Weeping Nazar

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November 2016
Dendtritic agate, sterling silver

The gigantic agate cabochon at the center of this cuff bracelet is riddled with dark blue dendrites, in a pattern that has reminded me since I purchased it of a weeping or downcast eye. As I was designing the setting, it came to remind me of a nazar, the Turkic blue-and-white glass amulets that both represent and ward off the Evil Eye. Appropriate, then, that I should complete it on 11/9, a day that for many passes under the baleful glare of the Eye, and calls even more for amulets of protection and reminders of the hope and beauty in the world.

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