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Title: Chandelier Mirror
Post by: UntamedMenagerie on April 28, 2008 10:54:48 AM
Hello! I was wondering if I could get some opinions on the chandelier I just finished cutting from perspex (mirrored plastic) with a scroll saw. I apologize for the poor quality photo! I was very excited and wanted to capture it quickly. The way it resized, the edges look kind of odd, but the whole piece is very smooth in real life. What do you think?



Oh! It's almost 2 feet wide.


Title: Re: Chandelier Mirror
Post by: Umbrolly on April 28, 2008 11:10:57 AM
i think its great  ;D


Title: Re: Chandelier Mirror
Post by: TheMistressT on April 28, 2008 11:12:02 AM
That is AWESOME!  I'm very inspired by this - not realizing that mirrored plastic was an option for crafting, my mind is going crazy.  You're very good with a scroll saw!


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Post by: funtobewith on April 28, 2008 11:14:29 AM
Ooh I think it looks spectacular! I'd love to see some other pics of it too!


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Post by: CheyElizabeth on April 28, 2008 11:39:00 AM
Oh wow I love it! Do you sell these? I NEED one!!


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Post by: akaroyalty on April 28, 2008 11:46:31 AM
Wow! That's really neat. It almost looks like it's floating. The fact that it's flat really tricked my brain, haha.


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Post by: blenderbabe22384 on April 28, 2008 12:09:51 PM
thats really great, the details are great


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Post by: nofury on April 28, 2008 12:10:26 PM
Wow! It's amazing! I liked the others you posted as well. The picture is odd (in a good way!). It looks like the chandelier is floating in the air. Perhaps it's just my preconceived notion that chandeliers are something that you hang.

Regardless, it's beautiful!


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Post by: kitschbitch on April 28, 2008 01:21:28 PM
Wow. seriously.

WHERE does one get the mirrored plastic from?


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Post by: neverseenblue on April 28, 2008 03:16:40 PM
I think it's awesome! Nice job!!


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Post by: eirinnkelly on April 28, 2008 03:38:15 PM
so awesome!


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Post by: nataluna on April 28, 2008 05:39:08 PM
that is so cool! at fist i "mis-read" your photo and i thought it was a hole you cut into your wall, through which we could see... well, that's where i realized i was confused and started to read the words part -- haha

anyway, seriously rocks!


Title: Re: Chandelier Mirror
Post by: scuffmark21 on April 28, 2008 06:27:36 PM
zzzzaaaaamaaazzzzzzzinnnnnnnng.


Title: Re: Chandelier Mirror
Post by: auty99 on April 28, 2008 07:25:24 PM
This is soooo cool!  That is some skill saw skill  ;D


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Post by: narhloki on April 28, 2008 07:51:34 PM
That's really interesting, I love how it looks.


Title: Re: Chandelier Mirror
Post by: MainSarahJane on April 29, 2008 05:46:38 AM
I know of one type of place you could get mirrored plastic from, a sign shop, they may have some scraps around or they could maybe order it.  May be expensive, not sure.  There may be other sources for mirror plastic, i'm just not aware of them either.


Title: Re: Chandelier Mirror
Post by: YaPaONi on April 29, 2008 07:24:04 AM
I like it. It's kinda surreal. I'm not much of a mirror person, but that I'd like to have on my wall.


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Post by: julyseventeen on April 29, 2008 08:11:08 AM
I've always wanted a chandelier.. this is such a cute alternative :)


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Post by: radiiio on April 29, 2008 09:34:51 AM
awesome job! i want one:(

did you freehand the design or use a stencil?


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Post by: Trocks on April 29, 2008 12:33:07 PM
Very, very cool!
I want one, too. XD


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Post by: katiekutthroat on April 29, 2008 12:51:00 PM
amazing job


Title: Re: Chandelier Mirror
Post by: Comtessa on April 29, 2008 02:30:30 PM
How did you get the bits that you haven't cut out to stay there? To me it looks like you have just cut the foil off the plastic with a craft knife and left the foil there, cause I can't understand how the pieces that have been completely cut out remain.

But it looks awesome none the less and is something to try in the future! Its beautiful.


Title: Re: Chandelier Mirror
Post by: knitchickie on April 29, 2008 04:45:00 PM
Very cool!  Does it glow purple?  (Wouldn't that be awesome?!)


Title: Re: Chandelier Mirror
Post by: UntamedMenagerie on April 29, 2008 07:56:30 PM
How did you get the bits that you haven't cut out to stay there? To me it looks like you have just cut the foil off the plastic with a craft knife and left the foil there, cause I can't understand how the pieces that have been completely cut out remain.

But it looks awesome none the less and is something to try in the future! Its beautiful.

Sorry, I'm not sure I understand the question! :) The cut out parts are open space, and when I attached it to the wall you can see my brown wall behind it. I didn't cut the foil off in any places, it is entirely cut out with a combination of my scroll saw and tiny dental tools. The plastic is thick and cannot be cut with a craft knife. Let me know if you still have questions!

Also, to everyone that asked about the perspex, you can buy it in sheets on ebay. :)