Hi Bethives................say sorry to your mother and get the hammer! I started with a mirror i had accidentally broken and the rest I smash.............I did hear if you smash a mirror its seven years bad luck..........BUT if you smash another it counteracts it
I'm still here and i smash them all the time to make all sorts of smashed mirror mosaics.
I simply stuck the pieces to the torso with Bison glus which is a trade name. But its just glue used for everyday things like sticking paper and leather and household stuff.............nothing special and I prefer it that way because theres no mess and if you are not satisfied you can remove pieces easily.
Feel free to ask if you have any questions but my advice is smash your mirros pieces and put them into a bucket then sit nice and quiet and get sticking. I put maybe 2inches of glue and quickly stick glass into place..........work quickly or it'll dry. Therefore quick = not too fussy.
This torso took about 2 weeks to complete and I did little bit everynight whilst watching the TV. Don't be too fussy about it just choose a piece and stick it on. Only when you are gettting to tricky areas or near the completion do you have to be more choosy because the last pieces have to fit into the spaces you have left. Stick your first piece down and work from there so that each piece goes next to the last, otherwise if you just stick them all over randomly there will be more fiddling at the end trying to fit pieces in.
This glue is bought in the DIY shop and its ok for kids and cracked china and everything really.
So now you know and I'd like to see pics of your end results PLEASE. Always interested in a like minded persons projects.