The Frame & Mirror

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The Frame & Mirror

385 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Meg G

Meg G on Dec 29, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful mirror. Packaged & shipped awesome. Thanks

Meg G

Meg G on Dec 29, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Great little mirror! Shipped quick & packaging was great! Thanks

Steph Wolf

Steph Wolf on Dec 7, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Another small jewel that packs a lot of attitude.


mattypop on Dec 4, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent. The mirror is beautiful and the service (sales, shipping, communication) were fantastic.

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Hand-Silvered & Verre Églomisé Mirrors

We pass by mirrors everyday often forgetting that they were once one of humanity's most coveted and mysterious objects.

As a mirror-maker, I aim to recapture the lost history of mirrors as personally transformative and materially rare.

The science of hand-silvering was invented in 1835 as a welcome alternative to beautiful-but-toxic mercury-tin amalgam mirrors. Hand-silvering had a relatively short heyday. It was replaced in the 1900's with spray aluminum factory mirrors. Verre églomisé is an ancient tradition of reverse gilding glass.

I am always inventing new techniques for silvering. I am particularly inspired by the beauty and elusive depth of antique mercury mirrors.

I hand make my frames, they are joined with wooden splines, finely sanded for seamless miters and hand-finished. I finish my frames using paints, stains, caseins, metal mediums and traditional water gilding.

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  • Liz M

    Owner, Mirror-Maker & Frame Designer

    Liz Maier is a mirror-maker and moulding designer. She makes hand-silvered and verre églomisé mirrors, and also does custom archival framing for local artists.

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Last updated on July 6, 2014

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