Dress Up Your Glasses

I finally had to give in to the reading glasses.  I suppose I really should be calling them the crafting-sewing-knitting-computer-reading glasses. I even splurged on the pretty ones.  But I wanted to dress them up a little and also be able to take them on and off without losing them. 

A pretty beaded necklace for my glasses was the natural choice.  My favorite, colorful, glass beads practically jumped out of my bead box.  I could almost hear them saying, “pick us”! 

If you are new to bead stringing, I found this instructional video Beading Basicsby Karla Schafer to be very clear. Follow her basic instructions but replace the toggle with the eyeglass chain findings and also extend the overall length to about 28”.

This fun and fast project makes a great gift.  But be sure to make yourself one as well.