Carmel picked these red modern glass eye beads for her dangle earrings. She must have just liked the bold look. But when I told her that eye beads were once widely used to guard against the "evil eye" and bring luck to the wearer, she was most amused. She said she could use all the protection and luck she could get!

The evil eye belief is centuries-old, best described as the harm, bad luck or illness caused by the envious look of others. So what better than to wear eyes for staring right back at the malicious evil eye! Even more so when they are as brightly coloured as Carmel's earrings.

Beader Design #: 214