In the past, purchasing BJD eyes was a simpler task with limited choices. However, as the BJD community has grown, we now have a wide range of options available, which requires a bit more knowledge to make the right decisions and avoid wasting money on eyes that may not suit our dolls.
To accurately determine the size of your BJD eyes, the easiest approach is to check the official website for your doll’s specifications. This can provide helpful guidance.
With the growing BJD community, many independent artists have begun offering various craft forms, including eyes, wigs, outfits, accessories, and shoes, alongside the traditional Face-up Artists. In this content, I’ll focus solely on BJD eyes.
When buying BJD eyes from independent artists, there are both advantages and disadvantages to consider.
- Pros: You’ll find a wide array of colors, sizes, and designs, often at more affordable prices. They are your place to visit if you are looking for special eye designs based on animes, video games, movies, or books.
- Cons: Quality can vary depending on the artist’s expertise. Independent BJD eye artists’ resin eyes might have inconsistencies in production, such as bubbles or uneven irises, unlike eyes from official BJD companies.
Putting these concerns aside, diving into the world of independent BJD eye artists can be an enjoyable experience, allowing you to explore a diverse range of eye products. However, there are some things you should be aware of before making a purchase.
In many stores, you’ll come across descriptions like 14/16/18mm, indicating the diameter of the eyeballs. But what do the numbers after the slash mean? For example, 14/6mm, 14/7mm, 14/8mm, and 14/9mm?
The big numbers represent the eyeball diameter, with the regular iris diameter being the smaller numbers. For instance, 14/8mm or 16/8mm means the eye has 16mm eyeball diameter size and an 8mm iris size. Different pupil sizes can give our particular BJDs unique and varied looks.
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Now, it’s time to have some fun and enjoy experimenting with different eyes for your BJDs! More BJD Guides in my BJD TUTORIALS category!