Oh wise and all knowing craft and Michaels goddess. I bought a mirror at the flea market over the weekend and some of the decorative molding has broken off. Instead of replacing the frame, I want to put some rock quartz (or maybe beach glass) chips over the broken parts so it looks like the mirror is breaking through the frame. Do you have any advice where to source such materials (i.e. Have you used them before or does your store stock them) and do you have any tips on what adhesive to use?💕
Michael’s does have some semi-precious stone chips, but they come in a big multipack. The good news is that if you have a use for quartz, coral, tiger’s eye, and some other semiprecious stone chips, it’s something like 9.99 for the whole deal and you can use coupons on them. It should be in the beading aisle near the charms.
We also have the Sedona and Signature collections in the beading aisle- if you’re looking for crystal formations. Those are with the strung beads. I will warn you first off though- most of them are dyed and it doesn’t really say so on the label. If that’s important to you, then I would use discretion.
Otherwise, I might also direct you to Fire Mountain Beads, which is the go-to for a lot of stonework.
Adhesive-wise… I would probably use E-6000: it’s an epoxy-base adhesive that works on most materials. I use it on metal all the time, so it should work well enough for glass. You could probably do some cool stuff with making your own settings, but that’s kind of like… an advanced thing.