I can’t wear contacts. I’ve tried numerous times but some thing always goes wrong and the last time I ended up with chemical conjunctivitis. I have my glasses on 90% of the day for driving, watching movies or television, and occasionally the computer, however I do not need them for reading anything I can hold in my hands. I end up taking them on and off all day. So, what’s a girl to do if she needs to have her eyeglasses on 90% of the time but needs quick access to them 10% of the time? Eyeglass chain? Maybe, that could work. Will it make me look old? Do.Not.Want.That.
I’m going to give them a try and this weekend I’m going to bead my own eyeglass necklace following these directions:
What you need to make a beaded glasses chain:
- Beading wire or nylon cord. Choose a length that is comfortable when the glasses are on your face and around your neck. For most people, this will be around 30 inches, give or take
- Your choice of beads
- 2 crimp beads to stop beads from slipping. These are available at craft stores
- 2 plastic eyeglass holders. These are available at craft stores
- Flat-nose pliers
- Cut your beading wire or cord to a comfortable length.
- Thread the wire or cord through the crimp bead and eyeglass holder, and then thread the wire or cord back through. Pull the wire or cord so the eyeglass holder and crimp bead are adjacent. Close the crimp bead with your pliers.
- Decide on a pattern for your beads, and string them on, leaving enough room at the end for the other crimp bead and eyeglass holder.
- Secure the second crimp bead and eyeglass holder, as you did with the first. If there is extra wire or cord, tuck it through the beads
I can make these look cool. Maybe…