Like most other people, we have a few mirrors in the house. They reflect light and we like how they help to make the rooms sparkle. To add a touch of home sweet homemade style, I concocted a few embellishments to adorn each mirror. All include beads or repurposed jewelry parts.
First, the bedroom mirror, a pretty antique that at one time sat atop a vanity. Alas, we never knew that lovely piece of furniture.
All of the charms that adorn this mirror are parts from bracelets, earrings or pendants, grouped together in interesting bundles.
The pinkish heart pendant belonged to my great grandmother, but the rest of the jewelry pieces belong to Cristy and me.
In the dining room, there is an oblong mirror along the interior wall adorned with a collection of beads from a broken necklace.
I tied these little baubles to the jute twine strand serving as the garland with bits of lace from an old slip.
On to the living room. Last year we used this large mirror on the mantle as a backdrop for our wedding.
After the wedding, we moved it to the left of the fireplace beneath the bookshelves to help reflect light in that shadowy niche.
To break up the reflecion, we adorned it with old wrist watches and random pendants.
To hang each piece, I merely cut a piece of string and looped it on the object, then tied the ends in an overhand knot and suspended it from a small finishing nail inserted between the mirror glass and the fiberboard backing behind it. Gravity does the work to keep them stable.
Thank you for reading and let me know about any tips you have for adorning mirrors; I’m still working on the mirror in the front hallway. Even after several embellishing attempts I haven’t quite gotten it right.