I craft these amulets by mixing red brick dust into polymer clay. The size or shape of the amulet doesn’t affect its protective powers, although you might choose to call upon its symbolism if it fits your situation. For example, this amulet is in the shape of a plumeria flower. The plumeria flower is a symbol of spring, new beginnings, and love. It’s a very uplifting and hopeful image.
It is believed that red brick dust, which is frequently used in both European and Hoodoo folk magic, has African origins. The word “brick dust,” also called “redding” or just “brick dust,” comes from an old belief that the natural red ochre powder had magical powers. It is believed that if you want to keep out those who mean you harm, you lay down a line of red brick dust that they cannot cross.
Amulets are primarily used for protection and to prevent unwanted energies from reaching you, like harm, illness, jinxes, and hexes, and are carried with you to protect you magically.
the mercury dime shown in the photo is for size reference and is not included.