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« on: November 09, 2008 05:46:24 PM »

For my mother's birthday I decided to make her a stain glass mirror for her bathroom since she's always admired them in stores.  I found a tutorial in a Better Home and Gardens catalog and it seemed easy enough, but the mirror featured was simply flanked in squares and I wanted the design to be more artistic than that.  So I followed the instructions regarding the technique and came up with this pattern myself.  I had the mirror specially cut since it called for an un-beveled edge, which seemed hard to find.  It measures 18x24 inches and here it is half way completed:

I actually really liked it this way and was tempted to leave it alone but I knew my mom's wouldn't so I finished it off by painting in the design in maroon and green glass paints to match the bathroom.  There are actually two shades of green paint that I alternated around the mirror but it's hard to distinguish between the two in this picture.

I wasn't crazy about it at first and even thought it was kind of ugly but she really fell in love with it (which is what's really important) and now it's grown on me.  I tend to be really critical of my own work so maybe that had something to do with my initial disappointment, since it didn't turn out the way I expected Undecided
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2008 05:56:27 PM »

« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2008 05:58:26 PM »

What a great job!!
Mom mom loves stain glass as well. This may just be a project that I have to attempt
Thanks for the inspiration!!!


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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2008 06:20:52 PM »

The colors are gorgeous!

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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2008 07:23:29 PM »

I love it!  It is gorgeous!!!
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2008 07:54:08 PM »

Nice angles!

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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2008 11:30:20 PM »

What a great project, looks like real stained glass! I like the subtle colour difference.

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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2008 04:38:17 PM »

Oooh. That's that stained glass paint?  What a great idea!
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2008 10:59:25 AM »

That is really nice! It looks beautilful painted, but I really like it plain too:) Good work!

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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2008 11:46:55 AM »

You did an absolutely fabulous and immaculate job! I am interested in learning stained glass myself. Would it be possible for you to send me a link to the Better Homes and Gardens website where you found the tutorial? I looked but could not find it myself. Thanks and great job!
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