Church’s unique jewelry supports disaster relief

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

GALVESTON, Texas — Hurricane Ike caused widespread damage in 2008, including the destruction of a 104-year-old Tiffany stained-glass window at Trinity Episcopal Church.

“The shattered glass was just all over the floor of the church and so during the cleanup right after Ike, folks just came in and put it in big buckets,” Reverend Jimmy Abbott said.

Those buckets of glass were put into storage and were forgotten until now.

Karla Mock is a jewelry designer and owner of Mock and More Gallery in Galveston. The church reached out to her to create unique jewelry pieces with the shards of glass.

“This is the first time that I have worked with glass as a material,” Mock Said. “I’m not cutting the glass, I’m using it as it broke.”

You can purchase the jewelry at her gallery or at the church. A portion of the proceeds go the church’s revived Phoenix Project, which raises funds to support communities hit by disasters.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.