Saturday, March 11, 2017

Lovers Eye Portraits

In Victorian and Edwardian times, wealthy European lovers would commission eye miniatures, later called "Lovers Eyes" to exchange as love tokens. It is said that these affairs  would cause scandal and worse if these lovers were found out so the idea of just an eye would effectively conceal the identity of the person and then the love tokens could be worn publicly, safely. It is similar to the idea of a locket with a picture or painting of a loved one and I love the idea and I think it would be sweet to wear pieces with your child's eye, a spouse, or as a memorial to someone lost.
These are some I'm working on and will post photos when they're a finished piece.