With this hand crafted artwork, you could be the first to wear amber sunglasses. There will only ever be five in total created from my hands and this is the first one (1 of 5). I have been hand crafting custom eyeglasses from natural materials since 2005 and my works live with their owners all around the world. For more information about my work and philosophy, please visit Urban Spectacles.
For the foundation of the sunglasses, Verawood has been chosen for its extreme durability and greenish color to compliment the yellows and oranges of the applied amber. Verawood also has a very beautiful scent similar to Sandalwood.
Notice the care taken to carefully shape each piece of amber so that it fits perfectly together like a puzzle. The amber and wood has been sanded and buffed to achieve a glass like finish. The amber has so much depth and it truly reflects light and looks as if it were glass. Notice that I have included below an image of the uncut amber that was used for this piece.
You will see the very rich swirls and patina of the pieces before they were cut down to size. With time, exposure to uv rays and oxygen, the amber on these sunglasses will darken back to this state. The amber sunglasses come with a custom wood box made from Jatoba and Koa woods. Please see below an image that shows the measurements of this specific pair of sunglasses. The total weight of the sunglasses with lenses is 35 grams.A typical vintage plastic frame of similar size would be around 40-45 grams. The temples connect to the fronts with Italian spring hinges for a forgiving fit. Please ask me about any thoughts or questions that you may have and I will gladly reply back. For the right person, this frame will be extremely enjoyed and cherished for a lifetime.
Materials: natural amber, verawood (box of jatoba and koa) Weight: 35 grams total (including amber, wood and lenses) Year of completion: 2015 Artist: Scott Urban (Urban Spectacles) Additional images: if images in the links below do not automatically load, put your cursor in the address bar and hit return. The item "Natural Baltic Amber and Wood Sunglasses Butterscotch Egg Match your Necklace" is in sale since Saturday, August 27, 2016. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Loose Diamonds & Gemstones\Loose Gemstones\Amber". The seller is "smusmusmusmu" and is located in Chicago, Illinois.
This item can be shipped worldwide.