Looking for a new pair of shades but bored by the finds at Sunglass Hut? If you’re brave enough to try a bold and new style, we’ve rounded up fifteen of our favorite unique and handmade finds from Etsy. This list can also serve as inspiration for the crafty among us, as many of the styles are easily replicated by upcycling a cheapo pair of shades. Protect those eyes in style!
Prefer a bit of bling on your accessories? Stand out in these 100 percent UV protection crystal encrusted shades! (ShopKP, $38)
For the video game nerd in all of us – hand painted Super Mario Brothers shades. (Ketchupize, $49)
These upcycled shades feature adorable pink roses along the tops of each corner. (Alal Nina Design, $19)
These handpainted sunnies feature a splatter paint technique that has us dreaming about the 80s! (Stoopid Shades, $20)
The story on these gorgeous 50s inspired shades: “Many brands today are replicating classics of the past. For us it wasn’t just a matter of making retro styled shades; at Nostalgy we completely reproduced the the old way of making eyewear, using in some case old stock materials, as per our plaques and hinges, and handcrafting our frames from the very first to the finishing process.” ($159)
Show your artsy side with these frames inspired by Piet Mondrian’s famous compositions! (K Rae Shades, $25)