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Post by kyhalfpt on Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:48 am

So how many different designs are there of this bead?  These are the two that I have:

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Sorry for the crappy photo, but with all the snowmageddon drama here I didn't get home till after dark.  I am having trouble using these beads.  The one on the right is new--came in my swan kit.  I didn't realize that the pupil of the eye was raised on this style.  Anyone want to talk about this or am I just too bored to come up with things to discuss?
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Post by reltan on Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:47 am

No, it's a great topic!!! Unfortunately I own just the right one... I love it, might be difficult to use, but once it finds it's place it's great! Wish I had more eyes, but they are not easy to find or cheap!
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Post by Fleur on Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:44 am

I do only have the left one and love it with the new blue Hematite and coral beads. It's one of the very uniques, I've bought last year.

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Post by Catsworld on Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:10 am

That is how I used them...
I plan to buy the new barrel shaped TB Silver with the turtle on and use it with more silver and a pearl and the Evil Eye, like a kind of statement bead, to ward off evil or to protect, but first must find a nice one. The scarab would also go nicely with it.


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Do you find it difficult to choose the silver or the glass?

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Post by kyhalfpt on Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:27 pm

Fleur & Catsworld your combos are great! I think I have trouble with the eyes in general. I think the design is great, but not sure I like my bracelet looking at me.... I'll keep playing with them, maybe they will grow on me.
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Post by gabi on Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:59 pm

Very expressive Catsworld, so beautiful Combos , yours too fleur, absolutely great!!!!!
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Post by LindaJo on Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:08 pm

So far, I've only used my eye  bead once, and that was with other blue beads to tame it a bit.

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Post by PansyCat on Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:26 pm

Those are the only two I have; and I'm afraid I LOVE them alot and have mutiples. I'm almost certain that I've seen the Egyptian eye in a brown palette on this forum. Anyone else recall that?
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Post by Reive on Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:43 pm

I've got 2 Egyptian and one Evil, love the egyptian to pieces but have to admit I am having problems with the evil eye, as a standalone bead I love looking at it but it's not working for me on a bracelet.
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Post by Cloverbead on Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:44 pm

Here is a mini combo with my oldest eye and my newest one Smile

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and one with my brown and orange oldies

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Post by PansyCat on Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:48 pm

Cloverbead I am woozy with jealousy!!!!
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Post by plumbun on Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:17 pm

yes very wooosy from all the gorgeous combos!! still a little shocked at how small my eye bead is (the clear one on blue) but then again its not that much smaller...more covert this way...so i tell myself...
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Post by Fleur on Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:24 pm




The old eyes are terrific too. TFS!
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Post by Brightonbelle on Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:33 pm

This thread is a feast of joy. So many vivid eyes!
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Post by Nancy on Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:36 pm

I love all of your bracelets but I am the tiniest bit afraid of these eyes! I feel like they are looking at me!
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Post by Trollperle on Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:53 pm

I totally love this theat and the eyes - they are among my most liked beads Smile

My eyes look after my two Lhasa Girls - especially since Gyalmo´s scare with a street cat a few months back that sat on our grounds under our car and scratched Gyalmos eye when she went too near - luckily it healed but we were really scared for her sight...

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and the current one Smile

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Post by Catsworld on Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:47 pm

lovely bracelets!
I am totally envious of Cloverbead's red eye and Trollperle's yellow eye, they are wonderful,
sunny sunny sunny
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Post by Blairkj on Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:53 pm

I love the eye beads and finally have some. I have hunted for them since I first saw the older ones. 
Love the pictures of all the beads. 
I have been wearing them on a bangle.
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Post by PansyCat on Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:55 pm

Trollperle I never really considered, but your Tibet bead is really an eye bead. Seems like you have an old orange one too! Lucky Trollie!

Regarding the eyes, I use to have a dear friend who was Lebanese. She talked about wearing a blue bead or an evil eye amulet to ward off the evil eye. Of course she didn't really believe believe it but she did enjoy maintaining the tradition. Personally I have an evil eye amulet handing from my bedroom window. You never can be too careful! Cool Cool Cool Cool
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Post by kyhalfpt on Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:56 pm

@Nancy wrote:I love all of your bracelets but I am the tiniest bit afraid of these eyes! I feel like they are looking at me!

I think this is why I don't use mine...feels like the bracelet is looking at me. Laughing
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Post by Beady-Eyed on Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:04 am

@PansyCat wrote:Trollperle I never really considered, but your Tibet bead is really an eye bead.  Seems like you have an old orange one too!  Lucky Trollie!

I'm curious: what makes a Tibet bead "an old orange" one? I knew there were different shades of the GLA.
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Post by LindaJo on Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:50 am

Beady-Eyed, I think PansyCat meant that the Tibet Tibet bead rather looks like an eye bead, with its dots. And that Trollperle has an old orange eye bead, as well.
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Post by Beady-Eyed on Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:06 am

@LindaJo wrote:Beady-Eyed, I think PansyCat meant that the Tibet Tibet bead rather looks like an eye bead, with its dots. And that Trollperle has an old orange eye bead, as well.

Embarassed Re-reading it, I think you're right! Thanks for setting me straight sunny
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Post by Pandabee(uk) on Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:24 am

I think whoever made my eye bead, made trollperle's too, they look identical. I got mine from steffans years ago, it looked very unloved right up in the corner of a display case while everyone was after the raspberry Dillos. I only picked it up because it was so neatly made, very balanced, just perfect. I had no idea at the time how I would use it, but I had to have it.
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Post by Amanda Mac (Dot) on Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:10 am

I've only got this one

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but I have also seen a design where there "eyes" are at right angles to the way they are normally done. They look like eyes to me anyway - I think I have a photo on my phone somewhere - I'll dig it out. Sadly I don't have the bead in question - just a photo from a shop.
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