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Become a spectacle with a necklace of a pair of glasses around your neck.

I think these glasses look very Amy Lame style. She wears the 50s Glasses Necklace from Tatty Devine so I decided to have a shot at making a similiar one for my mum who is a librarian, which I thought was rather fitting. You can see my mum wearing them in the photo.

See more wonderful jewellery by Tatty Devine at www.tattydevine.com.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1143 projects »
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  • How to make a pair of glasses pendant. Spectacles Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    First of all you will need a template. You can draw your own or use mine by printing out the template up top.

    Cut out the templates.

  • How to make a pair of glasses pendant. Spectacles Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Draw around the glasses template on to the wrong side of black shrink plastic and draw around the lens templates on to clear shrink plastic.

  • How to make a pair of glasses pendant. Spectacles Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut the shrink plastic glasses and lenses out using a pair of scissors.

  • How to make a pair of glasses pendant. Spectacles Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Punch two holes in either side of the glasses using a hole punch.

  • How to make a pair of glasses pendant. Spectacles Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Shrink the plastic down in an oven until it's nice and small.

  • How to make a pair of glasses pendant. Spectacles Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Carefully place a small amount of strong clear adhesive glue along the top rim on the wrong side of the glasses and place on top of one of the lenses. Hold tight until the glue sticks.

  • How to make a pair of glasses pendant. Spectacles Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Repeat with the other lens and you're glasses are nearly finished.

  • How to make a pair of glasses pendant. Spectacles Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now it's time to embellish the glasses. Take a pair of tweezers and some crystal rhinestones.

  • How to make a pair of glasses pendant. Spectacles Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    Pick up the crystals with the tweezers, place a little bit of glue on the back and then place on to the glasses.

  • How to make a pair of glasses pendant. Spectacles Necklace - Step 10
    Step 10

    Attach jump rings through the holes at either side of the glasses, slip on to chain and wear with pride!

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CO + K User

It would be cute if you hung it by the side of the frame. Happy Then they'd hang kinda sideways...That might be cute.
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Destructeusse
Destructeusse · Traunstein, Bavaria, DE · 10 projects
Awesome Happy
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tula t.
tula t. · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 2 projects
hehhe funny <3
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JK<3
JK<3 · Providence, Rhode Island, US · 8 projects
oh my these look like my glasses except mine are full frames i want this necklace!!!!!! i cant seem to find shrink plastic tho saaaad.
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DIS.AR.RAY
DIS.AR.RAY · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 32 projects
creative idea's. Happy
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minty
minty · 16 projects
i love the style of the glasses:0
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Karen B.
Karen B. · United States, US · 4 projects
too cute!
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Crafter Monkey
Crafter Monkey · Bolton, England, GB · 6 projects
These are amazing, You've given me an excuse to buy shrink plastic in different colours now. I'd love a pair of these for myself!!
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Laura R.
Laura R. · Manchester, England, GB · 32 projects
aww how cute
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
I get my chains from a few places, I use to buy them from a craft shop back in Scotland but I also buy them from B&Q which is a hardware store.
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