Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hamsa with Monarch Butterfly + Sunshine theme from Polymer Clay

I designed this new Hamsa wall hanging for our new home. If you'd  like one for your home, one last copy is available for sale at MelodyODesigns at Etsy

This Monarch Butterfly and Sunshine themed mosaic hamsa wall hanging was made as a belated housewarming gift for OUR house. It is 5 1/4" long and was created entirely from artist-quality polymer clay, glass seed beads, and "aquamarine", "topaz" and  "ruby" antique glass jewels that were so generously shared with me by polymer clay artist and clay pal, Scott Mizevitz, who got them from his grandfather's new old stock.

The hamsa or hamesh is an ancient Middle Eastern amulet symbolizing the Hand of God. In both Jewish and Islamic traditions the hamsa hand is thought to be a powerful talisman believed to bring it's owner happiness, peace, luck, health, good fortune and prosperity. In the Jewish faith many people believe the hamsa pendant symbolizes the "Hand of Miriam", the sister of Moses and Aaron. In the Islamic faith, the hamsa hand can symbolize The "Hand of Fatima", daughter of the Prophet Mohammed. Hamsa hands frequently contain the symbol of an eye which is seen as powerful protection against the "evil eye". It is often hung at the entry way of a home.

Click here to see my blog post about another Hamsa I made as a house warming gift for a friend whose house burned down that incorporates antique nails found in the ashes :Jeweled Mosaic Hamsa 


  1. Very nice, glad the evil eye is protecting you up there in Cottonwood. LOL

    Do you have a tent that I can use to camp out in your back yard? This 115 degree weather is starting to get to me. I've been cleaning cabinets. Somethings wrong here.

    Love your Hamsas. Hope you are putting them on Artfire.

  2. Lovely design, May it bless your home always. Thanks for the background info on the Hamsa.

  3. This one is beautifully created. I love how you incorporated the butterflies into the piece.

  4. Your Hamsa is wonderful Anita! I love the happy feel of the piece. Such gorgeous colors and your butterflies are so beautiful.

    For your own home and for any home, your Hamsa's are perfect housewarming gifts! Each recipient of your artwork is very lucky indeed!

  5. I love seeing where you are taking this theme. Beautiful work!