In the town of Tlaxco, Tlaxcala We find the Silver workshop of Ms. Eva Martinez who has been making Colonial style jewelry replicas for the last 35 years. Ms. Martinez goes to museums and draws a copy of jewelry used in the Colonial period, then makes a wax sculpture of it in her workshop, covers it with clay with an opening, bakes it in her kiln, pours the melted wax out, (thus the lost wax concept), fills it with molten silver and Voila!! an exact replica.
to age the silver it is dipped in potasium sulfate.
You can buy items of Colonial replicas at very reasonable prices and
take home a most unique gift that can’t be found anywhere else. Each piece is handcrafted with love and precision.
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