The open diamond center is created when the iron is slit in two places and directions that open when heated in the forge.
Hand forged iron cross with brushed brass finish. Hammer textured with an open diamond shape center. 4.5" x 3.5"
Faith and inspiration are the message in a hand made iron cross with a brass finish. Buy at Walters Forge.
This iron cross is 4.5" x 3.5" and has a hand brushed brass finish. Made in USA by Alabama blacksmith
Faith inspired iron art by Alabama blacksmith Walter Howell. Brass finish.
Hand forged iron cross with brushed brass finish. Hammer textured with an open diamond shape center. 4.5" x 3.5"

Hammered Brass Cross * Hand Forged Art Work

Regular price $ 30

Technique and process combine to produce a beautiful piece of faith inspired iron art. Texture and color are results of hammer strokes and the hot iron accepting a transfer of another metal to its surface. Iron is picky. It doesn't absorb and very little "sticks" to its surface. This metal transfer lays a layer of brass or copper on to the surface of the hot iron. This finish is then coated with layer of bees wax and buffed to seal the surface and slow the tarnish process. Occasional polishing with a bees wax based furniture polish will maintain the finish.

The small metal sculpture is approximately 4 1/2 inches tall and 3 1/2 inches wide. The center features and open diamond. The piece will hang or lay on a table as an accent piece. They are also a nice pocket sculpture that can inspire life in unique and personal ways. 

*Hand forged by artist blacksmith Walter Howell on Sand Mountain. Created by skilled hands with pride of workmanship in the USA.

© Copyright Walter Howell 2017. All Rights Reserved.

Hand forged iron cross with brushed brass finish. Hammer textured with an open diamond shape center. 4.5" x 3.5"
Faith and inspiration are the message in a hand made iron cross with a brass finish. Buy at Walters Forge.
This iron cross is 4.5" x 3.5" and has a hand brushed brass finish. Made in USA by Alabama blacksmith
Faith inspired iron art by Alabama blacksmith Walter Howell. Brass finish.