This feminine cross is made from copper wire and real amber and is made in the image of a Tongan Lady. With beads mimicking the bracelets and crowns of flowers that women wear on important celebrations. Around the waist of the cross is the traditional kiekie for semiformal ware.

I created my cross inspired by the elegance and femininity of the Tongan Christian women I have met.

I have been looking for feminine images of God and have been disappointed by a lack of contemporary Christian feminine images in the Uniting Church in Australia.

Based on the precept that Christ is seen best in the face of our neighbours, I created this cross with the most beautiful metal and beads that I could think of and dressed it in the simple elegance and beauty of the Tongan Christian women I have been privileged to meet.

Annetia Goldsmith