Boom. I am so thrilled with how my evil eye bracelet turned out. I used moss agate as the “eye”. I wanted to use an agate because agate is the traditional stone for protection. I went with moss agate because I really liked the look of it. You could use eye agate, a birth stone or whatever you like, go crazy! If you have no idea what I’m talking about with protection, talisman, evil eye etc… go read this.
You will need:
- Curb chain (about 12 inches)
- A large stone bead
- 4 jump rings
- 1 eye pin
- Round-nose pliers
- Needle Nose pliers
- Wire cutters
- Faux Suede Cord
First, open one of the links in the middle of the chain to separate it so you have two pieces of chain of equal length. Next, thread your stone on the eye pin. Then, using your needle-nose pliers bend the eye pin towards you. Set those pliers aside for now, hold the stone in your left hand and your round-nose pliers in your right. The back of your right hand should be facing you, turn it back gently so that the wire bends and forms a loop.
Adjust so that you have even loops on each end of the stone and set aside.
Fold the cord in half and hold it in your fingers so you have a loop on the end. Use a jump ring to attach one end of your toggle to that loop, knot it to secure it in place like below.
Slide one of each end of cord into the ends of the pieces of chain, like so. It’s true, I decided the taupe I had chosen before was way too boring and switched to purple.
Now, bring the two pieces of cord back together and thread them through the chain, do it like a whip stitch to “sew” the two pieces together for the first 1/3 length of chain. For the second 1/3 of chain, separate the two pieces of cord and chain and whip stitch the inner part of chain to create the lids of the eye. The for the last 1/3 of chain, bring it all back together.
When you get to the end, knot the two pieces of cord together. Trim the end and use a jump ring to attach the other end of the toggle. Then use the 2 remaining jump rings to attach your stone in the middle of the eye.
Now, wear it in good health and be protected from all the nasty jealous looks you get, or just look good. Either way is cool with me.