It was while I was living in Madrid that I designed the Madrid
cross. I loved to go to a small pastelería and eat chocolate
palmeras and one day there was a green and white flag hanging out
over the street by the pastelería with a cruciform pattern on it.
When I came back home later that day I added to my sketch book and
then rather forgot about it, only coming back to it some weeks
later. With fresh eyes and a clear mind, the little sketch became
the pendant that has been given by godparents and grandparents,
worn by girl friends and sisters, and even by brides on their
wedding day. Simply adorned with pearls or set with four
birthstones in the centre, it is always the most lovely of gifts -
to give, and to receive.