well i thinks i be in need of some charm protection after what happened to me, and i think steph's taken care of that one too, but i was thinking in that work in progress way of another little charm bag for the evil eye:
the material is super vintage - couple of hundred year old, traditional costume, woven, from what feels like horse hair but is most likely sheep or goat. The evil eye charm i made myself from my favorite piece of rusty metal which is shortly coming to an end and the piece above it. the 2 blue beads i've placed there are cos there has got to be something blue, they put it on babies at birth here to ward off the evil eye, and i was kinda prompted into this line of exploration by a great link that beatrice (merci beaucoup madame for everything) sent me on charms. the second gallery especially about blue beads.
now often i have heard people say, o i have a headache, someone has put the evil eye on me, i need to go to so and so to get the oil and water treatment, this involves a glass, some water, some olive oil and a cloth. the people who do this treatment are always women and are usually shy of being identified as doing it, well it was only in 1860 that the last witch was burnt in holland. now i guess i'm going to do a little more specific research on the subject, cos a usual i'm sorely lacking in material to tell you this story though i've got more than enough for my inspiration. i was thinking of putting inside this - to be - neck hanging pouch a little vial of water and a little vial of oil, wrapped in a cloth so that one can always be ready for the inevitable
to be continued...
[possibly i have a very low boredom threshold for the sound of my own voice albeit in print]