Sunday, July 31, 2011

Baroque sunglasses DIY (plus matching earrings)

a pair of sunglasses i wanted  blue ones
polymer clay (this one dryes open air)
blue and white acrylic color

un paio di occhiali da sole
pasta sintetica
acrilico blue e bianco

Prada baroque sunglasses
 i've used a piece of pressed cardboard for the decors on the bolts

per  i decori sulle stanghette ho usato del cartone pressato

i've molded the decors watching Prada pictures and  pressed them on the frame to ensure a good fit once glued.

ho modellato i pezzi guardando le foto e le ho poggiate sugli occhiali premendole leggermente per assicurare una buona aderenza una volta incollati.
then painted them and glued with a strong glue.
I've also made a pair of matching earrings (i know sunglasses were bold enough alone but i couldn't resist).
I've punched the piece and added a hook;one curl up, other one down to frame the face,like inverted commas.
These sunglasses make me think at vacations by the sea and painted tiles.
If i will ever make another pair i'd cut the shapes from colored plastic sheets i couldn't find this time,for a more flat and even result.

A questo punto li ho dipinti e incollati.
Ho anche fatto un paio di orecchini coordinati (lo so già gli occhiali sono vistosi ma non ho resistito).
Ho bucato il decoro e aggiunto un gancetto; un ricciolo in sù,l'altro in giù come due virgolette che incorniciano il visto.
Questi occhiali mi fanno pensare al mare e alle maioliche dipinte.
Se ne dovessi fare un altro paio taglierei le forme da dei fogli di plastica colorata che però questa volta non sono riuscita a trovare.



14 comments:

Lia said...

Bellissima!! I love this!! You are so creative, I especially love how you made the earrings as well. I'd imagine when worn together the earrings almost look like a continuation of the sunglasses. Great job!
xoxo
Lia

Jana said...

I love this. It is probably the best DIY I have ever seen. You are so creative :)

margaritats said...

looove it!

Desdetenerifeconamor said...

I love the Prada collection this year, they've been great glasses! I've made ​​this skirt with bananas and this shirt like Prada
http://www.desdetenerifeconamor.com/2011/07/diy-prada-banana-skirt.html
http://www.desdetenerifeconamor.com/2011/04/camiseta-prada.html

Matter Of Style said...

@Lia thanks!! Glad you liked them! :D

@Jana thanks this is a huge compliment! :D

@margaritats thanks!

@Desdetenerifeconamor
loved your diys and your blog!

Justine Guy said...

incredible! I would have never thought to use clay. I love it!

www.thegirlinthecheckscarf.com

urbandon (Don Pezzano) said...

Brilliant. Love them!

Stephanie said...

That is such a fun and creative idea! You are so clever! I have a party going on over at my blog if you want to join! I'd love to have you! Check it out under the "Stache Party" page on my blog: mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com

Karima said...

What a lovely post, really creative, now google and facebook following you, Karima x www.karimascrafts.com

Matter Of Style said...

@Justine thanks :)

@urbandon thanks for stopping by i love your blog!

@stephanie i will thanks for inviting me!

@ karima
thanks Karima and welcome! :)

Soccer Mom Style said...

Love this!

lovecrafts said...

So fun! i love it.

Wytane said...

Very Brilliant!

wytane.blogspot.com x

Donatella M. said...

ne ho fatto un paio anch'io :) ho messo il tuo link !
ciao, xox, d.
http://www.inspirationrealisation.com/2012/12/diy-baroque-specs-and-sunnies.html