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    Where can I get eyeballs?

    The local hobby shop sells beads in a few sizes, but they all have holes through the center....

    What's a good source for beads or ball bearings in MANY sizes for eyeballs?

    THANKS FOR YOUR HELP, IF YOU HAVE THE TIME!!!

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    I do know that some craft store sell glass marbles in different sizes and color. If you are looking for realistic glass eyes, taxidermy supply stores sells them.

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    I'm looking for a wider range of sizes than I can get with just marbles. They needn't be realistic, as is for a taxidermist. They just need to be round and not have holes in them!

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    for eyeballs i usually just ball up some sculpey to my desired size and just blow dry em. that works great for me. .

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    Any thing that suits your project is good.
    There are many ways, if you want those from a taxidermy supplier check out jht http://stores.ebay.co.uk/JHT-Taxidermy-Supplies

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    Don't about stores where you are but most hardware stores have a section where small parts, including various sizes of ball bearings, are sold from little bins.

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    And you can always do a search on google... Here's what I found by putting in plastic balls!

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    I make my own with sculpey, liquid sculpey, pearlex powders and ink. It's a long process to make realistic ones, so I make a bunch at once.

    If I'm doing creatures that don't need realistic human eyes I use pearls, you can usually find some dyed pearls in the bead section of the craft store or a bead store. They have very small holes that can be hidden inside the eye socket. I like using them because they are cheap and have a nice luster.

    Here's a picture of my current project, I used green freshwater pearls for his eyes:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyo View Post
    And you can always do a search on google... Here's what I found by putting in plastic balls!

    Garyo
    I hadn't thought of plastic--I was focused on glass and metal. I get so darn one-dimensional it's a wonder I can walk and breathe at the same time.

    Plastics should hold up fine at temps under 200.

    Thanks.

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