GlassEyeSupply

Kiln formed hand painted glass eyes (high dome cabochon

Redmond, Washington · 1193 Sales

GlassEyeSupply

Kiln formed hand painted glass eyes (high dome cabochon

Redmond, Washington 1193 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Announcement   See a color you like but would like a different pupil? Just let us know.
Colors are light fast and safe to be used outdoors. Safe to expose to heat under 300 degrees F. Sizes 6mm to 26mm available. Custom orders welcome.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 7, 2017

See a color you like but would like a different pupil? Just let us know.
Colors are light fast and safe to be used outdoors. Safe to expose to heat under 300 degrees F. Sizes 6mm to 26mm available. Custom orders welcome.

Christine Musser

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Christine Musser

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About

Hand Painted Glass Cabochon Eyes for Use in Needle Felt/Polymer Clay Figures, Papier Mache Sculptures and More

GlassEyeSupply came into existence after receiving requests from felt and polymer clay artists for glass eyes that would give their creations a distinctive look. The eyes in my shop are 100% handmade by me in my Pacific NW studio from the fusing of the glass to the painting of eye details on the reverse side.

Always happy to take custom orders and please feel free to send me a photo of your finished piece using the eyes purchased here.

About the eyes:Clear cabochon painted on back side and has metallic shimmer. Enamels are heat set, permanent, and solvent safe. Back painted black. 100% painted by hand: no color photos or copies pasted. Safe for use with glue.

About the artist: Since the age of 4, Christine Musser has known she wanted to be an artist. Coming from a family of artists and craftsmen (grandfather a landscape painter in New England, father a woodcarver), she grew up exposed to a variety of arts especially drawing and painting. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration, she relocated to the Pacific NW in 1990 and began painting on multi layers of Plexiglas which led to an interest in fused glass. In addition to over 20 years of glass experience, she currently works in a variety of media including needle felt, silk painting, polymer clay, papier mache, digital illustration as well as painting. She feels her knowledge of various materials helps to keep her work fresh and often finds that a technique that works in one medium can carry over into another and produce interesting results.

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  • Christine Musser

    Owner

    As an artist that works in mixed media, I appreciate the need of accent pieces (eyes in this case) that reflect the uniqueness of the art where it is to be included. My background is Illustration but I also paint, sculpt (wool) and work with glass.

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Last updated on Jul 14, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Are these sold in pairs or as singles?

As of July 14, 2017, they are being sold as singles. Need a pair? Just chose 2 in the drop down menu for quantity.

Custom and personalized orders

Yes, custom sizes and colors are available. Please convo for details.

Sizing details

In most cases, sizes 6mm to 26mm are available unless the intricacy of the design is too complex to do as a smaller eye. Need larger than 26mm? Just ask.

Care instructions

These eyes are durable. The paints used are permanent, water resistant, lightfast, and temperature safe to 300 degrees F.

Are sew on backs/button shanks available?

For most sizes, yes. Please see the "add on button shank option". For a minimal charge, shanks will be glued using E6000 industrial adhesive to cabochon(s) back. Add 1 day to the processing turnaround time for glue to set.

How do I attach the eyes to my artwork?

As these are cabochons (half marbles), I recommend E6000 glue (use fresh tube. Let stand at least 24 hours before moving). Shanks are available (for most sizes) for additional cost if sewing on is preferred.
For my own wool soft sculptures, I will either glue the eyes to a piece of flat felt, leave a little felt around the glass while cutting out. Then I felt the cut felt/eye onto my work. You can also make an eye socket, glue eye in, then place eyelids/detail around.

What is a cabochon?

In the case of the eyes, a cabochon is a flat backed, high domed half marble.

Do the pupils really follow your movement no matter which angle they are viewed?

Yes! Due to the way the glass is formed and painted, the eyes always seem to be looking at you.