Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Eye of Sauron

I took a break from a larger beading project and made a pendant and barrette incorporating the Eye of Sauron. I found a talented artist (Yvonne Williams) on YouTube that shared an in-depth lesson on painting these eyes on the backside of glass cabochons. They were super easy to make and I really like that each eye is unique.

It's really important to use calibrated glass cabochons to avoid any distortion of the image. I have not tried it yet, but I would imagine one could adhere a paper image underneath. I purchased these cabs from AliExpress, a China based online store similar to Amazon. I am amazed at the art supplies I can find there that I can't find anywhere else. The shipping time is anywhere from 14 - 45 days, but it worth the wait for the prices and many merchants offer free shipping.

The barrette is a 3 inch clip and it is currently listed for sale in my Etsy shop for $38.

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