Handmade Murrini & Underwater Aquarium Glass Beads

Even though making these beads takes a long time, a lot of work and concentration, (and can even be downright stressful at times!), they have become my all time favorite beads to make….thus far. 😉

No two of these beads are exactly the same so each of them is a one-of-a-kind, very special piece.

I build them murrini by murrini, rarely choosing the chips in advance. I like to be spontaneous and pick the murrini chips as I go along building the bead. Here’s a picture of the pile of murrini I have to choose from as I make a bead:

Murrini

I also regularly make new murrini to add to my stash of chips to choose from. Here are some recent designs I made (these are currently available on Etsy):

Coral Strands / Stamen Cane Murrini
Mountain Sunrise Murrini
Mountain Sunrise Murrini
Watercolors Murrini
Watercolors Murrini

 

Below are more encased murrini beads that were made in the past couple weeks. Many of them are still available on Etsy.

ANEMONE REEF
ANEMONE REEF
SUNRISE REEF
SUNRISE REEF
SHERBET REEF
SHERBET REEF
MONTEREY BAY REEF
MONTEREY BAY REEF
SILVER GLASS REEF
SILVER GLASS REEF
PINK REEF
PINK REEF
DEEP SEA REEF
DEEP SEA REEF
SHELL REEF
SHELL REEF

Underwater Aquarium Glass Bead Necklaces

These three beads were the models I used in my last tutorial, Making Beautiful Encased Murrini Beads.

I have held onto them all this time because they came out so nice, and were sentimental to me. But it is time to allow others to enjoy them as I have for so long. They are truly beautiful and full of tiny micro-details. I swear I see something new and different every time I look at them. 😀

Available now on Etsy:

HILO REEF - encased murrini bead necklace
HILO REEF – encased murrini bead necklace
HUALALAI REEF - encased murrini bead necklace
HUALALAI REEF – encased murrini bead necklace
KANEOHE REEF - encased murrini bead necklace
KANEOHE REEF – encased murrini bead necklace