Clan Ross Badge
Clan Ross (Scottish Gaelic: Clann Anndrais) is a Highland Scottish clan. The first recorded chief of the Clan Ross was "Fearcher Mac an t-Sagirt" which in English meant "son of the priest" alluding to his Ó Beólláin descent from the hereditary Abbots of Applecross. Fearchar helped King Alexander II of Scotland (1214–1249) crush a rebellion by Donald Bane, a rival claimant to the Scottish throne. Fearchar was knighted by the king and by 1234 he was officially recognized with the title of Earl of Ross.
Each item begins as a piece of bronze sheet metal. After a pattern is transferred to the metal, the piece is etched in a salt-water solution. Each piece is hand cut, sanded, and polished. The pin back is soldered on. A patina has been applied giving the metal that aged look. A clear polymer coating is applied to the face of the badge.