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Me and My Torch – Reunited! :D

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:

Encased murrini bead with brass bead caps Encased murrini big hole bead with brass bead caps Encased murrini handmade lampwork glass art bead Encased murrini big hole bead with sterling silver core Handmade murrini encased glass bead with big hole sterling silver core

Christina C.
CCGlassArt

**NEW** Online Classes Coming Soon! Join the Waitlist…

encased murrini beads by Christina CatherineHello fellow glass enthusiastists!

First, I very much hope you are safe and sound and doing well during this challenging time.

If there can be any silver lining from having to stay home during this impossible situation, it may be that we now have an opportunity to discover (or rediscover) our creative side. 🙂

For me that means working toward getting back to the torch and once again making the lampwork glass art beads I love so much!

Our family recently moved and we are still in the process of setting up my new glass studio.

I am so excited because it will be better than ever – I can’t wait for it to be ready! I will finally have a completely dedicated space where I can dive into my passion for melting glass.

This new space will also allow me to offer a virtual LIVE class experience that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home studio!

*CLICK HERE TO GET ON THE WAITLIST FOR MY FIRST CLASS*

Once I am up and running, I plan to offer a 3 Day Workshop, through LIVE video, teaching how I make my very popular Encased Seascape Murrini Beads.

This class – taught in real time with the recordings included – will teach you a multitude of skills!

I will take you from those very first steps of creating the foundational elements – including making murrini cane as well as the other little details that go into these Beads – all the way through to encasing and finishing the final bead.

This is like getting all three of my tutorials, taught to you LIVE and step-by-step, in ONE 3-day class. 😀

Glass artists at any level can enjoy this Workshop!

Beginners will be challenged, and their skills will be stretched, taking them to the next level in their learning. While advanced artists will learn all my secrets, my methodology and will pick up several new skills they may not have had a chance to try yet.

These are my tried and true techniques that I have used to make my best-selling Encased Seascape Murrini Beads for over 10 years.

Everything will be broadcasted LIVE and will also be recorded so you can watch the videos again and again.

The content will be conveniently presented to you through a private Facebook group for students only so you will get the personal attention and one-on-one support that is vital to your success as a glass artist.

I greatly look forward to teaching you the skills I have honed since I started lampworking in 2008 through the wonders of today’s technology!

*To be notified of upcoming classes click here to join the Waitlist*

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me directly; info@ccglassart.com.

Thank you and many kind regards,

Christina C.
www.ccglassart.com

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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! 😀

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! 😀

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