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Jare Hares & Bears Jare Hares & Bears
Polo, IL
Posts: 983

I use Publisher and make circles that size of the eye that I am using.
Then I cut out the circle. Then cut the circle in half.
I then carefully put the patch in place and use a gel base crazy glue and place the nozzle underneath the felt and add a drop or two.
It takes about 15 seconds to set up, but then I have eye patches that are perfect.

jenny Three O'clock Bears
warwickshire uk
Posts: 4,413
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Gladys..I don't use it but I am pretty sure that jewellry and bead suppliers might carry that type of thing in different sizes. There are loads on line...look under stringing.

Hope that helps!

Bearalive Bearalive
S.California
Posts: 791
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Thank you Jenny! It does help a lot! I did not know where to look!
Jared thanks for your tip too!
Bear hugs and Golly smiles.
Gladys bear_flower

Bearalive Bearalive
S.California
Posts: 791
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Jenny I do admire your work so very much! I can't belive that I can "talk" to you! bear_flower  Your bears have such a sweet face and now, I know why...You are a sweet lady!
Gladys bear_flower

jenny Three O'clock Bears
warwickshire uk
Posts: 4,413
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Oh Gladys what a lovely thing to say..and after the day I have had it has cheered me up no end!!!

annalong MadebyAnna
Posts: 425

Miniature bears
I have found that the punch and white ultrasuede a little difficult on such small bears..difficult to cut a perfect circle for such a small eye. Therefore, my trick is oral B ultra floss (dental floss) Works GREAT. you can widen the floss for a tear drop look too. I add my floss after the bear is completed . you can add a little white glue with a toothpick. I add the floss after shading. The floss has blue dividing areas that thread onto the needle easily.  The whites can add a lot of personality..to keep the bear from looking up ..I found that putting the white more to the outer edge of the eye can keep the eyes focused.
Anna

Dilu Posts: 8,574

Shelli Rick found at the automotive store, Kragen's ,Napa,  punches in all different sizes from tiny to larger than most of us would ever need.  I use them to punch out white ultra suede for the sclera...and you use cording around your eyes so it would hide the edge.

just a thought.  I tried paints, but golly fabric sucks it up, even when I put special stuff on it to protect from that.

hugs
dilu

chrissie christinemypreciousone
Breda-Netherlands
Posts: 149

Hi Bear friends.
I just registered myself a few hours ago to this group.
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My englisch is not so well, but I think you untherstand me.
The tips you all gave about the eye white.
That is just what I needed.
Thanks and I hope I can learn more from this groep!!!
bear_wub

chrissie christinemypreciousone
Breda-Netherlands
Posts: 149

Thanks Wendy and Gladys, for the warm welcome.
I am looking to find a way to put the photo's of the bears on this group.
I still not have found it.
Can you help me, I have lots of them.
Guess what!!!
We where on a holiday in the USA this year 21 Juli until 6 August
The avatar bear is kayleigh and I made the picture on a Florida beach.
I brought my bear Paddy as well to the USA.
We drove more than 3000 miles and were in 8 states.
I have lots of pictures of those 2 travelbears and more.
Please visit my website, and you can see the bears already.
Lots of love Chrissie

cherylsbears cherylsbears
Michigan
Posts: 20

The eye whites on this bear are needle felted.  I twist and poke the roving as I work around the glass eye that I have already sewn in place

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