Thursday, December 6

One For You and One For Me

Thanks to everyone who has entered my Give-A-Way!  In addition to the gift certificate, I will include this little one inch mirror.

I will polish it up and fix a couple of things but it's almost finished. Here is how I made it.

I started with this video by Stacy Hofman at Creating Dollhouse Miniaures, My first attempts, as seen in this post, were not so good so I tried again.

This time I used picture hanging wire. It is much less expensive than beading wire. If you twist the wires apart you end up with seven very fine wires. I've had this wire for years and it has stayed bright and shiny.

This wire is much more delicate than what I used before. I learned the hard way NOT to use tools/pliers to do the twisting. Use your fingers instead or the wire will break!

I added some tiny seed beads as I went along to make flowers. This is the mirror I'm making for my garden center bathroom.

I filled in the leaves with clear tacky glue tinted with one drop of DecoArt Metallics Festive Green paint.

A tip here if you are making one of these. Let the paint on the leaves dry for several hours before you pick them up! I used super glue to attach the flower spray to the mirror.

I hope you like the little extra gift I've made. I may add a couple of other things too? You have until Monday to enter.  :D


Drora's minimundo said...

Thank you for showing the way you decorate the mirror and all your wonderful tips. Of course it will be an additional bonus for the lucky person who wins your giveaway. Kathi
there are giveaways on my blog. You are invited to take a look and see if you like them.
Hugs, Drora

Troy said...

The mirror is great. Thanks for the tip on using picture wire too!

mcddiss said...

que bonito espejo



Maria Ireland said...

The mirror is beautiful. Thank you for the tutorial great idea.
Hugs Maria

onbeingaminimum said...

Great Tutorial. Thank you for sharing. The glue and paint mix is a super tip!

Rosamargarita said...

Es precioso!
Gracias por las instrucciones.
Un abrazo

Lucille said...

Lovely little mirror, Kathi! Thanks for the tutorial!

Ilona said...

What an adorable mirror with flowers, Kathi! Thanks for the tip and the tutorial, very useful in these Christmas time :D!
Hugs, Ilona

Teruka said...

Thanks for this tutorial! It´s very useful

Unknown said...

Your mirror is so romantic. Thank you for the tutorial.
Hugs from Craftland

Caseymini said...

Kathi, the beadwork is beautiful! Keep going!