Rose Colored Glasses
January 28th, 2013
What on earth are those you may ask? They’re fabulously beaded glasses, what else?!
I got these red sunglasses in a goodie bag at an event of some sort, and never really used them. With the exception of when I popped out the lenses and wore them as an accessory to a “mad-scientist” costume last halloween, these glasses mostly hung out at the bottom of a drawer. Until.. ah ha! With a little bit of glue, a bunch of beads, and a bit of time, I transformed these throw-away glasses into a fun conversation piece for a bookshelf, coffee table or even your face! Here’s how YOU can create these in a flash!
1. Hot glue gun
2. Old pair of glasses
3. Assorted beads & buttons
All this DIY takes, is a bit of time. I spread a little hot glue on the outer surface of the glasses and secured the beads section by section. The goal is to cover every surface with a bead or button, so settle in and get to work one bead at a time!
Quick Tip – To secure the buttons in place, glue small beads around the base to keep it in place.
I wanted to create an unexpected arrangement for the beads and buttons. I didn’t want it to be too symmetrical, so I went with this corky design.
The last step is to find these decorative eyeglasses a home. Check out some options I thought were cute.