As another month rolls around, so does the AJE Component of the Month challenge – this month was a theme challenge and Lindsay Starr is our host – theme is EYE.
I hope you go back and read Lindsay’s original post, as it is very interesting. I won’t rehash what she already elegantly explained about the symbology of the eye. I’ll just get on with my post! Incidentally, Michael’s happened to have TONS of eye-themed components this month! Lindsay must be right on trend! Here are some photos I took!
I also wanted to show you the little tiny evil eye charm I picked up in Greece about 10 years ago – I was going to use it in this project, but just couldn’t bring myself to use it up! Then I wouldn’t really be able to hold it and fondle it lol! I also meant to make some lampwork evil eyes, and may still, but didn’t really get the chance to do that!
For my project, Kristie Roeder, a ceramist, was offering some great evil eye cabochons in the Ceramic Art Bead Market group on Facebook. I failed to win the auction, but she made me one to order! Here is her photo, because as usual I forgot to take one!
I’m not finished with my design, because for some reason March is shorter than usual (not really, I just lost a week somewhere!). But here’s where I am!
My plan is to make a strap to turn this into a necklace! I was pleased at how my first-ever foray into fringe turned out – it’s harder to do than it looks! Also, I have to apologize for these last two photos since I took them at 10pm in the evening with horrible light! I hope you enjoyed my creation, and I do hope you re-read Lindsay’s original post – it’s really quite enlEYEtening! Thanks for stopping by! Please see what everyone else made!