We nearly hit the floor when we first saw these Sonia Rykel sunglasses. What better way to update a pair of retro cateye sunglasses than with loads of rhinestones? Read on to find out how to make a pair for yourself for under $50.
Begin by flipping your sunglasses over to trace their shape on a piece of paper. Using this outline, play around with your rhinestones to decide on a pattern. We recommend photographing the layout in case your stones get jumbled during the rest of the project.
Squeeze a small amount of glue onto a Q-Tip and dab it onto the fame of the glasses. Press your stone into place. (It’s best to start from the outside of the frame and move inward toward the bridge of the nose.)
Repeat gluing and placing stones according to your design. Use your pliers or tweezers to nudge smaller stones into place.
As you go, use a clean Q-Tip to wipe away any excess glue around the stones.
(You’ll notice in the background here that we found it was more effective to squeeze some glue into a small dish and dip the Q-Tip into it rather than taking it directly from the tube. Use whichever method you find easier.)
Again beginning at the outside corner, start gluing your stones on the other side.
Fill in any gaps with more stones until you’re happy with your design.