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Laamissa
« on: June 13, 2004 07:28:20 PM »

Ive always loved mobiles..So I came up with these free hanging versions.
Super Super easy to make too!  Just hot glue shaped mirrors back to back with fishing line sandwiched in between!!!  For the top of each one I made a loop for easy hanging.

They can be arranged in any pattern and could be hung in clusters or separately.  They reflect the sunlight in little patterns everywhere...even when hung inside a room (especially with a ceiling fan on)!

Hope you enjoy.... Grin     ~M


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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2004 08:04:19 PM »

great idea! i like how you took the picture outside. it would look great in a garden.

where did you get the mirrors? did you cut them yourself?
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2004 08:42:48 PM »

you can buy glass cutters at framing shops and what not. it takes a little practice but cutting glass and mirror is actually really easy.

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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2004 10:28:16 AM »

Thanks!
Melanin_Manroe...I bought the mirrors at AC Moore and Joanns!  Ive tried breaking/cutting tile for mosiacs B4...needless to say, I didnt trust myself to cut mirrors! They are fairly inexpensive and both stores have coupons available online or in local penny savers.
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2004 11:16:28 AM »

So cool! I just saw this concept done at a restaurant in Chicago (Sangria Cafe). I was telling my girlfriend how easy that would be to make!  I think it's a cool idea to make a chandelier with this application.
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2004 11:51:49 AM »

Those are really nice! It would be cool to make a 'curtain' out of them
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2004 07:29:21 AM »

you used hot glue? a certain type? I can't ever get hot glue to stick for extended periods of time w/o it coming apart. Could you tell me what type you used, I know stupid question, but it doesn't hurt to ask.
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2004 12:16:38 PM »

Try E6000. I think it is the best craft glue ever, I've never had a problem with it!
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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2004 06:00:38 AM »

Hello Dyabolica!  Not a stupid question at all!  I have had bad luck with hot glue before too...but these little buggers are holding up really well!
The glue sticks I used were with a hot gun (they have "cool guns" too which seems a little off to me) but the name brand was "SureBonder".  It was a sale bag of the cheapie all temp, all purpose ones!

These mirror mobiles have lasted through several moves back and forth up to school with no mishaps yet (knock on wood).  I do keep them inside though...if kept outside you may want to consider more of a sealer type of glue to kind of water proof the bond.

Hope this helps.      ~M
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« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2004 06:22:14 AM »

thanks =)
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