I had to do a double take...
Since I didn't have the book... I didn't get to read the instructions. But it seemed easy enough. So I decided to try it! When I started, I wasn't sure the finished product is something I can actually wear, but I figured, if it ended up a bit too much, I can hang it in the middle of an empty frame for some curio decor ;)
It turned out well, in my opinion. Here's a very simple how-to:
(except fabric for sewing projects because I those I don't have much of). I just make do with what I already have. So for this project I used:
- Old sunglasses ( I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out when I started so I used a pair I didn't mind losing)
- Embellishment... a few pewter connector charms and bead caps made of thin metal that looks like filigree (please ignore the pearls... I thought I was going to use them when I took the photo but I didn't get a chance to). I did a little trial and error when selecting my embellishments and for me, the small and delicate looking ones will look best (they should also be light since you don't want your sunglasses to end up heavy).
- Nail polish ;)
- Super glue (use one that dries clear).
- Jewelry pliers and cutters, when needed.
First, I removed the loops from my pewter charms, and then dabbed a little polish on the edges.
Next, I flattened my bead caps using flat-nosed pliers. See how delicate they are?
Step 2: Attach your embellishment to your sunglasses using glue. I was wearing my sunglasses and facing the mirror when I attached the flower bead. I wanted to make sure they were positioned just right. And then I added the little branches.
And here's a closer look at my design:
I wore it yesterday afternoon in the car when we went to take Andrea to the park for a stroll.
|Hmmm... maybe I should have put on make up for a more dramatic effect...|
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