evil eye pendant
Materials: silver, 18k gold wire and enamel
Dimensions: 10 x35 mm
Necklace: 14K gold, 45 cm long
This crying eye pendant is part of a series of talismans, in the form of pendants or earrings. The materials for this piece are 18K gold wire on textured silver filled with enamel. Transparent vibrant green for the eye with a transparant enamel tear. This crying eye earring has a golden pupil. Eyes are believed by some cultures to ward off evil.
The oldest form of jewelry is probably the amulet. Our earliest ancestors ascribed meaning, and magic, to feathers, bones, stones and even tree bark. They wore or carried these amulets for protection or to protec them, or enhance their strength, courage or sexual attraction. Over time, these were replaced with symbolic objects: small replicas of animals, plants and, later, gods. And many more symbols have to come to life since.
Because enamel actually is a thin layer of glas fired on a metal surface, it is fragile and needs to be worn with care. Think of your enamel piece as glass. Avoid dropping your piece, especially on a stone or concrete floor, as this may result in chips in the surface.