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SHISHA MIRROR!

topic posted Sun, January 22, 2006 - 12:04 PM by  CARMEL
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HELLO CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHERE I CAN BUY JUST ONE BIG BIG SHSHA MIRROR? THANKS CARMEL
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CARMEL
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  • You can find them in standard sizes up to 1.5 or 2 inches and small packages at Michael's.
    • here lately, walmart has them too, if you don't have a Michael's handy. I bet JoAnns would too.
      • This isn't an answer to the original post, but I thought the tribe might like to know another resource for smaller mirrors.
        Cheeptirms.com (love them!) has 3/4" crochet mirror appliques (shisha mirrors) for 16 cents each or $8.00 for a bag of 50. They have yellow, olive and something they're calling "apple" which look like camo green to me. Warning, they have a $60 total minimum order, but you won't have any problem finding $60 worth of cool stuff. (However, if you're like me, finding the $60 may be a problem.) They also have some fringe and tassels. Be sure to look at the closeout section- lots of great deals. Enjoy drooling!
        • That was supposed to be www.Cheeptrims.com
          and they do ship internationally via the Unite States Postal Service. My favorite part about them is that you can order a whole roll of something at less-than-retail prices. Can you imagine how much 25 yards would cost at JoAnn's? ugh. I understand why people like sewing baby clothes- they only take a yard or two of fabric and trim. Me, I'm obsessed with dance costumes and period costumes, both of which frequently require yards & yards & yards & yards....
    • Oh, and if you need non-standard sizes, I have seen nail clippers used to cut mirror pieces to size - that wasn't big glass used in mirror tiles from HomeDepot, but the fairly thin mirror glass used in Indian shisha. If it's an odd size you need, you could try nail clippers and a thin mirror taken e.g. from a pocket mirror or harvested from a powder box or so.
  • Some of the home-made shishas we've found are made from broken car rear-view mirrors (look for lettering: any portion of "Objects in mirror are closer than they appear"... which is cool in and of itself... but when I've seen the edges of these, such as when one breaks, they look as if they were just chipped into shape. The advantage to these would be that the rough edges would probably hold onto their covering better...

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