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Picture of Eye of Sauron Bolo Tie

Boromir : "One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its Black Gates are guarded by more than just Orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful."

Enjoy yourself a nice Lord of the rings accessory that is easy to make and does not require a lot of supplies.

Step 1: Supplies and Materials

Picture of Supplies and Materials


  1. Nail polish in colors
    • Black
    • Red
    • Orange
    • Yellow
  2. Glass Cabochon
  3. Cabochon setting
  4. Braided leather cord
  5. Bolo tips
  6. Bolo slide


  1. pin and or finish nail
  2. grid paper
tr0lldr0id4 months ago
Did you apply the nail polish on the top (curved side) or the bottom (flat side) of the cabochon? It's hard to tell from the photos.
J_Calder (author)  tr0lldr0id4 months ago
The nail polish is applied to the flat side of the cabochon. Once the nail polish has dried then the nail polish side will be placed up against the setting.
meatpixel2565 months ago
Nice paint job. Would be cool to try the same on a curved glass piece to get that haunted house eyes following you effect.
J_Calder (author)  meatpixel2565 months ago
Thanks. I did 2 of them to get it right. The first was a little bit of a learning curve. I like the curved glass idea. I had not considered that.
Do either of you know where such a curved glass piece might be found?
I'm thinking of trying this, and that sounds like an interesting twist to add.
mchattick5 months ago
ScottS514 and coxdd44--Here is a great tutorial, very detailed about how to make the central cabochon. She has a link in her description to amazon where she gets her glass.
coxdd445 months ago
Where did you purchase the glass cabochon and the setting?
J_Calder (author)  coxdd445 months ago
I picked them up as a set from Amazon.
coxdd44 J_Calder5 months ago
Thanks. I went there and found the glass cabs.
ScottS5145 months ago
This is a great project. Where did you buy the setting?
J_Calder (author)  ScottS5145 months ago
Thank you. I picked up the setting and cabochon from Amazon.
Jracey ScottS5145 months ago
Kinsley North sells a lot of findings. Also Rio Grande Lapidary.
wclapie5 months ago
Hum. "Nice".
DouglasB935 months ago
I want to see if I can do this with a clear center on the lens of a security camera.
jwest345 months ago
Hilarious. Sauron and bolos, together at last!
jessyratfink5 months ago
I love it! It has so much depth :D
J_Calder (author)  jessyratfink5 months ago
Thanks. I'm glad you like it. I will have to try the design with some other color options.