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.

Are you looking to sell your creations? We can help… contact us today to find out more

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Evil Eye Watches

JEYLA Jewelry whose website is www.jeyla.com started its evil eye watch collection a few years ago.  The collection started with some of the website’s most popular bracelets in a watch form. As the collection drew more attention and requests, it has become an important category on the evil eye jewelry website.  JEYLA the evil eye store has even started doing custom designs based on requests. Looking for one of their exclusive bracelets with a red watch head, just send them an email for a quick quote.

The evil eye watch concept has evolved into a large option for those who are looking for a different avenue of showing their belief in the evil eye and want to protect themselves. We all need to know the time as it is perhaps our most valuable asset and the ability to combine this need with the need to protect ourselves from the evil eye results in this natural combination.

Evil eye watches can come in a variety of looks from a higher end look with sterling silver or 14K gold trim to more of a spring look with colorful evil eye beads. You can visit JEYLA the Evil Eye Store to see some of their exclusive evil eye watch collection.

Evil Eye Beads – The Story behind the Art

Glass Evil Eye

Evil eye beads are artistic glass beads with what looks like an eye painted on them. These are beads used to ward off the malice and curse that comes when someone shots an evil eye. Evil eye beads are very popular in Turkey, where the creation of such beads is considered an art. The beads are also popular in several other places where the concept of the evil eye is commonly believed in and where wearing evil eye jewelry is common to protect the wearer from misfortunes. 

Evil eye beads come in many different variations. They come in various sizes, shapes, and colors. They are often made of glass, but in some cases, other materials are also used. The most common evil eye beads are color blue, green, or turquoise, though in ancient traditional belief in the evil eye, the color of the protective charm is blue. This is related to the blue color of fresh and cool water, which is not abundant and is therefore very precious to the culture of Italy,Greece and Turkey. 

You will, however, also see a lot of red evil eye beads. These beads are more commonly used by the Jewish believers of the evil eye because for the Jewish religion, red is considered the color of good luck and good fortune. But in modern times and as evil eye jewelry further develops, evil eye beads in various colors started appearing, and most colors are used for fashion and aesthetics purposes.

The use of the evil eye beads can be traced back to the Mediterranean and the Middle East, where the concept of the evil eye is most common and is strongest. There, the evil eye bead is called the nazar boncuk charm. The idea is that the eye stares right back at the world to keep evil spirits at bay and to protect the wearer. The eye beads are very common especially in Turkey where almost every house, every car, and every building is decorated with the evil eye. Men, women, and children usually have them on their person in some way. And parents make sure that evil eye beads are also pinned to the garments their babies wear since babies are known to be extremely vulnerable to unintentional curses brought by the evil eye.

Evil eye beads can be used in different ways. More often than not, they are strung together to make bracelets or necklaces, or they are used as the main fixture in a bracelet or a necklace. Due to the widespread use of the beads, they are often known as ordinary good luck charms. However, the evil eye bead is not an ordinary charm that wards off good luck. The concept behind it is actually founded on decades of culture and tradition.

Evil Eye Watches – The Newest Creations

Evil eye beads have such a huge impact on any piece of jewelry you create. You can take everyday items and make them spectacular. A plain pair of earrings with the evil eye beads added makes an entirely different look. A bracelet with your favorite color beads accented by just the right color of evil eye beads makes a piece of art. An item most people wear at some time or another such as a watch becomes a true fashion accessory.

This evil eye watch is made with a silver coated chain and toggle clasp. The watch face is a charm designed piece that is attached to the watch chain. Along the length of the chain are six 8mm multi colored evil eye beads alternated with  four 8mm crystal ball charms.

Evil Eye Beads – A perfect match everytime

Evil Eye Jewelry

Evil eye beads and the wide range of types available helps in creating jewelry pieces that blend in perfectly. This might be due to the fact that the beads automatically include three colors, two of which are the black and white base colors.

The black and white colors of the eye itself enables anyone working with beads in incorporating the evil eye beads in their creation process. Whether you want your final jewelry piece to be a darker colored piece or something to brighten things up especially as we head into the spring season, the evil eye beads help create the look you want.

Annette Benziger, a  regular evil eye bead customer of JEYLA the Evil Eye Jewelry store, states ” Evil eye beads are a bead enthusiast’s dream come true. They are unique but can blend in. They are unassuming but catch the eye immediately-no pun intended”. That just sums it up perfectly in the sense that evil eye beads become what you want them to be. It can assume the role of complementing a jewelry piece by adding color or blend in and it can also take over the jewelry piece like a necklace by being the main part of the final piece.

Send us your evil eye bead stories as well as pictures of some of your work to be featured on our website. Provide ideas for others and show off your creativity.

Evil Eye Earrings

Evil Eye Earrings

Evil Eye jewelry has endless potential and possibilities due to the ability to blend in the evil eye beads with any design and match with any color.

The evil eye earrings pictured provide a good example of how one evil eye bead change the appearance and structure of any piece of jewelry. This piece would be an ordinary piece of fashion jewelry without the evil eye bead creating the contrast and impact in the centre. Light blue glass evil eye bead makes the jewelry piece unique and something that will now match anything in a blue tone and not be just a closeout bin fashion jewelry piece. Of course, this is only looking at it from a fashion and value standpoint. The real value of the protection from the evil eye is as the commercial says…priceless.

Evil Eye Meets Cloisonné

Evil Eye Glass Beads in evil eye bracelet

Evil eye beads have thrived in creating a very large variety evil eye jewelry designs mainly due to the variety of colors available and the ability to blend into any design.

Evil Eye bracelet pictured here is a great combination of glass evil eye beads with Cloisonne beads. Red and black evil eye eye beads measuring 8mmx13mm are able to bring out the bright colors of the Cloisonne beads creating a wonderful combination. You can get a closer look at this jewelry piece here. Coming soon is more variations of these combinations in not only evil eye bracelets but other types of evil eye jewelry such as evil eye earrings and necklaces.

Evil Eye Beads – The Bright Future

Swarovski Evil Eye Bracelet

As the evil eye beads become more popular and the evil eye bead manufacturers adjust to the market needs, the colors of evil eye beads available keeps increasing. This increase is not only in terms of the variety of colors and designs but the target market that the evil eye bead designers are trying to reach.

The pictured evil eye bracelet in yellow is a perfect example of evil eye jewelry’s ability to meet any need.  This specific evil eye bracelet is made with 12mm glass evil eye beads where the eyes are slightly protruding from the rest of the bead giving it a more unique look. You can also find these beads without this quality but these beads usually lack the quality and almost have a flat finish to them. This yellow evil eye bracelet is available in several other colors that would not even be considered perhaps as few as five to ten years ago.  Some of these colors are the usual suspects like light blue, navy, black, and white but you also see some colors of the new trend such as bright pink, red, brown as well as mint green.

Evil eye beads are adjusting to the market and want to make sure they are there to fit any outfit you choose. This only makes the lives of many evil eye jewelry fans a lot easier and creators of evil eye jewelry now have many options to choose from

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