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notinkansas
09-20-2019, 08:45 PM
Swap Due Date -December 2nd
Signup/Withdraw Date - none - Just communicate!
Number of hands - 3 for 3
Number of Participants - unlimited
HD/HP and Mixed Media


Hamsa Hands

Hamsa Hand Meaning:
Hamsa Hand is a talisman with spiritual meaning to get protection from the evil eye and bring health, wealth, good fortune, abundance and fertility.

This oddly shaped hand with an eye in the middle of the palm acts as a shield against the 'ayin hara' or evil eye for those that have faith in a Supreme Power irrespective of the religious faith they follow.

They are immune to the negative powers of the evil eye.


For this swap you will create 3 Hamsa Hands using the template provided. Your finished hands should measure approximately
3 1/2" X 4 1/2". I am accepting HD/HP and Mixed Media however I cannot promise to be able to swap like for like. There are many examples on Pinterest for inspiration. Your hands can be traditional or you may think outside the box a little. Just keep in mind that they are meant to be beautiful talismans to bring good fortune.

Here is the template:
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- Please make them more substantial than one sheet of cardstock. Preferred would be the thickness of thin cardboard.
Pinterest inspiration:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/25332816640944267/


- Please, all art should be relatively flat.
- Please protect your art in an individual sleeve or plastic bag.
- Please include at least your username on the back of the hands.
- Submit only art that you yourself would be pleased to receive.
- I will provide return envelopes. Please include 2 forever stamps should cover US returns.
- International players must provide one US International stamp or $2 US currency.
- Please do not mail your hands ON the due date. Mail them early so they arrive by the due date.
- If you need to withdraw let me know. Communicate, communicate, communicate!
- Host gifts are cherished and appreciated but not required to play!



PM me when/if you need my address.

Players - when you receive your returns from the swap, remember to leave iTrader for the Host (me) and Rep Points for the people you received cards from.

Who'd like to play?
1. Rosa - rec'd
2. JEBeck - rec'd
3.
4. Vegan4animals - rec'd
5. Bluesky- rec'd
6. Neener - rec'd
7.
8. hem18- rec'd
9. Terri F- rec'd
10. CiCiCreates - rec'd
11. crisbear - rec'd
12. heymaggie - rec'd
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Bluevioletz
09-20-2019, 10:42 PM
Lurking...

notinkansas
09-21-2019, 12:24 AM
Hope you can jump in Bluevioletz!

notinkansas
09-21-2019, 12:28 AM
Here's one I made the other day.
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Rosa
09-21-2019, 12:34 AM
I'd love to join!

notinkansas
09-21-2019, 07:19 AM
Welcome Rosa!

JEBeck
09-21-2019, 11:41 AM
Sign me up please!

ksj1717
09-21-2019, 12:43 PM
lurking

notinkansas
09-21-2019, 01:59 PM
I'll add you to the list JEBeck!
ksj1717 welcome to the lurkers couch. :)

CiCiCreates
09-21-2019, 04:49 PM
NIK, thanks for helping me learn something new, I never heard about this talisman and it’s symbolism (I lead a sheltered life - lol). Your sample is beautiful! I notice it, and many others on Pinterest, don’t include an actual eye. Does anything go regarding colors and designs - like angles and swirls, dots, flowers, etc.? Well-done zentangles might look really good. I am lurking, and definitely interested!

notinkansas
09-21-2019, 06:14 PM
I encourage thinking outside the box! Not all Hamsa have an eye. You could use something near and dear to your heart...something you believe brings you luck. There should be a focal image though. (I may even incorporate a bee or a sunflower!) I can see zentangles on a watercolor background, mandalas....the sky's the limit!
Hope you'll give it a go CiCi.

Kae.Ryan
09-21-2019, 07:27 PM
I love this! Please sign me up!

notinkansas
09-21-2019, 09:49 PM
Will do Kae.Ryan. Welcome!

Vegan4animals
09-22-2019, 02:00 PM
Great idea for a swap NIK! My creative wheel is spinning! Sign me up for sure!

notinkansas
09-22-2019, 03:36 PM
Spinnin' wheels are good Vegan4animals! Welcome!

Bluesky
09-23-2019, 03:55 PM
I'm in. Can you mail me a copy of the template?

notinkansas
09-23-2019, 05:06 PM
I sure will Bluesky! I'll get you signed up!!

Neener
09-23-2019, 06:23 PM
Oh yeah baby! I'm in!!!

notinkansas
09-23-2019, 08:04 PM
Neener I was sure this would be right up your alley! Good to see ya!

Terri F
09-24-2019, 10:41 AM
I would like to lurk for little while.

Thank you for the invite :)

cardgal
09-24-2019, 11:38 AM
You definetly have sparked my interest and creativity.... I need to play around and see what I come up with first! Lurky Turkey!

Violetsunnus
09-24-2019, 03:11 PM
Add me please

Neener
09-24-2019, 03:21 PM
Kelly I just want to be clear on the dimensions. 3 1/2 wide and 4 1/2 tall?

Vegan4animals
09-24-2019, 03:27 PM
I printed the template and I'm coming up with more like 3 1/2 wide and 4" tall.

hem18
09-24-2019, 04:37 PM
ohhhh - sign me up please!

notinkansas
09-24-2019, 06:07 PM
Welcome to all the lurkers! Hope you'll all find time to play.
Template: my computer/printer gives me a template of 3 1/2" wide and 4 1/2" tall. Close to that is okay. I am not going to over think this. I have one player that is going to draw her own using the measurements given cuz her printer isn't working. That's ok too.

notinkansas
09-24-2019, 06:10 PM
Happy to welcome Violetsunnus and hem18!

notinkansas
09-24-2019, 07:57 PM
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Another one for inspiration.

nanner
09-24-2019, 09:02 PM
Beautiful examples, NIK! I'm lurking for now. Such a cool swap you have here!

notinkansas
09-24-2019, 09:22 PM
hope to see you back nanner!

Neener
09-25-2019, 10:24 AM
Thanks. I got an svg file for my cutting machine and just sized it to the dimensions. That worked well.

notinkansas
09-25-2019, 10:58 AM
Sweet!

Terri F
09-25-2019, 02:27 PM
Okey dokey. I would like to jump in. :)

notinkansas
09-25-2019, 02:36 PM
Yay!!! Welcome Terri!

zhouzhou
09-26-2019, 07:24 PM
Lurking...

notinkansas
09-26-2019, 09:51 PM
Good to see you zhouzhou, even if it's on the sidelines for now. Hope you'll jump in and play.

zhouzhou
09-26-2019, 11:13 PM
I'm still catching up after my surgery! Have already printed out the templates so lurking with intent!

Rosa
09-28-2019, 10:50 AM
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here is my first WIP ~ frankly I preferred it without color, so I stopped adding color; is this even close to what you have in mind? just checking, before I make more ;)

notinkansas
09-28-2019, 11:35 AM
It's lovely Rosa! I think the pops of ccolor are perfect!

Rosa
09-28-2019, 11:39 AM
thank you ~ I'll trace and cut a few more ;)

Rosa
09-29-2019, 11:23 AM
210147 these are quite addicting! Wasn't feeling up to yard work yesterday afternoon so played with these (hardest part is just cutting them out!)

CiCiCreates
09-29-2019, 06:14 PM
I made one! Please sign me up.

Vegan4animals
09-29-2019, 07:45 PM
I had lots of fun doing these! I chose the Buddhist symbol "Om", which means roughly the Soul of the Universe.
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notinkansas
09-29-2019, 07:51 PM
Rosa and Vegan4Animals your hands are so lovely!!!

I'll get you added to the list CiCi!

Rosa
09-30-2019, 12:52 AM
beautiful Vega4animals!

crisbear
09-30-2019, 10:44 AM
I would love to join this swap please. Took me awhile to get the template to print right size but I have it now.

notinkansas
09-30-2019, 04:35 PM
Welcome to the fun crisbear!

hem18
10-01-2019, 02:50 PM
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put these in the mail today!

CiCiCreates
10-01-2019, 03:44 PM
Those are all beautiful!

CiCiCreates
10-01-2019, 04:12 PM
Here are my "hands". You can see them separately in my gallery.

notinkansas
10-01-2019, 04:14 PM
Beautiful hem18 and CiCi!!!
All the hands that have been posted are so different yet so wonderful! Just what I was hoping for!

Rosa
10-01-2019, 06:54 PM
beautiful Cici!

Terri F
10-03-2019, 12:20 PM
Mailed today :)

notinkansas
10-03-2019, 02:08 PM
Can't wait to start getting these in the mail!

Rosa
10-03-2019, 05:34 PM
love that they're all so different!

Vegan4animals
10-05-2019, 04:35 PM
On second thought, I decided my hands needed some dressing up, so I think I like them better.
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notinkansas
10-05-2019, 09:21 PM
Just enough Vegan4Animals! They look great!

notinkansas
10-07-2019, 05:53 PM
:jiggy::jiggy::jiggy: The Hands are starting to roll in!!!! I have been admiring the beauties sent in by Terr F, Rosa and hem18!

CiCiCreates
10-08-2019, 01:23 PM
Kelly, my Hamsa hands were mailed to you today.

notinkansas
10-08-2019, 02:46 PM
can't wait to get them!

acalla
10-10-2019, 10:29 AM
I know it sounds silly not to know this...but how do I copy and print the image?

ksj1717
10-10-2019, 03:18 PM
You can click on the picture to open it. Then right-click to select "Save As" to save to your computer. Then open from your computer and print. You can change print dimensions to be as close to the required size as possible.

acalla
10-10-2019, 03:46 PM
I will give it a try ... thanks so much :)

notinkansas
10-10-2019, 08:31 PM
Thanks ksj1717! Hope it works for you acalla!

heymaggie
10-11-2019, 05:27 PM
Oh, this is really exciting! I love these beautiful works of art! I was able to print the template out the right size so please sign me up for this swap. All the lovely hands posted have really inspired me to “try my hand” at this. Hope I can come up with something as nice as these.

notinkansas
10-11-2019, 09:37 PM
Welcome heymaggie!!! I am sure your Hands will be just as wonderful as the rest!

heymaggie
10-12-2019, 12:22 AM
Thanks, notinkansas. Here are mine:

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Mailed on 10-15-2019.

Neener
10-12-2019, 08:53 AM
Mine are drawn out, but that's as far as I got this week. Trying to finalize my divorce after nearly 3 years and it's been a rough week.

notinkansas
10-13-2019, 05:14 PM
Love your Hands heymaggie!

notinkansas
10-18-2019, 12:50 PM
Amazing Hands received from CiCiCreates and Vegan4animals!

notinkansas
10-22-2019, 07:54 PM
heymaggie, you're Hands have arrived safe and sound!

notinkansas
10-28-2019, 11:09 AM
Just checking in to see how everyone is progressing. Hope you all had a great weekend!

Neener
10-28-2019, 01:59 PM
Finally finished. Miss Kelly I hope you know which one's for you. LOL
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notinkansas
10-28-2019, 10:46 PM
I think I just might! ;)

Neener
10-30-2019, 10:13 AM
Going postal today!

notinkansas
10-30-2019, 09:37 PM
Patiently waiting!

notinkansas
11-04-2019, 02:35 PM
still plenty of time for lurkers and others to join in!

crisbear
11-06-2019, 09:29 AM
Here are my hands going out today.

CiCiCreates
11-06-2019, 11:48 AM
Love your intricate designs!

Bluesky
11-06-2019, 12:30 PM
I went felt, trims, beads and oh yeah real eyes. Close to finishing. No pics yet as. Working on all four at once.

notinkansas
11-06-2019, 07:08 PM
beautiful Hands crisbear!
can't wait to see them Bluesky!

Neener, your beauties have arrived!

Bluesky
11-10-2019, 09:05 AM
Here are my hands.

Neener
11-10-2019, 09:25 AM
Love those hands Blue!

Vegan4animals
11-10-2019, 11:12 AM
Wow Bluesky you're over the top with those little works of art!

notinkansas
11-10-2019, 09:10 PM
All I can say is "wow"!

notinkansas
11-18-2019, 03:22 PM
checkin in....due date is fast approaching. How's everyone doing?

Kae.Ryan
11-20-2019, 03:23 PM
Hi I'm very sorry I'm going to need to withdraw! I Love this swap idea, I just have too much going on lately unfortunately, so sorry again!

Bluesky
11-22-2019, 04:19 PM
Shipped couple of days ago should receive any day now.

notinkansas
11-22-2019, 08:01 PM
They came yesterday Bluesky. Awesome work!
Also received beauties from Crisbear!

notinkansas
11-30-2019, 11:44 PM
Just waiting on 2 more sets!

notinkansas
12-03-2019, 01:18 AM
Hands are in from JEBeck!

notinkansas
12-11-2019, 08:20 PM
Thank you all for your patience! Hands went in the mail today!

Terri F
12-14-2019, 09:02 PM
Received my Hands today. Thanks so much everyone.

CiciCreates
Neener
Hem18

NIK thanks so much for hosting

CiCiCreates
12-14-2019, 09:33 PM
I got mine too! From Terri F, Vegan4animals, and JEBeck . Reps to follow. Great idea and wonderful hosting, NIK.

Vegan4animals
12-15-2019, 11:43 AM
I received my hands too! Love them! Reps to follow...

heymaggie
12-17-2019, 06:09 PM
I got lovely HAMSA HANDS in the mail today! Thanks to CRISBEAR, VEGAN4ANIMALS, and HEM18. Many thanks to NOTINKANSAS for a great swap. I’d love another HAMSA HANDS swap...hint, hint!

notinkansas
12-17-2019, 08:37 PM
Maybe we'll play again in 2020!

Bluesky
12-18-2019, 07:49 AM
Boo hoo....still waiting for my lovelies.

Bluesky
12-25-2019, 10:26 PM
Have everyone received their hands...mine still haven't shown up yet

notinkansas
12-26-2019, 11:44 AM
I mailed them out all at the same time, same place. So weird!
I've heard from about 7 players so there may still be a couple envelopes still out there.

notinkansas
12-30-2019, 08:19 PM
starting to get really concerned about undelivered envelopes. If you've received your returns and haven't let me know, please do so. I think I have enough hosties to remail to those players whose returns seem to be lost.

Bluesky
12-30-2019, 11:03 PM
I just received my lovely hands today.

notinkansas
12-31-2019, 12:50 AM
On good. That makes me feel so much better.