Amulet Set of Jewelry

In the south of the Mediterranean Basin and in the Middle East, the Evil eye is considered to be one of the main causes of disgrace and illness. To protect oneself, symbolizing a clear eye, the glass amulet gets protection from it by sending back its image and making it flee. The beads shown here, about the size of a human eye, refer to false eyes that are made in the same material. I painted them with successive layers of paint and scratching off, in the way present false eyes are made. You can either choose one bead or string them all. Because of the weight of the set, the person wearing it can only do so on rare occasions or for brief moments. Its occasional wearing increases its power and value.

Glass, cotton. 2009

 

Amulet Set of Jewelry

In the south of the Mediterranean Basin and in the Middle East, the Evil eye is considered to be one of the main causes of disgrace and illness. To protect oneself, symbolizing a clear eye, the glass amulet gets protection from it by sending back its image and making it flee. The beads shown here, about the size of a human eye, refer to false eyes that are made in the same material. I painted them with successive layers of paint and scratching off, in the way present false eyes are made. You can either choose one bead or string them all. Because of the weight of the set, the person wearing it can only do so on rare occasions or for brief moments. Its occasional wearing increases its power and value.

Glass, cotton. 2009