I have seen many of the brooches for holding eyeglasses. They vary in
style, some a simple execution, some heavily embellished with
gemstones or crystals, etc. It always has some sort of loop that you
hang the folded up glasses - which hang vertically. The brooches are
often fashioned to look like “cats eye” style spectacles with a loop
hanging off the bottom in the center.
One key is that the brooch should not be too large - Small enough to
be unobtrusive, special enough to not look to utilitarian or even
"tacky" :o), Designs to avoid are 1) horizontal oval - glasses will
slide from side to side or 2) a large circle - because they can
fall out when you stoop over. This is very important, to avoid the
loss or breakage that dropping glasses could lead to. Another
consideration is that the portion of glasses where the hinge is- (
this is the part that will “fold over” the loop) can vary in width,
depending on the style of the glasses. They can be thin, as in wire
frames, or thick, as in Jackie O style thick plastic frames.
You may want to use some wire and form a loop and work with a pair
of sunglasses to see what will work for a design. What you use for
the more artistic part at the top of the loop would depend on your
customer’s style and metal color preferences. I’ve seen simple,
modern, sleek silver brooches, and gold, ornate ones with colorful
Ah and the pin part should have a safety clasp, as again, the
security of knowing you wont lose or drop your specs is priority for
the wearer. Sorry I don’t have a photo for 'ya.
Hope this helps!
Mary Beth In New Hampshire