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Chain Hamsa Ring

Growing up in a traditional Greek household, I always wore an evil eye charm or blue bead to ward off negative energy — I guess I liked the idea of having my very own protection system slung around my neck. And while evil eye jewelry is still a constant in my life, I'm finding myself more and more drawn to hamsa amulets for a similar, yet entirely new-to-me, motif of magical protection.

SUPPLIES: HAMSA CHARMS (AVAILABLE AT MICHAELS) | EYE HOOK | JUMP RINGS | CHAIN | PLIERS
TIME: 10 MINUTES | DIFFICULTY RATING: EASY-TO-MODERATE
I stumbled upon these charms while trolling the aisles of Michaels in search of DIY inspiration, and quickly fell in love. Not only are they the perfect size for rings or delicate necklaces, but the package came with about a dozen charms for under $10 — score!

To start, place an eye hook through the charm and use a pair of pliers to remove the excess, leaving only enough wire to form a loop. Carefully bend the remaining end of the wire to one side, then loop it around to form a circular closure, leaving the end slightly open. If you've never done this before, it'll probably take you a few tries to get it right. Don't give up, you'll get the hang of it soon!

Place the pendant on your finger and measure the chain around the base of your finger to determine the amount you will need. Once you have the appropriate amount cut off, attach one end of the chain to the loop you make with the eye hook, then close the loop firmly to secure. Repeat on the other side, gently opening the pre-made loop to attach the chain... nothing to it.

Check out the evil eye version of this DIY I made a few months ago, and happy crafting! xx

Photos by Adventures in Fashion

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