One necklace, made of zinc alloy skulls and Hamsa hand charms, accented with sparkling Czech glass beads and reproduction Arabic coins. The Hamsa hand–aka the Hand of Fatima–is a symbol of protection dating back to Mesopotamia. It still retains significance today in Arabic and Jewish cultures, among others.
But where would I wear it?
Wherever you want! It would put a neat accent on your ren faire or LARP garb, rock the “creative anachronism” angle of your SCA kit, add a layer of zing/elegance to a belly dance costume or formal dress–or hey, wear it out with jeans. Like a t-rex with a pick-up stick, you’d be unstoppable.
So how big is it?
The standard necklace is 15 3/4″/40 cm long, which fits a fairly small neck. A medium is 17″, or 43cm. A large is just shy of 18″, or 45.5cm. If you need it to be bigger or smaller, let me know–I can size it for you!
The center strand, from top to bottom, is 4.5″/11.5cm; the four smaller points are 3″/7.25cm long. I finish these necklaces with a silver-toned toggle clasp that’s easy to grab onto and use. It’s meant to fit close and sit along the collarbones.