Two young Scottish designers are encouraging buyers to make a spectacle of themselves with the launch of their brand new handmade wood and leather eyewear.
Ayespy is the unique creation of Lucy Ross and Jamie Bartlett, who have been working together for the last 15 months on their range of glasses and sunglasses.
The 23-year-olds from Glasgow have developed the eyewear, which is handcrafted from natural materials and finished off with adjustable leather earpieces for extra comfort and fit.
Every one of the distinctive frames is handmade in their workshop in Kilsyth, giving the wearer a truly unique product.
Lucy from AyeSpy said, what started off as a university project to design something unusual with wood, has turned into a real passion for both herself and Jamie:
“When people buy a pair of distinctive sunglasses or spectacles from AyeSpy they know that they have purchased something that is as unique as the natural products they are made from.
“Every bit of sanding, shaping, cutting and finishing, is handcrafted by us in a range of different woods including Wenge, Walnut, Mahogany and Cherry, to create a distinctive frames in a range of contemporary and classic styles.”
Inspiration for the family of frames has been taken from famous Scottish inventors and discoverers and includes the Baird, Dunlop and Fleming.
Each frame takes an average of three hours to make and prices start from £135. For spectacle wearers, the glasses can be taken to opticians and fitted with prescription lens.
The products are available online at www.ayespyglasses.co.uk but Lucy is hoping they will soon be available on the high street:
“Our ultimate goal for AyeSpy is to become a recognised, well respected eyewear brand, producing desirable, high quality frames and supplying many optical chains throughout the UK.”
For more information on AyeSpy visit www.ayespyglasses.co.uk.