Rosey OutlookSaturday, April 4, 2015
While Instagramming, I came across the A-Morir Eyewear account and couldn't get enough of their fun sunglasses. They reminded of the flower embellished sunnies from Dolce and Gabbana's Spring line.
Those lovely sunnies served as ispiration for today's DIY sunglass post. I bought two basic pairs of sunglasses from Forever 21 for under $7.00. (They were both on sale. Score!)
I searched high and low for enamel rosettes to decorate the sunnies. I checked out the Arts & Crafts sections of superstores like Wal-Mart and Target with no luck. Hobby Lobby had some rose beads, but they were not quite the right color or design. Although these acrylic rose beads from Michael's were pricer than I had expected, they were exactly what I was looking for.
I doubted whether to use hot glue or Fabri-Tac glue. Since hot glued items have a tendency of falling off of smooth surfaces, I opted for the Fabri-Tac.
First, I cut the beads from the string.
Then, I put glue on the outer edges of the frames. I let the glue set for a few minutes to get tacky and prevent bead slippage.
I liked the look of only one side embellished with flower beads and considered leaving it as such. I ended up choosing to decorate both sides so that mine would look more like the inspiration glasses. Despite my decision, feel free to place the beads where you like. I thought the beads would look great along the legs of the frames, but then worried my hair would get caught in them.
I repeated the steps with the black frames and black beads.
The finished product!
I love the A-Morir and Dolce and Gabbana eyewear, but mine came out just as cute for a fraction of the cost!
Small beads = $5.99
Large beads = $7.99
Both sunglasses = $7.00
Glue = $10.00
Total = $30.98
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