the Amulet convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Arif

The Amulet convex mirror is composed of a recycled frame that I gilded with gold metal leaf. Rings of bronze Venetian glass rods and various sizes of tiger eye beads climax in rays of golden tiger eye spikes.

This mirror is about 15 inches in diameter. It is being enjoyed in my studio prior to being shipped to one of my showrooms.

amulet, also known as a good luck charm, is an object believed to confer protection upon its possessor. The word “amulet” comes from the Latin word amuletum, which Pliny’s Natural History describes as “an object that protects a person from trouble”. Anything can function as an amulet; items commonly so used include jewels, statues, coins, drawings, plant parts, animal parts, and written words.

I love the mineral tiger eye. It has a radiance and prismatic quality that is cat nip to me(LOL). To know more about this remarkable stone go to

A tiger eye figure of the water/moon Guan Yin Avalokiteshvara.
This is the oldest amulet from Sweden. It is in the form of a crucifix and is said to protect a person from demons.
Blue faience djeb-pillar amulets from ancient Egypt circa 600-500 BCE
A contemporary charm bracelet.