Personalized Solid Bronze Rustic Cross Necklace - On Dark Sterling Silver Chain


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This handcrafted solid bronze cross is ornate but rustic in appearance with all it's texture and oxidization giving it an instant time worn feel and perfect for everyday. The sterling silver chain and ring that holds the bronze pendant have also been given a dark oxidization to leave them a charcoal colour with some areas sanded to reveal the natural silver tone. I hand forge the bronze and stamp it with the cross design. It's finished with a hammered look and heavily oxidized, leaving the low areas blackened and the high areas are polished and smooth. A great example of texture and contrast. This piece measures approx 1" by 3/4" in size and is a thick piece of hammered bronze. The chain is your choice of a 16" or 18" ball chain. 


How it's made:

It starts as a clay that can be molded, stamped and textured in any way imaginable. I roll the clay and weigh it for a uniform size. No 2 pieces will ever be the same. It will be perfectly imperfect with raw edges and a rustic, old world feel with texture lines. I then let it dry, sand it to smoothness, and fire in a kiln for approx 9 hours. Once fired, it is solid, pure bronze. I then wire brush it, file and sand it some more. It's rustic appearance comes from a hand hammered texture I hand with a texturing hammer in strategic places and when I'm happy with the texture I oxidize the piece to leave dark in the low areas and to highlight the high areas. Finally it goes in a tumbler for a final glimmering polish and to add extra strength. Long 2-3 day process, Yes. But sooooo worth it!!

If you like a name, initial or date (1 word max) can be stamped on the back of this piece at your request in the message to seller section at checkout.

A his and her version is available here: 

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Thank you

Colleen :)

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