50’s Self Portrait.

“Named after their resemblance to the shape of a cat’s eye, cat eye glasses are probably the most popular style of vintage eyeglasses. Though cat eye glasses were around since the 1950’s, they reached their peak popularity when Audrey Hepburn wore a pair in the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

They then spiraled out of control, keeping fashion designers busy trying to figure out who could create the most creative designs, often adding rhinestones and other jewels. Cat eye glasses became the fashion accessory of the next decade. ” – Vintage optical shop.

I glued the same bling to my sketch as I glued to my glasses.

50’s Photo-shoot with D.I.Y. Cat’s Eye Glasses.

D.Y.I. Cat’s Eye Glasses.
I removed the plastic lenses of the sunglasses.
I cleaned the plastic with Rubbing alcohol and added some bling.

DIY Rhinestone Sunglasses / Occhiali con strass

I changed my photo into a sketch using Nexmusea free online program.

I then traced it onto watercolor paper.


Karen Campbell’s Fun-Fabulous-Faces 
Karen has some great free tutorials and sketches on YouTube and her website.

Watercolor paper, black marker, tracing paper, black watercolor pencil, pencils, eraser, baby oil, cotton buds, adhesive, beaded ribbon (Bling), white marker, etc. I added the same bling to my sketch as I used for the glasses.


About Tokeloshe.

Welcome and thank you for visiting. I have been happily married (sic) for 40 years, have one son, a loving daughter in law and three adorable grandsons. We have been in Canada for 20 years and are originally from South-Africa. My first language is Afrikaans. (Ek kan nog Afrikaans praat, lees en skryf.) I love doing mixed media, scrap-booking, blogging and playing on the computer, I am also interested in photography, genealogy, reading, hiking, camping, arts and crafts.
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6 Responses to 50’s Self Portrait.

  1. You could sell them at the local market..;-)

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