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.
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:
Perfect for the diy at home purikura booth I’m planning to rig up for a tea party 😀
What I used:
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.
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.
One on the right done, left untouched:
Happy with the shape now, super old man style ^_^
Then I decided what I wanted the feature piece to be. I used a bow that came off a pair of Bodyline shoes.
I picked a couple of different jewels and cabachons to experiment on a style with.
I laid out the rest of the jewels to decide on the design next!
And after that it was just a matter of mixing up the glue and sticking it all down.
The top section was done first…
The around the bottoms:
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.
Last thing I did was add matching jewels to the side while making sure not to prevent the arms from opening/clothing.
From the back…
And the front…
Pretty damn happy with the result! They are super huge, super over the top and super awesome as a blingy accessory 😀
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!
What do you guys think? Love or hate glasses?