I began making amigurumi (crocheted dolls and animals), but after a while the same old black and brown craft eyes seemed rather boring. I wanted more colorful eyes for my creations. In 2005 I began experimenting with painting craft eyes, and Suncatcher Craft Eyes were born.
How they are made:
Suncatcher Eyes are made with safety in mind. I use only acrylic paint, which is nontoxic and safe for children. Please note that Suncatcher Craft Eyes are not safe for items used by babies and very young children who put things in their mouths or pets. This is because our craft eyes are made with small pieces that may cause a choking hazard.
Shimmer and opaque Suncatcher Craft Eyes require approximately 5 to 7 days to paint and dry thoroughly before mailing.
Black, clear, translucent, and budget craft eyes and noses can ship within 48 hours. If you are purchasing shimmer or opaque eyes at the same time, this will increase the shipping time of your order. Please be sure your PayPal shipping address is correct. This will ensure your package gets to you quickly with no delay. I will send a confirmation email of your order that includes your PayPal shipping address for you to review prior to your order being mailed.
Let me know if you need your order in a hurry, and I will do my best to accommodate you. Shipping via Priority and Express Mail is available upon request for an extra charge.
Items made with Suncatcher Craft Eyes should be hand washed and not submerged in water.
Baking your craft eyes (in ceramics, etc.) will cause the eyes to become cloudy and is not recommended.
Use of glue:
Please use glue only on the stems of the eyes and not on the colored (painted) part as they could discolor or become damaged.
The plastic craft eyes that I use to make Suncatcher Craft Eyes have passed CPSIA testing. All paints used in the production of Suncatcher Eyes are certified nontoxic by the Art & Creative Materials Institute (ACMI).
Happy Customer Guarantee:
Suncatcher Craft Eyes are 100% guaranteed. If for any reason you are not satisfied with Suncatcher Craft Eyes (other than customer error in ordering), please contact me. I will either replace the product free of charge or refund your purchase price for them.
If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions; please feel free to contact me anytime. I am happy to hear from you.
DIY tips: Nail polish should not be used to paint acrylic/plastic craft eyes as it will eat away the plastic over time.
Availability: Suncatcher Eyes with round pupils are available in the following sizes: 6mm, 7.5mm, 9mm, 10.5mm, 12mm, 15mm, 18mm, 20mm, and 24mm.
Suncatcher Eyes with oval pupils are available in the following sizes: 9mm, 12mm, 15mm, 18mm, and 24mm.
Custom orders: I am happy to work with you to create custom craft eyes to match your project at no additional charge.