Woe and Whipped Cream with violet glass eyes.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Glass Eye Installation

The first Ellowyne Wilde doll that I ever saw was modeling doll fashions for a terrific seamstress on eBay. This beautiful 16" doll created by Robert Tonner, had the sweetest face, and sparkling glass eyes. I was hooked. Then I discovered that Ellowyne came with painted eyes. I was disappointed, but I really liked the dolls anyway. So I bought Essential Brunette followed by Essential Red, and then Essential Blonde. After that I lost track.

I found out from the eBay seamstress how I could have glass eyes installed. So I did, even though it was very expensive. When my Ellowyne returned with her new eyes, I was amazed at the difference. The glass eyes added a whole new dimension to the doll. I knew that I had to learn how to do this myself so that all of my growing Ellowyne collection could have glass eyes.

So through trial and error and some online research, I have taught myself to install glass eyes in Ellowyne Wilde dolls. I have also installed eyes in Madame Alexander's modern Cissy and Coquette, Tonner's Tyler Wentworth, and also in Susan Wakeen dolls. Most of my dolls now have glass eyes. I am now installing eyes for other people, and you can see my work by clicking Ellowyne Glass Eyes by Monalisa.

For Ellowyne, I install through the neck opening. Nothing is cut except for the painted eyes. On wigged dolls like Cissy, I cut the pate open, then open the eye pouches.


I am sorry, but due to the rising cost of fuel and seemingly everything else, I have had to go up on my installation price.

Glass Eyes Installation for Ellowyne Wilde and other Tonner dolls :

$80, return shipping included(USA only)

$80 plus Priority International shipping(International) - Return shipping must be via Priority International so that the package may be tracked.)

For prices on other dolls, please contact me. ljmillls@hotmail.com

Texas residents please add sales tax.(.0675%)

Fashions for Sale

Welcome to my blog! I design and sew doll fashions for Ellowyne Wilde and other dolls around 16", Vintage Cissy, Modern Cissy, Miss Revlon, Dollikin, Toni/Sweet Sue Sophisticate, Madame Alexander Portraits, and other dolls that are around 20" in height. I can sew for dolls that are not listed if I have their measurements. Evening gowns and cocktail dresses are my favorites to sew, but I can also sew day wear. My fashions are lined with finished seams and snap closures. I do not like velcro on doll clothing. I sell most of my fashions on eBay, but I will also take orders. I charge around $30 for long gowns, $25 for cocktail dresses, and $2o for daywear. Please take a look at my doll fashion pages. Most fabrics will have to be substituted, since I only buy in small amounts.

Here is a link to my for sale page on eBay:


Essential Brunette, Too with 14mm violet glass eyes. This is one size larger that the 12mm eyes that I normally use.

Uncomfortably Blue with blue glass eyes.

Baroque and Dreams with green glass eyes.

Essential Redhead IV, with dark brown eyes.

Invisible Ink with Amber Glass Eyes

Desolate Dreams with green glass eyes.

No Ennui, Just Me Amber with Blue Glass Eyes and Repainted Lips