Eyeglass Lens Chandelier

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Sean @ MAKE points us to this recycled eyeglass lens chandelier by Stuart Haygarth. Great salvage idea, keeping unwanted things out of the landfill!

6 thoughts on “Eyeglass Lens Chandelier

  1. Blackbird says:

    Beautiful- but wouldn’t the old prescription glasses be put to better use by donating them? I give my old prescription eyeglasses to my optometrist’s office, and they send them to eye doctors who work in impoverished countries where people receive little eye care and cannot afford glasses.

  2. Becky Stern says:

    Sure, but what if one of the lenses or the frames are broken? I think there’re enough discarded glasses to make both!

  3. threadeater says:

    I believe it’s the frames that are re-used and the lenses are changed according to the needs of the individual.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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