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

At long last! ๐Ÿ˜€ย  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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ˜€

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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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 1600ยฐ flame, a 850ยฐ rod warmer, and a 960ยฐ kiln when it’s over 100ยฐ 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! ๐Ÿ˜€

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! ๐Ÿ˜€

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

New Flamework Glass Charm Beads on Etsy

We’re enjoying some much needed showers today here in usually-sunny-Socal! ๐Ÿ˜€

It’s the perfect time to list some new beads, right? Or, go make hot cocoa….ย  beads first, though! ๐Ÿ˜‰

handmade glass charm beads, murano beads, italian glass beads, bracelet beads

Thanks for looking!