PlanetJune Craft Blog

Latest news and updates from June

poll: clear eyes?

I’m hoping you can help me out by sparing a few seconds to vote on this poll (if you’re reading this in a feed reader, please click through to the post to vote!)

I’ve been getting requests for coloured eyes in my shop. I don’t know if you’ve seen them, but most of them look really awful – the colours are so vivid it makes them look like they are staring. I bought some brown ones and I couldn’t use them for anything because they look so scary:

black and coloured animal eyes for amigurumi
Black eyes and scary brown eyes

I’ve come up with a better solution – clear plastic eyes:

clear animal eyes for amigurumi
Clear eyes

Advantages of clear eyes:

  • Paint the flat back of the eye with acrylic paint to get the exact shade you want.
  • Feeling artistic? Create customized eyes with paint effects – paint spots, stripes, starbursts etc on the back of the eye first, let it dry, then coat the entire back of the eye with the base colour.
  • Don’t like painting? No problem! Just cut a square of felt a little larger than the eye, snip a little cross shape in the middle to poke the shaft of the eye through, then trim the felt so it is the same size as the eye – easy!

clear animal eyes with felt colours for amigurumi
Make any shade of eyes using subtle- or bright-coloured felt!

So, my question for you today is, would you be interested in buying these clear eyes if I stocked them in the PlanetJune shop? (They would cost approx the same as the black eyes I already carry.) Please vote below so I can get an idea of interest! If you want to add any additional info (e.g. what sizes would you like to see?) please leave me a comment too!

Update: the poll is now cloased – that you for voting! Here are the results:

poll result

4 Comments »

  1. nicole butcher said

    Hi im very intrested in buying some of your clear eyes wholesale..could you please email me when there availble and price etc..thanks..

  2. JOAN SMYTH said

    I WOULD LOVE TO TRY A FEW OF THESE TO TRY ON MY CRAFTS, I LOVE THAT YOU CAN CREATE YOUR OWN IDEAS FOR THE EYES, PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN PURCHASE THEM. THANK YOU JUNE,, SINCERELY JOAN

  3. janice douglas said

    Hello, I live in Akron Oh. and I have looked all over for clear doll eyes, and the smallest I can find is 14 mm. I need 7,8, or 9mm. I have also been all over the internet Do you know if they make them in smaller sizes? If you carried them I would order from you. Thank you for any help you can give me. Sincerely, Frustrated Doll Maker

RSS feed for comments on this post · TrackBack URI

Leave a Comment

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment here! I read and appreciate every comment. I only respond to questions here on the blog, so please return to this page to see my reply, or check the box below to subscribe to new comments by email.

Please note that I can only answer questions related to PlanetJune patterns and tutorials (see details), and I can only respond to questions or comments written in English. Thank you :) - June

  • Welcome to PlanetJune!

    June Gilbank

    Hi, I'm June. Welcome to my world of nature-inspired crochet and crafting. I hope you enjoy your visit!

    If you'd like to get in touch, you can contact me here.
    crocheted Canadian flag by PlanetJune
  • Follow me

    RSS FeedSubscribe to my blog by EmailFollow me on TwitterFollow me on Facebook
    Friend me on RavelryWatch me on YouTubeFollow me on PinterestFollow me on Instagram
  • Browse Blog Categories

  • Blog Archives

  • Support PlanetJune!

    Want to say thanks? You can send me money in seconds at paypal.me/planetjune.

    Or simply click one of these links before you shop at Amazon:
    Thank you for your support!
Back to top