Sunday, April 7, 2013

Eyeglass Chains Revisited

My eyeglass chains have over the years become one of the more popular jewelry designs I sell in my Etsy shop.  My Signature designs are a necklace style with a loop for holding a pair of eyeglasses such as shown in the designs pictured at left and below:

Rose Pink Glass and Gunmetal Eyeglass Chain

The way you use these eyeglass chains is to fold your eyeglasses and slip one of the ear pieces through the loop.  Very functional.  But over the years, I have had several requests for customizing my eyeglass chains into eyeglass leashes with the traditional rubber or cord ends.  I have also had requests to make them suitable for use as ID-badge lanyards.  

So I will now offer my eyeglass chains with three style options:  Leash, Necklace, or Lanyard.  For example, my Black Pearl Crystal Eyeglass Chain is one of my more popular designs:

Signature Necklace Style

Eyeglass Leash on Left, Necklace with Loop on Right

Here are all five options available for this design:

Options 1 & 2:  Leash style.
  • Offered with traditional black cord grippers in choice of either bright silver balls or black gunmetal corrugated balls.  

Options 3 & 4:  My Signature Necklace style.
  • Offered in either a standard 20mm loop or a larger 25mm loop. 
  • I decided to offer the option for a larger loop based on requests in the past for loops large enough to accomodate extra wide ear pieces found on some eyeglasses and sunglasses.  
  • The loops are a beautiful hammered antiqued silver.

Option 5:  Lanyard style.
  • Similar to the necklace design but with a smaller 16mm loop and a bright silver swivel clip for attaching an ID badge to.
To see all my Eyeglass Chains and Lanyards, visit my Eyeglass Chains & Lanyards section in my Etsy shop!

Thanks for stopping by!  


  1. Hi Irene, Your eyeglass holders are gorgeous. Love the details you put into creating them.
    They are so handy and useful, especially for sunglasses year round.
    Happy Creating.
    Hugs, CM

    1. Thanks so much Celestina Marie! They are actually one of my most favorite things to make.

  2. Hi Irene. These really are lovely. I have never used an eyeglass chain. Years ago I had lazer surgery. Just starting to need reading glasses if things are tiny or to thread a needle. May find that I might need one. I will remember these beauties if so.

    1. Thanks Jann! I started making these eyeglass chains years ago to hold my sunglasses when I would go to my son's baseball games. Then started making them to sell. My earlier designs were much more basic but over the years have evolved into somewhat more elegant designs. Thanks for the visit and comment!

  3. What a functional piece and so pretty, Irene! Something that might come in handy for me since I seem to forget where I put my reading glasses down!

    1. Yes, I do the same thing Kathy and wear one of these much of the time. Thanks for stopping by!