A cheery beaded cross of pinks, aquas and other bright hues alongside a delicate hummingbird.I selected pink, turquoise, orange czech glass, stone and metal beads to wrap around the frame of this beautiful cross. The center of the cross features a sweet hummingbird charm poised atop of a tiny wooden cross. I’m very much inspired by hummingbirds. A friend told me this story about them, and ever since I have considered them my personal mascot: The story of the hummingbird is about this huge forest being consumed by a fire. All the animals in the forest come out and they are transfixed as they watch the forest burning and they feel very overwhelmed, very powerless, except this little hummingbird. It says, ‘I’m going to do something about the fire!’ So it flies to the nearest stream and takes a drop of water. It puts it on the fire, and goes up and down, up and down, up and down, as fast as it can. In the meantime all the other animals, much bigger animals like the elephant with a big trunk that could bring much more water, they are standing there helpless. And they are saying to the hummingbird, ‘What do you think you can do? You are too little. This fire is too big. Your wings are too little and your beak is so small that you can only bring a small drop of water at a time.’ But as they continue to discourage it, it turns to them without wasting any time and it tells them, ‘I am doing the best I can.’ Each cross has it’s own story and is one of a kind. So many prayers have been whispered in my time spent wrapping them at my kitchen table. Please let me know if I can help you tell a story, prayer or word of thanks to someone you love by making a custom design.