New Underwater Aquarium Style Encased Murrini Focal Beads

One man’s ‘rut’ is another man’s ‘obsession’ – I can’t tell which it is for me, but I am loving making these encased murrini beads!

When I started making these beads a few years ago they were just a way to test my murrini to see how they’d look under a clear encasement. Now they have developed into little colorful kaleidoscopes of varying shapes and designs which I just can’t get enough of.

Opening the kiln the next day after making these beads is truly like Christmas morning because only then do I see all the true colors and reactions from the glass come to life. It is quite addicting 😉

Here are this week’s encased murrini beads:

Coral Sand Reef - focal bead
Coral Sand Reef – focal bead
Deep Sea Reef - focal bead
Deep Sea Reef – focal bead
Encinitas Reef - focal bead
Encinitas Reef – focal bead
Pink Sand Reef - focal bead
Pink Sand Reef – focal bead
Waikaloa Reef - focal bead
Waikaloa Reef – focal bead
Waimea Bay Reef - focal bead
Waimea Bay Reef – focal bead

Encased Murrini Glass Bead Necklaces

I was lucky to catch a cool day (relatively speaking) earlier in the week so I was able to make several beads for these new Gazing Ball necklaces:

All Hallow’s Eve – glass bead necklace
Dockweiler Pier – glass bead necklace
Halloween Spooktacular – glass bead necklace
Malibu Pier – glass bead necklace
Sock Hop – glass bead necklace

This will probably be it from me for at least a week since we’re going into another heat wave – although I don’t feel like we’ve ever come out of one. It’s supposed to get extra hot over the next several days :-\

I’m really hoping for a long, cool winter this year!

Lampwork Glass Bead Necklaces

I am having a ball making these glass pendant necklaces (pun intended ;-))!

Coronado Pier – Lampwork Bead Necklace
Hematite Orb – Lampwork Bead Necklace
Forget Me Nots – Lampwork Bead Necklace
Cosmic Opal – Lampwork Bead Necklace