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Dance Along with the Evil Eye

Evil Eye Bracelet by Aya

Aya, a professional belly dancer who is originally from Istanbul, Turkey is our latest jewelry artist featured in Your Creations section.

Aya started making jewelry only because she could not find exactly what she was looking for but after receiving a lot of compliments and with the encouragement of friends, she decided to sell some of her work. The beauty of Aya’s work seems to derive from her overall concept of what jewelry should be.

“I love jewelry that adds to the beauty of the wearer, not just jewelry that’s beautiful on its own. In other words, it should look even more beautiful on the person wearing it than it does in the display case.” Aya says and who can disagree with such a perfect description.

“I love using rich colors and combining them. Also, I tend to use a lot of Turkish evil eye charms. I like adding them into my jewelry because they are considered good luck (they are made to look like eyes to reflect back the negative looks of those who wish ill upon you). I mean even if you’re not superstitious, you have to admit that they are a great design element! “. Aya is preaching to the choire. Many of our posts on this blog state this over and over again and our evil eye jewelry artist in Atlanta explains it perfectly.

Some of us wear evil eye jewelry for what it represents and use it as evil eye protection. For others, it is simply a different and appealing look. What makes evil eye beads so effective is the fact that they can blend into either role and display a unique style of beauty.

If you are in the Atlanta area, you are in luck. Not only can you see some of Aya’s work but also get to see display her skills in belly dancing, an art form she does professionally. Aya even gives belly dancing lessons and if we should be so lucky, maybe she can show us some of her evil eye jewelry secrets as well.  You can see more of Aya’s work and purchase them from her etsy page.

To find out more about her work, you can also follow her blog at

http://bellydanceprincess.blogspot.com/ .

ARDOR FIRE and Evil Eye Beadwork

Evil Eye Bracelet

Evil Eye Beads.net continues to share your creative work with others. Today we are taking a look at some of the work of Ardor Fire who primarily offers their work on www.etsy.com. As we do on most of our Your Evil Eye Creations articles, we will let the artist explain their own work.  

“I am a handmade jewellery designer inspired by living in the middle east for the earlier part of my life. Grew up in Israel and went to art school in Jerusalem.

Evil Eye Necklace

Evil Eye Necklace

I love collecting hard to find interesting materials to create my unique designs inspired by Morocco, desert tribes and the Mediterranen lifestyle. And like combining pieces from each culture in the middle east, and do not believe in cultural borders for my designs.
I work intuitively with my materials and love putting unexpected pieces together.
I use evil eyes in my designs as it was part of life in the middle east. I am attracted to the culture the evil eye is part of. ”

Ardorfire uses glass evil eye beads to complement her jewelry and creates unique pieces that look simply gorgeous. You can see and purchase some of our work on her etsy page where she has over 100 items available. Not all her work features evil eye beads but they do have a similar elegant look to them. 

ArdorFire’s work shows that an addition of a simple glass evil eye bead can add a lot to any jewelry piece not only by adding meaning to it but by bringing an extra element to the entire piece.

Evil Eye to Stink Eye

Stink Eye Bead from Kim Miles

Our blogs first original creation belongs to Kim Miles. Kim calls these beads with the custom evil eyes on them ‘stink eyes’. Below is from Kim’s blog

“Evil Eye beads have been around for ages. I didn’t make them up, but this week I really feel like making them. It all started with the dogs… When little Sarafina got hurt one day, on our watch, I felt like I wanted to do something more to protect her, and the rest of the pack. OK, maybe it’s silly, but then we all know I’m a firm believer in silliness. After making beads for all the dogs, I still hadn’t had enough of the eye theme, so I made a bunch for people too. I’ll put them up in my BeadShop in a couple of days. ”

The beadshop that Kim refers to is on her beautiful site www.kimmiles.com . The website also has links to Kim’s blog where you can keep tabs on her most recent work. Kim has been making beads since 1996 and her work has been featured in several magazines such as Lapidary Journal, Bead & Button Magazine, Beadwork Magazine as well as others.  Visit Kim’s site for more of her work some of which is also available for sale on her website.

Kim’s name for the evil eye beads is what we found the most interesting as well as amusing. As Kim says ” I think the name is going to stick. What could be better than giving those pesky old Evil Spirits the Stink Eye? Ha! Take that! ”  You tell’em Kim!!!

 

If you would like to have your work featured on our blog, please email us your info as well as samples of your work. We would love to share your creations.

Show us your Evil Eye

Evil Eye Charm

EvilEyeBeads.net is currently looking for various artists to feature on their website. If you are interested in beadwork and create your own evil eye pieces, we would love to hear from you and feature your work on our website.

Custom beadwork as well as unique pieces of evil eye jewelry is what evileyebeads.net was really designed to feature and share so email us and let us share your work or even promote your small business online!

Even if you are using existing evil eye beads to create a unique piece of jewelry, we would like others to see your work to get ideas of their own and get their creative juices flowing.

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