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Lost Wax Silver Jewelry

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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.

To see more of this workshop click on this link…..

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Little known facts about Mexico

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crater site

crater site

meteor impact

meteor impact

silver

silver

Mexico is the Worlds largest producer of silver.
Mexico is the largest consumer per capita of cocacola, they drink on the average 527 (eight ounce size) bottles per person each year( The U.S. consumes 411 bottles a year)

COCACOLA
COCACOLA

Chicluxulub (which means” the devils tail” in Nahuat language) is the ste where a 20 kilometer size meteor impacted the earth causing a 200 kilometer wide crater and killed off the dinosaurs..aren’t you glad? T Rex’s don’t make good pets.