Spring is here! The flowers are blooming…and so is a batch of NEW BEADS! :D

Hello! I hope this message finds you enjoying the first weeks of Spring and all the new flowers blooming! πŸ˜€

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…

 

california poppy reserve

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.

Here is the latest batch of beads available now on Etsy:

Encased murrini glass art beads

Thank you for looking!

Until next time,
Christina
http://www.ccglassart.etsy.com

NEW Beads March 2019 – small to large encased murrini big hole beads :-D

Hello fellow bead fans! I am pleased to bring you a new batch of Big Hole Beads – this time in varying sizes.

*Available Now in my Etsy Store!*

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.

*Click here to view these beads now on Etsy…*

murrini beads, lampwork beads, torchwork beads, flamework beads, handmade beads, necklace beads, charm bracelet beads

Thank you for your interest in my beads!

Christina
CCGlassArt

***First NEW BEADS of 2019!***

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

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. πŸ™‚

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). πŸ™‚

Beads available now on Etsy:Β  (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! πŸ˜€Β  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. πŸ™‚

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

Christina
CCGlassArt

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Well, I might be a little ‘late to the party’, but better late than never, right? Lol! πŸ˜€

handmade lampwork glass art murrini beadsYou can now find CCGlassArt on the ‘IG’ and I would absolutely love it if you would join me there.

Little by little I’m uploading lots of my bead photos, and will upload some videos there too…if I can figure out how to do that. πŸ™‚

Now that the weather has cooled down I am gearing up to get back to the torch. I have so many new ideas for designs, I can’t wait! I need to make a few adjustments to my current torch set-up first, but once that’s done I’ll be good-to-go.

As always, I will keep you updated with any news and soon, some new beads to show.

Thank you for your continued support (and patience) while I found my inspiration to make beautiful beads again.

Christina
CCGlassArt

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