I've been working on a bear that is "outside my comfort zone" since last November. I am quite excited about how it's coming along, but, boy oh boy, is it out side my comfort zone!!
I'm at a point now, where I'm searching for eye alternatives. I am looking for a more human looking eye and want to add whites.
One option I'ed like to try is to use a taxidermi type glass eye, (without whites), and play around with felt, leather, paint etc. there is plenty of previous discussion on this topic, so alls I need only to get cracking on this matter!!
Now, my other option is to use realistic (or doll) flat, oval, glass eyes. My questions are;
1. If I go for a flat, glass, oval eye (with whites) how do you attatch them? Is grazy glue with an eye lid going to do it?????
Secondly, If I understand the sizing correctly, an 8mm oval glass eye has about 4mm of iris. Would this size work for a bear that would normally use a 6mm traditional teddy bear eye?
And lastly, does any one have a favorite supplier? I've searched the internet, and there is quite a range of prices with only a few suppliers offering the smaller sizes(equivilent to a traditional TB eye size of 6mm - 8mm). I've narrowed my choices down to a place called "Minni World" & another called "Schoepfer Inc" Any one heard of them?
Appreciate any help.
CRs Craft (http://www.crscraft.com/products/vProdu … yes&class=) has nice doll eyes.
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I have used taxidermi glas eyes without loop ( flat eyes) for my last fox.
You can buy this eyes here:
I have used apoxie sculpt ( or magic sculpt) a two-part epoxy putty to sculpt a wire loop on the back side of the eyes. Let 2 days dry and you can use it as normal glass eyes. You can paint the putty with acryl paint white.
Depending on the supplier sometimes if it says 8mm eyes it's talking about the iris only & not the whole eye, so be careful of that & it's good to ask the company. I once ordered what I thought was 16mm eyes total around and it was just the iris so the whole eye was more like 22mm
Also I glue my flat back eyes in. I have done dragons where I cut sockets and then glue the eyes from the back side but it's more work than it's worth I think I've used both needle felted and leather eyelids
And I get my eyes from http://www.glasseyesonline.com/
HI! I know this post is rather aged :crackup:
but I have to say my favorite supplier of eyes is artistique.com the colors are amazing! I used them exclusively for my reborns. I would stay away from mini world, they seem to be slipping these past couple of years.
You could also slit the fur and push the eyes through, forming a natural "socket" just a thought :)
That's a new supplier for me - I hadn't come across that site in my search.
I did get my order of eyes in from Schoepfer's. They were extremly helpful and I was very pleased with the product. I ordered a few different types and sizes, and I found their sizing description of eyes with whites to be reliaby. (their 10 mm for what I would normally have used a 7mm). I intend on ordering more from them, but will certainly check out artistique.com . Who knows what I'll find there! :dance: