Add Warm Color With a Stained Glass Cats Votive

Stained Glass Cats votive.

This votive features my pastel sketch “Stained Glass Cats” on a 3.25″ round glass votive. I etch the inside of the votive to better diffuse the light from the candle, then print the design on a commercial clear vinyl label and burnish it onto the votive. Using this art, which is tall and narrow, I created a repeating pattern so you can see the cats on the votive from any angle.

Mariposa was pleased to introduce the two new handmade votives for the holidays this year—and don’t worry about Mariposa’s nose, these votives come with an LED tealight, purrfectly safe for fluffy kitties with curious noses! But they can also be used with a regular candle.

Mariposa approves these votives.

Mariposa approves these votives.


Stained Glass Cats, pastel, 6 x 9 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Stained Glass Cats, pastel, 6 x 9 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

From 2014: Here’s an idea that’s been occurring to me lately as I watch the cats in the sun by the dining room window in early May. I love the way the glass in a stained glass panel is shaded light toward the center of its shape, darker outside by the shadow from the lead between the shapes, and even the rippled quality of the color in many pieces of glass. I’d considered oil pastel for this but they weren’t handy when Jelly Bean, Mewsette and Giuseppe gathered in the late afternoon sun in the dining room window. The geranium leaves were aglow, the fruit bowl was full, shadows were deep and colorful, and each cat is its unique color. I followed the simplified shapes and colors I saw through squinted eyes.


Each votive comes with an LED tea light. Price includes shipping.

You can also purchase two votives for $25.00, a savings of $5.00. I incorporate $5.00 shipping into each item’s price, but the cost of shipping two is the same as shipping one. Use the coupon code 2VOTIVES25 in your shopping cart for the discount.


Find other votives featuring cats, butterflies, flowers, nature and wildlife in my Handmade Gifts Gallery or search “votives”.

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