Any Jersey Shore fan knows Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi isn’t afraid of a little (or a metric ton) of bling. Case in point: Snooki’s now infamous diamond rhinestone-encrusted shield sunglasses. Lost? Crawl out of your pop culture-barren rock and check the image below.
You’re now obviously dying for a pair of your own. Unfortunately, these exact shades are as tough to locate as The Situation’s shirt. But don’t fret, a simple DIY will make these yours in no time. Follow me for a step by step guide on how to make your own blinged-out Snooki shades in a matter of minutes.
What you’ll need:
- 1 pair of Sunglass Warehouse Shield Style #1199 or Shield Style #1400
- 1 pack of mixed crystal acrylic gems
- 1 glue gun with glue
Assemble the gems you will adhere to the shades. Before you begin think about how the various shapes can fit together to minimize empty spaces.
Dab a drop of hot glue to the back, flat side of a gem and place it the edge of the frames.
Press the gem down firmly to secure.
Repeat this process until the entire surface of the lenses are covered. You’re not aiming for symmetry so don’t worry if the gem placements aren’t perfect.
The hot glue gun will create tiny strings of glue around the gems. You can use your fingers to pick or brush these away.