Need This New Innovation? Eyelash Jewelry
Eyelash jewelry is kinds creepy and at the same time it is totally cool. It is a totally creative way to change standard false eyelashes into a major fashion statement. It isn't the sort of thing you would wear to work or church, but great for leisure time get-togethers and parties. They are bound to be a conversation starter and people won't be able to take their eyes off yours.
Ladies, this may be the break-through to finally get men to look you in the eye when talking with you -- at least for a little while! The jewelry is also a great idea for drag queens who really want to go totally over the top with a look,
Artist Natalie Russo of Vermont has found her artist "voice" in a very unusual medium. She makes her fanciful eyelash bling by carefully weaving tiny glass beads together with ultra-thin wire. This makes a very light-weight base for her creations that can be bent to fit the curve of anyone's eye. They are glued in place just above the eyelashes with standard false eyelash adhesive -- just like any other false eyelashes.
To these bases she adds a variety of whimsical accoutrements -- from feathers to tiny shapes of animals, flowers, fruit, and smiley faces. A few special eyelashes are even made with 24-carat gold for a touch of real bling. She sells it all on her Etsy site and works as her own best model with her large, dark eyes.
I find the eyelashes intriguing, compelling and totally weird. But I like weird. I love weird. I bask in the glow of weird. I would love to try some of these designs on, but since every time I have tried just using regular false eyelashes I ended up looking like a painting by Pablo Picasso, I am somewhat reluctant.
In the past few years she has sold more than 650 of her odd creations. So she has certainly found a market for what she makes -- and there are probably plenty more potential customers who just haven't found their way to her yet.
I think I might bookmark her site and check back to see what she creates for the Fourth of July, Halloween, and Christmas. Honestly, I would love to have a coffee table book of her creations. Since these are artistic pieces they are each one-of-a-kind they are terribly transient and it would be fun to have a permanent photo collection. This is especially true since she has said that there is no limit to what she can do with the line.
Would you have the nerve to wear these? And if so, what would you choose?
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Laurie Kay Olson
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