Clear with pupil - Easy Glue-In Glass Eyes 3-12 mm options
Glass glue in eyes for needle felt creatures
We are very excited to finally get these clear eyes in, with which you can design your own eyes! Great for dragons, cats, snakes etc.
Also available in two mixed combinations:
- 5, 7, 9mm mixed pack 12 pairs of eyes (4 pairs of each size)
- 4, 6, 8mm mixed pack 12 pairs of eyes (4 pairs of each size)
Available in black, amber, blue, green and clear (to add your own paint or nail varnish colour).
These clear eyes can be placed over any colour wool to change the colour of the eye, and they can also be coloured with nail varnish (see picture). You can extend the black pupil in the middle to become a slit by using black nail varnish to add the extra detail. To create the lines or stripes of an iris, you can add a little darker colour nail varnish around the middle, and then while this is still wet, take a lighter colour and drag from the darker colour in the middle out towards the edge, to create the line effect between the two colours as they mix. This technique is easier on the bigger sizes.
When you have finished the shaping of your creature, simply make a hole by pushing your felting needle or other sharp object in to create a hole. Poke the shank of the eye into the hole, check you are happy with the position, and then add a dot of glue behind the eye.
More detailed instructions below for a finer finish:
Felt a dent at eye socket before you put them in. Push your felting needle all the way in to the fatter part to make a wide hole. If it is a predator animal (dog, cat, lion etc) push the needle toward the back of the head for forward facing eyes. If it is a prey animal (sheep, rabbit, mouse) push the needle toward the other side of the head to make the eyes more on the side for looking out for danger! When you take the felting needle out, insert eye along same line as the needle. Put both eyes in and check they are straight and the same distance from the nose, and you are happy with the look. Add a little dot of clear drying glue behind. You can also felt a little wool around the top half and bottom half of the eye to form an eyelid and help the eye to look less 'stuck on'.