Friday, July 13, 2012

DIY: Floral Sunnies

I was feeling inspired by the floral embellished sunglasses at Dolce & Gabanna and decided that it wouldn't be too hard to make my own with some cheapy sunglasses and polymer clay. Here, I'll show you the simple steps to your own sunglasses.
You will need:
- sunglasses
- polymer clay
- E6000 glue
- an oven, tin foil, and baking sheet

There're a lot of varieties of polymer clay. Sculpey is a popular brand but I've also used Fimo with no problem. The price point for polymer clay is all pretty similar and it can be bought at most art supply or craft stores.
To make the rose bud, roll out a thin string of polymer and roll it into a swirl. This is the "bud."
For the petals, press out small circles and pinch an end together. Press each petal into the bud - I generally did 4 petals per bud. Fold the edges a bit for a "curling" effect.
In addition, I also made some smaller roses by putting 4 miniature petals together and foregoing the bud altogether. I also made some tiny green leaves to accent. Put on a foil lined baking sheet and bake per the clay's instructions.
When the flowers are hard, get out your E-6000 glue and begin gluing. E-6000 is a good glue to use because it dries clear and doesn't dry instantly, so you can manouever your flowers around. Let dry a full 24 hours before wearing!

1 comment:

Alaina M. said...

Hey girl! cute tutorial.
I came across your blog a few days ago, and I like your style...I appreciate you mentioning you got your saddle shoes from payless awhile back; they've got them online in adult sizes and I was so pumped to pick them up at the store...where I also found $9 brown wingtips..woo! but yeah, keep up the good work. :)