Last week while watching a movie I passed out, knowingly setting my [already beat up] glasses next to me on my double bed. It took me a day or two to notice that one of the arms was cracked, enough to snap when I tried soldering them. And since I couldn’t get the solder to create a strong enough bond, I had to devise another way to wear the frames. I contemplated. Then, contemplated some more.
I was looking around my desk and noticed a white cardboard envelope. So I unscrewed the other arm from the metal frames, cut out a cardboard frame, super glued the bridges, and used electrical tape to secure the bridge. I know what you’re thinking but the electrical tape really worked well and blends nicely because of its color.
They’re not the most solid of frames. Hell, it’s just cardboard! Yet, for a week or so, until I buy a new pair, these will make do. Plus, with a few strokes of a marker I put my own artistic touch to the DIY glasses frame. A friend of mine I was chatting with on AIM (yes, I still use AIM!) eloquently named them Cholas: The Winter Collection! I’ll stick with that. 😀