Sea Glass Mirror or Photo Frame - Your Sea Glass Craft Project
Sea Glass Mirror
or Photo Frame...
Ways to use your collection of sea glass! Easy to do, yet unique and attractive. Photos and steps to create a beach glass frame.
A sea glass picture frame or mirror is a nice and fairly simple way to use your sea glass collection.
Note: I will be talking about creating a sea glass frame for a mirror, but the same steps apply to a photo frame.
Also, this is a project that doesn't require the special equipment necessary to know how to drill sea glass.
Basic Description: Find a mosaic-ready mirror (or flat wood picture frame) you like and glue or grout your pieces of sea glass onto it around the edge of the mirror to give it a border.
Depending on your preference, you could also glue on shells, sand (craft sand will do if you don't have access to a beach), pebbles, or other attractive things you've found at the beach.
Steps to making a Sea Glass Mirror:
1. First, lay your mirror out on a table.
Before gluing or grouting, decide how you want to arrange the sea glass and shells and whatever else you're using.
Move things around until you find a sea glass mirror layout that you are happy with.
2. Next, take your super glue, epoxy glue, or silicone adhesive and glue each piece onto the mirror.
After you have glued everything onto the mirror, you can then go back and fill in the empty spaces with small shells, beach pebbles, or sand, depending on the effect you want.
Let it dry completely.
3. Hang your Sea Glass Mirror using a picture or mirror hanger that can be obtained at the local hardware store for is the easiest way to complete your sea glass project.
However, what I like to do is then take wire (copper wire is nice and not expensive) and wire wrap the mirror, being sure to not cross the center of the mirror.
Tools you will need to do this are wire cutters and a knitting needle as well as #18 or #16 gauge copper wire wire cutters and a knitting needle as well as #18 or #16 gauge copper wire as pictured.
You can do a simple wrap as shown in the photo of the back of the sea glass mirror here, or use your creativity to make the wrap more artistic.
Finish off the wrap with a loop made as shown in this closeup.
When you are done, the mirror should look similar to this.
Follow steps 1 and 2 for creating sea glass photo frames.
An additional idea would be to use smaller mirrors and instead of creating it as a mirror to be hung on the wall, place a candle on top of it and use as a centerpiece or gift.
To find more information on sea glass craft ideas
as well as information on various aspects of sea glass collecting, see the links below.