Evil Eye Earrings

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Evil Eye Earrings

36.00

 The Evil Eye symbol spans many cultures and dates back over 5,000 years.  It was believed that a person could cast ill-fortune with only a glance, and that by wearing the evil eye, you were protected from the malevolent glare of an enemy.

With the undeniable rise of misogyny and a growing contempt for intelligent, critically-thinking women, I was moved to consider how women have used beauty and fashion subversively: to disrupt the idea that the sole purpose of female beauty is to attract attention from men.   I wanted to create a piece of jewelry using a symbol as old as civilization itself, going back to the beginning, when the oppression of women began.  They protect not magically or passively, but by challenging the millenia-old belief that men are watchers and women are to be watched.

Each Evil Eye is appx. 1.5" long (not including hardware.) Nickle-free fishhook style hardware are easy to put on without any fiddly bits.  Due to the handmade process and inherent nature of pottery, each eye will be completely one-of-a-kind, including within a pair.  

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