All about the eyes!!

Jun 2, 2016

    1. Hello everyone, lets talk about BJD eyes!!

      Lets start the discussion with a couple of topics:

      1) Which is your favorite brand?
      2) What sizes of eyes you normally purchase?
      3) Which eyes' material you adore so much? Urethane? Glass?
      4) How many pairs of eyes you have collected so far?
      5) Dome height? High? Low?
      6) Your favourite eyes color?

      If you have extra topics, feel free to add.

      Let me start:
      1) Which is your favorite brand?
      Enchanted Doll eyes
      2) What sizes of eyes you normally purchase?
      14mm, 16mm
      3) Which eyes' material you adore so much? Urethane? Glass?
      Urethane
      4) How many pairs of eyes you have collected so far?
      12 pairs of eyes
      5) Dome height? High? Low?
      Prefer high dome
      6) Your favourite eyes color?
      Definitely BLUE

      :thumbup
       
      #1 Sangz, Jun 2, 2016
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    2. Oh boy! This is my kind o' thread. I collect urethane eyes almost as much as I collect ball-jointed dolls, themselves. :whee:

      1) Which is your favorite brand?
      Constantly changing but for now I'll say Silent Paradise.

      2) What sizes of eyes you normally purchase?
      12mm and 14mm are the sizes I purchase most often.

      3) Which eyes' material you adore so much? Urethane? Glass?
      Urethane. Hands down.

      4) How many pairs of eyes you have collected so far?
      Crap. Umm... I suppose I have about 35 pairs of urethane eyes from a variety of brands. Each doll has their own default pair and I hoard a few extras for a rainy day.

      5) Dome height? High? Low?
      No preference.

      6) Your favourite eyes color?
      My favorite color I currently own is a pair of DollBakery Rainbow eyes. Another favorite is a pair of green Serendipity eyes I've been hoarding for 6+ years because I have yet to find a doll "worthy" of them. :lol:

      Overall, though, I'd say I tend to gravitate towards blue and/or green eyes.
       
      #2 PeppermintPocky, Jun 2, 2016
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    3. I very much enjoy doll eyes~ ♥ It's amazing to see something so small make such a dramatic impact on the look of a doll.

      1) Which is your favorite brand?
      Oscar Doll
      2) What sizes of eyes you normally purchase?
      22mm, 20mm, 16mm
      3) Which eyes' material you adore so much? Urethane? Glass?
      Anything sparkly ☆ (I like both urethane and glass.)
      4) How many pairs of eyes you have collected so far?
      Hmm... I don't keep a very close count. Perhaps 10 pair?
      5) Dome height? High? Low?
      High
      6) Your favourite eyes color?
      Gray
       
    4. I love collecting eyeballs. XD

      1) Which is your favorite brand? Ersa Flora are gorgeous! But I must admit I've become quite addicted to Makoeyes.
      2) What sizes of eyes you normally purchase? 10-14 mm are probably the ones I look out for the most.
      3) Which eyes' material you adore so much? Urethane? Glass? I've got eyes of all types and honestly, I like them all. Never tried silicone though.
      4) How many pairs of eyes you have collected so far? Off the top of my head, about 20 or so. Probably more.
      5) Dome height? High? Low? Both. Some of my more realistic dolls need low dome, others need high dome.
      6) Your favourite eyes color? Green! Forever and always. :D
       
    5. I love doll eyes too :)

      1) Which is your favorite brand?
      Ginarolo 400 series

      2) What sizes of eyes you normally purchase? 12mm & 14mm

      3) Which eyes' material you adore so much? Urethane? Glass?
      Glass

      4) How many pairs of eyes you have collected so far?
      12 pairs

      5) Dome height? High? Low?
      Low dome

      6) Your favourite eyes color?
      Soft fantasy colors & hazel with beautiful threads!
       
    6. 1) Which is your favorite brand?
      I'm a pretty big fan of CandyKitten's eyes!

      2) What sizes of eyes you normally purchase?
      I like 14mm. I've tried 16mm, and it was very cute in my SD boys, but 14mm just suited them better.

      3) Which eyes' material you adore so much? Urethane? Glass?
      My most favorite eyes are resin. I forget what kind.

      4) How many pairs of eyes you have collected so far?
      Counting the eyes my boys came with, I have six pairs of eyes!

      5) Dome height? High? Low?
      I have one pair of high-domed eyes that I do really like, but the CandyKitten ones are low-domed.

      6) Your favourite eyes color?
      My favorite ones are this very vivid blue-green from CandyKitten, called "Emperor's Chai". They're glorious!
       
    7. 1) Which is your favorite brand?
      No particular brand. I like all the eyes.

      2) What sizes of eyes you normally purchase?
      12mm.

      3) Which eyes' material you adore so much? Urethane? Glass?
      Glass. I like the depth and sparkle.

      4) How many pairs of eyes you have collected so far?
      Too many!

      5) Dome height? High? Low?
      Low dome, because they're easier to adjust.

      6) Your favourite eyes color?
      Red. ;)
       
    8. Eyes are so much fun, I love them!

      1) Which is your favorite brand? It's so hard to choose one favorite, but I think I'll go with Soom silicone. I also really like Captured In Glass and Eyeco.
      2) What sizes of eyes you normally purchase? Depends on which doll I'm shopping for, but usually 12-14mm is good for the crew, with the occasional 16 or 10.
      3) Which eyes' material you adore so much? Silicone is usually my favorite, but I also like some glass and I own one pair of urethanes that I really like. Not a fan of acrylic at all.
      4) How many pairs of eyes you have collected so far? Currently, I probably own around 35 pairs, but I've been in the hobby for over 8 years, and in that time, I feel certain I've had at least 100 pairs, probably more when I consider all the dolls I've sold and all the default free eyes I didn't like.
      5) Dome height? High? Low? Most of my dolls need low domes. High domes often don't fit right, or appear to be bulging out of the socket.
      6) Your favourite eyes color? Green is my favorite, but most of my dolls have blue! Eight have blue , five have brown, two green, one hazel.
       
    9. 1) Which is your favorite brand?
      That would have to be Mako.
      2) What sizes of eyes you normally purchase?
      All sizes really, but the most probably 14-16mm
      3) Which eyes' material you adore so much? Urethane? Glass?
      Urethane, but well-made glass eyes can be great and I have a pair of silicon that I adore too.
      4) How many pairs of eyes you have collected so far?
      Ehm, about 85 maybe? All my dolls have a pair of course, and then I have a few extra to put in new arrivals. In my defense, a lot of them were cheap glass eBay purchases ;)
      5) Dome height? High? Low?
      Medium to low. I can never get high domes to look natural.
      6) Your favourite eyes color?
      Teal! And every shade of purple or lavender. My dolls tend to end up with al lot of blue-greens and purples, haha
       
    10. I have a LOT of dolls--maybe 70+ if you included pets and such which still take eyes. And all sizes, from under 6mm to 20mm...

      1) Which is your favorite brand?
      Oscar Eyes, Enchanted Doll eyes, Mako Eyes, Dollshe Eyes, cheap glass eyes, acrylic eyes... whatever works!

      2) What sizes of eyes you normally purchase?
      12 years ago, 16mm, but smaller and smaller as the years pass and I have more mature/realistic dolls, or micro-tinies, or pet dolls, etc. Currently, lots of 12mm or 10mm...
      I just had to put 10mm in a 70cm guy!!! Crazy!

      3) Which eyes' material you adore so much? Urethane? Glass?
      Urethane, then glass.

      4) How many pairs of eyes you have collected so far?
      Hundreds of pairs of eyes

      5) Dome height? High? Low?
      Years ago--high dome, but with eyes with smaller openings, low domes are better.

      6) Your favourite eyes color?
      Purple, green, grey, bright blue, gold.

      I LOVE eyes. They can really change a doll's look!

      I used to get them to match outfits! But now I have too many dolls and outfits and am much more lazy, so I usually find eyes that suit well enough, size and color-wise, and keep them in a particular doll. --Even though I certainly COULD change eyes to match outfits since I have so many pairs of eyes, now.

      Haul of Oscar Eyes from Dollism Plus US--
      [​IMG]14-09-dollism_8862_oscareyes by aprilllee, on Flickr
       
      #10 april, Jun 3, 2016
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    11. 1) Which is your favorite brand?
      Mako Eyes. I also love AllThatGlittersEyes on etsy for when I want eyes that catch the light well in tinier sizes than Mako Eyes offers. Mako Eyes isn't the most realistic, but of the eyes I have bought, theirs catch the light the best. I think Eyeco is more realistic, but their silicone eyes don't catch the light that well. Even in my realistic-ish dolls, I like a little sparkle twinkle to their eyes.

      2) What sizes of eyes you normally purchase?
      12mm, most of my dolls need 10-12mm.

      3) Which eyes' material you adore so much? Urethane? Glass?
      Glass and Urethane at the moment.

      4) How many pairs of eyes you have collected so far?
      Over 20? >_> I hoard and sell a lot.

      5) Dome height? High? Low?
      Average? Sometimes low.

      6) Your favourite eyes color?
      Green and blue.
       
    12. Owh wow!! Never thought we have many eyes fans!! Thanks everyone for your wonderful replies!! Lets keep it going. :)

      Omg that rainbow eyes and green serendipity eyes are gorgeous!! I cant wait to see one of your dolls wearing those eyes!! Do post a picture of it when you managed to find a doll worthy of wearing it. Hehe
       
      #12 Sangz, Jun 4, 2016
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    13. 1) Which is your favorite brand?
      Silent Paradise for now, I hope I can try more and more eyes like Mako, Enchanted ......
      2) What sizes of eyes you normally purchase?
      14mm, 16mm, 18mm
      3) Which eyes' material you adore so much? Urethane? Glass?
      Urethane
      4) How many pairs of eyes you have collected so far?
      11 pairs of eyes
      5) Dome height? High? Low?
      I prefer high dome, but I think my small eyes boys need to use low dome eyes, so I'm looking for new eyes now
      6) Your favourite eyes color?
      Blue! Only have 11 pairs of eyes, but 3 pairs is blue:whee:
       
    14. 1) Which is your favorite brand?
      Ersa Flora
      2) What sizes of eyes you normally purchase?
      I own dolls ranging from tiny to SD+, so lots of sizes ranging from 8mm to 16mm. Mostly 12-14 mm though.
      3) Which eyes' material you adore so much? Urethane? Glass?
      Acrylic and hollow glass. Solid glass and urethane are too shiny for me.
      4) How many pairs of eyes you have collected so far?
      Thirty-odd pairs or so? Most are in dolls, though.
      5) Dome height? High? Low?
      Preferably just round! For the domed ones, high rather than low because low tend to fit into eyewells weird.
      6) Your favourite eyes color?
      Probably green and yellow, but I really love all colours. As long as there's no crystals in them, that trend is very much not for me.
       
    15. 1)Which is your favorite brand?
      So many! Gumdrops, Mystic, Doll Bakery, Dollshe, Oscar, Vings, Mako, Enchanted, there's a bunch more
      2) What sizes of eyes you normally purchase?
      14mm seems to be the most common in my group, followed by 16mm.
      3) Which eyes' material you adore so much? Urethane? Glass?
      I have a Urethane problem.
      4) How many pairs of eyes you have collected so far?
      In the house, there must be more than 100 pairs of eye.
      5) Dome height? High? Low?
      I prefer low-dome eyes.
      6) Your favourite eyes color?
      Brown. Hands down.
       
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    16. 1)Which is your favorite brand?
      Eyeco and Kaitou, I love realistic eyes! I have a pair of Mystic Eyes on its way and I think it would be amazing as well.

      2) What sizes of eyes you normally purchase?
      Mostly 12mm. and also 12/14mm with smaller iris.

      3) Which eyes' material you adore so much? Urethane? Glass?
      Urethane and then soft glass.

      4) How many pairs of eyes you have collected so far?
      I think it's around 60-ish?

      5) Dome height? High? Low?
      low domes!

      6) Your favourite eyes color?
      um light blue? and green :) anyways light and less saturated colours!
       
    17. 1) Which is your favorite brand?
      #1: Ethereal angels gumdrops, #2: Dollshe
      2) What sizes of eyes you normally purchase?
      For tinies: 12mm, MSDs: 14mm and SDs vary a lot (My SDs use10-12mm, 16mm, 18mm and 20mm)
      3) Which eyes' material you adore so much? Urethane? Glass?
      Urethane!
      4) How many pairs of eyes you have collected so far?
      oh wow...a lot...that's all I know
      5) Dome height? High? Low?
      always low dome
      6) Your favourite eyes color?
      Greens and browns
       
    18. #18 Live Eyes, Jun 13, 2016
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    19. 1) Which is your favorite brand?
      I really like Oscar Doll eyes (although I don't own any)
      2) What sizes of eyes you normally purchase?
      Hard to say... probably 12-14 mm
      3) Which eyes' material you adore so much? Urethane? Glass?
      I prefer glass because of the little handle thing, but I'll go for anything as long as I like the design.
      4) How many pairs of eyes you have collected so far?
      11 (although I only have 3-6 dolls atm) :D
      5) Dome height? High? Low?
      I guess high, but it doesn't really matter as long as they look good in the doll.
      6) Your favorite eyes color?
      I've always loved blue, but pretty much every color is beautiful to me :)
       
    20. This has been really a great help to read. I still struggle with eyes. I've only tried the acrylic that my doll came with (not pretty), and an acrylic pair from Safrin Doll (my favorite) and a pair of Eyeco Silicon ones (that just look cloudy and odd to me). I'm a little scared to spend more money trying out glass and whatnot after loving the inexpensive acrylics and not digging the more expensive silicon ones. A lot of the places, i hadn't heard of, so it's back to shopping and staring at eyes for me!