Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Beautiful Reflections

This beautiful mirror resides on top of my old antique dresser.  I make them out of a 4 inch circular mirror you can purchase at a craft store, an old sterling silver knife, and a good epoxy glue.  Rummage through your jewelry box, antique or thrift stores to find bits and pieces of long forgotten jewelry, beads, or trinkets.  Simply glue the knife onto the back of the mirror and then add the jewelry.  Let glue dry completely before picking up! 

Add items that have meaning in your life.  I love horses, dragonflies, flowers, vintage lapel pins, butterflies, and gardening.  I hung an anchor on the handle in honor of my wonderful husband who is my anchor, keeping me grounded when necessary, but giving me freedom also.

The large green flowers came off a broken necklace I found at a thrift store.

Add vintage earrings, the clip-on style are especially well suited for this project.  Use a pair of pliers to remove the clip before gluing.  Long, pierced earrings make interesting "charms" added to the handle.

These mirrors make excellent gifts for brides, or for Mother's Day. 
 Make one or several for yourself!

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