Close at Hand: Create a Gold Chain for Your Eyeglasses


Where Are Your Glasses?

You’re rushing around once again in the morning before you leave for work, looking for your glasses. You were wearing them last night while you were reading in the living room, but you have searched every inch of the room and your glasses are nowhere to be found. Frustrated, you realize that you will be late for work. You finally locate your glasses, lying on the floor beside the chair where you were reading.

EyeglassesYou make a note to yourself to determine whether you are a good candidate for contact lenses.  If so, you will research different types of lenses as well as online outlets. Surely you will be able to obtain a deal for cheap lenses. Then you will be able to ditch your eyeglasses for good, at least most of the time.

In the meantime, you can minimize the stress of misplacing your eyeglasses by creating a gold chain to attach to your glasses. You can obtain a suitable chain from your local grocery store or drugstore. The process of attaching the chain to your glasses requires no tools other than your own two hands.

Choosing a Suitable Chain

You should be aware that many “gold” chains are not gold at all. Rather, they are formulated from a composite of metals, including nickel. If you are allergic to nickel, the chain may irritate your neck. If so, stainless steel may be a better bet. Be sure the chain you select is sturdy enough to bear the weight of your eyeglasses.  You certainly don’t want risk breaking the frame or lenses of your because of a broken chain.

Ensure that the chain you select will be long enough to fit comfortably around your neck. To obtain a proper fit, carefully drape the chain around the back of your neck, holding the ends of the chains between the thumb and forefinger of each hand. Bring your hands up to each side of your head, lightly touching your temples at approximately eye level. This process approximates how the chain will rest around your neck once you have attached the chain to your eyeglasses. You should not feel any strain from the chain around the back of your neck. If you do, the chain is too short. On the other hand, if the chain drapes below your shoulder blades onto your back, it is too long.

Connecting the Chain to Your Eyeglasses

Once you have obtained a suitable chain, the process of connecting the chain to your eyeglasses is simple. Place the chain down on a flat surface such as a counter or table. Place the loop of the chain onto one strap of the glasses, and slide the loop toward the temple. Repeat the process with the second loop on the other strap of the glasses.  Once the chain is connected to your eyeglasses, loop the chain around the back of your neck and try wearing your glasses. After a few moments, remove your glasses from your face and allow them to rest against your chest while being supported by the chain.

John Sheppard is a jewelry designer of several years. When he’s not creating the latest bling, he’s writing about it online for others to enjoy.

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