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Big Game Fishing Lure with Glass Eyes - Glowing Ivory Squid Scoop

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This glowing ivory squid scoop from Big Game Lures is an incredible combination of glowing and flashy iridescent shell materials with a scoop face specially designed to leave "massive, smoking bubble trail." The final detail of this impressive fishing lure are it's realistic, handmade cuttlefish glass eyes. These multi-colored glass eyes give the 9 inch lure the last touch needed to help it preform it's job. What's really cool is that this large big game lure glows in the dark, just like a real squid! You can view this fishing lure at Big Game Fishing Lure's website, here. Or, if you are...

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Wire Wrapped Necklace Pendant with Bearded Dragon Eye

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This stunning wire wrapped necklace pendant was crafted with this bearded dragon glass eye by Susan Seeds of Grove City, OH. Her intricate wire work and stunning color combination are a perfect compliment to the realistic 20mm bearded dragon glass eye. What a magnificent piece of handmade jewelry! We can't wait to see what Susan will make next with our wide and ever-growing selection of glass eyes.  SHOP ALL GLASS EYES HERE 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...

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How Maggie Maintains Endless Inspiration for Her Beaded Eye Necklace Pendants

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As "crafty folk", most of us already know the importance of maintaining inspiration for our art.  Simply put, it is important to keep a flow of inspiration in the wings in order to keep coming up with ideas and motivation to keep making, especially if making our art happens to be our livelihood. Some of you may even think that the process of reaching constant creativity is complex or even scary. But listen, I want to tell you that it doesn't have to be so. Let me explain what I mean. I’d like to introduce you to Maggie from Nettlebed, United Kingdom. She's a jewelry designer...

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Wooden Snake Carving by Doug Perkins

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Such a cool snake carving by Doug Perkins! According to Doug: "Only the head and forward underbelly is carved. I let the cracks that nature made be the texture of the rest of the snake. Glass eyes by MEGAN set off the Black Snake." Such a col combination of natural and sculpted wood. And what a fantastic contrast between the blackened wooden head of the snake and these bright green glass eyes. One of the many amazing hand-crafted creations brought to life with the unique glass eyes from handmadeglasseyes.com! About the glass eyes from handmadeglasseyes.com: All artisan glass eyes are...

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Amazing Paper Mache Dragon Trophy Sculptures

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From start to finish, watching to process of creation of a paper mache dragon trophy sculpture is mesmerizing. These works of art are jaw-dropping when finished, and the detail that goes into their construction is slow-clap worthy. This red dragon wall trophy sculpture by Alessandro Ragone of TheDragonHunterNYC enraptures with it's golden and deep crimson red colors and fierce expression captures mid-cry. You can watch Alessandro's entire creation process from start to finish in the time-lapse video below: To add a layer or realistic life to this dragon Alessandro included these creamy orange cat style glass eyes. The delicate colors blend perfectly with the palate...

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