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Stain glass

I made this piece from the winnings I got from the vintaj.com stain glass giveaway!


Trio

Here's a trio of three wrap bracelets. One has a loop and button to fasten, with a long tail that can be wrapped around and tied, and the other...
Components: vintaj stained glass kit, other stained glass components


Raucous Wrist Party

The colors in the bead mix and the many different Vintaj shapes available at Lima Beads seemed to want to jingle-jangle together, like a sunny...
Components: Stained Glass bead mix, 7 Vintaj shapes (used as charms), Vintaj filigree tube beads, Vintaj filigree bead caps, Vintaj brass headpins, Unicorne Beads Doc Spike, Vintaj brass oval chain.


Pyramid Glass

Classic elegance in a colorful design.


bark

Who says the humans are the only ones who need to look fancy? When my package from Limabeads arrived, I couldn't help but think that the leather...
Components: Vintaj stained glass kit, leather, d ring, collar components


Stained Glass Princess

To add to my tiara collection-one of Vintaj brass wire and beautiful beads from the Stained Glass kit.
Components: vintaj brass wire, stained glass kit


Glimmer & Glass

At first the necklace only contained the bottom strand of green and blue beads. But something was missing. I created the sections with purple,...
Components: vintaj stained glass kit, stained glass components


Scheherazade Necklace

Inspired by the rich colors, I thought of Persian carpets with their intricate designs.
Components: Vintaj natural brass framed scrollwork pendant, Vintaj classic lobster clasp, Vintaj 2 inch head pins, jump rings, stained glass bead mix, silk sari ribbon in ruby and turquoise, Unicorne beads Grimhilde spike, Vintaj fancy oval chain


collection of charms

I began by making tiny components, waiting until later to decide what shape they would take in a finished piece.
However I realized these were...
Components: vintaj stained glass kit, vintaj stained glass components


Sun Catcher

At first I thought this would be the focal of a piece of jewelry. I had created a variety of small pieces from the kit and some of the other...
Components: Vintaj Stained Glass Kit Stained Glass Contest Components


Topaz Window

Ring made with the leftover beads from my Fleur Tachée/Stained Flower bracelet.
Components: I used the Topaz Firepolished, Green Firepolished, the small Topaz rondelles and some 3mm Bronze Glass pearls. I used a piece of Deer antler that I am about to sculpt beads out of to hold my ring. My husband found it on his last trip up north and I spent 3 days cleaning it to be this sparkling white.


Fleur Tachée/Stained Flower

What inspired this design was te contest itself. Modified RAW technique with embelishments.
Components: I used the firepolished in the Green and Topaz tones included in the Stained Glass kit for this bracelet. I also used some size 11 Bronze seed beads as well as some size 8 Green seed beads and 3mm Bronze Glass Pearls. The clasp is a fold over from LIMA.


bohemian stained glass

I wanted to post this last night, but 2 digital cameras + 2 dead batteries = no picture. As soon as I saw the Vintaj boho fan on the contest page,...
Components: contest components: vintaj boho fan, filigree tubes, 24 gauge parawire, headpins (including one used for the hook clasp), 10mm jump rings, ruby sari silk, 6mm olivine czech, 10mm topaz czech, 12mm amethyst czech, 3mm topaz crystal. added components: 8/0 amethyst seed beads, 4mm jump rings, golden sari silk.


Native Tears

Honoring the first Americans with components from their lives. Leather, arrowhead, beads, and an Indian head nickel as a visual. The strings of...
Components: Vintaj Stained Glass Window bead kit, seed beads, crystal faceted rondelles, brass headpin, beading wire, crimping beads, Deertan leather, arrowhead, Indian head nickel.


Stained Glass Dreams

This is the first design contest I've ever entered. I usually have to think about what I want to make and then just don't end up submitting...
Components: Stained glass kit, stringing wire, Vintaj filigree bead caps, Vintaj filigree ring, Vintaj fancy oval chain and larger oval chain, Czech Fire Polished Amethyst beads, and Vintaj eye pins, head pins, crimp beads, jump rings and lobster clasp


Stained Glass Dragonfly Love

I have to admit that I don't use crystals or glass very much, but the colors in the stained glass kit are so pretty! AND, they just happened to...
Components: Stained glass kit, Vintaj connectors, dragonfly pendant, and hook clasp, Grace Lampwork bead, sari silk, craft wire, Vintaj bead caps and bead wraps.


Stained Glass Harvest

Created this colorful necklace with jewel tone stained glass bead kit. Used some vintage copper/brass chain and findings from my own stash.
Components: Stained glass bead kit, Toho aqua with oxblood lining seed beads, copper stirrup hook closures, yellow gold seed beads, and vintage brass/copper chain and findings.


Roses in the Window

I used the stained glass bead mix to make wire wrapped links. they are combined with Vintaj fancy oval chain to make a multi-strand component. I...
Components: Vintaj brass oval fancy chain, Vintaj brass colored parawire, Vintaj natural brass blank, Vintaj headpins, Ice resin, Vintaj natural brass canopy bead cap, Vintaj boehemian tear drops, vintaj jump rings and lobster clasp, stained glass bead mix


A cascade

I started designing these earings with the idea of cascades that I enjoyed so much during our vacation in Maine. Vintaj green glass beads together...
Components: Vintaj glass beads, earing wires, brass etched chain


Centuries of Worship

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...
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.


River Song

Inspired by the Vintaj Stained Glass 2013 contest; I loved the combination of the aqua and olivine glass beads with the Vintaj natural brass.
Components: Glass beads from the contest kit, including aquamarine crystal rondelles, Czech fire polished glass olivine rounds and aqua seed beads, Vintaj natural brass Bohemian Teardrop and Filigree Rings, plus findings.


Vineyard Harvest

To begin with, this wasn't at all what was supposed to happen. I laid the components out for a bracelet and when I saw the colors together, I saw...
Components: Stained glass window kit, French earwires, Bohemian teardrop, Vintaj findings.


Cathedral Grove

The set was inspired by a protected grove of old-growth redwood cedar on Vancouver Island called "Cathedral Grove". The warm and cool colours of...
Components: Stained glass kit, Vintaj brass from the suggested list and my own stash, sari ribbon, chain, wire, seed beads and copper filigree bead caps.


Middle-Eastern motif

The color combination for this contest is amazing, I cannot stop designing new pieces.
Components: Vintaj glass beads, vintaj findings and chain.


Stained glass and beyond

I was inspired by the beautiful textures and colors of Vintaj beads and findings. I love the colors and the way I succeeded to put the links of...
Components: Vintaj glass beads, vintaj findings, magenta irish waxed linen.


Purple Rain

I love the combination of brass and amethyst crystals!

The large crystal fit perfectly in the center of the asian motif, so I punched holes at...
Components: Bead mix, Vintaj asian motif, Vintaj headpins, Vintaj earring findings


Layered Glass Drop Earrings

I've always loved how layered earrings like these hang. One extra chain link for each new bead as they grow in size. I finished the design with my...
Components: Stained Glass Window Bead Mix, Vintaj Natural Brass Fancy Oval Chain, Vintaj Natural Brass Eye Pin, Vintaj Natural Brass Headpin


Royal Window

Based on the kit and components, I chose a cranberry, turquoise, and topaz color scheme. I added size 15 seed beads in these colors, and used a...
Components: Bead kit, vintaj stained glass component, 3 vintaj metal rings, bead caps, waxed linen, chain, art glass spike bead


Stained Glass Window Necklace

Designer: Jess Italia Lincoln

Inspired by our September 2013 "Stained Glass Window" Theme.


Mosaic Layers Earrings

Designer: Jess Italia Lincoln

Inspired by our September 2013 "Stained Glass Window" Theme.


Petite Opulence Earrings

Designer: Jess Italia Lincoln

Inspired by our September 2013 "Stained Glass Window" Theme.


Glimmering Glass Bracelet

Designer: Jess Italia Lincoln

Inspired by our September 2013 "Stained Glass Window" Theme.


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