News & Spotlights — bird glass eyes

Impressive Metal Owl Sculpture by Harold Breit with Yellow Glass Eyes

Posted by Megan Petersen on

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...

Read more →

Duck in the Reeds Wooden Bowl Sculpture by Maurice Clabaugh

Posted by Megan Petersen on

When Maurice Clabaugh of Tuscaloosa AL shared this "Duck in the Reeds" wooded bowl sculpture with me, I knew I had to share it here on the blog. According to the bio on Maurice's website, he "uses wood that has been discarded by others as useless or impossible to turn. His challenge is to take these discarded pieces and reveal their beauty."To complete the effect of the wood for this bowl carving, Maurice implemented these glass duck eyes on wire pin posts. The combination of natural wood with the realistic bird eyes is transfixing! I love discovering amazing artists who are creating with such a wide range...

Read more →

Community Mosaic of Green Man Organized by Artist Lisa Tiemann Created with Glass Eyes by Megan Petersen

Posted by Megan Petersen on

Melrose artist Lisa Tiemann and her dog, Cora, with the Green Man mosaic outside her home, photographed by Amanda Hurley Tiemann spearheaded the community mosaic project for Cedar Park, Melrose, as outlined in this article by Amanda Hurley. A total of 35 artists worked on the project, coming together to create a masterpiece that celebrates human connection to nature. Also contributing to the project are several pairs of brilliant glass eye cabochons from handmadeglasseyes.com. At the center of the mosaic are a pair of large, detailed green and blue glass eyes, offering themselves as a focal point for the whole design....

Read more →

Red Cedar Owl Carving

Posted by Megan Petersen on

We've shown off Pete Tucker's fantastic wooden carvings here on the blog before, but we just had to show you yet another incredible owl carving he sent us another image of. This one is crafted out of stunning red cedar wood, and the final look is spectacular. To give the owl even more life and dimension, Pete completed this wood carving by adding these yellow glass owl eyes. The combination of the yellow with the burnt red of the cedar is a stunning contrast that is riveting to stare back at. It's always exciting to see what kind of creative projects...

Read more →

Wooden Owl Carving in Hallowed Out Log

Posted by Megan Petersen on

This incredible wooden owl by Pete Tucker is hiding in a 19 inch log hollowed out by wood ants. The final touch is a set of these glass owl eyes.According to Pete, "The eyes follow you everywhere!" About our glass eyes... All artisan glass eyes are original graphic designs Each cabochon is handmade with attention to detail and inspected for quality All products are made and ship from our studio in Spokane, Washington, USA Get your order FAST! All products ship within 1-3 business days All orders are shipped via USPS mail with tracking If you aren't happy with your order for...

Read more →