Photography by Cielo Garcia
The Pax Multicross Necklace is probably the single most versatile piece in the entire Virgins Saints & Angels line. This piece appeared in 2010 as part of our Pax collection. PAX is the Latin word for peace and appears above the cross on the San Benito medallion. We took this element from our favorite and most popular symbol as inspiration for a sister-line to the San Benito Collection. The collection is particularly sentimental to me as it marked the moment when I first felt I had truly begun to master the art of CAD (computer aided design). VSA invested in a CAD-CAM machine in 2009 and I was lucky enough to be given the position of CAD Designer. After much practice, and some very embarrassing first results (my robot looking bird never made it out of the studio) I set to work on the cherished San Benito. I managed to create a perfect replica and then began experimenting with cutting out the negative space and extracting the stand out elements; the bold even cross and the PAX above it; giving the medallion a more edgy modern feel. By doming the medallion we created the San Benito bead!
This was a new look for VSA and a whole new process; we worked with an incredible factory in Mexico City specializing in this kind of intricate design, and although we appreciated the high standard of their work; in the end it just couldn’t compare to the artisan aesthetic of our hand-made look, that unmistakable VSA style! Some of the pieces stuck around for quite some time and two of them have become best sellers- the PAX Magdalena, because let’s face it- it’s a Magdalena! And today’s featured item- The Pax Multicross Bead Necklace. Using natural stone beads as featured in most of our Rosaries and a mix of Silver and Antique Bronze, the Pax Multicross has become a favorite to many.
There are several ways to wear it, as pictured below. Wear it as a long single strand or double it up for a shorter version, layer it with the Pax Magdalena or your other favorite necklaces; wrap it around your wrist as a bracelet; and you can even wrap it around your waist for a cute accent to a dress or top! (We are not promising one size fits all on this but you can always use two linked together if you need to, which would give you some great extra length to dangle!)
The possibilities are endless! Wear it around your ankle, on your upper arm, braided in your hair (make sure you have someone to help you get it out at the end of the night or you could end up in a tangled mess!) Am I missing something? We would love to hear your ideas on how to wear it!