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How are glass eyes made?

Watch this documentary to learn about the process.

Products as Unique as the Customer

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Our products are as unique as our customers and hand made handmade one- at-a time.

The Eye of Awareness, Prosthetic Glass Eye Ring Styles and Lore

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My world within the arts began in High School during the time of the Vietnam War. Liberal Arts were still available in every form. I tried the mediums they offered and found I was adept at the understanding of metals and was encouraged by my Art Teacher, Mrs. O’Farrel. Commercial Art was my favorite and many paintings from that free thinking time were produced. Once realizing the metals were a stock option choice, sterling silver and solid gold were the obvious selection to see this craft to the end!
In the years that followed I taught myself thru trial and error hence learning many secrets that metal smithing entailed. Traveling the Western USA in a variety of venues, from Art & Craft Shows, County Fairs, private showings and general word of mouth, I was able to sustain a lifestyle that kept me centered during the week to monitor my 2 sons and work from home, then off on the weekends for additional experiences with my clientele and my son’s experience in the real world of living by your own wit!
In the year, 1996, I was intrigued by the Glass Eye Ring. This was a relatively unknown concept to me and my craft and I had to search for glass eyes that could be set and once found, this began my journey into another world of creation! I continued with this company made eye, until the information highway came my way and the idea of the prosthetic eye came into view when I realized these were actual antiques produced from 1870 to 1910 when acrylic was introduced as a material that would fluctuate with the temperature changes that affected the way glass reacted within the eye socket! With time, my collections increased and the many designs that have passed thru my hands, I have come to realize the importance and actual use of the prosthetic eyes, bringing many stories from clients throughout the world and I have firmly placed myself in the middle of this exciting work. Actual glass prosthetic eyes were produced until 1910, acrylic and newer materials then replaced glass and the rest is history.

This picture is one of many clients have sent me to enjoy. This happens to be my beautiful great niece, Rez Ealaíontóir, artiste extraordinaire, with the greatest image so far.

I am pleased, honored and with great pleasure, offer to you pieces that will endure lifetimes of wear and many eyes of love back to you.

This is one of many stories from the past that have influenced me, “I have always stated my best ideas come from my customers!”

Any question is worth an answer, please email me anytime, on any question within the metals world!

maggie@freedomjewelryusa.com

Birthstone Color Mythology

Ancient Birthstone Color Mythology colors are society-based birthstones. The table below contains many stones which are popular choices.

Birthstone Color Mythology

Birthstone Color Mythology

Birth MonthModern BirthstonesTraditional BirthstonesMystical Birthstones
januaryGarnetGarnetEmerald
februaryAmethystAmethystBloodstone
marchAquamarineBloodstoneJade
aprilDiamondDiamondsOpal
mayEmeraldEmeraldSapphire
junePearl MoonstoneAlexandriteMoonstone
julyRubyRubyRuby
augustPeridotSardonyxDiamond
septemberSapphireSapphireAgate
octoberOpal / TourmalineTourmalineJasper
novemberYellow Topaz / CitrineCitrinePearl
decemberBlue TopazTurquoiseZircon, Turquoise, Lapis LazuliBlack Onyx

 

Modern lists of birthstones have little to do with either the breastplate or the Foundation Stones of Christianity. Tastes, customs and confusing translations have distanced them from their historical origins,[8] with one author calling the 1912 Kansas list “nothing but a piece of unfounded salesmanship.”[9]

By her who in this month (January) is born
No gem save garnets should be worn;
They will ensure her constancy,
True friendship, and fidelity.

The February-born shall find
Sincerity and peace of mind,
Freedom from passion and from care,
If they an amethyst will wear.

Who in this world of ours their eyes
In March first open shall be wise,
In days of peril firm and brave,
And wear a bloodstone to their grave.

She who from April dates her years,
Diamonds shall wear, lest bitter tears
For vain repentance flow; this stone,
Emblem of innocence, is known.

Who first beholds the light of day
In spring’s sweet flowery month of May
And wears an emerald all her life
Shall be a loved and happy wife.

Who comes with summer to this earth,
And owes to June her hour of birth,
With ring of agate on her hand
Can health, wealth, and long life command.

The glowing ruby shall adorn,
Those who in July are born;
Then they’ll be exempt and free
From love’s doubts and anxiety.

Wear a sardonyx or for thee,
No conjugal felicity;
The August-born without this stone,
`Tis said, must live unloved and lone.

A maiden born when September leaves
Are rustling in September’s breeze,
sapphire on her brow should bind
`Twill cure diseases of the mind.

October’s child is born for woe,
And life’s vicissitudes must know,
But lay an opal on her breast,
And hope will lull those woes to rest.

Who first comes to this world below
With drear November’s fog and snow,
Should prize the topaz‘s amber hue,
Emblem of friends and lovers true.

If cold December gave you birth,
The month of snow and ice and mirth,
Place on your hand a turquoise blue;
Success will bless whate’er you do.

—Gregorian Birthstone Poems