News & Spotlights — glass eyes

An Author's Dragon Brought to Life

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Author Nikki Haras recently sent some pictures of her latest project: a dragon inspired from a character in her co-written fantasy Prisma Isle book series. Meet Cynric! Cynric is an Eastern style fantasy dragon created from a Crafty Intentions pattern and brought to life with these yellow glass eyes. It's so cool to see creations brought to life with our original glass eye designs! About the glass eyes from handmadeglasseyes.com: All artisan glass eyes are original graphic designs designed by Megan Petersen of Spokane, Washington Each cabochon is handmade with attention to detail and inspected for quality All products are made and ship from our...

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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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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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Top 5 Tips for Staying Creative

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When you're a maker staying creative isn't a nice-to-have--it's a necessity. Here are my top 5 tips for keeping the inspiration on full blast... Tip 1: Define Creative BoundariesFor example, make your next project only out of red materials, or in a certain styleTip 2: Take a Walk In NatureDitch your phone, and your headphone and allow your mind to completely relax and wader as you go for a walk and breathe some fresh air. Letting your mind rest is often when the best creative ideas present themselves!Tip 3: Set Time ConstraintsFor example, have your next project be something you...

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