I have a bit of a soft spot for glasses, in fact I’ve worn them since I was around 9 years old and while my sight is a lot better now so I don’t need them for reading or distance (unless its for a long period of time) I still love the way they look! I’ve been wanting to deco a pair properly for the longest of times, mostly as just for a fun photography prop and when I realised the potential of the gold sunglasses I got from Fashion Addict I decided to take the leap.

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So these are the glasses I started with:Decoden Glasses

I wasn’t a fan of how they looked on me so they had been sitting in my cupboard since I did the original post. No point having them there if I’m never going to wear them so I got to work and this is what came out:

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Perfect for the diy at home purikura booth I’m planning to rig up for a tea party 😀

What I used:

  • Sunglasses
  • Deco supplies: diamantes, bows, stars etc
  • Epoxy glue
  • Pliers
First thing to do was poke out the lenses, they were really hard to break so I ended up moving the metal frames with the pliers and then forcing them free.

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Lens free!

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Then it was a metter of changing the shape to something a bit more suitable for my face. I achieved this by using some pliers and bending the metal into a more flat square shape. I also bent the curve around the face so it was much flatter.

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One on the right done, left untouched:

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Happy with the shape now, super old man style ^_^

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Then I decided what I wanted the feature piece to be. I used a bow that came off a pair of Bodyline shoes.

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I picked a couple of different jewels and cabachons to experiment on a style with.

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I laid out the rest of the jewels to decide on the design next!

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And after that it was just a matter of mixing up the glue and sticking it all down.

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The top section was done first…

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The around the bottoms:

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I did the bottom in smaller sections because the rims were thin so I needed to wait for the glue to be tacky and balance the jewels in place. Lastly I added a little butterfly over the bow to cover the ugly string.

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Last thing I did was add matching jewels to the side while making sure not to prevent the arms from opening/clothing.

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From the back…

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And the front…

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Pretty damn happy with the result! They are super huge, super over the top and super awesome as a blingy accessory 😀

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Ridiculous bling for the win ^_^ And to show how ridiculously huge these really are, here’s a crappy phone photo from 2am after I made them!

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What do you guys think? Love or hate glasses?