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15 Unique Handmade Sunglasses

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15 Unique Handmade Sunglasses

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)

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Lo Lankford

Lo Lankford is a recent Los Angeles transplant after a decade in the Big Apple. In her "spare time" (ha!) she used to run a dog rescue called Badass Brooklyn and helped save over 400 dogs. Otherwise? Nerd'do well, whistle blower, proud hillbilly from the sticks.


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12:32PM PDT on Jul 26, 2014

Thank you

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7:06PM PDT on Jul 12, 2013

Thanks for the inspiration--I think I'll flare up my old granny shades (the only kind I can wear with my eyeglasses) with some glitter.

11:05PM PDT on Jul 11, 2013

Thanks for posting

12:55PM PDT on Jul 11, 2013

Ciekawe i oryginalne

11:34AM PDT on Jul 11, 2013


8:11AM PDT on Jul 11, 2013

Really nice :))

7:14AM PDT on Jul 11, 2013

Very funny options!

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