I do have a small cross made of iron in my pocket always.
The power of which (if you beleive) is from God who is above which protects you daily.
In The Ethiopian Church 'Anaphora of the Apostles' which we use every Sunday in addition to different Anaphoras depending on the occassion we pray the following:Sega nesa'ine
wehiywete rekebne behayle
mesqelu le'Eeyesus Kiristos.Meaning:We have received grace and we have found
life by the power of the cross of Jesus
You have a good practice.
The "evil eye" point is rediculously pagan and blasphemes the true faith in God in the name of Jesus Christ.
People who carry-on with this behavior (as well as those who allow such) need our prayers; since this is not 'holy tradition' but counter-culture. Christ commanded us to be "Holy"
in all our ways. The "evil eye" and all its manners is wickedness. Such is a curse and NOT a blessing.
Let us pray over this matter that the Lord has mercy on His people who still need and worship idles inspite of His eternal grace.
Lord have mercy on us all.