Darth Vader Stained Glass Window

...A friend-of-the-family -- who, not coincidentally, took us to see the original Star Wars after its release -- made this for me based on a Christmas card I gave him when I was six years old. It is one of my three prized possessions.

 

(Some Random Thoughts About Star Wars)

  • Jennifer Ofenstein 7y

    What a fantastic gift...and beautiful, too!
  • HelloMokona 7y

    That has to be the cutest thing ever! What an awesome gift!
  • Michael Menefee 7y

    Congrats, a blog on that made the front page of digg is featuring this!

    deputy-dog.com/2008/07/23/when-geeks-and-stained-glass-co...
  • PJ Souders 7y

    Point of clarification: Jim made this for me in 1978 or 1979.
  • Ansley Bleu 7y

    That is so rad!
  • Bonnie Burton 7y

    sooooo awesome!
  • joan 7y

    cute, the dark side is! what a wonderful collaboration...;D
  • PJ Souders 7y

    Bonnie Burton of the starwars.com blog interviewed me about this window: starwarsblog.starwars.com/index.php/2008/08/08/the-staine...
  • vard 7y

    That is excellent!
  • David Tribby 7y

    nice!
  • Glen Mullaly 6y

    Wow!!! This is amazing! Thanks for adding it to the group!
  • Todd Franklin 6y

    This is really cool and and a neat story to go along with it. Do you think your friend still has the Christmas card you made?
  • Jason 6y

    That is just amazing!
  • laura*b 6y

    that is just about the coolest thing EVER!!
  • Lauren Dado 6y

    Wow, that blog entry was intense. I was about nine or ten when the digitally remastered version came out and until I hit the age of 12, I would insist that my sister and I play nothing but Star Wars games. I wish I had a family friend who'd make a stained glass window out of my childhood Star Wars scribbles though. thanks for sharing this! :)
  • PJ Souders 6y

    Thanks all for the comments!

    @Neato: Jim (the guy who made this for me when I was six) returned the card when he gave me the window. Unfortunately the card is long since lost.
  • Edu Nogueira 6y

    Perfect!
  • Kary Nieuwenhuis 6y

    Priceless!!
  • liz noftle 6y

    Good evening,

    I am a student at The School of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. I am doing a book project on people and their most prized possessions. I started looking on flickr to see what people had titled their most prized possession, and I found your photo of your awesome stained glass window!

    I was wondering if I could include you and your prized possession in my book. In a month, I will be getting one copy published from lulu.com, and I could send you the link if you'd want to order a copy of the book for yourself. It will most likely not exceed $10. If you would like to be a part of this, I'd love for you to provide as much or as little of the information below.

    1. Bio: a little about yourself.. where you are from, where you are now, age, sex, name, occupation, etc.
    2. About the possession: a little about the possession.. where you got it, how long you've had it, why it's your most prized possession, memories associated with it, uses for it, etc.
    3. Pictures: obviously there is already one, but if you have more, I'd love them!

    Thank you in advance for helping me with my project. I really look forward to hearing from you. If you don't respond, I will not include your image or anything about you in my book, so no worries about that : )

    Best,
    Liz
    liz.noftle@gmail.com
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