Personalized Handmade Compact Mirror, Mother of Pearl, Four Types, Valentine's Day Gift
Personalized Compact Mirror, Custom Makeup Mirror, Vintage Handbag-Handheld Mirror, Gift for Her, Valentine's Day Gift, Anniversary Gift
This gorgeous mother of pearl inlaid wooden compact makeup mirror is great to fit in a small purse or your makeup bag. It's like having a personal mini vanity stashed in your purse or handbag! This pretty, hand-held pocket mirror makes an ideal bridal party favor, Mother’s day gift, birthday present for your best girls. On the other hand, it can be a useful decorative accessory too.
They are NOT vintage, but newly produced, originally HANDMADE, and authentic. Specifications:
10 cm (4") in diameter
Materials: Walnut wood, mother of pearl, glass
All our compact mirrors are made using raw natural wood, brass wires are hammered and mother-of-pearl is placed with detailed handcrafting, covered with 100% olive oil, and varnished for long durability.
When you purchase from us, you're not just buying bulk scrap of wood that's been machine made into an emotionless product-- you're buying a carefully hand-selected, high-quality hardwood, that's been carefully designed, hand-cut, hand-sanded, and mother of pearl inlaid with the highest quality natural materials available.
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. Aluminum, 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-pearl are 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 an 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 handicrafts are made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HSAJE0mdNU