i have thousands of tiny semi-precious beads. i love my rondelles! i decided to use some of them with a collection of evil eye pendants i also have in my collection. two of the pictured 18" necklaces here are in mult-colored stones & the third in peridot & citrine. i have accented this little trio with nuggets of gold vermeil and an extender of a couple of inches of delicate vermeil chain (so, up to 20" in length), at back.
the 'evil eye' is a mediterranean/middle eastern concept. we europeans are more familiar with its imagery on our hols (vacations) to the med(iterranean) countries of turkey or the islands of greece. further into the middle east such as israel &lebanon. however, visitors to mexico may have also come across the 'mal de ojo' on their travels south of the border. the evil eye in these & many cultures are seen as an amulet, lucky charm or talisman. they are in essence, used to deflect the negative or envious glances or looks of others - whether their glance is deliberately negative or not. babies at birth are given evil eyes as gifts; tied to their cribs or blankets. western designers now are using these mysterious charms in their designs - such as teresat! some in simple beads and others in fabulous blue sapphire & diamond creations! hmmmm, just imagine! i shall show you other 'eyes' i have also almost ready, that are wonderfully sparkly - cz's & crystals actually, not diamonds & sapphires alas... but near enough in appearance!
|multi-colored tourmaline, turquoise, moonstone, freshwater pearl, emerald, tanzanite, labradorite, peridot,|