Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Old Glasses

I love old wire rimmed glasses,
but, they are hard to find, for a price I am willing to pay.

Years ago, I made miniatures.
The picutre above is one of the little tiny glasses I made.
They are only about 1" across. no glass, but who would notice..
So I thought, why can't I do that only larger?

So I did.
And here they are in a vignette.

(Did not cut enough wire, so no ear pieces.)
But I have seen real ones that did not have any either.

If you saw these in a vignette and did not know
they were not real, would you notice?

And how about a silver pair?
And, did you notice that perfect leaf skeleton
in front of the letters?
My sweet fella found it while out walking.

Here is a close up of the glasses
Not perfect, but I'm working on it. =)
If there is interest I will do a little tutorial on it.

Blessings to you all.
barbara jean


Judi said...


~Moondust Marita~ said...

Those are so cute! keep up the good work!

Sandy said...

I love your little glasses. The mini ones are to die for..big ones cute too. I also did miniatures for years and years..I've had a bunch of houses, cuz one wasn't enough..what was I thinking? Now, I dismantled my (one) house and made some shadow boxes and the header on my blog is a tall cabinet that I "altered"...cuz we're into altering now. Hee My header on my blog is a picture of the top shelf of the cabinet with a bunch of minis. Since you are a mini person I thought you might enjoy looking at what I did. And, there are three more rooms below this top shelf. It's just all fun, isn't it? Have a happy day.
Xoso Sandy O

Dragonlady said...

How neat is that, I love them, they look old and look so great in your displays....
hugs to you

She Uses Her Words said...

Barbara, these are wonderful! I would be interested in a tutorial. You are the most clever woman!
xo, Karen

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the glasses. I've looked for those too, but you are right. They are very expensive. Yours look fabulous. Hugs, Marty

Deanna said...

Aren't they adorable! They remind me of my great grandfather Jerry. I don't think he ever looked through his glasses as he would always have his neck down and peer at us over the!

I would love to see how you made them.

Deanna :D

Kathy B. said...

I've always admired them too, but never wanted to pay the price for them. It never occurred to me to make them! I would love for you to do a tutorial on them!!!

You are SO clever!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Barb,
they look real to me! Love your vignette.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

i love it! And yes i also like a tutoral(always is n't it?)