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    Inserting Eyes

    Sooooo... I'm very new to all of this... Aaaaaand... I have to admit that I don't know how to insert the eyes... I watched a video which showed how to roll the putty and put it around the eye and then put it into the socket, but that was on a big doll! And RED is so small... and there's the elastic there and the metal ring... and... and...

    *hides under the rug*

    (a beat)

    Could someone be so kind and show me how to do it?...


    Maybe with photos?


    *whisper*


    ...or a video...


    (long beat)


    Thank you.


    *stays under the rug*


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    So like me ... welcome to the whole new world of dolls ... being novice means we get to invent new approaches maybe! The eyes are sooo small, I found the easiest is to make a thin sausage (no bigger than the eye) with a putty on which you stick the eye to the end. This acts as a handle to help position the eye and then squish the sausage down once you have the ideal position. I then use a toothpick to fine tune maneuvering.

    I bought eye putty but found it was the same as silicone ear putty.

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    Hehe...come out from under that rug Mekare! I think everyone struggles with these tiny eyes.

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    He he! I'm with you under the rug Mekare! Couldn't stand all that fiddling around so a gave my girl permanent eyes lol! Groan!.... just have to paint them now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bibarina View Post
    He he! I'm with you under the rug Mekare! Couldn't stand all that fiddling around so a gave my girl permanent eyes lol! Groan!.... just have to paint them now!
    How do you give them permanent eyes?
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    I left the eyes for Angel Toast to insert- if you are sending your girl off to a face-up artist, I am sure they will put the eyes in for you (otherwise the sausage roll + toothpick poke method works best)

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    Inserting Eyes

    *mumbles something inaudible from under the rug*


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    Inserting Eyes

    *pokes her head out*

    I was saying, that I am thinking of leaving it to the faceup artist too...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Grevling View Post
    How do you give them permanent eyes?
    I used an epoxy resin Grevling.

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    Thanks Bibarina ! (sounds scary )
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