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    Hamsa Hands Due December 2nd

    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:
    Hamsa template.jpg
    - 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
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    8. hem18- rec'd
    9. Terri F- rec'd
    10. CiCiCreates
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    Hope you can jump in Bluevioletz!

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    Here's one I made the other day.
    20190921_002652__1569040048_25023.jpg

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    I'd love to join!

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    Welcome Rosa!

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    Sign me up please!

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    I'll add you to the list JEBeck!
    ksj1717 welcome to the lurkers couch.

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    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!
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    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.

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    Will do Kae.Ryan. Welcome!

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    Great idea for a swap NIK! My creative wheel is spinning! Sign me up for sure!
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    Spinnin' wheels are good Vegan4animals! Welcome!

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    I'm in. Can you mail me a copy of the template?
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    I sure will Bluesky! I'll get you signed up!!

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    Oh yeah baby! I'm in!!!

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    Neener I was sure this would be right up your alley! Good to see ya!

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    I would like to lurk for little while.

    Thank you for the invite

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