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  • SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Love this, and your pendent is outstanding!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Owl's Nest”:
    “It's a really beautiful piece. Love the colors and components, and am severely envious of your…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love that owl bar too! The beads you put with it are perfect!…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks kye! I found a site that sells Mag-Lok clasps for 1.99 and they…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Vintaj sells a natural brass magnet clasp I use a lot. It's really strong and matches…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Gorgeous. Love the colours and the focal.. How can you go wrong with owls…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks everyone! Kye and Moogie.....helpful tips are always appreciated.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I can see why you fell in love with that owl bar. It is so neat.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love the colors of the beads & how well they go with the bar &…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Ditto! and a Fave!…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Owl's Nest”:
    “So cute. Beads are also pefect compliment to the bar. I love your chain and jump…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Owl's Nest”:
    “This is so cute! Love the colors!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Absolutely, positively stunning!! You have found the perfect beads to go with the darling bracelet…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Thanks, again! I am in total agreement about Rena over at Jewelry Making Journal...lots of…” read »

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    Kerrycasey1956 on “Paint Drops”:
    “Will you be getting any more of the multi color teardrop chain in? I would love to…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “All wrapped up...”:
    “I bow to your superior skills with wire! This is stunning, just so unique! Lots to…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Celestial Connection”:
    “This has an "other-worldly" look. The colors and balance are perfect. And the focal! Really beautiful.…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendant is drop dead gorgeous! The whole piece is lovely and the clasp! Very nice!…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “This is stunning! I love the colors and I, too, am a huge fan of bronze.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Awww, thanks everyone. You're the best! Got the little bells from Lima! They ARE cute! And…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Hey Lynda, I know I wrote a comment but I don't see it here... So, I love…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Wow! This is so amazing! I never would have thought of putting all this together but…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The beads look fabulous with your pendent! I know how difficult it can be to take…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Gorgeous pendant - what a wonderful job you have made with it. The filigree echoes…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Just gorgeous Moogie. Such a rich looking set. There is so much to look…” read »

  • Snnje B
    Snnje B on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Love it!…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Oops!!! I meant to say bronze.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Beautiful set!I agree with Fresh Baked- I keep looking at the necklace and find something new…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Earthy Mix”:
    “This is sooo beautiful! Love how the filigree compliments the detail in the pendant.…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Love that pendant! Very pretty.…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Thanks so much everyone!…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Oh you are so good with polymer clay! Did you play with Playdoh alot as a…” read »

  • beadinggma
    beadinggma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Your work keeps getting more beautiful!!! The pendant is gorgeous and you have a knack…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Such a rich mix of metal and beads...especially on the layered necklace. Every inch has something…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendent is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing more of your PC work.…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Celestial Connection”:
    “Fun and edgy set of jewelry...Love the iridescent colors!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “A beautiful, simply elegant set where every element speaks affectionately with every other one. I'd wear…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Pendant, gorgeous. Beads, also. What really catches my attention is the clasp arrangement! It's really pretty…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Absolutely beautiful! This caught my eye as soon as I opened the page. I love your…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Earthy Mix”:
    “I love the pendant! The beads enhance it so well, also. The colors are…” read »

Centuries of Worship


About this design:

This necklace represents a set of stained glass windows in the grand old church where I was raised. Twice the building was destroyed by natural disasters and twice rebuilt. These windows tell a Biblical story and represent the faith of that 175 year old congregation. I wanted this to look antique and weathered as the real windows are. It represents for me the strength of faith.

Components:

Vintaj contest set of components with the addition of a length of 18 gauge Vintaj brass wire for the pendant and the Vintaj toggle bar.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    This is so lovely. These colors are unique to me for a stained glass window. But then I’ve not done a lot of traveling to compare. Thank you for the story.

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    Masha K says:

    Very special, so many great ideas.

  3. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    As soon as I saw this I thought it was like a stained glass church window. Very cool Becky.

  4. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wow Becky! Do your fingers hurt? :-) That pendant looks like it belongs in a church window. What a lot of work it must have taken. It’s beautiful as is the entire piece.

  5. Laud
    Laud says:

    I think you nailed the stained glass effect!

  6. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Wow on the pendant – - can’t imagine how much time that took. The whole piece is truly unique, Becky, and the story is wonderful, too !

  7. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    What an amazing pendant you created Becky! The whole necklace is just beautiful and with a wonderful back story.

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    dragonflyvine says:

    I agree with everyone else…not only a gorgeous necklace, but a beautiful story as well. Thanks for sharing!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Great story and fantastic design! Love it all!

  10. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    What a wonderful story Becky, and beautiful window art to go with! Love your focal, the use of the chain is spot on. Great colors and layout, beautiful!

  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    :D You nailed this, admiring your wire work and of course the story behind your inspiration :D

  12. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    The story of your inspiration is beautiful, as is your necklace!

  13. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Fabulous necklace and a great story Becky!

  14. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Marvelous representation of stained glass windows and the focal is fantastic! :)

  15. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thank you all! :) xoxo!

  16. Jmc
    Jmc says:

    Wow! I love this design. First of all I love Vintaj brass. Second of all this necklace is sooo beautiful. Isn’t God amazing?

  17. Asia
    Asia says:

    I just had to have another look at this, that wire work, you must have spend hours at it :D

  18. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Truly amazing, love the inspiration :D

  19. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    You ladies are too kind. :) Asia, I spent centuries. :) It would have been longer if I had wanted it to be neat and tidy.

  20. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Hi Becky

    I forgot to congratulate you on the opening of your etsy store, and your first sale. I’m thinking I might have to open one after my craft show.

  21. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Becky, such fabulous wire work! I absolutely love it! I definitely get that old stained glass church window vibe! It is stunning! Love it, love it, love it! Amazing work! :)

  22. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thanks, Wanda and Jess! and Wanda, you would do very well on etsy! :)

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    rory8535 says:

    This is one of the few “stained glass” designs that actually reminds me of a stained glass window! Kudos!

    rory

  24. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Congrats Becky! I love your design. It really does remind me of a stained glass window!

  25. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Becky, congrats on placing second in the stained glass contest! Your necklace design truly does evoke the look of a stained glass window — especially that fab pendant you created! Love the design, too! Hugs, my friend! :D

  26. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Congratulations on your win Becky! Beautiful design! :)

  27. gypsyheartCin
    gypsyheartCin says:

    This is my first time posting but I wanted to tell you how amazing I think this piece is! When there’s such a meaningful inspiration behind any piece of art, there is so much of the artist poured into it. Joy, love, and of course frustration.
    And all of that just makes the piece have much more… “muchness” about it. I love it. Congrats on getting your etsy shop up and running. I’ll definately be checking it out!

  28. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Becky, congrats to you on being one of the stained glass winners, but most of all, thank you for sharing the story behind your beautiful necklace, it makes it even more special – and I agree about the lovely wirework in this necklace, its components already look pretty neatly done to me – :)

  29. susanmcmahan821
    susanmcmahan821 says:

    Very unique & beautiful piece!! Thanks for sharing your creation!!!

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