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!

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.

1 comment:

  1. MDStar wrote this on March 25, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Michelle from More Than Colors is not only an incredible creator of stained glass perfection, but truly one of the kindest, most helpful, true Christian ladies that constantly gives of herself to her family, friends, and faith. As a buyer from More Than Colors and an Etsy shop owner, she has made the most lovely pieces which I have purchased and offered an extensive amount of help when I was first setting up my shop. When you purchase from Michelle you know you will receive an outstanding creation that is impeccably packaged and ships quickly. Custom designs are her specialty!


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