Part 2 of 2
However, artisans do take the whole lens to paint or decorate for jewelry (check out my past post on Extreme creativity - unusual brooches and yesterday's post) which strikes me as an easier idea.
So here are a couple of tutorials to help you recycle eye glasses to wear. The first tutorial is a fabulous pendant how to by In My Own Style. Much experimentation went into the creation of these designs. She recommends a certain type of glue that will work for plastic. A Dremel drill is used to create the necessary holes.
Jennifer of The Felt Mouse has an easy eyeglass brooch tutorial. She mentioned her old eye glasses were not suitable for recycling programs typically run by opticians so this is a great way to upcycle them and use up fabric or paper scraps at the same time!
- Jeweleye piercing - bling for your cornea
- Naza boncugu - Turkish evil eye beads
- Warring States Lamp work bracelet (about Chinese evil eye beads)
For more tutorials check out my Jewelry Making Tips
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