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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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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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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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Polymer Clay Grogu Sculpture with Glass Eyes

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Chris Gadd from Didcot, United Kingdom crafted this Grogu-inspired sculpture with polymer clay and these big brown glass eyes from handmadeglasseyes.com. In his 5-star review of the glass eyes, Chris states that he loved the eyes and, "They were perfect for my project and working really well with polymer clay! Highly recommend!" Note: customers bake our eyes in polymer clay for up to 275 degrees F, for up to 30 minutes without issues. Any longer or hotter, however, and we recommend first coating the backsides with a heat protective agent such as resin or enamel. Get 20% off your entire order of...

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