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searching for handbag mirror sets to cover myself for party bags (similar to covered buttons)

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slackcabbage Sat 26-Apr-14 17:41:05

I see examples of this sort of thing and another one here all the time on craft sites ... and I want to make some of my own for party bag presents.

Does anyone know where I can find the basic mirror sets from (I assume they have some sort of metal disc that the mirror clicks in to - like a covered button)?

Thanks in advance for any pointers/ideas ....

TheWoollybacksWife Sat 26-Apr-14 17:48:18

Are any of these eBay items suitable?

I made one from a kit with a cross stitch cover but they work out very expensive.

slackcabbage Sat 26-Apr-14 17:55:49

Thank you TheWoollybacksWife (great nn btw!)

Yes, I've seen the cross stitch cover ones and ruled them out as too ££££

I'll have a look through those ebay items - thank you - but I was rather hoping, for the sake of ease/simplicity, that they would come in a kit!

slackcabbage Sat 26-Apr-14 18:32:51

Do you think this is what I am looking for?

Too expensive if so and they don't deliver abroad where I am. Bum.

slackcabbage Sat 26-Apr-14 18:42:47

I've found them here They are called 'mirrored compact blanks' in the trade apparently ...

Just got to work out if that is a wholesale supplier only ....

Ishouldbeweaving Sat 26-Apr-14 18:58:22

It says they are suitable for Decodan (glueing things on) and engraving - if you want to cover them with fabric then you'll need a two part cover that clips together. I don't think that these will do that.

OwlCapone Sat 26-Apr-14 20:13:41

How about a plain mirror in a pretty pouch instead?

slackcabbage Sun 27-Apr-14 01:39:57

Thanks Ishouldbeweaving I haven't really studied them properly yet - will have a proper look!

I could do that OwlCapone but really wanted to make the ones I saw on NotontheHighstreet. I wonder how it was done?

OwlCapone Sun 27-Apr-14 08:22:28

They probably have access to cheaper wholesale suppliers.

custardadia Sun 27-Apr-14 09:19:02

I think those mirrors have been made in the same way you would make a badge or pin button.

here's a link to a site that sells kit - this will give you an idea of what's involved

The outlay is very expensive if you only want to make a few. There may be some cheaper production equipment around but i think you really need a solid press in order that the product is durable.


slackcabbage Sun 27-Apr-14 11:52:32

Oh thank you Custardia you have solved the mystery! It definitely helps and that explains it! I was wondering how they managed to charge around the £7.00 mark!

OK, change of plan necessary then I think ... will look around for something else suitable to make for 10 - 13 yr olds ...

Thanks again everyone

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