GOOD NEWS! My favorite eye supplier for my felted sculptures now has New Glass eyes on convenient wire pins! The wire is cut already so you don’t have to bother with any cutting. The wire pin length ranges from approximately 6mm (approx. 1/4 inch) to 12mm (approx. 1/2 inch) Colors: Solid Black, Clear, Blue, Green, or Dark Amber.
People are always asking me what size eyes do I use in my sculptures. Generally, I use the same size eye as the inches in height measured to the top of the head. So I use 2 mm eyes in 2 inch, 3 mm in a 3 inch, 4 mm in 4 inch, 5 mm in a 5 inch, etc.
Of course some breeds have larger eyes like a Shih Tzu or smaller eyes like Chow Chow or Samoyed…see photos.
It’s good to have several sizes, so you can see how they look. Poke a hole in the head where you want to insert the eyes and the short wire will keep them in place. Check that the SIZE is right. Be sure to check that they line up before gluing. More on eye placement in this post.
I get my glass eyes from http://www.glasseyesonline.com
Here are the new glass eyes on wire pins featured in this post. I just love them! I am even including them in my needle felted dog kits!
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