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?)
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.