News & Spotlights — animal eyes

Meet NEIGHdlepoint, the Needlepoint Horse

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Mike C. of Lexington, Kentucky, introduced me to NEIGHdlepoint, the needlepoint horse. NEIGHdlepoint is a life-size fiberglass horse covered in yards of vintage and newly stitched needlepoint. This project is a part of Horsemania 2022, a large public display of horse art sponsored by LexArts, greater Lexington's premier cultural development, advocacy and fund raising organization committed to the arts. (You can learn more at NEIGHdlepoint's website.)I am honored to note that these glass horse eyes were also included in the project."They are awesome and look so lifelike," Mike wrote in to me to say. How cool to be a part...

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Impressive Metal Owl Sculpture by Harold Breit with Yellow Glass Eyes

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I am beyond impressed by these pictures of an owl sculpture that Harold Breit from Burlington, Canada sent me. If you look close (it took me a second!) you'll realize that most or all of the metal this sculpture is made out of is crafted from forks and spoons! Then the last thing Harold added were a set of these yellow owl glass eyes. According to Harold, "They really bring the owl to life." Thanks for sharing with us, Harold! About the glass eyes from handmadeglasseyes.com: All artisan glass eyes are original graphic designs designed by Megan Petersen of Spokane, Washington Each...

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More Striking Palm Tree Sculptures by Lisa Armstrong

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I'm excited to showcase more incredible palm tree sculptures by the amazing Lisa Armstrong of Palms n' Pallets: Home Decor by Lisa. As noted in her previous showcase, Lisa creates incredible works of art out of palm tree anatomy. Her home decor sculptures are other-worldly and a striking addition to the spaces they grace. (Above wolf sculpture includes these blue husky eyes.) Most recently, Lisa shared her fantastic eagle sculpture with me: This eagle sculpture includes these realistic glass eagle eyes, completing it's sharpened stare. Seeing creations like this made with our glass eyes is completely mind-blowing! Thank you for sharing...

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New Mexico Artist Steve Mckibbin Adds Depth with Handmade Glass Eyes by Megan Petersen

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Steve Mckibbin from Placitas, NM creates visually stunning gourd artwork sculptures that are mesmerizing to view and take up space in tantalizing visually fetching ways. To add the final touch of life and depth to his creations, Steve uses the glass eye cabochons from handmadeglasseyes.com. These striking carvings can be seen in galleries in Placitas and Albuquerque, NM as a showcase of the stunning work Steve has been doing for the past 15 years. It is such an honor for our glass eyes to be included in these absolutely striking sculptures. We love seeing what artists make with our eyes,...

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Upgraded Ammonite Modelsin Manitoba

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Danny from Manitoba takes models of ammonites (squids that went out with the dinosaurs 66 million years ago) and 10-ups them with spray paint, connecting them with magnets, and adding glass eye cabochons from handmadeglasseyes.com. Describing his process, Danny writes, "I bought these 3D printed models from a dealer on eBay. They are white plastic and their eyes were little more than small featureless bumps. So...I spray painted the models, attached them by magnets to "plastic rocks" meant for aquarium decor and thought I'd paint the eyes. On second thought messing up the eyes by a shaky hand would just...

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