Back in 2010, BJDcollectasy ran an article on Shelly and her company Ersa Flora – Doll Eyes for Halloween. This year, we checked back in to see how her doll eye company has grown since then. Shelly also sent us a variety of eyes from metallic reflective to glow-in-the-dark and my new favorite, urethane eyes! Below is Shelly’s update and photos of all the goodies I received. It’s amazing how much eyes change the look of a doll!
The webshop ersaflora.com opened in 2009. Many shops carry the Ersa Flora brand eyes such as Leekeworld, SafrinDoll, Parabox Japan, Laresinerie, Think Pink!. Otaku Shop and more.
For the acrylic eyes, I make eyes in sizes 8mm through 24mm. I also offer a color base option for acrylics only. The colored bases are available in default white, black, copper, gold and silver. Occasionally I am able to do other colors for bases such as red, yellow or blue.
One of the most popular branches of designs is in the glow in the dark range that started in 2010.
I am always looking for ways to improve the quality and realism of the eyes and since upgraded the glow materials in 2012.
I always strive to expand the range of designs and materials available for customers, and we now offer even more “effects” such as: matte (non-metallic), metallic, shimmer (glittery), shine (more subtle than metallic), crushed opal, glow in the dark and pearl (opalescent).
For the Urethane eyes I currently offer sizes 12mm, 14mm and 16mm. The bases are a solid resin/urethane instead of a hollow acrylic. The urethane bases are also very slightly translucent to give a more natural appearance.
The steampunk eyes are made with real metal watch gears and can be made in either acrylic or urethane bases.
I also offer glass eyes here http://ersaflora.net/store/eyes/glass-eyes.html
Another very popular option is the choice for custom eyes. Anywhere from changing the color or effect of an already available design down to a completely custom design. This is great if you have an original character idea, for Dollfie Dream style, anime, movie or TV character eyes.
Photos above from top: Spider eye, gold urethane eye.
Shelly posts a lot of her new or custom styles on her tumblr here: http://ersa-flora.tumblr.
Ersa Flora also has a Facebook page for news and updates here: http://www.facebook.com/
Metallic and glow in the dark acrylic: