I wanted to talk about these eyes for the longest time since I really like them and this is the second time I buy from them.
I have to start mentioning that I’m no expert in eyes since I haven’t handled many types. I have some silicone ones from SOOM, but they get dirty so easily that I try to avoid using them. I’ve never seen urethane eyes in person and they look stunning in photos, but I’m at a point where I can’t justify so much money just for eyes, so glass are a really good option.
HOW TO ORDER
The easiest way is to just order them through Den of Angels, but you can also order via email (their contact info is on their website). Both times I bought from them I sent a list of eyes, sizes and dome type as a private message in the forum. Doll eyes replies with the total price plus shipping and Paypal address. You send the money through Paypal and in the comments field you write your DoA user name and eyes list (or that’s what I did anyways). It takes about 2 weeks for your eyes to be ready.
The last order I made I got my Supia Rosy’s eyes size all messed up and I contacted the seller to see if there was anything they could do. Since 2 weeks already passed the eyes were already in the postal service, but they did try to see if they could retrieve the package, which was not possible in the end. This was totally my fault since I sent the wrong size information in my order list.
They reply PMs really fast usually, I only had one PM that didn’t get an answer, but it was probably because my english was pretty much a fail at that point (the more I try to explain something the worst my english gets lol).
ABOUT THE PRODUCTS
Since they are handmade, it’s totally normal to find imperfections or differences in 2 eyes of the same pair, but this is normal for all handmade glass eyes and it’s really not a big deal to me.
The colors are really nice and vibrant and most colors look really close to their website pictures. The only ones that I have that are not that close to their sales pictures are the ET35 ones, since I see them like a light violet in their site, but they are more on the pink side in person.
I ordered custom eyes this time, 3 pairs are 14mm. eyes with an iris of a 12mm. eyes and 2 of them are 12mm. in size with an iris of a 11mm. eye. The eyes came exactly like that.
Besides choosing color and size, you can choose dome type between normal and low, and the shape of the back of the eye: flat or with handle. All my CiG eyes are low dome and flat.
The eyes took around 2 weeks and a half to be ready and they were shipped right away. Airmail from China to Chile has always been slow and it took several weeks for the eyes to get here, but I was never worried since CiG offers tracking number and even though they don’t pay for insurance, they take all responsibility for any problems in transit. I ordered at the end of August and I got them this week.
Both times I’ve ordered I got eye putty and eyelashes as gift (this last order I got A LOT of eye putty). The eye putty is yellow (I’m not sure what kind it is) and the eyelashes sent were long strips of black and white hairs (sepparately).
I’m really in love with glass eyes. Captured in glass eyes are not only affordable, but they look really nice both in person and in pictures. I’ll probably purchase a new pair for Hana in the future, since I didn’t get the right size this time (totally my fault).