Ard aLume

St. Brigid's Cross Stained Glass Suncatcher & Window Ornament

Regular price $41.99 Sale price $39.99

About this Piece

This stained glass cross has been made using the Tiffany method from high quality stained glass. It can be displayed as a window ornament, or a beautiful house decoration.

The suncatcher measures approximately 4.7" x 4.7" (12cm x 12cm). It hangs on a tiger tail wire with a few Swarovski beads. The solder is well polished for extra shine.

Each item is a unique and handcrafted work of art. Natural variations in the glass make each piece a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

The Legend of St Brigid

Also known as St Bridget, she is Ireland's most famous female saint. Born in 450 AD in County Louth to a pagan chieftan and Christian mother, Brigid was named after the Celtic goddess of Spring, fertility, craft, and poetry. She was inspired by her contemporary St Patrick to follow the Christian path, choosing to devote her life to the poor and needy instead of finding a husband. She even prayed for her beauty to be taken away so no-one would want her hand in marriage. 
She founded many convents and monasteries throughout Ireland, as well as a school for art. She became a folk heroine, with any miracles, relics, and mythical stories associated with her name. Today, making a 'St Brigid's cross' is an Irish custom at the start of Spring on February 1st - St Brigid's Day, traditionally made out of rushes. 

About the Maker

Ard aLume is a stained glass studio based in the town of Ballinrobe in County Mayo, specializing in dazzling items ranging from doors, windows, skylights, small panels, mirrors and candleholders to suncatchers and personalized gifts for all special occasions.

The designers, Magdalena and Daniel Dubaj, construct stained glass panels using the highest quality handmade glass. Their designs are entirely original, taking inspiration from the glass itself and natural variations in the material, making each finished piece a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

By using the same copper foiling technique as used by Louis Comfort Tiffany - an Art Nouveau pioneer of stained glass - they are able to produce vibrant glass gifts of incredible detail.