Art Elements Theme Challenge October – Eye

Aaaaand another month has rolled around! Laney chose Eye as the theme for October’s challenge! I was on it  – the first thing I thought of was the evil eye (or nazar)! The nazar reflects a malevolent gaze back at the person who gave the evil glare. These are widely seen in many countries, you may have seen them in Turkish or Greek restaurants. They are very prevalent and available for purchase in Greece (in my experience!).

Lindsay requested evil eye cabochons, which was a lot of fun – I made small, medium and large round and oval ones as well.

Then I decided I should make evil eye headpins! These were fun to make too!

I wanted to make an ornament like I had seen in a Turkish restaurant, using bead weaving and one of the cabs. They seem to be highly ornamental, so I did it up! I even ordered the little evil eye charms from a shop on Etsy from Greece! I do wish I make the hanger strap a little bit longer, though. There are a few other things I wish I would have done differently, like using blue or smoke thread instead of white.

I had a couple ideas in my head for my new little micro-mosaic passion, and of course had to order a few supplies. The bezels come from a shop on Etsy from Turkey – how appropos! I also came upon these vintage glass eye beads and had to have them. My original idea didn’t work but I do like how they look as a simple design in the square bezel.

That’s it for my eye designs! I hope you enjoyed them! Since this is a blog hop, please check out what everyone else made – I know I’m excited to see!

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Beth & Evie








13 thoughts on “Art Elements Theme Challenge October – Eye”

  1. I love your cabochons and beads and especially the headpins! They look beautiful! Your big beaded eye ornament is really cool, especially with the tiny wee eyes added as well. I have to say I would also not be able to resist the vintage eye beads and your new style of moisac work is wonderful! 🙂

  2. I love your beaded evil eye piece! It’s fabulous. I would hang it in the window. Those vintage glass eyes are so cool together in that bezel and the mosaic is just wonderful.

  3. Your evil eye beads and headpins are gorgeous and the beaded ornament is stunning. I thought about doing a mosaic for this theme – inspired by what you shared earlier – but didn’t come up with any designs I liked enough to glue together. I really like your mosaics, especially the quirky square bezel one.

  4. I totally thought of the evil eyes too and am pretty sure I have one or two SOMEWHERE in my craft room. However, digging them up seemed like too large of an undertaking. Ha!

    In the end, I’m glad I didn’t go for it because your contributions in this respect are way more impressive than anything I could have done with them. I love all of what you made, but it’s that mosaic that really gets my attention.

  5. These are great! I find myself drawn to the beaded ornament and I love, love, love the headpins. They are so very unique, so very fun and so very cool!

  6. I have a Turkish blue eye in my house too, from Turkey 😀 I love them. I LOVE your beaded pieces, I know how detailed and perfect they are from the one I have you created for me with a cat cab. You have a great eye for detail 😉 ps the eyes in the square pendant form are pretty fab too!

  7. Ooh love your Eye cabs and the headpins are fun too… I forgot to put up my eye cabs for my post… Silly me!! They are not as impressive as yours though….
    Elaine ❤️

  8. AHHHHHHH – will you have the eye cabs again for sale? they are perfect! I love your beaded piece – and from here didnt notice white thread… But the micro mosaics are so very cool! The orange eyes are my fav! ( Sorry I was so late to the hop.)

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