Sorry for the delay in the reply 'atrophius ', 'Sonny.Barile', & Vince, been away to a funeral-
Sonny.Barile - yes those are the reflections of the light bulb.
It's all very fiddly making these, I (and others) posted something on this about a year back but I can't find it so I have attached a drawing from my 'Photobucket' album which might explain it a bit better - I found D2T
goes off too quick and does not release the bubbles, so used an epoxy called "Flex Coat' which is 12 hour set, the same as Etex etc,
I got a pin (domed 'dressmakers pin') and blue tacked (or 'super glue') an appropriate coloured sequin (with painted pupil) and a small circle of polycarbonate which I punched out with a paper punch, onto the round pin head and spiked it into a piece of cardboard (vertical), mixed up some 'flex coat' and let it settle for a while to get some of the bubbles out, I then used a wire to place drops of the epoxy onto sequin until I had a dome of epoxy- the epoxy will not run off the sequin because of the surface tension/ meniscus of the epoxy, and it is surprising how much you can add. I then let it settle for about 1/4 hour and gently heated it with a hair dryer and gas flame for good measure to remove bubbles, let it cool for 5 minutes and then flipped the cardboard over so the eyes are on the underside of the card, the epoxy will then sag a bit (gravity) - leave it for about 12 hours to set, cut the pins off and if you are lucky you get some domed eyes.
Like I said it's all very fiddly but you get to make some weird eyes, if you put too much epoxy on you can get 'double domes'-
These are nothing like "robotic made eyes" but if you get organised you can make a heap in one session.pete
Edited by hazmail, 29 June 2009 - 06:37 AM.