Monday, March 25, 2013

Using Vintage Flower Cabochons: DIY Embellished Sun (flower) glasses

We've been long enamored of Dolce & Gabbana's Autumn/Winter 2012-13 collection. Big accessories with even bigger jewelry makes this collection remarkable.  
With spring vacation just around the corner, and the promise of warm sandy beaches in the near future, we got to thinking about some pairs of stand out sunglasses.
Inspired by Dolce & Gabanna and this and this, we whipped up a couple pairs of our own beflowered sunnies.

We pulled out a large box of flower cabochons and used glue dots to temporarily adhere the cabs to the glasses to plan out a design. 

All of the vintage Japanese and vintage West Geman flower cabochons used are available at Bumbershoot Supplies.
When we were pleased with the arrangement of flowers, we used E6000 glue to permanently adhere the cabochons to the glasses. (Our pointers for working with E6000 glue here!)
Definitely wait a while for each piece to become firm before gluing the next piece on. 
With these bright sunnies everyone at the pool will know that you're no shrinking violet! 

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