The manufacturing process is of interest to many of our customers. We use horseshoe nails which have a unique pattern etched into the head of the nail.
This gives it a rustic ornate quality. Nails are hand cut to the proper sizes by hand, then individually laid out on fireproof bricks and brazed in the center with golden brass. On most crosses, if you look closely, you will notice a slight dimple in the middle of the center braze, which serves as our signature.
Our Celtic crosses have a ring brazed to the back (we create the rings by hand winding wire using handmade winding jigs). All of our crosses then have a hand twisted “eye” brazed to the top to allow a cord to be attached so the cross can be worn as a necklace.
Each cross is packaged for shipment. Each comes with a nylon cord to be tied to your choice of length. Large orders are shipped in bulk, individual smaller orders are packaged by the piece.
Once in a while as we tally the costs of materials and time spent on each individual cross, we realize in our hearts…”We are not really in it for the money.”
“I was given one of your crosses, it is so special to me. It has gotten me through some hard times. I enjoyed it so much, I got one for my son, who is going through rough spells with addiction. He is getting through it, and he loves that cross.”
~ Anonymous cross customer testimonial