Lesotho Cross

The Lesotho Cross is a symbol of connection with SSM, whether as a member or friend. Originating in Lesotho, the cross is now being replicated by Adelaide ironworker Christopher Smith working out of his foundry at a historic site.

Adelaide ironworker Christopher Smith makes the crosses at his foundry in the stables of the old Adelaide Gaol, one of the two oldest buildings in Adelaide.

Chris sources the horseshoe nails from an Adelaide farrier who imports them from Sweden. The fine copper wire, which comes from Sydney, is bent using specially adapted round-nose pliers. The metal rings, heated in a blacksmith’s forge, are the finishing touch.

The crosses originated in Lesotho, where they were made by a local to bring in some much-need income for a charitable hostel.

 

Adelaide ironworker Christopher Smith makes the crosses at his foundry in the stables of the old Adelaide Gaol, one of the two oldest buildings in Adelaide.

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