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January 23, 2010

SILVER SUNDAY PROJECT

Happy Silver Sunday....this is now our fourth SS, and I am so enjoying these days filled with silver posts.  For today's SS I thought I would show you a project that I did a little while ago...
Mercury glass has become one of my favorite things......and I wanted to try and create a mercury glass look using inexpensive thrift store glass vessels.

Using a silver leaf kit I randomly applied pieces to this glass following the instructions in the kit. 


I was pretty pleased with the results.

Be sure to check out Beth's blog for links to all the Silver Sunday participants!
Happy day!
xojanis

43 comments:

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I think your silver leaf project looks great!!! Where did you buy silver leaf? Michaels or someplace like that?

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

This is all so beautiful!

bj said...

Hi, Janis..this is absolutely wonderful. I am so impressed, girlfriend. YOU DID GOOD...
I am going over to my blog and post my SILVER but it's altogether different than YOUR pretty silver.
xo bj

ceekay said...

You did a great job! It really looks just like those at the stores to purchase! Happy SS!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Very beautiful. This is one of those things I would never have thought of to do. I'm so thankful for all the wonderful ideas I find out here in blogland. Have a wonderful day!
Blessings,
Marcia

sissie said...

Hi Janis,
You are always coming up with something wonderfully elegant and your silver sunday project is no exception. What a great idea to create faux mercury glass. It looks great. I love it and I'm going to try it.

Sissie

julie said...

Very pretty. You did a beautiful job and I love the candlelight...julie

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Janis... your faux mercury glass is beautiful! Looks to me like all of your "junk dreams" really do come true!... xoxo Julie Marie

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Leave it to you to make your own mercury glass!!! you're amazing!
xo,
Carole

Jane said...

Your mercury glass project turned out great. I not only loved the mercury glass but also that fabulous trophy that was in the picture.
Jane

Sharlotte said...

Well, isn't that neat! I didn't know that could be done...the possiblities are endless! Thanks for sharing!

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

What a clever idea! I've worked with gold leaf but never silver. I'll have to try that sometime!

Happy Silver Sunday!!

((Hugs))

FILIGREE MOON said...

Beautiful! And so clever. ~ Angela

Sarah said...

Aren't you a clever one! I have a friend who frequently will siver leaf or gold leaf something. I never think about doing that. This is a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

Sonia said...

I have just started seeing Mercury glass everywhere..I don't have any at all..going to have to keep my eyes open and I love the silver leaf you did! So pretty and very crafty~thanks for visiting!

Miss Bloomers

Cynthia K. said...

Hi! Well, it DOES look like mercury glass!!! You are just too clever! Do you get any sleep at night? - it seems like your mind is always racing thinking up new and amazing things! We are so lucky...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Wizard of Was said...

Janis,
Nice job and great effect!!
Gale

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

What a super idea! That looks great! Thanks so much for the tip!

Wishing you a wonderful Silver Sunday!

xoxo,
Julia

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Wow Janis.. how clever you are!
You know as I was writing my own post I was wondering how difficult it might be to make my own.. and look here!! You've gone and done it... and it looks spectacular all lit up... fabulous... you clever girl.. xx Julie

Gypsy Fish said...

Such a clever girl you are...they turned out so well.Thanks for coming...see you next Sunday!
{{gypsy hugs}}
Beth

Kathy said...

What a fabulous idea! I just may have to try that one.

Kathy

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Very cool project. I love the results!
xoxo
Donna

Sherrie said...

I never would have thought of using silver leaf. I have painted the inside of glass jars with silver paint when I needed a ton of quick and easy vases...but your idea, at least for candles, is so much better.

Rebecca said...

Hello
Love the lighting on all you photos, it all looks very yummy
Blessings

Sylvia said...

Ohhh that looks so romantic, great idea. Happy SS.

alice said...

Janis,
Your silver leaf turned out better than my fish tank! I would be pleased too! Thanks for stopping by.always enjoy your comments. I told some other blogger the how to "JOY" and of course gave you my friend credit! Smiles, alice
PS you take the best pic's!

Kate said...

I've wanted to try my hand at making my own mercury glass, too! I saw something in Martha Stewart last month that showed a similar technique using "Mirror" spray paint (you get the piece wet first, then spray the paint in and around and let it dry). Your piece looks great!

tales from an oc cottage said...

waaaaaaay neato!

m ^..^

Les Cotrions said...

You did a great job! Stunning effect with candlelight! I made the same with little jars!
A nice new week to you!
Vale

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Fabulous post! I saw some wonderful old mercury glass pieces yesterday while out treasure hunting and they were wayyyyy pricey...but so pretty!

Desiree said...

Wow, what a great project, with such a fabulous result! I want to try now! Thanks for stopping by and saying Hi! You're a pediatric nurse, way cool...I was a NICU nurse in Calgary before the RCMP moved us out here. Your online store is great, beautiful peices! Did you refinish them all yourself?
Take care, Desiree

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

That's Amazing the Silver leafing You Did.... Oh I want to try, is it Difficult????? Just Beautiful!
cheryl

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Great job on the faux mercury glass. I wish I read this before my trip to the craft store ~ this could be fun. Thanks and Happy SS.

Brenda@ **Dragonflys and Stars** said...

The silver leaf turned out great. Good idea!! Thanks for leaving a comment!

Lyneen said...

wow silver leaf... looks gorgeous lit up! TFS Happy Silver Sunday!

dj said...

turned out great, i have done my own mercury glass too......but not with silver leafing.......great idea.

i did the martha stewart mercury glass thingie...with water and silver mirror paint....it turned out great too. i did a ss on it few weeks ago, i believe.

thanks for saying hello on my blog,

dj

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Janis, what a great idea! ~ Theresa

Piney Rose said...

Janis, this is beautiful! I too LOVE mercury glass. And I buy brandy snifters anytime I see them at thrift stores. This is a great idea for those - thanks for sharing.

Gypsy Brocante said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for the how-to ... too!

Happy SS!!

xo
Jill

Rustydiva said...

Gorgeous silver leaf project!!! Love the outcome and it looks like the real thing. You have raised my appreciation for silver things to a whole new level Janis. I think tarnished silver is the cousin to rusty metal ~ love BOTH sides of the family now.

Kenda

Candy said...

I should say it did turned out charming especially in the candle light.
Finally making the rounds to my SS visitors. Thanks for stopping by.
Enjoy!

Kathy said...

You did an incredible job creating your own mercury glass! Sorry my Sunday Silver visit is so late but I do love your silver post!
xoxo...Kathy

chicroses said...

WOW! I would have never thought to use silver leaf..Looks like mervury glass..what a great idea..Love the pics of you dad..

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