Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Jewelry Mirror

My mom visited this past weekend, and here's the project we did- a 'jewelry mirror.'

We had so much fun picking through the jewelry we collected and trying out different layouts.

If you'd like to make your own,

  • collect more jewelry that you think you'll ever need from every garage sale and thrift store in your area
  • the more colored rhinestone pieces the better
  • get lots of colored pearl strings for the base layer
  • also, get several tubes of E6000 glue (Michaels and Joann carry it)
  • I like beveled mirrors with gold and silver frames for a base

Here you can see we started covering the base mirror with colored pearl strings.

The inspiration was a mirror that my grandma (my mom's mom)  had hanging in her dining room.  It was the first thing I would run to see (after my grandparents, of course!)  when we arrived to their house in Madison, Wisconsin.  The mirror was made by my grandma's friend, Mrs. Fenski.  Over the years, the jewelry dropped off.  A few years ago, I inherited the mirror and restored it with jewelry from my Aunt Doris, and it proudly hangs in my entryway:

If you do one, please send me pictures!!


  1. Julie, this looks so fun!!! Definitely got to put this project on my list!

  2. Es impresionante!!!!
    Qué suerte que nos habilitaste a tomar la idea. Ya me pongo a coleccionar bijoux en desuso.
    Sos una genia, Todera.

  3. What a great idea! It looks lovely!
    (P.S.Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment!)

  4. Oh my goodness! What Fun! Love this! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Gorgeous! This is so pretty!

  6. OMG I love this. It will definitely have to wait until my little one is older but I love it :)

  7. It is fabulous!
    I would never have imagined...but now I must do one of my own. And to think of all the jewerly I've passed up this summer at garage sales. :)

  8. This is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing. I love it!

  9. i absolutely love this idea! i have to try this.

    i'm linking.

    thanks for sharing this great idea.


  10. hallo ! fantastisch! ! Ich mag es sooo viel ......... nico

  11. Wow! I'll make a small one for my little princesses!

  12. Realmente lindos trabalhos. Parabéns.

  13. This is such a great idea. My mom passed away and she had many , many pins and baubbles, that I didn't know what to do with but I didn't want to get rid of. Now I can make this great mirror and have something to remind me of her.... Thanks!

  14. What a lovely mirror, I would love to see myself in a mirror like this.

  15. That is absolutely beautiful. I have tons of old jewellery sitting in a box and now know what to do with it