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Stained Glass Dragonfly Love

About this design:

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 match the Grace Lampwork bead that was a the design started to take shape! The biggest thing for me was attempting to incorporate something new in the design, which is the use of sari silk. I've always wanted to use it, but could never wrap my head around it's inconsistency...knots here, stiches there, inconsistent thickness or color...Well, I gave it a go and I think it turned out OK.

Oh! The citrine in the kit is to die for! Like drops of lquid sun. I wish I could get my hands on some more!


Stained glass kit, Vintaj connectors, dragonfly pendant, and hook clasp, Grace Lampwork bead, sari silk, craft wire, Vintaj bead caps and bead wraps.

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  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Beautiful! I love your hook! and I see what you mean about the citrine. I didn’t buy the kit–just parts of it so I missed out. Your whole design is gorgeous!

  2. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks so much, Becky! I think I’m going to get another kit if there are any left…the colors are so great…and the citrine…I’d like a whole strand or 2.

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    This is fabulous! Like Becky I too love your S hook. The silk you chose really pops out the amber and vintaj pieces, and the heart and dragonfly…perfect!

  4. Asia
    Asia says:

    Susie, I love everything about this, the citrine, the multi strand design, the lampwork and of course the ribbon that is in a perfect color to compliment all beads :D

  5. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    What a stunner, like a dragonfly rosary. And that’s a good thing!

  6. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love all the little details of this design… from the beaded clasp, to the wire wrapped silk, to the pop of yellow. So much to enjoy!

  7. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Oh it is so pretty and sunny bright. Like a summer day! Good job with the silk. I do understand what you mean about the inconsistency….I go through the entire length looking for a section that reasonably matches for a project.

  8. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Wow! Lovely and ditto to all the comments already made!

  9. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Beautiful! I love the sari silk with the crystals and that hook is fabulous! Great design.

  10. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    This is gorgeous! I love everything about it.

  11. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Susie, my jaw literally dropped when I saw this! It is definitely stunning! I love the sari silk too! I fell the same way about the sari silk…I am unsure of what exactly to do with it! But I must say it works beautifully! Great job!

  12. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Wow,E.M.I like everything about this piece.
    Your work is so creative and intricate. The colors are drop dead gorgeous,and your speical details blow me away. (Such as the blue beads wrapped around the ends of the silk,and the hook..OMG!)
    Glad you kept the Citrines all together. They really stand out.

  13. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Just a knockout design, Susie ! The silk is perfect and I, too, think you made a great decision to group all the citrine.

  14. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Fabulous design, Susie!

  15. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    This is great…just today I was wearing earrings made using those Vintaj brass links. I just love them.

  16. Mustard Seed Beads
    Mustard Seed Beads says:


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    JC Hamm says:

    This is gorgeous. I agree with everyone else, you’ve done a fantastic job.I’ve never used the sari ribbon,its going to be a must for future projects.

  18. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thank you so much for the lovely comments! They always make my day. I’ll try to get a pic of the necklace that shows the actual drape…it’s quite long. I ran out of time and daylight!

  19. udijay
    udijay says:

    Gorgeous combinations of colors, textures, and shapes!

  20. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    This is magical!! :D

  21. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Congrats, Susie!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxo!!!!

  22. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:


  23. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Congratulations Susie!!

  24. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thank you!

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

    Susie, congrats on winning the stained glass contest!!! I saw this gorgeous necklace on your Facebook page & was blown away by it! Everything works — the design, the colors, that fab clasp you created — like I said, everything!!! :D So happy for you, dear friend! Hugs! :D

  26. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks Lynn! Hugs to you and Coco!:)

  27. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Congrats Susie on a wonderful design! Great job! :)

  28. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks, Jess! So happy to see you back around here. Hope you are well!

  29. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    OMG Susie I didn’t realize you had won….CONGRATS…you deserved it.

  30. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks, Deb! I’ve missed you around here. Hope you are well! Hugs!

  31. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Duh! I didn’t even realize the winners had been announced! Congrats on your win, it was well deserved for a fabulous design!

  32. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Congratulations on your stunning necklace winning the Vintaj Stained glass contest!

  33. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thank you! :)

  34. Laud
    Laud says:

    Congrats on your winning design! Well deserved.

  35. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    This design is so full spirit and hope. So glad you won.

  36. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    I love everything about this! SOOO creative!

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