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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Doll Owner’s Corner: The Eyes

First of the month, time for Doll Owner’s Corner.  When I, the doll owner, talk about anything at else without the dolls.

This month’s topic:

Thoughts on eyes for ball jointed dolls.

Bjd Eyes

Like many types of dolls out there (I.e. porcelain, American Girl, etc.), most ball jointed dolls have inset eyes.  Eyes that are inserted into the head instead of being painted on. 

However, unlike most dolls, you actually can choose and insert the eyes yourself.  And you have a wide range of colors and styles to choose from as well.  And many different types including acrylic, glass, resin, urethane and silicone.  I’ve only ever seen acrylic and glass ones. 

Most of my dolls have freebie acrylic eyes because most doll companies give you a random pair of eyes for free with a new doll, and it’s cheaper to use those than to buy another pair.  This has had some interesting results, especially with Sakura.  Did not expect to receive a doll with pink eyes (see New Arrival: A Mystic Kids Doll Review).

So the first pair of doll eyes I ever actually had to choose and buy was the beautiful glass eyes I brought from Alice’s Collections for the floating head (see Doll Love Unboxing Part 2: Reviewing a Wig and Eyes). 

I love the look and feel of them, they remind me of marbles.  Which is why I say that so far glass eyes are my favorite, but who knows.  I may find a type I like better in the future.

For more information about doll eyes and some fun, here are a few helpful videos.

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