ChristianWallPlaques

Christian gifts made of beeswax, mastic and incense

Athens, Greece 465 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (104)

ChristianWallPlaques

Christian gifts made of beeswax, mastic and incense

Athens, Greece | 465 Sales

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About ChristianWallPlaques

Sales 465
On Etsy since 2014

Unique Spiritual Art Icons

The Workshop

For more than 20 years our Workshop has been producing unique Christian items fashioned in much the same way as did Luke the Evangelist who crafted the first Christian icons.

Monk Alipios has been living most of his life in a monastic cell of Mount Athos. In this tranquil landscape he started carving on aged wood well-known icons of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Our Lady and the Saints. This Heavenly inspiration resulted in carvings of excellent detail and quality. We, his family, felt that should bring his life's work to the Christian world and beyond.

After studying the history of iconography as well as learning from the wisdom of Alipios and his fellow monks, we started making copies of these carvings using three natural materials: beeswax, mastic and incense.

For more than two decades now, our items have been enjoyed by thousands of people worldwide. They can be purchased directly from our on-line store, from specialist shops, Churches and Monasteries all over the world.

What makes our icons, plaques and crosses particular unique is their odor! One of the three key ingredients is incense from Mount Athos. As a result, when you place them on your wall, the spot around will emit a distinct odor which will certainly bring to mind a traditional Church or Monastery! The larger the icon the stronger the odor will be!

Our Materials

The materials with which our icons are made are pure and natural, and are sourced only from Greece. No other ingredients are used, save these three:

100% natural yellow beeswax we collect from beekeepers of the Greek country side.

Mastic (Μαστίχα ) from the island of Chios. Mastic is natural gum/resin that comes from the mastic tree (Pistacia Lentiscus). These trees grow only in the southern part of Chios. It is the ingredient that hardens the unique mixture, and makes the final product strong and durable.

Incense is the ingredient that gives this heavenly fragrance to our items. The only type we use is that which is produced by monks of Mount Athos. It is one of best quality incense that is available on the market.

By choosing only natural, local, Greek materials, our products retain the authentic, feel and scent of Mount Athos, and the spirituality of ancient Christianity.

Our Procedure

Because we use only natural ingredients, which may not always be precisely identical from batch to batch (this is especially true of the beeswax!), there sometimes might be slight variations in the mix of materials used. However, our process evens out even these minor differences, and the outcome is always impressive and of highest quality.

We make moulds from the wood-carved prototypes of monks, and especially of the artistic and painstaking efforts of Monk Alipos. The moulds are made of very flexible and durable plastic which capture every tiny detail of the original, and are frequently replaced to assure the quality of the final outcome.

The workshop has a foundry where the ingredients are heated and mixed and the liquid material is poured. When the mixture has set, it is gently, carefully lifted out of the mould, and must be left to cure for a full three days. During the course of those three days our craftsmen must finish by hand all the details of each item.

Wholesale

Our wholesale partners enjoy a service of the highest quality and standards as well as very competitive prices.

Items are shipped via a reliable service, very carefully packaged within strong boxes and each item individually packed with extra protective bubble layers to avoid even the slightest damage.

Wholesale orders are accompanied by all legal documents (invoices etc.) and must be paid for in full in advance.

Facts – Selling Points

Each of our items emits a Heavenly fragrance
Absolutely worldwide unique items only produced by our workshop
Deeply spiritual items that make excellent gifts
Pure natural ingredients
Incredible feedback from customers
Competitive wholesale pricing

Shop policies

Last updated on August 4, 2016
All our items are manufactured in Greece with pure certified materials. They are hand-carved/finished and it does take a lot of time and effort to produce them. They are not made by some machine in China. We guarantee their quality. Most of our items are designed by Monks at Mount Athos.
For any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We will respond within 24 hours, usually much less

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Refunds or replacements accepted for items damaged during transfer.
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Shipping
All prices include worldwide shipping via registered/recorded delivery. All orders will be send a tracking number with information on how to track their purchase.
Delivery in the US by USPS. (10-15 business days)
Delivery in the UK by Royal Mail (3-5 business days)

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Additional policies and FAQs
All our items are available for wholesale prices. If you have a physical store anywhere in the world you can offer your clients our unique items. We guarantee a highly successful product line.