I have a kiln and have done some small jewelry type of glass fusing and ect. I have been thinkin on making my own glass eyes. I would have to make my own molds which wouldnt be hard but I am trying to figure out how to make a way to attach them, any ideas or would they work just having aflat back and gluing them on?
I saw a technique I want to try for some different type of eye, you take copper foil and with those scrap booking punches that have different designs you cut out a pattern from the foil, lay it onto the glass and cover it with a clear glass then fuse, so i could make eyes with stars in them or hearts, any other ideas?
I could even make designer jewelry for the bears with that technique, make some with bear paws or? I saw some posts on how some are tired of the same old accesories, I could do some special order glass items if you have any ideas. I also have some ceramic clay, trying to figure out some cute accesories I can make with clay, Ideas please!!!!
Sheri, from what I've seen, most glass eyes have a wire in the back so that they can be sewn into the bear's head---not entirely certain how that works since I've never used 'em, I think one strings the thread thru the loop and then just PULLS a whole lot---but anyways, I know the polymer fairy people also buy eyes for use in their creations, so that might be another venue for you to check out.
If you have ceramic clay, I suggest you check out eBay and search OOAK---that will give you tons of examples of what people are doing with clay, soft-sculpture, etc.
Sheri, I know! I have eyes of hers ( I mean those beautiful glass eyes) :crackup: Just amazing!
www.wool-bulb.com this is main page. She does not only eyes but she is a master of felting (wet & needle) and she makes bears as well.
here is her mail address www.wool-bulb.com/gde.html
If you would need any help please ask!
Hugs, Julia :hug:
Wow I love some of those eyes...and the pink elephant!
I'm not sure if it helps because it is a literal translation and some parts of it don't make sense in English (at least for me but who knows...it could be me !)
but You can go here: http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/tr and enter the webpage addy that you want to translate.