Mirror Chains

Since we are having summer weather in February, I've been doing outside projects. I've been making mirror chains to hang all over the garden.  I started out making these years ago just using mirror tiles.  Then I decided to add beads and medallions.  Why does a witch have a cross?  Catholic roots die hard.  Just teasing!  I'm just sort of fascinated with cross symbols and I thought this heavy glass cross was very cool.  I wrapped it in copper wire which should look great when it weathers.
 I made this one yesterday using a glass mushroom medallion.  These chains hold up really well outside year round as long as all the beads are glass.


 It's hard to photograph these suckers.  This is a simple chain made using crystals from an old chandelier.

 When it is sunny out, these chains come alive.  They reflect the light all over the woods and garden. It looks like fairies flying around.  Quite magical.

I have them hanging on my porches as well.  Different chains come to life at different times of the day depending on the location of the sun.

This one has a sun medallion and skull beads.  It balances out the cross.

Comments

Guillaume said…
The cross is very practical as a vampire repellent. But I particularly love the one with skulls.
River said…
what do you use to string the beads with?

Blessings from a Sunny and warm TN
River
jaz@octoberfarm said…
i use fishing string (not sure what it's actually called). the stuff you use on your fishing rod. obviously, i don't fish!
Susan said…
I MUST make some! What a magical garden(s) you must have.
I'm just waiting for spring so I can hang up mine :-) We're having a storm right now and it blows even in my garden now and that is a rare thing to happen here.

Have a great day!

Christer.
Rain said…
Fishing wire ;), it has SO many uses. Your medallions are lovely Joyce! One of the areas of my new garden this year is a Moon garden. I think that something like this would add a nice touch. I think they'd reflect the moon on my night plants very nicely! I have a butterfly and bee garden planned too and something I always wanted to do was create a little faery garden. I think these would add to the magick in that garden as well! Thanks for the inspiration! When the bazaars and flea markets open in April, I'll have to keep an eye out for supplies I can use! :)
greekwitch said…
They are beautiful! Even the one with the cross...
Beth Brown said…
Beautiful! I think I'll try my hand at this.
You know what would make good glass "anchor pieces"? Stained glass Xmas ornaments!
TARYTERRE said…
Perfect pieces to make your garden come alive reflecting the sunshine. A lovely gift to make the greenery sparkle.
1st Man said…
Now if I could just get our garden looking like yours. But we do have lots of trees and I think some glass/mirrored "chains" would be beautiful hanging in old Barnabas....thank you for this idea! You are so freakin' talented. You are my hero!!
CMG said…
I love these! New idea to make. You are such an inspiration. Thank you!
WendyFromNY said…
These are so cool! I am going to make some and have my grandkids do some also! Thanks for the idea!