I really LOVE starburst mirrors. Look at the one I made in December.
Anywho, I wanted to make another one, especially after I saw this one:After studying the mirror, I discovered I needed three metal rings and some metal rods. Where can I get three rings? Answer: A TOMATO CAGE.
I made- I mean asked nicely- if Matt would cut up the tomato cage so I could have my three rings and be on my way to creating a masterpiece. My Three Rings...Now where to get small metal rods?I used the metal stuff left over from our drop down ceiling home improvement project.I cut the long rod into small rods. Arranged a pattern around the rings.Since fire scares me, Matt soldered the rods onto the rings. The next day, I spray painted the body silver, to cover the burn marks and discolorations. I was going for this look, butAfter hot gluing my mirrors on, it turned out like this. I didn't like the look of it, so I went web surfing and found this mirror.I took most of the mirrors off, and followed- as best I could- the pattern above. I must say it looks much much better.