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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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3D Printed Velociraptor Model in Action

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Jeff Tregre shared a very informative video of his experience making a velociraptor model from Rob Pauza’s shop. His video showed great attention to detail as Jeff explains his process for completing the velociraptor step by step. I was impressed by Jeff’s painting skills, especially with the base, and his creativity throughout the build with his inclusion of beetles and flora to create a realistic landscape. To bring life to the model, he installed the 6mm yellow cat glass eyes from our Etsy shop, SteampunkDream. He also recommended the orange cat glass eyes, stating that they would also look very...

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Spectacular Amigurumi Owl with Plastic Yellow Safety Eyes

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Michelle Starr from local Spokane, WA crafted this stunning white amigurumi owl with speckled detailed and these yellow owl plastic safety eyes. According to Michelle, she "got a lot of awesome feedback on the realism of this owl." She's certain that the yellow plastic safety owl eyes she used were a big part of that! It's so delightful to see such incredible work brought to life with a set of our eye designs! You can shop our entire selection of plastic safety eyes here: https://handmadeglasseyes.com/collections/plastic-safety-eyes About the glass eyes from handmadeglasseyes.com: All artisan glass eyes are original graphic designs designed by Megan...

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Handmade Animal Scarves with Glass Eyes

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April from Benton, ME, makes unique animal-inspired scarves. To help add character and realism, she includes glass eyes from handmadeglasseyes.com. According to April, "These eyes are absolutely perfect for my scarves." (Above wolf scarf made with these pale blue mysterious mermaid glass eyes.) In one 5-star review, April states, "These were used for a horse scarf I made and donated to a local equestrian rescue. The eyes were PERFECT! Thanks so much!" and in another "These eyes are PERFECT for my kitty scarf. Well made, and shipped fast! You be the judge...look at this cat!.😁🐾🐈" Here is the horse scarf...

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