Today in this instructable I will show you how to make a designer mirror frame using rope. Yes, no wood, no plastic, no metal, no glue etc. Just good old...rope :).
I had this idea since long, but I was busy making jewelries :).
As awesome (and may be complicated) as it looks, it is easier than you think :)... (The keyword is always ...easy :))
I had also previously made a mirror frame using pebbles, you might want to check it out:)
The inspiration behind the mirror is my paracord projects. I am still very knotty ;). If you have worked with paracord and not with rope , like I did. You will notice that rope work will required some muscle work ..ha ha. Don't worry, you don't have to play tug of war here.
Oh and this is totally a origianal idea of mine, so if you are reading this, you are among the special ones :D
PS: I am very happy to post this 50th instructable of mine. I like to thank everyone here for continuous supply of motivation and inspiration :)
Lets see how to make a designer mirror frame using rope.
Step 1: Things you will need to make designer mirror frame using rope
To make this mirror or exactly like this mirror, you will need
- A round mirror. Diameter of your choice. Mine is 11"
- A rope around 1/2" thick. I used natural fiber (I guess silk) rope, but you can use any rope so long as it is neatly braided.
To work on this mirror size using 1/2" thick rope, I used around 24 feet of rope. The best part of this design is you don't have to cut your rope initially to fit the measurements, you can just keep on tying and when you are done, you can choose to cut the rope to desired length.
The knot pattern that we will use is round brocade knot. the beauty of this knot is that it forms a nice hollow space inside, which allows any object like this mirror to fit in the gap securely.
Ready to get knotty?...lets start.