Polymer Clay - Hand of Hamsa Talisman Pendant

"Raksha" is a Sanskrit word that means "Protection"
This pendant is a beautiful talisman representing the hand of Divine Protection.

The Hamsa amulet is popular throughout North Africa, and
commonly used in jewelry and wall hangings. The Hand (Khamsa), particularly the
open right hand, is a sign of protection that also represents blessings, power, and
strength, and is seen as potent in deflecting the evil eye.
It is also known as the hand of Fatima, so named to commemorate Muhammad's
daughter Fatima Zahra. Christians call it the hand of Mary, for the mother of Jesus.
Following its incorporation into Jewish tradition via its widespread use in the Islamic
world, it was also renamed the hand of Miriam for Miriam, sister of Moses.
No matter your religion or background, this is a beautiful sacred symbol.

I made this pendant with polymer clay and used metallic leaf on the design to create an
ancient relic kind of feel to this piece. I hand painted the Hand of Hamsa in colors of the
rainbow Chakra. The back is painted black and the entire piece was glazed after the baking

The center of the eye on the Hamsa hand has a hand made glass cabohon which is a beautiful
sparkling dichroic blue. Blue is the corresponding color to the Throat Chakra which
represents: Healing, Protection, Wisdom, and Connection to the Spirit World.

The pendant has a measurement of  2 and 5/8 inches tall by 2 inches wide.
It hangs from a beautiful braided cord of exotic Sari silk ribbons and lush hand spun yarn.
The cord measures about 16 inches on each side.

I love hiding meanings into the design during the creation process with symbols and colors.
I chose the colors of ribbons Green and Pink to correspond with Heart Chakra.
The Heart Chakra is connected to releasing emotionally suppressed trauma. Soul/Heart
consciousness and Expressing love in action.

I cleansed this piece with a Sage smudge ceremony. I filled it with Earth energy in a
beautiful ceremony and set these intentions with it through prayer.
I also placed the "Ohm" resonance into the piece with an  Ohm tuning fork.
"Ohm" is the vibrational sound of the universe.
My wish is that this piece will be drawn to the person that needs it in their life at
this time to send healing and love out into our world.


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