Hello! Welcome to Off The Map! I'm Stevie the designer, and this blog post talks about the design inspiration behind my unique Saint Christopher necklaces.
I LOVED my first St Christopher. It was one of those traditional stamped ones, a bit blurry, with a raised image of the iconic Saint, and the back had some symbols of travel on it, a train, plane and a boat. It was given to me by my mum on my first solo trip to Thailand back in 1999.
After a few years of heavy wear the silver plate began to wear off. I hadn't realised it was actually made of brass or copper underneath, and the flaking silver and orange edges made it less appealing to wear.
My designs are a mix of old and new. The 'Off The Map' St Christopher has a unique lazer etched bold image of the Saint & Christ child surrounded by a border that does what it says on the tin: Saint Christopher - Travel Safe
My other new design is for the atheists and agnostics among us. Not everyone wants to wear a religious icon about their person, but the symbolism is much the same. Using an icon of a compass I designed, the border reads: Travel Safe - Adventure Awaits. Bold to the point - an instruction to get out there, travel, enjoy and live life to the max. This unique silver compass necklace makes an easy travel gift for men & women alike. I can even engrave the back for you if you want to add a personal message.
I've insisted that they are all made from solid silver and where available, solid gold. I don't want to make something with a shelf life. I want someone who chooses one of my St Christopher's to be wearing it for a lot longer than mine - though I loved it so, it just wasn't made to last the long haul.
The two-tone mixed metal Off The Map St Christopher's have solid gold centres - using affordable 9ct yellow and rose gold, this rich colour is not going to wear off in time. The pendants are made using two separate pieces joined together for a completely unique and bold look.
Off The Map Silver & Rose Gold St Christopher from £249
Off The Map Travel Safe Compass St Christopher from £89
Engraving on the back of our silver St Christophers.
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