This was my inspiration:
|Lamps Plus Stratus Mirror Pebbles: Source|
I laid out the glass pebbles on the gold frame, but decided to paint the frame with some liquid platinum leafing that I had left from another project. I thought this color would get me a little closer to the inspiration piece.
I added the larger glass pebbles by gluing on with Super Glue gel. I let the single larger pebbles hang over the edge and also glued in groups of 2 and 3. I tried to keep a random patter while spreading out the larger pebbles. I added the smaller pebbles, letting them hang over the edge and nestle together.
Here is a look at the detail while it is in process:
In reality, the finished mirror does not look like the inspiration piece because I didn't find little mirrors at the Dollar Tree. I think craft stores have the smaller mirrors, though, and that might be something to try another time. I really like the texture that I got from the glass pebbles.
CAUTION: Take care and use common sense in using this around small children. The pebbles seem well attached, but I am afraid that they could pop off and pose a choking hazard.
I am linking up at
The Thrifty Home's Penny Pinching Party
Primp's Primp Your Stuff Wednesday Linky Party
Savvy Southern Style's Wow Us Wednesdays link party