June 17, 2012

D I Y / Sliced Shades

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'Inspired' by the sunglasses of Grey Ant that seem to be disappearing into the surface and after seeing them on Andrew from Pull Teeth, I couldn't contain myself anymore and decided to dig up a pair of old Wayfarers to give them a rigorous treatment with a saw, a file and some matte nail polish. (This DIY was actually a post made for Dutch fashion site NSMBL)

-Start out by laying the glasses on a straight surface. Mark how much you want to slice off the bottom with a marker. Put the shades back on to see if the new shape will suit your face. When you've found the perfect measurements, cut off the bottom bit of the frame with a metal hand-saw.
-Click the glasses out of the frame and file the edges that you just cut until smooth. Now you can give the empty frame a matte topcoat.
-File the glasses straight from the bottom with a large metal file until they are short enough to fit back in the frame. Compare them to eachother while filing to make sure they are symmetric.
-If both of your glasses are the right size you can put them back in the frame with a little glue. That's it! In under an hour you've got a pair of sliced shades.

95 comments:

lucille said...

i just love your DIY projects!
x

Veronika Holcnerová said...

That's sooooo great! Love it!

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Halktan Biri said...

VAaaaaaaaaauvvv I LOVE İTTT !

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made-vogue said...

you are so beautiful!! <3 love your blog and your DIY! :)

Edye and Martyn said...

perfect, we love it!

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Mary ♡ Fashionbirds said...

It looks amazing!! Love this, really makes me feel like trying myself...

NONA LIMMEN said...

This looks great! Xoxo

WOLF359 said...

Wauw, dat ziet er echt heel mooi uit! Ik ben alleen bang dat het glas breekt als ik het ga proberen...

Laura said...

Amazing! When I saw the first picture in my reader, I thought "ups, something is missing..." but the effect is really nice :-)

moiminnie said...

THIS IS AMAZING!
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xo

inkarlcerating said...

omg god bless u for this

Jackie Steen said...

Love this DIY!

Jackie x

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Olivia said...

awesome!

The GUILTY HYENA said...

Would need to buy some cheap imitation wayfarers, just in-case I botch the DIY. :)

The GUILTY HYENA †

=^.^= said...

i am so gonna do this awesome diy! thanks for sharing!

V said...

They look AMAZING on you! I have so much respect for you and all of your projects!
/V

jessica january said...

absolutely incredible! you have the best diy's of any blog out there. love!

january, x
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Aimee said...

Je DIY projecten zijn altijd zo inspirerend! Ik wou dat ik op zulke ideeën kon komen :) al had ik laatst wel een briljant idee voor een oorbellen rekje, haha

Jack XXX said...

love as always

Sisse Lykke. said...

Love it!!!

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helen at thelovecatsINC said...

SUCH a good DIY

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Tugce said...

Apart!

COMPOSITION TWO said...

stunning diy. ich love this look, it´s special and simple

Milena Słowikowska said...

You're genius.

DEYNN said...

good job:D

Femme Virtue said...

love the sliced glasses!

AcidWalrus said...

I love your DIYs, always so simple, but also innovative.

Ola Paszkowska said...

You just gave these old sunglasses a huge favor. Their coolness level is at least 300% of what it used to.

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Floortje said...

Super idee!

AL said...

I ♥ IT !!!

xoxo AL / Alice! wake up!

Wendy Ká said...

awesome!

Nika Chic said...

You are genious:)

The Designer Index said...

Absolutely genius idea! You rock.

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Sharon said...

Very cool DIY!



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BBella said...

it's a great idea and easy to make :))

BBella
justyled.wordpress.com

Jaeger said...

those look awesome!

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xx

Catherine said...

Dit ga ik zeker proberen, wauw !

Daphne said...

This is awesome!

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Rhea Dillon said...

Thats so cool I always love your DIYS!

xx

Viveca Ø. Johansen said...

This is amazing!

Mira said...

cool sunnies :D
xo
glamDevils

♥ Cassandra (Backtofive) said...

Never knew I could do that! NOw I have to try!

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Michiel Steur said...

Ik vind het echt ongelooflijk hoe je op de ideeën van je DIY's komt! Ze zijn altijd redelijk simpel, maar het resultaat is echt speciaal!

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LeNerd said...

I actually can't believe thiis was a diy
Amazing!!!!!!

Janneke said...

Wauw... heel gaaf, dit ga ik zeker proberen. Bij de action kan je voor een euro altijd hele goedkope zonnebrillen halen. Ik was laatst helemaal geinspireerd door je futuristische DIY's en heb een smeltende ketting gemaakt (geinspireerd op druipstenen) (ook te vinden op m'n blog),het lijkt alsof de zonnebril in de ondergrond verdwijnt. Gaaf, je inspireert me!

Fashiable said...

Ik dacht echt even 'heh hoezo kan die zonnebril in de tafel zitten'. Echt leuk gedaan weer meid!

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Sootjeelina said...

Ik had hem al gezien op NSMBL, echt heel goed bedacht! Ook awesome hoe je hem mat hebt gemaakt

xoxo Sootjeelina

TeuntjeVDW said...

Awesome DIY! xx.

Wedekind said...

great shit!

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Wedekind said...

great shit!

Heartbeats from Vienna Wedekind

Teresa said...

Wow! This DIY turned out fantastic! Very interesting silhouette!

Jenaly Enns said...

they look awesome. I love this. never would think of doing that but i love it!

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Katrina Bay said...

woowwww! i'm so impressed! just genius!


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Rikke Westesen said...

Wow pretty cool! I love it, really amazing

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vintage process said...

Nice!

Nyrha said...

I love the idea!

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Alice said...

So clever!

Please take a look at my art and illustrations and let me know what you think!:

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Xxxx

Aves Gry said...

Your DIY ideas are so creative and different. Yes it is inspired but not many would ever think like you. You're so innovative.

Andrea said...

such an awesome idea..i love this!

BBella said...

wow I want these

xx BBella
justyled.wordpress.com

Dominika said...

amazing!
<3

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Kelly Malka said...

this is soo clever ! love it :)
xxx

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flowercake said...

Such a cool diy they actually look like they're disappearing and its so much cheaper than the ones online

Coolsario said...

I loved it! I am totally inlove with this new trend!

PrncszTffny said...

dat ziet er echt zooo cool uit! waaauw



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liana said...

Very clever! May have to attempt this one myself!
xx

DNA (designers+artists) said...

Very cool!

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LeNerd said...

Ahaha I'll make sure to be more productive dear!!
About MMM plus H&M I'll try to get my hands in a piece but u're right... Martin would be a bit pissed..
Btw love when u commnt my blog n glad u liked my new hair.

Anonymous said...

you should open up an etsy shop!! please!!!

Ally Carey Unknown Pleasures said...

Wow! you really thought outside the box! You are so innovative. Thanks for sharing such an amazing DIY!


Ally xxx

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Shop:www.whokilledbambi.co

Piel del Cosmos said...

they are amazing!!

Ros.E. said...

I want these sunglasses now!!

your blog always takes my attention so much...I scroll up & down .... !

xxxx my love, Ros.e.

April May said...

Ok doing this right now. I can't believe how much it can transform a regular pair of sunglasses!

also, <3 andrew from pullteeth.

AM
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Anonymous said...

FUCKING GENIUS!

Lydia said...

that's such a good idea!!

Kasey said...

NICE....May I ask what type of saw you used?

Yufei said...

Those are so awesome! Your DIY projects are always FANTASTIC. Love your blog so much.

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Collections said...

so awesome.

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the goorgeous said...

flawless ♥

Anna said...

dit is geweldig! ik had ze nog helemaal niet gezien o: was je niet bang dat je je handen open zou halen aan de glazen?


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Sophia Callahan said...

These are so amazing. I'm always endlessly impressed by how creative and daring you are with DIY, amazing x

Sophia Callahan said...

These are so amazing. I'm always endlessly impressed by how creative and daring you are with DIY, amazing x

Christine Bonde said...

Every single one of your DIY-projects blow me away. This one is soooo cool. Maybe I should try it myself :) Thank you for inspiring me!

Cynthia said...

Hey ! I am pleased to have you nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger. Here is the link to my blog: http://www.idontknowwhereibegin.com/2012/06/very-inspiring-blogger-award.html
See ya.
Cynthia

EXECUTION STYLE said...

These glasses are amazing.

Outi Pyy said...

This is such a cool project. Can you translate the step-by-step instructions in English??? :)

Monique said...

Love these! Can't wait to try them myself!


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Shakkablakka said...

Dit is zo cool!

hiPop said...

this is genius!

Ramon Campos said...

i really loved that!

prescription sun glasses said...

Wow, great article.Really thank you! Want more.

Susan said...

It's looks great. I would've done it myself if I had some old and cheap sunglasses...

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