This lovely Celtic cross wooden keyring is carved on a piece of Irish oak, recycled from musical instruments constructed by a local luthier. As a musician myself, I take enormous satisfaction in creating a piece whose inherent wood has previously featured in a beautiful hand-made harp!
Known as King of the forest for its strength and longevity, the Oak was sacred to the ancient Celts and is considered one of the three primary magical woods.
Widely used as christian symbol, the Celtic cross has a history stretching further back than Christianity. According to legend, the ringed cross was introduced by St Patrick when he was converting pagans to Christianity.
It has been said that St Patrick combined the Christian cross with the pagan sun to give the newly converted followers the idea of the importance of the cross by linking it with the symbolism of the life-giving properties of the sun. In the mid-19th century, a Celtic revival led to an increased use of the ringed cross in Ireland, and the Celtic Cross became not only a religious symbol but an emblem of Celtic identity.
Beautiful and unique this hand-carved wooden Celtic cross wooden keyring will be handmade for you, or a loved one, in my studio on the West of Ireland. It is the perfect gift for anyone with Irish heritage or for someone who resonates with the Celtic myths and traditions of the natural world.
– Irish Oak, sanded to a smooth finish
– Non-toxic oil and beeswax finish to seal the wood & enhance its natural color
– Carving size: 40mm / 1.5″
– Keyring length: 10cm / 4″ long
– Perfect gift for him
– Your Celtic cross wooden keyring will come presented on a lovely gift card
– I use International Express air mail with a tracking (unless otherwise requested)
Please, feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or requests.
I have a genuine love for my craft and take great pride in the creation of each individual piece. Even more so when it is a customized order. Please note that the grain and color of the wood may vary slightly from the pieces modeled in the photographs.
Thank you for choosing Fretmajic.