Meet Huitzilopochtli, God of the Aztecs. I created this piece as a tribute to this important deity from antiquity.
The focal is an intricately carved obsidian skull with feather crown. He has been electroformed, or plated in copper, on the back and edges, and he is plated to the ring around him.
The ring is studded with 10 tiny raw sapphires. The number 10 in the Aztec system was represented with a diamond.
Huitzilopochtli comes on a 26"L thick copper chain (I can adjust if needed, just message me in checkout).
This is an amazing, one of a kind piece you will not see anywhere else. If you connect with Aztec gods, or you are of Mexican descent, this piece just might be made for you!
Huitzilopochtli (pronounced Weetz-ee-loh-POSHT-lee) was the patron god of the Aztecs. During the great migration from their legendary home of Aztalan, Huitzilopochtli told the Aztecs where they should establish their capital city of Tenochtitlan and urged them on their way. His name means “Hummingbird of the Left” and he was the patron of war and sacrifice. His shrine, on top of the pyramid of the Templo Mayor in Tenochtitlan, was decorated with skulls and painted red to represent blood.
Electroforming is a unique process of combining chemistry and alchemy to take natural objects and plate them in copper. It can take up to three days to create a single piece. Each piece has been given a dark patina and good old fashioned polishing with steel wool. My work has been clear coated to halt the oxidation process and to keep your skin from turning green. Over time, the copper on your piece may need a coating of clear nail polish to continue to keep the oxidation to a minimum.
Each piece is made by me in my studio right here in northwest Indiana, and is one-of-a-kind. The stones I use spend time under moonlight for cleansing before I work with them. I choose my materials very carefully for quality and provenance, including cruelty-free and eco-harvesting. All purchases come carefully packaged and ready for gift-giving!
Sincerely, your Stone Sister,
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