Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Puppet Eyes: Beads
If you want your puppet to have a beady eyed look, use beads. Beads come in all sizes and colors, and can be sewn or glued to your puppets head. For the Hedgehog in Jackal and Hedgehog I attached the beads with wire - this gave Hedgehog slightly sunken eye sockets.
First I threaded bailing wire through one bead, then through the puppets head, and finally through the other bead. Next, I bent the wire at one end to anchor it. Then, I pulled the wire, which pulled the bead, and pulled in the sides of the puppets head. Once the head had the shape I wanted I bent the wire at the other end to keep it secure.