My search for religious medals remains a constant.
The older, the better in my opinion.
A rich patina of age never fails to capture my attention as with most of these recent finds.
But sometimes.....that 'patina' is more grime and dirt than anything else.
These two crosses were black with grime when I bought them for 25 cents each.
A soapy brush revealed how lovely they are as well as the fact that the one on the left is made out of sterling silver.
These two crosses now sit on my workbench as I consider how to best honor them in new pieces of jewelry.