prettySpeigelmirrors

Verre Églomisé and Antiqued Mirrors

Annapolis, Maryland | 162 Sales

prettySpeigelmirrors

Verre Églomisé and Antiqued Mirrors

Annapolis, Maryland 162 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (28)

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Kristy B

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Announcement    Welcome to pretty Speigel mirrors, where you will find a curious combination of art and reflection with handcrafted verre églomisé and antiqued mirrors. Custom requests are always welcome, please start a conversation with your ideas, I am happy to help! xx Kristy

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Last updated on Apr 2, 2019

Welcome to pretty Speigel mirrors, where you will find a curious combination of art and reflection with handcrafted verre églomisé and antiqued mirrors. Custom requests are always welcome, please start a conversation with your ideas, I am happy to help! xx Kristy

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About prettySpeigelmirrors

Sales 162
On Etsy since 2017

Speigel (Spiegel), my maiden name, means mirror in German

I started distressing mirrors in 2016 while searching for home decor. With a tight budget and big ideas, the decision was made to make the mirrors I fell in love with. To keep my pieces affordable and accessible for all budgets, I use salvaged and found mirrors. With a small stockpile of pieces, I had the opportunity to showcase my items in a super neat shop in downtown Annapolis.

THE PROCESS
Over time and extensive research, I have honed in on the techniques and styles that I love most. Distressing old mirrors was just the start, as I researched and practiced I have expanded my skill set and am self-taught in the ancient art of Verre Églomisé, gilding genuine metal leaf to the back side of the glass to make a mirror. Each vintage mirror is started by tarnishing the silver, hand painted and may include metal leaf, verre églomisé mirrors are first gilded with genuine metal leaf etched with the pattern or image of choice in the reverse, painted and put it all back together again. The outcome is a beautiful piece of functional art and a twist to an essential home decor item.

Custom orders and commissions are the majority of my creations, so please feel free to message me with your ideas and/photos! As each piece is truly its own, please visit my website to find merchants who carry pretty Speigel mirrors.

Thank You for visiting!
Kristy

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  • Kristy B

    Owner, Maker

    I am a proud military wife with two boys, 3 and 11, who keep me on my toes. I have a love for history, thrive under pressure and love mixing old with new.

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Last updated on Jun 14, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

To request a custom order, you may do the following -

- Purchase the mirror you would like to personalize, include your ideas in the comments at checkout. Message me with your photo of choice, along with an alternate. You will receive a proof of the silhouette to approve before your mirror is created.

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- Message me with your ideas and questions, feel free to send photos as well; together we can create your custom mirror. Upon your approval, a custom listing will be created for you to complete the purchase. Please note your mirror must be paid for before for me to start the piece. Custom mirrors are 100% non-refundable.

Be sure to approve designs promptly to avoid shipping delays!

Custom Pricing

Custom projects are priced per square inch. You can expect a cost of anywhere from $.55 - $2.10 per square inch dependant on the materials required to create your mirror. When possible I will offer salvaged framing options to pass savings on to you. I am always happy to hear your ideas and quote accordingly.

Can you make a mirror for a frame I already have?

Absolutely! Start a conversation with the dimensions of the glass or mirror panel required. Together we can create the perfect mirror to compliment your piece. You may also send your frame to me for refinishing if desired.

I have a mirror, can you treat it?

Possibly. This all depends on the type of the mirror. The chemical process used to create the antique/distressed look works on silvered mirrors. Many newer mirrors made overseas are now aluminum and will not take to the process. You are welcome to send photos of your piece and I can help to determine whether or not the treatment will take.