***First NEW BEADS of 2019!***

I am SO super excited to present the first batch of fresh new beads for this New Year! 😀

I must say, it feels really good to be back at the torch melting glass after such a long hiatus. Absence definitely makes the heart grow fonder!

As you probably know by now, I’m fairly obsessed with murrini. 🙂

Many people call my encased murrini beads “little worlds” – which I think is the perfect way to describe them. My goal is to give you something a bit different to look at from every angle of the bead.

When I’m creating these beads I don’t plan out the design in advance (except for a general idea of color or if I have a special murrini I want to feature in the bead). They are truly spontaneously made at the flame, in the moment. This is why custom orders are impossible for me with this style bead.

Because every bead is so unique, you can have pride in knowing that the bead you choose to own is truly a one-of-a-kind work of art. There will never be another bead exactly like yours, (even though I do occasionally re-use the names I give beads). 🙂

Beads available now on Etsy:  (KONA REEF has already sold)

ocean blue encased murrini bead
KONA REEF
amber ivory encased murrini charm bracelet bead
CAMBRIA REEF
aqua turquoise blue green encaesd murrini charm bead
EMERALD BAY REEF
turquoise aqua ivory coral encased murrini bead
MONTEREY REEF

I have recently joined Instagram (finally, lol!) and have been posting my gallery of beads past and present there. I would love for you to join me there… http://www.instagram.com/ccglassart_

Have a wonderful day,

Christina
CCGlassArt

* NEW BEADS! * Encased Murrini & Accent Beads :-D

At long last! 😀  I have finally listed new big hole beads on Etsy for the first time in quite a while…

glass beads, murrini beads, bracelet beads, necklace beads, artisan beads, charm beads

These sterling silver cored charm beads look great on Euro style bracelets, but they’re also so pretty strung together on a necklace chain!

However you choose to wear them I hope you enjoy them and wear them proudly for years to come. 🙂

Thank you for your support and interest in my beads! It means the world to me!

Christina
CCGlassArt

Shimmering, Sparkling, Glittering, Handmade Artisan Glass Beads

I suppose with all the rain, cloudy skies, and gloomy weather we’ve been having off and on lately, (not that I’m complaining because we desperately need the rain), I guess I needed a little brightness in my life.

But not just a little glow or shine, I’m talking out-of-control shimmer and sparkle like you would not believe!

Ok, I admit it – I LOVE all things sparkly. So when the idea popped into my head to combine the sparkliest elements I had to work with (glitter and dichroic glass), it was only a matter of time before I made it happen.

The result is my new Mirrorball series! And while these look nice in photos, wait till you get them in direct sunlight – WOW! Sunglasses are recommended…haha 😀

I also have some of my encased murrini beads available this week, and even snuck a little more dichroic glass into them as well. What can I say, I was on a roll! 😉

All beads are available now on Etsy:

a collage of lampwork handmade artisan glass beads

NEW Encased Glass Murrini Beads on Etsy!

Looooong time, no beads! Yep – I know it’s been a while since I last posted some new beads. Maybe even 5 or 6 months – yikes! 😮

This happened for a few different reasons… First, it was blazing hot at the end of last summer. And our hot weather lasts well into October. I fully admit to being a hot-weather-wimp. Torching next to a 1600° flame, a 850° rod warmer, and a 960° kiln when it’s over 100° outside is downright miserable for me.

Then, we rearranged my glass studio area, and it took several months to get the new area all set up with a much improved, and more powerful ventilation system. Then came the holidays…and well, it just took a long time to get things back up to speed – what can I say? :-\

The downside is that I missed a few months of really good torching weather when it was nice and cool – and now the temperatures have already climbed back up into the high 80’s, low 90’s.

But, the good news is – that I am bursting at the seams with ideas and designs for new murrini, and new beads after being away for so long!

Sitting back down at the torch to make this new batch of beads was great fun. It’s good to know I haven’t lost my ‘mojo’, and I have renewed energy to make even more pretties! 😀

These beads are now available on Etsy:

artisan glass art charm beads by Christina Catherine of ccglassart

New Encased Glitter and Murrini Beads

It didn’t last long, but there was a short break in the sweltering heat of summer a couple weeks ago, and I was able to sneak in a torching session to make some new beads!

It had been almost 2 months since I last got to melt glass, and it was so nice to be back at it! But it was short lived… We are now up over 100 again, so I’ll keep hoping for another opportunity to make more beads. Keep your fingers crossed for me! 😀

Until then, here are the new beads. Some are still available on Etsy.

italian glass charm beads, murano glass beads

encased silver glitter charm bead, big hole bead
handmade murrini encased bead, brass bead caps

handmade glass big hole beads, european charm beads