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Refashion old sunglasses into pendants
A refashion/ Recyling tutorial based on Sunglasses.

Posted by Divya N. from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India • Published See Divya N.'s 7 projects »
  • How to make a recycled necklace. Sunglasses Pendant - Step 1
    Step 1

    one the top (near the conical edge) make a hole for a jump ring or a bail to pass through. This can be done by heating a sharp needle or an awl and piercing a hole on the lenses.

  • How to make a recycled necklace. Sunglasses Pendant - Step 2
    Step 2

    cut out bits of pictures and glued them with mod podge. apply one coat of decoupage medium on the picture alone
    For a glitter effect, apply silver nail enamel on the sides and let it dry completely.
    Instead you could add any findings or beads to your lens (refer main image) and string it onto a necklace or a chain

  • How to make a recycled necklace. Sunglasses Pendant - Step 3
    Step 3

    For a more blingy effect add some Rhinestones using decoupage glue. Once dry apply two more coats of clear polish to seal the entire thing.
    Add a bail/ jump ring to it and The Blingy - Kitschy - recycled pendant is ready now

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Joybells · Norfolk, Virginia, US · 23 projects
I'm glad I took a look at your tutorial. Initially, I thought the image was hand-painted which would make this a more difficult project for those who don't paint. But using printed images is such a terrific idea. Anyone can create a beautiful pendant. Thanks for sharing this.
Dewina M.
Dewina M. · Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, DE · 2 projects
Very cool!
noelle.brintonvogel · Tacoma, Washington, US
What a great idea and how absolutely beautiful!
Sarah W.
Sarah W. · London, GB · 48 projects
Well funky, I think I might just have a go at making a few
meg s.
meg s. · Chicago, Illinois, US · 97 projects
I have been saving broken glasses and sunglasses forn awhile so I have many and I will do this and add my version!!!! I love it!
Riya K.
Riya K. · Chandigarh, Chandigarh, IN · 87 projects
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Ravens Trove · Wenatchee, Washington, US · 35 projects
Wow... I've been thinking about an idea for sunglasses for almost a week now. This is a GREAT thought starter!
Libby W.
Libby W. · Whitehaven, England, GB · 86 projects
What an interesting re-fashion! These would also make lovely keyrings.

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