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Antique Mirror Glass – Understanding your options

As with many things, we all have choices to make. In Australia, the land of equality and freedom of speech, we have the ability to choose how we live depending on the way we were brought up and our personality. This freedom of self goes right down to the freedom of being able to choose how we decorate our homes or workplace and the way we pay for our choices. If your choice happens to be an antique mirror, you have the choice of how to obtain it by either paying for it or making it yourself.

antique mirror glass

The most obvious option is searching for an antique on the internet using websites such as eBay and learning from television shows such as Antiques Roadshow as described on http://www.lifestylechannel.com.au/tv/antiques-roadshow-australia/.  This can be painstaking work because it takes hours, days, weeks, months, even years to find the exact mirror to fit your purpose.

However, there are easier options, such as paying someone else to make and design the mirror you have pictured in your mind. You basically pay someone to translate your idea into an object that can fit your personality and therefore your home or workplace. Websites such as www.saligodesign.com offer a range of colours and styles of antique mirror glass as well as frames and fastenings. They can also research a desired effect for you if it is not listed on their website.

Of course, the cheapest option is to make an antique mirror yourself. Numerous websites provide instructions that you can follow and list all the materials required that you can buy from craft or warehouse stores. All you need to do is type in the keywords ‘how to distress a mirror’ in Google and you will understand how the professionals create such fine masterpieces without the added cost. Making one yourself can also bring out your creative side, be therapeutic and allow you to learn a new craft that others will admire and help you to feel accomplished. If cheap and fun coincides with your personality, this is the best option for you.

Latest Fashion Jewellery Trends

Trends are always changing, especially when it comes to fashion jewellery. The latest styles are all about getting noticed. The following is a quick overview of the types of rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets that are fashionable right now.

Rings

The new twist on rings is using different shapes rather than the conventional circle. Of course, the inner part of the ring is still round for a comfortable fit, but the outside of the ring can be square shaped, ball shaped, or even in the shape of a rose. Resin rings are in style right now, and the brighter the colour, the better.

bangle Necklaces

Some of the latest fashion necklaces are a modern twist on classic styles. For women who want a necklace that is not too flashy, they can opt for a silver chain with a silver charm and semiprecious stone attached. For women who want to get noticed, however, there is a wide array of necklaces with chunky beads to choose from, whether you want a necklace made of resin beads or semiprecious stones.

Earrings

The trend with earrings today is a splash of colour. Earrings are not typically known for being a beach-friendly type of jewellery, but when they are done up in many colours, they are the perfect accent to any summer outfit. Stylish options include dangling cube earrings, square earrings on a post, or hoop earrings.

Bracelets / Bangles

The latest fashion jewellery seems to follow the trend that bigger is better, and Coco Lush fashion consultant says ‘today’s fashion bracelets reflect that on going trend’. There are several types to choose from, including bangles and elasticated bracelets. Many modern twists have been applied to fashion bracelets lately; some bangles are square-shaped rather than round, and beaded bracelets incorporate a variety of shapes, textures, and colours for an exotic look.

As a final note, the great advantage to these fashion jewellery trends is that women with sensitive skin who react to certain types of metals can still accessorize because many of these pieces are made from resin. On necklaces, women with sensitive skin can opt for a pendant necklace made from string or rope rather than from silver or gold.

Big bracelets, rings, and detailed necklaces have been in style recently. An added benefit to the latest fashions is that even women who shy away from jewellery due to sensitive skin can still enjoy the latest jewellery fashions.