Vintage Lens Pins.... by Lilia of fleamarketstudio, via Flickr. I used old eyeglass lenses and a combination of art clipping and storybook text. Mine told a story if you strung them together in a certain way. Cute, and I loved them, but they are a bit weird and I get strange looks when I wear them.
If you've ever dropped your glasses, you probably looked on horrified as they bounced across the floor or pavement. Eyeglass lenses can take plenty of abuse, but even with a scratch-resistant coating, accidents do happen. A few basic household supplies allow you to forgo a trip to the repair shop so that you can fix the scratch yourself.