How to Make Your Own Eyeglass Necklace or Eyeglass Chains Part I

Published: 11th May 2011
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With the increasing costs of outside activities, many adults are turning to crafts for something to occupy their minds and otherwise idle hands. One of the most popular crafts and hobbies are jewelry making and bead crafts.

While you can make just about anything using beads (have you ever seen a chandelier made completely of beads?), many people like to make things that they can use in a practical daily situation. One of the most popular jewelry and bead craft is making eyeglass necklaces and eyeglass chains.

If you’d like to look great while looking studious (wearing glasses), you should read further and learn how to make your own eyeglass chains and necklaces. In part one of this series, we will discuss the supplies you need to make the necklaces and chains, and the next article will discuss the set up, the actual process, and accessorizing fun.

First and foremost…

Gathering Supplies

Before you can do anything else, you need to gather the necessary supplies for bead jewelry making. Luckily, beads and all other materials are quite easy to come by. One trip to the local craft store and you can find a wide selection of materials with which to start your project. Many cities also have specialty stores for those who desire unique beads or more professional materials.

Beads: Beads are a booming business. There are beads of every color of the rainbow and all the colors in between. Beads can be made of plastic, metals (silver, steel), wood, and even pearl (if you want to pay the extra money for it). Beads can come in different shapes (palm trees, lips, suns, moons, stars), and can even be stamped with personal images or icons. Jewelry making (making eyeglass necklaces, eyeglass chains, bracelets, anklets, earrings, hairclips, and pins) using beads is very popular, and the variety of bead is growing with the demand.

Believe it or not, beads can also be made more expensive materials like crystal, pearl, and gold. Historians have even discovered beads made of animal bones, onyx, and animal skins.

String: The thing with string is that it can be made of simple cotton fibers twisted together like normal everyday string, or it can be made using synthetic fibers that are more durable and stand up to the pulling and tugging associated with eyeglass necklaces. Jewelry making string can also be made of wire, elastic, plastic or even simple wool yarn. The best string material for use in eyeglass wear is elastic, which is able to expand and contract with the placement and removal of the glasses.

Of course not everyone wants to make their own eyeglass necklaces. Some items are very fun and easy to make with beads, and others may be more difficult. In this instance, it may be more suitable to look online to find the perfect decorative holders for your sunglasses or eyeglasses. In a pinch, this certainly works very well! Once you have your ideal eyeglass chain, you can then use it for inspiration when the time comes that you’d like to try and make your own.

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