I’m always on the lookout for fun sunglasses since my pale eyes can barely take a glimmer of sun. I saw this fun gold rhinestone pair and was inspired to make a similar version from an old pair of sunnies and some goodies from Michaels. However Michaels was out of loose rhinestones (bizarre right? They said they had to re-set the entire section) so I decided to encrust my sunglasses with pearls instead. Same idea, different sense of glamour, and definitely a great accessory for my trip to France! Here’s the one step process….
What you Need:
1. Inexpensive plastic sunglasses (similar to mine)
2. Either mini pearl crystals with E6000 glue or scrapbook pearl that are pre-glued (available at your local Michaels Crafts)
Step 1: Glue or press on the pearls starting at the smallest, most consistent part of the sunglasses. It is better to create some form of structure when putting on the jewels, so that at least part of the decoration looks uniform
Continue to adhere the pearls, but fill in where needed once the frame width expands. Try to use very small pearls or rhinestones to allow you the most flexibility when working. I sometimes use flat tip tweezers to grab and dip the pearls in glue as it is faster and more accurate
Wear and enjoy your glamorous new accessory!