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The silver plated metal cross measures 2 3/4 long and 2 inches wide. I redesigned this piece to make it 3D by having the cross be double sided. It can flip over and still look great. This cross has weight to it.
The silver hummingbird skull is cast as part of the piece. The cross comes on a nicely weighted matching 24 inch chain.
This piece is also available in solid sterling silver. http://www.etsy.com/listing/50719070/crucifix-cross-sterling-silver
About the cross:
I was passing through the antique market here in New York a little late in the day this summer. The dealers had been there since dawn and they were mostly packing up.
I noticed solidly built older woman with a lot of interesting handmade silver jewelry and we got to talking.
Darla was from North Carolina and made a trip all the way up here to the city a few times a year to sell off pieces she had collected in the South. She is also an old time silversmith. She had some molds with her that she had made in the 1960's.
" That flowered cross is French. It dates to the turn of the century. They might be older" She said.
"I'm getting out of casting." She said " The molds are first rate though I had them made in New York by the best outfit."
"If you really are going use them I will make you a good deal" " I'd like to see that design continue" She said looking over her glassed through streams of grey hair.
" I will do my best" I promised.
About shipping. I don't make a profit from shipping. The cost is for priority postage and the envelope. This piece will have a tracking number and delivery confirmation. This way both of us can check in on where the piece is in the postal system. I can also send UPS or Fed Ex.
International shipping is not a problem. It seems to take about a week for pieces to arrive safely in Europe.
I require this piece to be sent express mail with signature confirmation to the UK.
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silver cross, silver crucifix