Meet Norah and her personal bluebird of happiness, Kenley.
Norah has some pretty big eyes. Not exactly "piercing", but they do stand out on her face.
I wanted to show you another use for commercial murrini. Sometimes we buy murrini and then wonder what we're going to do with it. I like finding non-traditional ways of using it. Eye balls suit my personal style of lampworking.
Instead of sinking the murrini all the way in so it is even with her face, I left it partially raised, to give her a wider eyed look.
The amethyst shading around the edges rocks. I didn't have to add eyebrows, which would have been too much for her face. This keeps it simple so the eyes really stand out.
Kenley was added for fun. For years I have made a series of beads of women with birds sitting on their hats or hair and called them "Bird Brains". I guess they're semi-autobiographical.
Norah and Kenley are currently residing in my etsy shop,