Sunday, October 13, 2013

New Eyeglass Chains

Over the years my eyeglass chains have become some of my more popular designs.  Making new eyeglass chains is one of my most absolute favorite type of designs to work on!  Why?  Because they can not only be a beautiful piece of jewelry, but they fulfill a purpose and function.

After all, who of us has not had trouble keeping up with our reading glasses or sunglasses.  That is exactly why I started making these designs a few years ago - because I needed an easy way to keep up with my sunglasses while attending my son's baseball games.  He's grown now and I not only need my sunglasses, but I also require reading glasses!  So I still use these pretty designs for myself as well as for others.

My Chain of Hearts Eyeglass Necklace design has been one of my long time most popular. The original had antique silver chain beaded with antique gold and silver hearts:

Original Antique Silver Chain of Hearts Eyeglass Necklace

Here are my newest versions with more colors of chain and beads:

Antique Gold Chain of Hearts Eyeglass Chain with Loop

Antique Gold Chain of Hearts Eyeglass Chain - Leash Style

Red and Black Chain of Hearts Eyeglass Chain with Loop

Red and Black Chain of Hearts Eyeglass Chain - Leash Style

Deco Style Chain of Hearts Eyeglass Chain in Black and White - Loop Style

Deco Style Chain of Hearts Eyeglass Chain in Black and White - Leash Style

You might notice that I offer my eyeglass necklaces in both my signature loop style as well as leash styles.

In case you are interested in making your own eyeglass necklace, I wrote a tutorial on how I created my first one a while back - you can read about it here!

And here's a link to an article in The Beading Gem's Journal with links to not only my tutorial but several others along with some helpful info on different types and styles of eyeglass chains

Of course all of the designs pictured above and others can be found in the Eyeglass Necklace section of my Etsy shop.  Hope you will stop by and visit soon!

And if you have any ideas or suggestions on future styles and designs, let me know - I welcome ideas for new material!



8 comments:

  1. What a great idea! So pretty :)
    Susan

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    1. Thanks so much Susan ... and thanks for stopping by. Love your Blog!
      Irene

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  2. Your designs are beautiful. Love the variety and details. You are so talented.
    Hope you are doing well and enjoying the Fall season.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs.

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  3. So good to hear from you Celestina! And thanks for stopping by. I am enjoying the fall and hope you are as well!
    Irene

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  4. I bet you look so cute in your eyeglasses with the chains. I can see why they would be popular as it is such a great niche market! And they are cute for the oh so hip baby boomers!

    Carol

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  5. Thanks everyone for stopping by and commenting! As Carol said, my eyeglass chains are a nice niche market that I hope and think has great potential for growth. I am considering opening up another shop on Etsy just for these items. Any thoughts on this?
    Irene

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  6. Gosh... I've been fighting having a chain for my glasses--- I slip them in my shirts collar. lol... I hate getting older!

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    1. Me too Cheryl! Thanks for stopping by!
      Irene

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