Im just so in love with all of the embellished sunglasses from the fall designer runways, theyre what inspired me to make these two versions of DIY Rhinestone Sunglasses. Both pair of sunglasses are really different and fun ways to add some personal style and sparkle to your wardrobe.
A little unexpected sparkle is ALWAYS
a good thing.
What youll need to make your DIY Rhinestone Glasses:
- 1 or 2 Pair of sunglasses (depending on which pair you make or both)
- Rhinestone leopard necklace or other large rhinestone encrusted animal (all jewelry by Forever 21)
- Rhinestone bracelet
- Rhinestone hair pins
- Aleenes Jewelry & Metal Glue (This stuff is amazing! It holds really well. I got mine from the wonderful people at: I Love To Create)
Rhinestone Leopard Sunglasses:
Take your rhinestone leopard necklace and remove the chain.
Take your Aleenes jewelry and metal glue and place a small amount on your sunglasses on one side, where you will be placing your rhinestone animal.
You will need to hold your rhinestone animal in place for a few minutes until the glue becomes more sticky. When you first place your rhinestones onto the glue its very slippery.
I recommend letting your glasses dry overnight, just to be safe. Also be very careful to not get any glue on the lenses of your glasses. If you do get any glue where you dont want it, I found I was able to clean it up with nail polish remover, but make sure you test it and proceed carefully. You dont want to take off more than you intend too.
Rhinestone Cat Eye Sunglasses:
The first thing youll want to do, is to take apart any jewelry you will be using. I pulled the rhinestones off of the hair pins and broke the links on the bracelet I used. Just make sure to do your best to clean up any rough edges left from braking them apart.
Take your Aleenes jewelry and metal glue and place a small amount on the frame, where you will be placing the pieces of rhinestone. Then carefully place each piece one by one holding each one until the glue holds.
As I mentioned above for the Rhinestone Leopard Sunglasses; I recommend letting your glasses dry overnight, just to be safe, you dont want anything falling off while youre wearing them. Also be very careful to not get any glue on the lenses of your glasses. If you do get any glue where you dont want it, I found I was able to clean it up with nail polish remover, but make sure you test it and proceed carefully. You dont want to take off more than you intend too.
Sunglasses really are the perfect accessory; they protect your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun, they can protect the skin around your eyes from those nasty little wrinkles and theyre the perfect camouflage for when you didnt get enough sleep or just dont feel like putting on make up. Sunglasses can transform your whole look. These DIY Rhinestone Sunglasses are super simple to make and add some serious fun to your wardrobe. Ive always had a love for cat eye sunglasses and these two versions really take that look to the extreme.
So add some bling, change the silhouette and have some fun! Be sure to let me know how yours turn out.