I have sold almost forty of my silver crucifixes, some locally, some on Etsy, and it's time to get a new casting done. My first caster was cheap but not dependable, so I've spiffed up a wax model, and I'm getting a new mold made by the caster who did a wonderful job with my dove cross.
Working on this cross, both the larger, one-of-kind piece I made for Bishop Stewart Ruch of the Anglican Church in North America and the smaller piece that I sell on Etsy, has been a deep blessing. Since working on these pieces, making meaningful objects, making art, has become a richer, more devotional and more spiritually grounded experience. Soli deo gloria.