We received five silver crosses from the caster yesterday. It was a rush to see my design reproduced in a handful of shiny silver.
My husband applied medieval sounding chemicals to darken them. Doesn't "liver of sulfur" sound like something an alchemist would use?
Then he used steel wool to bring out highlights.
We posted them on my newly opened Etsy shop last night. We are offering them for the extremely low price of $80.00 until the twelfth day of Christmas--January 6, 2014. After that we will be selling them for the still very low price of $125. (This price is low compared to standard prices of silver jewelry of a comparable weight.) There are over nineteen grams of silver in each cross, so they feel nicely heavy in the hand. I hope this piece will aid in focusing on the love and sacrifice of Jesus, and remind of his complete engagement with our broken, suffering world--nothing held back.
There is a hidden bail in the back to slip a chain through.