Hi and Welcome to my Blog! My name is Michelle. Here you will see some of my latest stained glass creations! And hear about what I'm working on and the journey getting there. I make handcrafted sun-catchers, picture frames, ornaments, tree toppers, snowflakes, business card holders and many more home decor items. Check out my store on ETSY! (link on right below to Website) I would love your support and follow. Feel free to follow with my email subscription also down on the right column. Thank you for stopping in and Have a great day!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

This New Business card holder reminded me of Chrysanthimum colors! Also new to my shop today..  https://www.etsy.com/listing/129093332/chrysanthemum-contemporary-business-card?ref=shop_home_active

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Crafty Saints: April Showers Bring May Flowers - Right?

Crafty Saints: April Showers Bring May Flowers - Right?: Out where I am in the Pacific NW, we are experiencing the rain before the beauty!  Things are wanting to come out and bloom but the rain and...

Monday, March 25, 2013

Christ shines light through artist's stained glass...

Today on the Create In Christ BLOG.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Today we are visiting with Michelle Elliot, owner of MoreThanColors. Michelle specializes in stained glass art.

I was introduced to Etsy by my brother's girlfriend, who had a shop on Etsy. She absolutely raved about it, until I just had to take a look. My husband had been without work and ended up taking a job with much less pay. I had been looking for jobs without any luck. So my Etsy store was born in March of 2010 called MORETHANCOLORS.

Just previous to this we had been full time missionaries in France, where we worked in a retreat center for churches. I had a stained glass workshop there and taught classes. It amazed me how God can take any gift and use it as a relationship builder and doorway into sharing so much more.

When I first began learning the art of stained glass, it was offered in our church. I chose a simple butterfly as my first project and I remember the awe I felt after it was done. I was amazed that I could make something like that out of glass. In my bio I have this story about the first window I made and would like to share it with you and what God taught me through it.

The first window I ever made, I stood up with the light shining through it and begged God to teach me what He wanted me to see through it! I waited .... and then it came. Each piece was carefully cut, ground and fashioned in its proper place. Some light and some very dark. While I had worked on it, it lay flat, the colors were very dull and hardly noticeable; but when it was finished and I held it up in the light it was breathtaking! The dark pieces (our trials) were what brought so much beauty - all the pieces were necessary to make something so beautiful. And suddenly an overwhelming sense of pride came over me that I had made "this work of art." Then God whispered that someday when I am finished and He holds me up and the light of Christ shines through God will say "I MADE YOU!"


My shop has a variety of items: butterflies, birds, business card holders, snowflakes, Christmas tree toppers and much more. I enjoy creating new items all the time and have so many ideas that I'm excited to see what may come about this year. You can see my artwork in my store on Etsy at www.etsy.com/shop/MoreThanColors?ref=si_shop . You can find me here:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MoreThanColors
Twitter: twitter.com/MoreThanColors1 or @Morethancolors1
Pinterest: pinterest.com/morethancolors/

I also have started a Vintage Shop called More Than Treasures and I'm really hoping to work more on that shop this summer.

As far as learning more on Etsy, I am interested in learning how to better describe my listings and be more creative with titles and tags. I've read some of the Etsy articles and it seems there is just so much more to getting your items seen in searches and in entertaining your buyers with the descriptions. 


Thank you for taking time to read a little about me and I hope you will check out my shop. May God richly bless you.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Just finished this Easter Egg today!  What do you think!  I would love to make it in any color you'd like.   It is listed in my shop!  So excited about this new design.  Lots of new items in my shop.....  please stop by


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

NEW LANTERN SCREEN with Heart Nuggets.  This is a new design in my shop. This one sold within 1 hour of posting.  I have some other colors in the making with other embellishments so keep watching. 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

New Desk Set and Business Card Holder for your Purse

NOW OFFERING a Desk Set...  Includes an InBox Tray, Business Card Holder, and Pen Holder.  Happy to make these items in colors to match your office and business cards. https://www.etsy.com/listing/122368540/gorgeous-stained-glass-desk-set-color

Also new to my shop is this Beautiful and unique Purse Business Card Holder.  It comes with a little black felt bag to protect it while in your purse. Check out the listing in my shop to get more details.  https://www.etsy.com/listing/122338732/avocado-and-dark-olive-stained-glass?ref=v1_other_1

My Business Card Holders come in many different colors.  Check out other colors in my shop.  http://www.etsy.com/shop/MoreThanColors?section_id=6741060

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

This Beautiful Bevel Snowflake measures 12" in diameter and is made of 10 pieces of Clear Beveled Glass. Catches the light beautifully! Silver accents have been added to embellish the tips and a silver 2" snowflake is in the center. Three little loops are added on the back to hang with the wire included or suction cups also included. The Tiffany method was used on this piece. All items are polished and protected with a finishing compound before shipping.

NOTE: Instock, leave a message at checkout if you'd like a zinc pole added to make this into a Tree Topper.

Click on my Website link to the right to see more items in my shop!

Friday, January 11, 2013

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