whatever happened to character building? What happened to team loyalty? Now days it seems that all that is recognized is the most valuable player, the Coach who wins the most, the player with the best stats. Now days the attitude is "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing".

This blog will provide links to sterling silver sports pendants, necklaces and jewelry to help promote the great and worth while attributes of sports.

With all the street gangs and violence out there due to lack of a family experience, sometimes these kids only have a sports team experience outside their life of crime.

There is only one MVP per team. There is only one champion team or champion athlete in singles competition.

What happened to recognizing those who never miss a practice or a game? What happened to recognizing team spirit? What happened to character building? What happened to coaches taking an active role in the lives of their athletes?

Sports and competition is a great opportunity to teach athletic minded kids great life lessons.

There is less than 1% chance that any young athlete will become profesional or World class athletes. So why place so much emphasis on pipe dreams when the opportunity to teach and coach these young athletes is likely to produce far greater results than trying to develope one or two athletes to get ahead only to stop short of their professional aspirations.

Now I am off my soap box and would like you to know that SilverAnimals.com is not just a web site for sterling silver animal lewelry. It has a vast collection of  Sterling Silver Sports Jewelry.


Sports Necklaces of many types, representing numerous sports are available to celebrate the sports you love. We provide jewelry for roughly 20 types of sports from Cross Country to Football. Soccer to Swimming. Track and Field to Basketball jewelry charms and many, many more sports activities.

Sports Necklace Charms can help promote the aspects of sports that are good and prasieworthy.

Sports Pendants allows you to make different types of  sports jewelry to suite your unique style and interests.

As an example of the various types of jewelry we carry is Basketball Coach Jewelry. Further we have much more than that. We hav sports jewelry for the athlete, sports Mom and Coach. For more sterling silver jewelry that deals with sports.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Silver Women’s Cross Necklaces

Womens Cross Necklaces are typically decorative and elegant looking yet understated for finer tastes. but the most important thing about Womens cross necklaces is that they convey the Christian ideals for the women wearing the cross necklaces for women.

The Religious Women's Cross Necklace has been worn for centuries as a Christian symbol by devout Christian women. They were worn as wood carved crosses and string. Centuries later one can buy a simple styled Womens Cross necklace or a ornate womans cross necklace made from .925 sterling silver.


Womens cross necklaces can take on many forms. In fact we have a saying at HandCraftedColelctibles.com, the wolrds largest collection of sterling silver cross jewelry. "A cross necklace by any other name is still a cross necklace.  What this means is that a woman may take a look at one of our cross necklaces for men and like what they see, buy it and wear it. Mans cross necklace or womens cross necklaces, what difference does it mean when you like it, it speaks to you andyou are inspired by it. Buy it and wear it.



Christian Cross Jewelry For Women is boils down to cross earrings, cross pendants, cross necklaces, cross rings or any type of genre of cross jewelrt that apeals to the christian women.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sterling Silver Cross Jewelry Pendants

Sterling silver cross jewelry is a great way to be fashionable and celebrate your Christian faith all at the same time.



Inside the sterling silver cross jewelry genre are a lot of different styles of cross jewelry. There are Irish Cross necklaces. Irish cross necklaces are generally celtic cross necklaces with an Irish symbol like a Claddagh or a Shamrock. The Irish cross necklaces are very engaging and main stream as far as fashion and acceptance by the Christian community.

Then there is Silver Celtic Cross Jewelry. Isn't Silver Celtic cross jewelry just Celtic crosses?  The answer is no. While it is true that Celtic crosses are widely popular and very mainstream in the Christian jewelry genre, there is much more to Celtic cross jewelry than just the Celtic cross pendant necklace.




These Celtic crosses that make up the Celtic cross necklace, the Celtic cross charms and Celtic cross Pendants are the same designs and styles that make up Celtic cross earrings, Celtic cross rings and other types of Celtic cross jewelry.




While we are talking about Celtic jewelry if you click here: Celtic, Irish, Scottish Jewelry, you fill be in a sterling silver Celtic jewelry wonderland. You will find Irish jewelry and Scottish jewelry in the collection as well.