I recently acquired a wax seal wheel from the Victorian Era (1837-1901) that contains 6 different stamps.
Wax seals date back to before the Medieval Era and have been used for a variety of reasons. Sometimes used to seal and authenticate documents, sometimes as decoration, and sometimes to relay a clandestine message to a friend or lover.
This particular stamp is a gorgeous little spray of flowers and states the sweet sentiment, ‘Forget-Me-Not'. Forget-me-nots historically have been a symbol of fidelity and love, but they can also mean consistency and loyalty in any relationship. They have also come to signify remembrance for someone's passing. For such a pretty, tiny flower it shows staid symbolism, and not to be taken lightly.
This unique antique stamp has been brought to life in the form of a wearable pure silver charm. The medium I use is known as Metal Clay and it consists of recycled silver from photo negatives in an organic binder. Once fired in the kiln the binder burns away and the piece that remains is .999 pure silver. I then oxidize (darken) it in order to bring out the texture. This lovely charm is strung on a delicate chain that closes with a spring ring clasp.
Please choose the length of your chain and whether you would like your chain shiny or oxidized (darkened).
The item pictured is not the exact piece you will receive as I make these to order. Since they are special orders made especially for you, they will take roughly a week to ship.
Pure silver charm
Charm measures 1/2" in diameter
Sterling silver chain and spring ring clasp.
Your purchase will arrive in a 100% recycled box w/ poly-fill wadding, ready to give as a gift for others or yourself ;-)