How to size for Doll Eyes- Measurement Tools

20 June, 2012 1 comments Leave a comment

Question: I have a doll with an 18″ body with a head the size of a grapefruit, what size eyes do I need to use?


Answer:The size of the doll and the head is not what needs to be
measured. The size of the eye
opening is the measurement you need.  To
do this you need a measurement tool either a ruler, measuring tape,
micrometer. Take the dolls head and measure the eye opening from size
to size (corner of the eye near the nose, out toward the ear) once you
have gotten that measurement it will need to be converted to millimeters.
(see chart below) We usually recommend adding a millimeter or two to
that measurement.

Measurement Translations

Question: What is the difference between a paperweight eye and a blown glass eye?

Answer: Paperweight eyes are a solid glass with a raised iris
(there is a dome of glass on top of the iris like a crystal contact lens) You
would not be able to use this for a sleep eye. It gives the doll a deep eye
effect and most paperweights have threading in the iris like in a Jumeau or
Bru doll. With the exception of the 5035 flatback paperweight which has a
realistic human iris. (See Photo)

Question: What is the difference between a Round and Half Round eye?

Answer: The round eye is similar to a light bulb whereas a half round is
like a large contact lens or bowl. (See Photo)


Question: How much is shipping in the USA?

Answer: We charge $7.99 for orders under $150 to PO Boxes and USA
addresses. For orders larger than that it is the standard UPS rate and
must be sent to a home address, no PO Boxes. We are also offering
first class shipping for $5.50 and FREE shipping with orders over $225.00.

Question: Does G Schoepfer Inc. ship Internationally?

Answer: Yes, of course we do. When the item is shipped we charge
9.00-$18.00 usually for most countries when the order is under 1 pound.

Question: How do I order something I do not see in your
catalog or online?


Answer: Call G Schoepfer at 800-875-6939 or 203-250-7794 with the
size and style of eye you are looking for. We are a 100 year old company,
with years of old and antique stock of all types of eyes. If you have seen
something like what you want…..chances are, we have it!

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  1. Ramon Navoa May 22, 2014

    I have 4 ft. statue of an angel and I would like to attach or glue(?) one of your acrylic half round eye. I’m not sure if this will work. I can measure the eye in mm. and also maybe send a picture of the statue. Thanks.