Wooden Handheld Mirror Comb Set, Handmade Vintage Mirror, Vintage Vanity Hand Mirror, Gift for Her
Wooden Handheld Mirror Comb Set, Handmade Vintage Mirror, Portable Makeup Hand Mirror, Vintage Vanity Hand Mirror, Gift for Her, Valentine's Day Gift
This stylish hand held mirror is ornamented with an elegant design of mother of pearl.
The elaborate adornment with the iridescence of mother of pearl designs makes it an impressive item for collection.
The embossed mother of pearldesign on the surface is pleasant to the touch.
This mirror made by cutting and grinding mother-of-pearl for a feeling of natural nacre. You can see the glittering mother-of-pearl depending on the light and angle.
25 cm x 13 cm (10"x 5")
If you are interested in buying wholesale, please contact me 7/24. Because they are handmade items and it can take some time to produce high numbers.
WHAT IS THE "MOTHER OF PEARL"?
Mother-of-pearl is the shiny, hard material that lines mussel and oyster shells and other fresh and saltwater shellfish. Mother-of-pearl inlaying, also known as mother-of-pearl marquetry, combines this material with wood to produce various decorative items.
HOW ARE THESE ITEMS PRODUCED?
I usually work with walnut, from which I succeed in producing many spectacular items. The pattern is first drawn on the wood. Grooves for the wires are then scored along the lines of the drawing. Aluminium, brass or silver wires are hammered into the grooves and secured with glue. Indentations for the mother-of pearl are then chiseled out.
The next step is to prepare the mother-of-pearl which looks like oyster and cockle shells and fix it in place. The cut and sanded slivers of mother-of-pearlare placed in the indentations. They are later glued and left to dry for the rest of the day. When dry, the item is sanded smooth, and if desired the wood blackened by burning. Finally, the item is rubbed with pure olive oil; and when the oil has been thoroughly absorbed, shellac is applied to give a shiny and clean finish.
The patterns are created with geometric motives in unending sequence. By making the geometric shapes curl or branch; creating main or subsidiary connections between them or having them cut one another or make knots; natural motifs such as tulips, carnations and roses, and sometimes animal figures are depicted.
You can watch how these gorgeous handcraft are made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HSAJE0mdNU