There are a lot of supplies that go into the creation of a high quality soft-sculpture created with crochet. I use yarn, wire, crochet hooks, darning needles, polyfil, duct tape, safety eyes, glass gems and more!
Out of all of these things, one of the most important that has a substantial impact on the apparent quality of my work is definitely the eyes. As such, I have 3 full organizers full of eyeballs. No joke.
I like to use classic black safety eyes a lot - I have a range of sizes from 6mm all the way up to 18mm. I like to make sure that my black safety eyes come with a white opaque washer. I’ve found that this particular color of washer is the exact type that fits most easily AND most securely over the ridged post of a black safety eye. These plastic washers are my favorite for extremely secure safety eyes, but don’t forget safety eyes are NOT recommended for toys intended for children under the age of 3.
If you want to get fancier with your safety eyes, as I often do, and you know that the item you’re making isn’t going to be played with by a very small child…. I STRONGLY recommend you check out Suncatcher Craft Eyes. Suncatcher craft eyes is a small woman-owned business. Every pair of eyes is hand painted. Her work is meticulous, high quality, and unique. I definitely recommend her Hologram, Double Glitter, and Galaxy lines. They are my favorite to use to give one extra dose of specialness to my work.