DIY: Embellished Sunglasses

Embellished sunglasses. Enough said.

I fell in love with the Dsquared2 embellished shades (here) the second I saw them. I even obsessed (in a “good girl gone bad” kinda way) over the Mercura glasses Rihanna wore during her London BBC Radio 1 Summer concert (here). Embellished sunglasses have become my new thing, honey!

I could resist adding a little razzle dazzle to my H&M sunnies. So chic and so easy…

Materials: Sunglasses, Seed Beads, Glue, Clear Finger Nail Polish

Since the seed beads will be the major focal point this project be sure you pick a color that accentuates your frames. You can purchase seed beads by the bundle at a bead store. Also, most fabric stores sell by the tube in an array of colors. Pick the smallest size bead for the best results.

Add a layer of glue to the area of the glasses you would like to embellish.

Bedazzle! Hurry while the glue is still wet and apply the beads to your glasses.

Allow the glue a second to dry, then apply a coat of clear polish to set the beads in place. Let it dry.

64 responses

  1. Lykkeglimt

    Why haven’t I thought of that? They are so cute! 😀

    August 14, 2012 at 12:45 am

    • Shalandria McGlown

      I have been doing this since 2011 and LIKE MY FACEBOOK PAGE HOT Commodity

      September 18, 2012 at 4:30 pm

  2. Love this idea! Can’t wait to give it a try on my sunnies.

    August 14, 2012 at 2:30 am

  3. These are so cute! Thanks!

    August 14, 2012 at 4:54 am

  4. Kathy

    Love em!!!

    August 14, 2012 at 6:01 am

  5. Great look! I want to try this. What kind of glue did you use? 😀

    August 14, 2012 at 6:42 am

  6. Adorable! Totally stealing this!

    August 14, 2012 at 7:16 am

  7. Very cute idea with the beads!! I put army men on each end of a pair!! LOL

    August 14, 2012 at 7:50 am

  8. This is so cool! I have those sunnies in sea foam (I refuse to call it “mint”; that’s a fad) and how great do yours look!? Great color combo choice.

    August 14, 2012 at 8:34 am

    • OMG! I stood in the mirror at H&M for 20 mins trying to decide between the pink and the sea foam. LOL I’ll prob go back get the sea foam and use silver beads!

      August 14, 2012 at 8:36 am

  9. These look bomb! Another great post!

    August 14, 2012 at 1:13 pm

  10. Creatively Motivated

    Love this idea! – Nizzy

    August 14, 2012 at 9:59 pm

  11. mysafebuyshop

    So artistic

    August 15, 2012 at 1:32 am

  12. Very cute!!

    August 15, 2012 at 3:58 am

  13. Cute!!

    August 15, 2012 at 7:06 am

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  15. Great idea!

    August 15, 2012 at 7:25 pm

  16. Amazing! x

    August 16, 2012 at 4:24 am

  17. Wow ! nice looking Sunglasses…Fashionable, glare reducing and they fit and feel great! I highly recommend them to everyone I know!

    August 16, 2012 at 5:40 am

  18. Jan

    So easy and they look great! I’m going to do this to my reading glasses. Thanks so much!

    August 16, 2012 at 8:10 am

  19. I MUST do this to a pair of my cheap shades. (Gotta test it out on the cheapies first because I’m known to totally mess up DIY projects).

    August 16, 2012 at 10:49 am

  20. Pamela Rosen

    I love these, but I wonder if there is a better glue than D6000? Almost all my DIY embellishment projects have had their jewels and beads fall off, and I’m constantly re-gluing. Any suggestions?

    August 16, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    • Really?!?! I’ve tried lots of different glues and E6000 is my fave! I prob use it the most. After E6000 my other fave glue is Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky glue. Give that one a try 🙂

      August 16, 2012 at 8:09 pm

  21. off to the Dollar Store for some great glasses to make gifts for friends!! Thanks for this idea

    August 17, 2012 at 5:56 am

  22. Hi there, fellow wordpress blogger. I absolutely love your site. You are so pretty, and very talented. You have a great eye for fashion and DIY projects. Love these glasses and the bling shoes. Your style is simply amazing. Congratulations on the success you’ve had thus far. I am now following you and look forward to more styles and pics. Check out my blog when you can. It’s about natural hair, make-up and a lil fashion as well.

    Many blessings to you,

    August 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    • Thanks so much for the sweet note!!! xoxo

      October 23, 2012 at 7:52 am

  23. Such a cool idea

    August 17, 2012 at 1:52 pm

  24. Hayley

    Awesome !!!!!!!! thanks for this post! xoxo from Honduras

    August 18, 2012 at 11:47 am

  25. Love these! Great idea, they look so pretty

    August 19, 2012 at 3:56 am

  26. Reblogged this on customandgossipfromvl.

    August 19, 2012 at 12:22 pm

  27. aboutthepout

    So keen to give this a go!
    I have nominated you for a blog award

    August 19, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    • Thank you! xoxoxo

      September 18, 2012 at 8:00 am

  28. Omg I feel a trip to forever 21 for some discount shades coming on. Finally I can use all my leftover seed beads. Thanks for the awesome share.

    August 20, 2012 at 5:57 pm

  29. Amazing! Can’t wait to try this!

    August 21, 2012 at 2:51 am

  30. Hi, I’m from Rio de Janeiro/Brazil and your style and creativity fascinate me.

    Just for you know, me and my friends always see and copy your ideas, because in Brasil we love this things. I create many bracelets with a friend mine.

    Congrats, you are beautiful and have so much style.

    August 21, 2012 at 11:10 am

    • Thank you! I’m glad you like the blog. I love my friends in Brazil!!!! You guys are so supportive. Thank you!!! xoxoxoxoxo

      September 18, 2012 at 8:00 am

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  32. I love this idea and the inspiration for your frames. I cannot wait to make my own. I also shared on my blog today All the best…

    August 22, 2012 at 6:06 am

    • Thanks for sharing!! xo

      September 18, 2012 at 7:59 am

  33. carissa padilla

    hey everyone! i just created a new blog today and id really love if you all could check it out. as of now i only have one post which is a nail tutorial. im working really hard to get more posts up so please be patient with me! comments are always welcome. THANKS!

    August 22, 2012 at 7:34 pm

  34. Congrats on ur blog! I love it! It really showed me that fashion is supposed amusing!… Keep ur wonderful work!
    ❤ Jo.Lo.

    August 25, 2012 at 2:43 pm

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    August 27, 2012 at 4:24 pm

  36. Love it, great idea!

    September 2, 2012 at 11:17 am

  37. They’re gorgeous! You have some amazing ideas.

    September 14, 2012 at 5:13 am

  38. oddlittleme

    Those are super cute! Makes me wanna go out and buy a new pair of sunglasses so u can try it out! (;

    September 16, 2012 at 2:08 pm

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  40. super super cute, love the gold on average sunglasses!! lovely!

    September 26, 2012 at 7:36 am

  41. Sophie Rosado

    Wjen u don’t want those anymore, send them my way 🙂

    September 28, 2012 at 4:37 am

  42. This is such a great idea! Will definitely be giving this a go next summer!

    October 13, 2012 at 6:47 am

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