Looking through a camera lens, reading a book or watching television – glasses are the ultimate accessories for people who have trouble seeing. However, glasses don’t only improve eyesight. They also speak volumes about the person who wears them. A pair of spectacles is unique in that it adds an air of intelligence and wisdom on its wearer.
In addition, you can use your creativity to customize your own glasses and give them an extra edge by adding some personal touches to them. Whether you want a pair for fashion or functionality purposes; this DIY guide will help you make your own glasses frame from scratch with minimum budget and time commitment.
What you’ll need
For this tutorial, you will need:
- A frame: For this project, we’ll be using some old-fashioned metal frames that are not being used anymore. You can find used ones from second-hand stores or from your friends.
- Clear glass: This is the main component of a pair of glasses. Hence, it’s important that you get a clear piece of glass for this project.
- Sticky tape: This will be used to stick the clear glass to the frame.
- Paint: You will require acrylic paints for painting the frame.
- Adornments: If you want to make your pair of glasses more interesting, you can use a variety of adornments like rhinestones, fake flowers, artificial leaves, etc.
- Glue: You will require a strong glue to attach the adornments to the frame.
Cutting the frame
The first step in making glasses is to cut the frame. You can use the existing frame to measure and cut the new frame. First, lay the new frame on the table and align each side with the table’s edges. Next, place the old frame on top of the new frame. Make sure that the old frame is aligned properly with both edges of the new frame. After aligning them, you can use a pencil to mark the frame. Make sure that the markings are on the outer side of the frame. After marking the frame, you can use a saw to cut the new frame.
Sanding the frame
The next step involves sanding the frame. You can use a sander or a sandpaper to sand the frame. However, make sure that you are wearing safety goggles and gloves while sanding the frame. After sanding the frame, you can use a polishing cloth to clean the frame.
Marking and cutting the lenses
You can use a ruler to mark the position of the lenses. After marking the position of the lenses, you can use a knife to cut the lenses. Make sure that you are careful while cutting the lenses. After cutting the lenses, you can use some sandpaper to smoothen the edges of the lenses.
Painting the frames
You can use acrylic paints to paint the frame. Make sure that you use water as the medium while painting the frame. After painting the frame, you can allow it to dry and then sand the frame to remove the extra paint. You can use a polishing cloth to remove the paint from the edges of the frame.
You can use any adornments to make your frame more interesting and stylish. For example, you can use fake flowers, artificial leaves, rhinestones, etc. However, make sure that you are using high-quality adornments. After adorning the frame, you can use a glue to stick the adornments to the frame. Alternatively, you can use some strong tape to stick the adornments to the frame.
This DIY guide will help you make your own glasses frame from scratch with minimum budget and time commitment. Whether you want a pair for fashion or functionality purposes; this guide will help you make your own glasses frame with ease.