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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Starry Night Mirror on: July 28, 2007 10:50:00 AM
BEAUTIFUL! I love it.  Just one question it was just a circle mirror without a handle and you beaded around it and made a handle?

Yep. It's just a 3" mirror from a craft supply store. They come in a lot of different shapes and sizes. if people wanted to try it, they could use smaller or larger mirrors, or try different shapes like squares or ovals.
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: My first pair of gothic kanzashi I made for a geisha/belly dance performance on: July 27, 2007 05:41:45 PM
Adorable! I tried kanzashi flowers, but they didn't turn out as lovely as yours.
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Starry Night Mirror on: July 27, 2007 05:38:05 PM
Oh, Timeless Barbara. That's an amazing idea. I'll have to give the scrying mirror a try sometime!
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Starry Night Mirror on: July 23, 2007 07:39:04 PM
Hey guys! Thanks so much for all the positive comments. Let me answer some questions:

What thickness of wire did you use?

The Thicker wire is 20 gauge and the thinner is 24 gauge.

when you hold it, does the mirror part at the handle want to bend due to the weight of the mirror?  (did that make sense?)  Cheesy  i would think that with a heavy enough gauge (maybe 16 or 18), it wouldnt. 

There is enough wire, and enough of the thicker 20 gauge wire that the handle holds up, although the mirror does tilt back and forth a fraction of an inch if you shake it. However, if you've got 16 gauge, I'd recommend using that for the handle just to help keep the mirror more secure.

how long did it take to complete the project?

I tend to be bad at keeping track of that sort of thing, but I'd have to say about 3 hours while watching TV.

did you come up with this totallly on your own? would you be willing to post a tut?

I'm sure other people have thought of it, there are tons of really creative people here on craftster. But I came up with the idea for mine organically. The next time I try to make one of these, I'll try to take pictures for a tutorial.
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Starry Night Mirror on: July 23, 2007 02:58:47 PM
I've just really started working with wire and beads, and this is something of an experiment for me: A small hand mirror made of beads and wire.



This overall photo gives you an idea of the size. I used a 3" mirror--available at any craft store, two different gauges of beading wire, along with glass and plastic beads

Check out some close ups:



As a final touch I added beading to the back to keep it from looking too unfinished:


So, what does everyone think? I'd love to hear comments.
6  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: To the Dragonmobile! a Harry Potter pimped wheelchair (pic heavy, sort of tute) on: July 22, 2007 09:17:30 AM
Merlin's Beard! That's one amazing dragon! Amazing job.

And to think, i just showed up to stand in line in my Gryffindor scarf.....the shame.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 3 tops from scratch! on: July 22, 2007 09:13:34 AM
All three are adorable. I love the little thermal pirate print fabric, though. Where on earth did you find it?
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: new (better) pictures of all the dresses ive made! on: July 22, 2007 09:10:19 AM
Great job on all of them, but I believe the white one with black paint spatters on it has to be my favorite.
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Voodoo and creepy cute dolls on: June 10, 2006 10:19:34 PM
Wow! I love the heartburn voodoo doll! Good idea. I know some people who could probably use a voodoo doll to take their indigestion.
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: ALL THINGS VOODOO VINCE on: June 10, 2006 10:17:45 PM
I love it! I agree with teddybearbones. I like the real-life Voodoo Vince better than the computer one.
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