Some people swear by them while others think that they’re silly. But regardless of whether it’s possible to influence Lady Luck with a rabbit’s foot or a ladybug, lucky charms can affect your attitude and can be a lot of fun. If you are feeling more positive, your attitude can make you luckier too! So if you don’t have a favorite lucky charm already, check out these popular symbols to see if any inspire you. These objects helps people to hold on to hope in times of hardships.
Four Leaf Clovers:
Four-leaf clovers: An ancient Irish symbol of luck. The Celts believed that a four-leaf clover could help them see fairies and avoid their mischief, which was believed to be a common source of bad luck. There are many variations of clover that have four leaves as a matter of course, but the lucky ones come from the white clover plant. True four-leaf clovers are rare, with only about one in 10,000 plants carrying the lucky leaf. If you’d like to have a four-leafed lucky charm, you don’t have to spend a lot of time trekking through fields of clover. There are a lot of fun crafts that let you make them yourself.
Ladybugs: Not all ladybugs are the same in the luck department; the deeper their red color and the more spots they have, the luckier you will be. You have to be careful around these insects since killing a ladybug is know to bring you misfortune. Ladybugs are cute and small, they make an excellent symbols for its bright color. Some ideas for ladybug charms include creating a cute ladybug pot for your computer desk, painting rocks to look like ladybugs, or having fun with other ladybug crafts.
Lucky Rabbit’s Feet:
Lucky rabbit foot keychains: Whether real or faux, this is a popular symbols for luck. But did you know that the tradition actually comes from hoodoo magic? The original legend says that the left hind foot of a rabbit that is captured in a cemetery at night can ward off evil magic. You can buy a lucky rabbit foot online or in specific stores near you. You can buy a fake one if you do not want to use real one. You can do crafts such as making it into a key chain or sowing it on to something else.
The horseshoe: Often seen hanging over the entrance of a home, given to a newlyweds couple, or, more recently, worn as jewelry, horseshoes are thought to bring good luck and protection. Over the centuries, several origin stories emerged about why people the world over believe in the luck of the humble horseshoe. In the Irish story of the blacksmith and the devil, one day a blacksmith was working hard in his shop forging horseshoes. Suddenly, the devil appeared and demanded his own shoes. The blacksmith, recognizing the devil, took a burning hot shoe and nailed it deep into the devil’s hooves. After walking away, the devil was in such excruciating pain, he ripped the horseshoes off and swore he would never go near one again. Thus, the tradition of hanging a horseshoe over the entrance of a house to ward off evil spirits was born.
Rainbows: Are considered lucky because of the legend behind it. It is said that if you dig at the end of a rainbow you’ll find a pot of gold. Not only do they have a great myth behind them but they are beautiful colors to cheer anyone up.
Lucky Number 7:
Growing up, you may have heard that seven was the luckiest number, but did anyone tell you why? The number seven has is connected with luck, perfection, and in accessing outside knowledge and help. One reason for this might be that the number seven has special mathematical properties. The ancient Greeks called 7 “the perfect number,” the sum of 3 (triangle) and 4 (square), which are perfect forms. Seven also crops up in a number of prominent places:
There are 7 days of the week.
There are 7 colors in the rainbow.
There are 7 planets visible to the naked eye.
The 7th son of a 7th son is supposed to be especially gifted and lucky.
7 is a winning roll in many games of chance.
Charm’s You Create On Your Own:
Evil Eye Beaded Bracelet:
Peace and serenity will follow you wherever you go with this make
1 Beading elastic •Round glass beads • Evil eye and Hamsa charms, single looped •PVA glue1 Cut a 30cm length of unstretched elastic. Fold in half and pass the loop through the charm. Pass the ends through the loop and tighten to make a larks head knot.2
2 Thread an equal number of beads onto each end of elastic to a length of around 9cm. Check the fit of the beads around your wrist and adjust if necessary before tying the ends of the elastic into a reef knot.
3 Pull the reef knot really tightly without pulling too much on the elastic. Apply glue to the knot and tie another reef knot over the first. Let the glue dry and trim the ends of the elastic.
Hamsa Hand Bracelet:
Protect yourself from negative energy with this gorgeous trinket
1 Cotton DK yarn • Evil eye and Hamsa charms, double looped • PVA glue • Sewing pins1 Cut two 50cm lengths of yarn and fold in half. Thread the loop of the fold through one side of a double-ended charm, pass the loose ends through this and tighten to make a larks head knot. Repeat for the loop on the other side of the charm.
2 Pin the charm to a soft board, the arm of your sofa or even the knee of your jeans so that it can be held still while you work. Secure the yarn lengths below it. Cut a 1m length of a contrasting color yarn and pass behind the other piece. Lay the left-hand thread over the pinned lengths, lay the right-hand thread over the left, pass behind the lengths and up through the loop on the left side.
3 Pull the threads tight to create the first half of a flat knot around the lengths and slide up to the base of the larks head.
4 Make the second half of the flatknot by laying the right-hand thread over the length and passing the left-hand thread over the right, under the lengths and through the loop on the right. Pull tight so it sits below the first half, creating a sideways ‘V’ shape. Continue knotting the threads around the lengths to a measurement of around 6.5cm.
5 Finish the end of the knotting by tying a very tight reef knot underneath the lengths and securing with PVA. Let the glue dry before clipping the excess knotting threads, and keep the lengths of yarn intact.
Step 3; Step 4; Step 56 Unpin the charm, turn around and rap to knot and secure the other side in the same way. Neaten the lengths of yarn by plaiting together, using the centre pair as a single thread. Plait to a length of 6cm and secure the ends with an overhand knot, trimming the ends below .
7 Make an adjustable closure by laying the bracelet in a ring, so the plaited ends cross over each other. Cut a length of yarn and tie a series of six taut flat knots around the two plaits. Secure with a reef knot and glue before trimming the ends. The two plaits should slide through the closure independently, but stop at the overhand knot. This will loosen the bracelet, so it can be taken on and off and then it can be tightened.