Jenny Gallo at Carrot Top Studio crafts beautiful stoles. Look at this one for Advent: textured fabrics, gorgeous shades of purple (and pink!) gold braid and sparkles!
Jenny's work is on eBay. Find her by searching "carrot top studios" in "sellers". She has a few listed right now.
She uses different fabrics and trims to make comfortable stoles. Her stoles aren't too heavy or stiff but sure aren't flimsy. Her details, like sparkle, are subtle.
Advent colors are great for redhead preachers. I learned this last year when a very popular RevGal knit a long purple/lavender stole for me.
Check out Jenny's work. She makes liturgical banners and deacon's stoles, too.
Revved up for Advent,