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Maker Faire Inspired DIY Glasses Cases


 
Here at Zenni we’re all about the DIY spirit, as you can probably tell from infographics like this one, and there are few events in the world that capture the do-it-yourself attitude quite like the famous World Maker Faire in New York.
 
Labeled as “the greatest show and tell on Earth,” the Maker Faire is a hodgepodge of talented “makers” putting their wares on display and sharing knowledge and innovation. Comprised of techies, artists, engineers and craftsmen, the participants at the Maker Faire are truly an inspiring bunch.
 
In honor of them and this amazing event, which takes place this weekend, we decided to put together a blog post that features “makers” of a different sort. We searched the web and found some unique blogger tutorials for making your own glasses cases and they were so good that we had to share!
 
Check out the finished products below and be sure to click through to the full tutorials on each site.
 

Leather Sunglasses Holder from A Beautiful Mess

 

 
This tutorial is super easy to follow and the finished product looks really professional. We love the added clasp to keep your glasses in and the black leather glasses on front are a great touch. Read the whole thing here.
 

Simple Fabric Cases from Poppytalk

 

 
These are so fun and easy to make. All you need is calico or plain fabric, fabric markers, scissors and a needle with thread! For more, visit the full tutorial.
 

Hand Sewn Felt Cases from Design Sponge

 

 
Taken from one of crafter Kata Golda’s book, these lovely DIY glasses cases are so artistic! Click here to learn how to make them yourself.
 

If all else fails…

 

 
We understand that not everyone is the DIY type. Sometimes you just want have someone else make it for you! If this is the case (pun intended!) with you, don’t worry. You can always browse our selection of eyeglass cases and find the perfect one to fit your personality.

 
 
 

Saturday, September, 20 2014 by

Frame Friday: Football Team Matchups

We love football here at Zenni and are super excited about the games this weekend. We’ve even selected some frames that announce your team spirit and complement your logo wear. Bonus: Several frames are made of tough, flexible plastic, making them ideal for rowdy celebrations and even a few hours of playing football with your friends.

 
San Francisco vs. Dallas
 

 
49′ers fans can paint the town red with these frames: They’re sure to get you noticed at the game and at the bars afterward. They are also made of flexible plastic, which means that you aren’t as likely to break them if you get overenthusiastic at the game.
 

 
Whether you are watching the Cowboys play or engaging in some casual team sports yourself, these silver and gray frames will not only help you see, but also keep you comfortable: They are made from hypoallergenic acetate, so they aren’t so likely to irritate your skin, even if you work up a sweat!
 
Denver vs. Indianapolis
 

 
Broncos fan? Check out these orange-trimmed frames: Pair them with a blue and white shirt and you’ll be all set for the season.
 

 
Colts fans can enthusiastically enjoy the game while not worrying about breaking their frames: These blue frames are made from flexible plastic, so feel free to let loose at the game or tailgate party.
 
 Atlanta vs. New Orleans
 

 
If you love the Falcons, try wearing a red shirt and these black and silver Zennis. We particularly love the cut-out temples that seriously update your style without going overboard.
 

 
If you are a Saints fan, we’ve got a pair of black frames that may be just your style. Not only do they go with just about everything, but the rectangle frames have a sleek, sporty look. Get them with tinted lenses if you enjoy going out to see the games live!
 
Finally, whether you’re at the game, at the bar, or at home, make sure to take a picture of yourself and use the #ZenniFashion hashtag for a chance to win a $300 Nordstrom gift card!
 
 

Friday, September, 5 2014 by

See Who Rocked Their Glasses Best at the 2014 Emmy Awards!

TV has the Emmys. We have the Zennis!

 

We’re presenting our 2014 Zennis to the TV stars who rocked their glasses the best at Monday’s Emmy Awards ceremony, as well as at the Creative Arts Emmys held one day earlier.

 

The first Zenni goes to Jim Rash (shown with Community co-star Joel McHale), who looks great in his black horn rims, which was the most popular style of the stars.

 

 

It’s not unlike Zenni frame 635521:

 

 

In the variations-on-the-theme category, Al Roker gets the Zenni Award for his beautiful glasses featuring tortoiseshell front rims with solid brown ornamented temple arms. He’s shown here with Sarah Silverman, who won a writing Emmy for her variety special Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles.

 

Silverman made headlines for claiming to have a pot-vaporizing pen with her, so maybe that’s why it looks like she’s got the munchies for Roker’s glasses.

 

 

If she was still hungry after devouring those, she could feast on a similar Zenni frame, 785725:

 

 

Stephen Colbert skipped his typical rimless glasses …

 

 

… choosing instead to go with the flow, in distinguished looking full-rim ombre glasses, with a black top, tortoiseshell bottom, and keyhole bridge.

 


 
Check out Zenni’s ombre tortoiseshell frame 120625:
 

 
Maybe Colbert should have stuck to his rimless glasses, or at least skipped the routine about his imaginary friend, which got no laughs and must have had some people wondering if he is the right choice to replace glasses-wearer David Letterman.
 

All’s right with the world in this shot, with both Colbert and Letterman in rimless glasses.

 

 
Either of them – and you! – would look great in Zenni frame 134711 (shown here with lens shape 238):
 

 

Host Seth Meyers had some fun donning rimless sunglasses …

 

 
… for a play on words involving the last names of two presenters, Debra Messing and Jim Parsons, calling them “Messing Parsons,” and invoking CSI star David Caruso.
 

 
Give that host a Zenni! Perhaps Zenni frame 164714 (shown with lens shape 353), with an 80 percent amber or gray tint:
 

 

Maybe the key to killing at the Emmys is sticking to your usual eyeglasses.

 

Key and Peele were funnier than Colbert, with Jordan Peele rocking his familiar black front, tan temple arm glasses.

 


 
He gets the Zenni for looking consistently awesome in his glasses, and you can, too, in Zenni frame 185321:

 

 

Aside from black horn rims, another super trendy eyeglasses style, translucent wayfarers, batted .500 when it came to winning Emmys. (Everybody wearing cool glasses won Zennis!)

 

Fred Armisen of Portlandia

 

 

… lost the best supporting actor award in a comedy series Emmy to Modern Family star Ty Burrell, in wayfarer-style translucents.

 

 

You’ll look just as awesome in Zenni’s translucent frame 307223.

 

 

Jon Voight of Ray Donovan was elegant in a white scarf and rectangular half-rims.


 
Zenni frame 777515 is just as cool, if not maybe a little cooler:
 

 

Don Was, who led the ’80s band Was (Not Was), won for music direction for The Beatles: The Night That Changed America. He gets the Zenni for best blast-from-the-past, in his throwback round, silver-rimmed sunglasses.

 

 

Here’s his award, Zenni frame A8450021, a pair of round, non-prescription sunglasses:

 

 

Unfortunately (if you like seeing people in glasses, like we do) most of the female presenters and winners skipped eyewear. But Kathy Bates, who won best supporting actress in a miniseries for American Horror Story: Coven, gets the Zenni for rocking her black oval cat-eye glasses.

 

 

Here’s her Zenni Award – frame 628221:

 

 

Congratulations to all the Emmy and Zenni winners!

 
 
 

Tuesday, August, 26 2014 by

Frame Friday: Germany Vs. Argentina

World Cup fans are excited about the semi-finals match between Germany and Argentina! For fun, we decided to have a look at some frames that feature the colors of each team. Enjoy!
 

Germany

 
red yellow glasses

Root for Germany in these red and gold full-rim glasses. The floral detail on the temples gives them a wonderfully feminine look.

 

red yellow gradient glasses

 

Keep it casual with these yellow and red plastic full-rim glasses. I love how the red and yellow come together to look like flames!

 

red yellow glasses

 

Looking for something more formal? These plastic full-rims in red with yellow/gold accents fit the bill nicely. The cat eye style is ultra-feminine and will certainly get you noticed at school, the office and while out with friends!

 

Argentina

 
blue glasses
 
Argentina fans take note: These dreamy blue frames look great against a tan and will put everyone in mind of the beach! A great summer casual look.

 

blue glasses

Are any of your children Argentina fans? These sporty glasses are great looking and can take the beatings that active kids can give.

 

light blue glasses

Get down to business with these stainless steel full rim glasses. This is a very conservative design, but the subtle blue accent makes these glasses a lot more interesting than if they were just plain silvertone.

 

 

Monday, July, 14 2014 by

Frame Friday: Cookout Looks for the 4th


 

As you know, 4th of July is a favorite holiday at Zenni: We love fireworks, parades and spending time with family. The best part, though, is the outdoor cookouts. Chicken, burgers, even tofu tastes better when cooked on a grill. Naturally, you’ll want to look your best while hanging out around the grill, so we’ve selected some frames that are awesome as sunglasses:

 

 

You want a classic look? We have one for you. These full-rim, tortoise shell frames with metal temples give you a serious look while also protecting your eyes against glare. If you are looking to not shock your relatives during a family barbeque, grab these and impress everyone with your maturity.

 

 

Another classic look for men, and these are hypoallergenic, even. This means that you probably won’t have to worry about these frames triggering a rash, though you’ll still need to take your Claritin if being outdoors in the summer gives you the sniffles. But seriously: These are the frames to wear if you want to be taken seriously. With tinted lenses, you’ll look like you work for a government agency.
 

 
If you are the type of person who oveheats easily, check out these cool blue/green frames, then go find a nice hammock under a shady tree. These frames will look great with just about every skin tone: Tan, pale or somewhere in-between. Classic styling and a solid color also allows you to wear these just about anywhere from the beach to the boardroom.

 


 
These tortoiseshell frames and gold temples offer a sleek, sophisticated look for a cookout. Plus, the smaller frames give you sun protection while letting friends and family see more of your beautiful face while catching up over a plate of food.

 


 
Hey there, glamorpuss! If you want to attract attention, you could do a lot worse than these rhinestone-studded full rim frames. Pair these with some serious red lipstick or gloss, and you’ll be the talk of the cookout. They’ll also look great if you decide to hit the bars later in the evening.

 

Friday, July, 4 2014 by