I have a question about the appropriateness of a chotki I've made.
I found a wonderful icon of Our Lady of the Sign that perfectly matched the color of some beads I had. So I made a chotki, but I made a medallion of the icon and used that instead of a cross. http://www.chotkis.com/images/t-50111.jpg
Do you think it is appropriate to substitute the traditional cross with an icon? Or should I avoid doing this in the future?
Or would it be ok to just put a cross on the back of the medallion? The chotki is the same front and back, so if the person wanted, they could consider the front to be the side with the cross.