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Craft Friday: Linen Amulet (a Cooler Version)

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I know I have a linen amulet already made, but now I have a chance to create a more contemporary amulet to my liking. I used the same passage from before  and extrapolated which gods were represented. I really enjoy this rendition and I hope you do too.

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What You’ll Need:

-12 pendant blanks (I actually recommend 24 bezels if available)

-2 strips of linen, 3 1/2 feet each (this is for a 22 inch necklace)

-scissors

-decoupage glue

-dimensional adhesive

-black acrylic paint

-detail brush or toothpick

-brush for decoupage glue

Pendants

  1. Take a strip of linen and cut out 24 pieces to fit the pendants. NOTE: I did this because I wasn’t using bezels but pendant blanks. If you’re using bezels you’ll need 24 of them.

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  1. Paint one image of a deity per piece. Size as needed.

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3.Apply decoupage glue onto the linen and place on the blank or bezel. Let dry.

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4.  Apply the dimensional adhesive as directed. Let dry. TIP: If using the pendant blanks let it dry completely then reapply if it’s too thin.

5.  If using pendant blanks repeat steps 3 and 4 with the leftover pieces on the other side.

Necklace

1.  Take the thinner linen strip and size as necessary. If it’s still too thick for the pendant loop, fold the strip in half.
String a pendant through the strip.
2.  Tie a knot roughly 3 inches from edge. The knot should be tied so the pendant is behind it. If you’re using bezels string 2 bezel pendants onto the strip. This knot will serve as a place marker.

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3.  Tie a knot roughly 2 inches away from the other knot. I ended up untying the first knot after step 5 in order to complete the necklace.

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4.  Repeat with another pendant until all pendants are strung and 11 knots are made.

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5.  Tie the ends together to make the 12th and final knot.

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As I’ve said before the aforementioned passage was recited over the linen amulet during the Epagomenoi and on Wep Ronpet.  This was to ensure protection from Sekhmet and the demons of outside the year.

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