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Hamsa Hand Pop Up Mosaic Class
February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm$50.00
Have some fun, meet new people, exercise your creativity muscles and banish evil.
You will be using a mosaic tool to cut stained glass (of various colors) into pieces and glue them onto a clear substrate using clear adhesive. The substrate is Lexan and the adhesive we will be using is E6000. You will have the Hamsa Hand template drawn onto the plastic on your cutout so you can follow the design easily!
Mosaic experience is a plus for this class but not necessary. All colors will be available.
We will grout the Hamsa suncatchers and have them finished and ready for pickup at the Mosaic Institute Studio in South Park.
Glass Evil Eye Charm
Stained glass & E6000 glue
Lexan Hamsa substrate
Metal hanging clip
Grouting & finishing
Heads Up: If you are very sensitive to smells this isn’t the class for you. The E6000 glue has a slight odor.
DIVINE PROTECTION: MEANING OF THE HAMSA HAND
The Hamsa Hand is a universal sign of protection, power, and strength that dates back to ancient Mesopotamia. Known as the Hand of Fatima in Islam and the Hand of Miriam in Judaism, it’s believed to protect against the evil eye and all negative energies.
The word “Hamsa” means “five,” representing the fingers of the right hand. For Hindus and Buddhists, it symbolizes chakras, energy flow in the body, the five senses, and the mudras that affect them.
Each finger connects to an element and chakra:
Thumb– Fire element, solar plexus chakra.
Forefinger– Air element, the heart chakra.
Middle Finger– Ethereal elements, the throat chakra.
Ring Finger– Earth element, root chakra.
Pinky Finger– Water element, sacral chakra.
There are two ways to display the Hamsa:
Hand Facing Down or Varada Mudra
When the Hamsa hand faces down, it opens you up to all of the abundance and goodness of the universe, welcoming them into your life. Hand facing down also brings fertility and answers to prayers and manifestations. Often, in this position, the fingers are closed together to bring good luck.
Hand Facing Up or Abhaya Mudra
When the Hamsa hand is facing up, it is a universal sign against evil. It is a powerful sign of protection and shields us from our inner thoughts of hatred, jealousy, and insecurities. Often, in this position, the fingers are spread apart to ward off evil.
May your Hamsa Hand bring you love, light, luck, and protection.