From the listing:
At the moment I am making these rings on a commission basis as I only have limited stock of these vintage 'blinking' dolls eyes.
When the Eye is held vertical it is 'Awake' and when it is horizontal it is 'Asleep'. I guess these are circa 1940s - and they are very cool! So, when you wear your 'Eye' as a ring, your hand movement will make the Eye blink....
This is an example of the type of ring I am making. It is adjustable and made from solid sterling silver. The silver is textured and oxidized to bring out a pattern in the metal.
The Eye is set in resin - which can be coloured to your requirements. This particular Eye Ring also has fine silver 'tears' - which are polished tiny fine silver beads handmade by the Thai Karen Hills Tribe (purchased Fair Trade).
An Eye Ring like this one retails at around US$ 131.
One-of-a-Kind and very unique!
I'll say! I kind of like it though. I used to have a doll that closed her eyes when you laid her down. That is, until I left her in the bottom of the toy box for months and one eye was stuck open and the other had no lashes. Now that
Posted by Karen Sugarpants on June 10, 2009 @ 6:33 am