A couple of years ago, I put an absentee auction bid on a lot of 8 plastic containers of beads and baubles. They were packed full:
- Clasps and findings
- Glass beads
- Pearly green, pink and cream beads
I was pretty surprised to get it. I bid high because I wanted those beads BADLY. So $32 later I had a treasure trove that was conservatively worth around $400.
This is the first mirror I decorated with beads, a few brooches and some ceramic flowers
The next mirror I decorated was a big cream wooden rectangular one which I decorated with broken ceramic tiles, some beads and brooches and ceramic flowers.
My next attempt was more pleasing I started playing round with some of the cool beads from those treasure boxes. In combination with brooches and bits of thrift store jewelry, they started to take shape. It takes a lot of time though and more materials than you might imagine.
The next two I really went to town on. The first – a white wooden frame has a cluster of ceramic flowers on the top in the middle. I like to think of it as a bouquet.
This is an interesting shaped frame. It has a shelf too, which I put a cute gold and yellow plate to keep it from getting water damage. I envisage this in a washroom.
This black mirror was the most fun to do. I gave myself carte blanch to go over the top.
It seems kind of New Orleans-y to me.
The mirrors are down at Musicworx right now but as I write this I am thinking of where else I could put them…