Neysa, how cool! You are full of great ideas. I like to sink my eyes very deep into the head so I don't know if that would work for me, but it never hurts to see new ideas. I would really like to see it when you are finished. I also like to add felted details around the eye area. There is just no end to the sculpting you can do with wool and needles.
Thanks for sharing. :hug:
Very nice look, Neysa!! I have used wool felt as a background for clear glass eyes when I couldn't get the exact color I wanted to go with a certain fur. I also have some awesome variegated embroidery thread that I'm going to experiment with! Isn't this great fun?? :dance:
what a great idea.
I normally don't use plastic eyes on regular mohair bears because most plastic eyes are safety eyes so they have to be placed before the head is stuffed. I'm forever relocating eyes till I get the expression I want, so I use glass eyes.
Just dawned on me that if I needlefelt the face, the eyes don't have to be sunk,the expression is added with needlefelting after the eyes are placed.
Some of the eyes on your site are so interesting.
To find the eyes on my site scroll down the home page and look for Plush, Eyes from Europe and More then scroll down that page to Eyes, Joints and ...or go here: http://www.purelyneysa.com/nsupplies/eyes1.html
I'll be gone from Sat to Monday evening to the show in Louisville, KY.