Eye Bead

Double Evil Eye Bead at Alaska Boro BeadsAlaska Boro has created an interesting double eye bead in boro glass. This handmade eye bead is 17.7 mm in outside diameter with a 3/32 inch mandrel hole. The tan background accents the black-white-blue eye.

The 'eye' is placed on opposite sides of the bead, creating the double eye look with two eyes. Some eye beads use only one eye which works well for pendants but not as well for a bead.

It would be possible, on a larger bead, to use four eyes thus balancing out the bead. The difficulty with either a one eye bead or a pair of eyes is retaining the round shape of the bead. A lot of heat, time and patience will produce the desired round bead shape.