I’ve enjoyed making some custom fused glass mezuzah lately, incorporating the glass shards left over from a Jewish wedding, through my Etsy shop.
For those of you who haven’t been to a Jewish wedding, at the end of the ceremony the groom crushes a glass with his right foot, and the guests shout “Mazel tov!” (Congratulations!). Some people use a lightbulb because it’s easier to break and makes a more dramatic sound. The mezuzah at left has light bulb glass in it. Using the wedding glass in a mezuzah (I’ve also made suncatchers and pendants with it) solves the problem of what to do with a linen bag of broken glass after the ceremony’s over.
Called the Jewish Lightening Rod, a mezuzah is actually the parchment scroll that goes in the mezuzah case. The scroll contains specific Hebrew verses from the Torah for blessing and protecting the home. The mezuzah is traditionally affixed to the outside door frame.
Here is another one, with cobalt blue wedding glass. I’ve painted the Hebrew letter “Shen” painted in 18 Kt gold on the top of these. Some people prefer chai or a star of David.
Made to order 4-6 inches tall by about 1.5″ wide. Comes with hanging instructions. I recommend obtaining your own hand written, parchment kosher scroll from your Temple or Rabbi, or ordering online. Space inside for the scroll can vary from 3.5″ to 5.”
Many other colors and designs are available, please contact me to discus your design or for a no obligation sketch. See my Etsy listing for more information.