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the Herodiade convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Herodiade convex mirror is unusual in that the frame itself has a convex shape. I was required to snip the Venetian glass rods into sections to fit the curve. The results have a fractured dazzle that is unique. Gold, gray, straw and clear rods are placed over a silver leafed surface. The inner frame is studded with clear cabochons. …

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the Sparkle convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Sparkle convex mirror is just that. It sparkles, sending out scattered shards of light! It is a silver gilt frame surrounded by rock crystal faceted spheres. The inner part of the frame has clear Venetian glass, small faceted quartz beads and acrylic jewels. Its a mirror that makes me smile. The Sparkle mirror is 8 inches in diameter and …

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the Sarabande convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Sarabande convex mirror started as a cheap plastic frame. But the size and shape worked for me. I then filled it with resin to make it more substantial and sturdy. The frame was then gilded with gold metal leaf. The curved inner frame is covered with a mosaic of clear, sand and light brown Venetian glass rods. Surrounding the …

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the Lascaux convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Lascaux convex mirror uses a molded wood frame that I finished with a random application of gold and silver metal leaf. Then I took Venetian glass rods in clear and pale gold and rolled them in silver leaf. The rods were layered deeply on the frame. The inner frame is embellished with glass cabochons. The combination of gold and …

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the Belinda convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Belinda convex mirror is unusual for me. For one thing, its an oval. But, more significantly, I mirrored the piece of oval convex glass. No spray paint. A real chemical process! Not perfect, but I really don’t want it to be. The frame is gold leafed and the spikes creating a corona are rock crystal quartz points that are …

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the Cadmus convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Cadmus convex mirror consists of a black lacquer frame with a corona of large smoky quartz points. The inner rim is composed of chunks of raw smoky quartz crystals ranging in color from bronze to almost clear. This mirror is one of my favorites because it combines smoothly finished with rough textures. Cadmus is around 14 inches in diameter. …

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the Daughter of the Night convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Daughter of the Night convex mirror is on the small size( about 10.25 inches in diameter) but carries a lot of dazzle. I used stacks of thin Venetian glass rods then sprinkled the top with glass cabochons. The tips have rough rock crystal with spheres. Hoowee, when I named this mirror Daughter of the Night I was thinking of …

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the Eponine convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Eponine convex mirror is cousin to met Marius mirror. Same shape but a very different look. Eponine discovered with a thick layer of Venetian clear rods. They vary in color from gold, straw and light topaz to an inner ring of clear. Surrounding the mirror are glass cabochons. Each cab has been gilded with silver metal leaf on the …

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the Arianrhod convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Arianrhod convex mirror is built on a plastic frame that had a great shape but a flimsiness that made it unsuitable for my purposes…..Until I filled the voids in the back of the frame giving it a solidity and heft that made it possible for me to create a jewel-like mirror with it. It has stacks of thin Venetian …

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the Chakra convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Chakra convex mirror was inspired by the discovery of beautiful stacked mineral obelisks at the Tucson Gem and Mineral show. They determined the look and construction of the frame. Each obelisk is made of minerals related to the seven chakras: Amethyst( Third Eye), Sodalite( Throat), Rock Crystal( Higher Conscience), Jasper(Sexual), Lapis Lazuli (Throat) and Green Carnelian( Heart). The rest …

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the Alceste convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Alceste convex mirror uses an unusual base that required inlaying Venetian glass bits in curves. This was achieved with a great deal of patience! The existing frame was gilded with gold metal leaf and then the glass was applied( the shine of the metal leaf is used to “back light” the glass). The tips of the frame have spheres …

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the Rameau convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Rameau convex mirror is a hybrid of sorts. I found a frame that was unforgivably ugly in the worst ’60s and ’70s way with the faux antiquing that you’d find in a in conquistador or pirate themed restaurant. You know what I’m talking about. But the basic shape was good. I covered a lot of the bad antiquing with …

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the Hyperion convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Hyperion convex mirror is a twin of sorts to my Kismet mirror. They both have the same wood frame but the Hyperion has a sunburst of gold as well at the sides. I managed to fit many large chunks of rock crystal quartz points making this one of the heaviest mirrors I’ve ever made! The Hyperion convex mirror is …

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the Kismet convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Kismet convex mirror uses one of the frames I designed as a starting off point. I used silver metal gilding on parts of it then filled the upper flat frame with a sunburst of clear Venetian glass rods. I then studded the perimeter of the frame with large rock crystal quartz points. The Kismet convex mirror is around 16 …

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the Alba convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Alba convex mirror is small but contains a lot of glitter and depth. The frame was a great shape but it was plastic and took a considerable amount of resin to give it heft and solidity. It was gilded with gold metal leaf and then given a thick crust of yellow, topaz and straw colored Venetian rods. The tips …

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the Archangel convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Archangel convex mirror is comprised of a heavy wood frame that I gilded with metal leaf. The balls that decorate the inner rim are hand made rock crystal. The “rays” are also rock crystal points. This mirror is about 19 inches in diameter. Archangel is being sent to my Atlanta showroom, Ainsworth-Noah. For more information call 404-240-2137 Jewelry for …

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the Luce delle Stelle convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The frame of the Luce delle Stelle is one of my favorite shapes. It’s like a star or a medal. I have gilded it with a random combination of gold and silver metal leaf. It is covered with a thick layer of Venetian glass rods.Glass cabochons surround the mirror. This mirror is about 24 inches in diameter. It is being …

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the Muzo Emerald convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

I found a perfect gold frame and it stay in my studio for months. Then I went to Tucson to the Gem and Mineral Show and found piles of recycled, rough glass beads tied together with string. I think that they are from Africa. I polished them with clear resin to bring out their jewel-like depth and sparkle. Finally I …

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the Florestan convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Florestan convex mirror is composed of green fluorite points and various sizes of fluorite spheres.Clear Venetian glass rods add to the glitter and complexity of the composition. Fluorite is a stone of growth and renewal helping us to connect with nature and align with the natural order of the universe. A Heart Chakra crystal, Green Fluorite helps to heal heartache, past trauma …