Celtic Cross
Stained Glass Celtic Cross
Dean's Stained Glass
Celtic Cross 2
28 1/4" x 39 1/4"
I wanted to build a stained glass Celtic Cross for years and never was able to find a good pattern. Finally, after hours of internet research, I evolved the above design and built 2 different Celtic crosses in 2003.

"In Ireland, it is a popular legend that the Celtic Catholic cross was introduced into Ireland by Saint Patrick or possibly Saint Declan during the time he was converting the pagan Irish, though no examples survive from this early period. It has often been claimed that Patrick combined the symbol of Christianity with the sun cross, to give pagan followers an idea of the importance of the cross by linking it with the idea of the life giving properties of the sun. However this theory is now thought unlikely by most art historians, who think an origination from crosses carrying a victor's wreath around their intersection is more likely. Such a cross is found on the reverse of the Liudhard medalet from Canterbury in England in the 590's" (from Wikipedia)

Existing examples of Celtic crosses date back to at least the 7th century.
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including 2" red oak frame
This Celtic Cross window contains about 105 pieces of glass and comes ready to hang in its 2" stained and varnished red oak frame.
Tony called me about this Celtic Cross..... It seems that his Daughter is getting married in September and Tony wanted this cross for the back ground in the wedding ceremony and later as a gift for the young couple. The cross is now on its way to Tony and he has promised to send wedding pictures. I am honored that my work will be used for such a noble purpose. Please check back after September for pictures of Celtic Cross at the wedding! Dean May, 2011