This cross started as an experiment . . . and turned into a fun, beautiful and successful project! I was influenced by the
rapidly approachng Valentine's Day holiday and of course, hearts always symbolize God's amazing love.
I started designing the heart with glass beads that I had fallen in love with and could not resist buying. I placed seed
beads around them to create an easier area to lay the glass. I chose red background glass to compliment the red streaking
in the beads. Continuing with the bead theme, I “grouted” the heart with red iridescent bugle beads to add depth,
interest and shine to the heart.
Once I was finished with the heart, I glued it onto the cross base and filled in the background with white matte iridescent
stained glass. I wanted the heart to remain the focal point of the cross yet I wanted the background to have something “extra”
as well. I love the outcome!
The cross was purchased at the Focus ‘06 National Conference for the United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas.
Materials: Red and White Streaked Glass Beads, White Iridescent Seed Beads, Red Stained Glass, Red Iridescent Bugle
Beads on Wood Heart Base; White Matte Iridescent Specialty Stained Glass on Wood Cross Base. Cross is grouted in white.
Size: Approximately 6" tall (Custom size)