The Evil Eye. Malocchio. Incantations against the evil or envious eye have been found in cuneiform writings from ancient Sumeria and probably go further back into prehistory. Some of the most popular charms or amulets are intended to deflect the evil eye. In China and India, mirrors are used to reflect any negative energies; using the same magical principle, the image of an eye has the same effect. This is my first attempt at making an eye amulet from wire, and I already have ideas about how to improve on it.