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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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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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Bandersnatch Mount by Jeremy of Yocumonsters

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This enticing Bandersnatch mount was crafted by Jeremy Yocum (Yocumonsters) of Phoenix, AZ. To complete it's wild and furious look, Jeremy give it a set of mismatched glass eyes from HandmadeGlassEyes.com. The two eyes include this spiraling clown glass eye and this nightmare clown glass eye, both in size 40mm. The combination of both is wild fun. The Bandersnatch originates as a fictional creature in Lewis Carroll's book, Through the Looking-Glass and poem The Hunting of the Snark. In The Hunting of the Snark, the creature is described as having a long neck and snapping jaws, and both works describe it as ferocious and extraordinarily...

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Amigurumi Baby Dragon with Orange Glass Eyes

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This fun amigurumi baby dragon doll was hand crafted by Rozan from Colorado Springs. She intended to add wings to the little guy, but the soon-to-be owner of the dragon loved him too much as he was, and wanted to take him home right away! Rozan completed this amigurumi baby dragon with these orange alpha dragon glass eyes. The eyes provided the perfect finishing touch he was waiting for! You can check out our entire collection of glass dragon eyes here, for crafting amigurumi dolls and more! About the glass eyes from handmadeglasseyes.com: All artisan glass eyes are original graphic designs...

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