Verre Eglomise Mirror

You could probably say that this is one of the most elaborate projects we’ve done. It was demonstrated on Martha Stewart Living several years ago, although the mirror was quite a bit smaller and just your typical rectangular kind. We began with an old plastic mirror frame and nearly six months, $500 and one failed version later, we had a masterpiece that was done by silver and gold leafing a sheet of glass and then etching a pattern into the gold leaf and topping off with a backing-coat of paint. We spray-painted the frame gold and dry brushed with deeper golds for an antique look. It has been one of the most talked about of our projects. Friends often tell other friends they know people who actually “made” a mirror!

Announcing РVerre Eglomisé Workshop & Society of Gilders Conference

October 25-31, 2010 – New Orleans

Artist Miriam Ellner, internationally known for creating elaborate custom Verre Elgomise pieces for both commercial and residential spaces, will be teaching a 3 day workshop on October 26-28th in the Big Easy in conjunction with the 2010 Society of Gilders Conference.

Ellner, who has worked in the medium for 20 years, will be explaining the ancient process of gilding precious metals on the reverse side of glass, etching in a design and setting it off with color. The class participants will come away with the knowledge and tools to successfully gild and paint on glass.

Early registration has been extended until July 30th. Please visit to register and to find additional details about the full Society of Gilders conference. For more information on Miriam Ellner, visit

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