Hello, hello! It has been quite a while since I last posted any new beads.
Life, for me, has taken many twists and turns during the past several months (nearly a year). From other projects taking my time and attention, to a big and complicated move to a new home, not to mention Covid, etc.
But now, finally, I am back making beads regularly and cannot tell you how happy it makes my heart to allow my creativity to flow once again.
You know how much I LOVE working with little murrini chips in my bead designs and, of course, these new beads are no exception.
I am very excited to share a few photos with you of some of my newly made beads:
Hello! I hope this message finds you enjoying the first weeks of Spring and all the new flowers blooming! 😀
This has truly been one of the most glorious spring-times I can remember in all my years here in Sunny SoCal.
We had SO much rain this winter that the hills and mountains all around us are completely covered with thick carpets of green grass and beautifully colored wildflowers everywhere!
My family and I recently went out to visit a Poppy Reserve. They were experiencing a ‘Super Bloom’ this year and it was absolutely SPECTACULAR! The hills were exploding with bright orange flowers as far as the eye could see. Here is a photo I took of one particularly densely packed hillside…
All this color around me has inspired a new batch of beads, many with a floral theme. I finished most of them with silver, brass, or copper bead caps as well. I think the caps finish the beads so nicely making them perfect to wear all on their own, if you choose.
I worked hard to scale down my popular encased murrini beads to better fit in your charm bracelet ‘stacks’. I also made some in my usual Focal size as I know many of you like this size as a centerpiece on your bead bracelets.
I even scaled up my encased murrini beads a bit making a couple large size Focals for those who enjoy wearing these beads on a necklace!
In addition, you’ll see two dimensional sculptured glass beads made in my Feather design that I introduced some time back. I love the natural, organic style of these beads.
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 onEtsy:(KONA REEF has already sold)
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_