New Goggle Designs - Just in time for Burning Man
Since I began making goggles a bit over a year ago, I haven't added any new designs. Today, I'm proud to announce that I have three!
First up are the tentacle goggles - this is probably the thing that has been most requested over the past year. I've tried a couple of different ways to do them, but a good tentacle-style was eluding me. I'd tried a couple of different ways to make them before, but they looked a bit silly. This is my favorite so far. I will likely offer them in different colors. If you have a request, let me know!
Speaking of silly... I think these eyestalk goggles are one of the most ridiculous things I've made. Maybe that's why I love them.
I guess they could be used for... Beholder cosplay?
Really, the possibilities are endless. I'm sure.
Think about it.
The new scarab goggles are probably superfluous. After all, I already have my Egyptian goggles. Still, I had these tiny faience scarabs that I made... and it seemed like a good idea. Scarabs always seem like good ideas to me, I guess.
I'd been planning these designs for a while, but it had taken me until now to actually put them into practice. I think I was spurred on here by the fact that I got a commission for some custom goggles that were ordered in preparation for Burning Man. Those turned out well, so I started making the new designs that I had planned out.
Remember, if you're thinking about getting a pair of goggles for Burning Man, you still have time to order. Goggles get sent out quickly via USPS Priority Mail.
In case you want more details on my goggles in general... these are based on metal shop goggles that are imported from Germany. The covers and lenses are removable. I sculpt the exterior of each pair by hand using an epoxy-based resin that is weather resistant. I then paint each pair by hand. Eyestalk goggles include acrylic taxidermy eyes. Scarab goggles include wee scarabs that I made from Egyptian faience.