What are Blings?
Blings are collectable soft rubber charms, primarily for use on the arms of spectacles. Blings simply slide on and off children's glasses, allowing you to change the colour and style of your glasses as often as you wish!
Please note that Blings are NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 36 MONTHS due to choking hazard. This product is not a toy. Children should be supervised with Blings that are not fitted to their spectacle frames.
Do Blings fit all children's glasses?
Blings fit approximately 85% of children's glasses simply by sliding the charm on/off the frame. A small rubber band (provided) allows Blings to fit an even broader variety of frames. The insertion area measures 8mm by 2mm, enabling Blings to fit arms of these measurements or less. Even if the arm is very slim, as is often the case with metal frames, the silicon grips to the arm and also to itself, keeping the charm in place. The photograph below shows a very small pair of children's frames, just 11.5cm wide, with slim arms. The charm fits such glasses without movement.
Please be aware that depth also plays a factor though - if the arm is very slim and also very flat, the charm will fit, but may not grip and wobble on the frame. Glasses in this category often have a broader hinge area though, such as the hinge shown on the photograph below. If your frames are too thin and flat to hold Blings along the arm, you may find that they fit securely over the thicker hinge area.
If the arm of the glasses is 7/8mm and also very deep, you may find that the charm will only slide part way along the arm, as shown in the photograph below, unless the rubber band provided is used in conjunction with the charm.
Please also be aware that children's glasses also sometimes feature unusual shapes at the ear end of the arm, such as the spectacles shown below. In order to slide the Blings onto the arm of your glasses without the use of the supplementary rubber band, such endcaps must also measure 8mm or less.
Blings are supplied with a small rubber band that can be used to allow the charms to be displayed on arms deeper than 8mm, or those where a bulbous end cap doesn't allow the charm to slide on/off as intended.
Will Blings fit adult glasses?
Blings do fit a number of adult frames where the width of the arms measures 8mm or less, or deeper arms if used with the rubber band provided.
Will Blings fit sunglasses?
The majority of sunglass designs for children have arms much deeper than 8mm. Again, Blings do fit a number of sunglass frames where the width of the arms measures 8mm or less, or they can fit deeper frames using the supplementary band provided with the charm. Watch out for our range of sunglasses launching later in the year - these are guaranteed to fit all Blings!
Blings are too small for the arms on my glasses - why are larger Blings not available?
Our store today stocks the initial range of Blings, which have been sized to fit the majority of young children's spectacle frames. Blings offering a larger insertion area would also need to be larger at the front. Our initial research found that customers felt that the larger charms were cumbersome and therefore less attractive. We shall never the less continue to explore creating a Blings range suitable for larger frames and sunglasses later in the year.
How do I attach Blings to my child's glasses?
Blings simply slide onto the arm of the spectacle frame. Please ensure that the arm is held firm when sliding Blings on or off, to avoid damaging the arm.
Will Blings cause damage to spectacle frames?
Blings charms will not cause damage to your spectacle frames, however, reasonable care must be taken when sliding the charms on/off to ensure that you do not bend, distort or loosen the arm on your glasses. This is especially true for wider arms where the charm fits more tightly. Please ensure that the arm is held when sliding Blings on/off, rather than the front of the frame.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.
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