NEW 3D Flower Bead & MORE Encased Murrini Beads

Now that I’ve finished writing my newest tutorial, Making Beautiful Encased Murrini Beads, I have time to get back to the torch and make more beads! πŸ˜€

I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of making these…

Baja Reef - round focal bead
Baja Reef – round focal bead
Kona Reef - round focal bead
Kona Reef – round focal bead
Meadow - large round focal bead
Meadow – large round focal bead

I’ve also started making lentil focals again! I haven’t made them in quite a while, (as I was completely obsessed with making encased murrini beads for so long!), and I’m having so much fun with them all over again. I have more of these to come…;)

Sea Lily - lentil focal bead
Sea Lily – lentil focal bead

All beads are available now in my Etsy shop ~

More Swirled Core Marble Beads With Murrini

I made a few more of these in pretty colors of peridot green, and fuchsia pink (which comes from Rubino Oro glass). I also made one that is swirled with different silver glasses for a more opaque look but with multiple colors running throughout the design. I even embedded some sparkling cubic zirconia stones to catch the light! πŸ˜€

All beads currently on Etsy:

Pretty In Pink - marble focal bead
Pretty In Pink – marble focal bead
Spring Breeze - marble focal bead
Spring Breeze – marble focal bead
Whirlpool - marble focal bead
Whirlpool – marble focal bead

New Swirled Core Marble Beads With Murrini

Learning new techniques then mastering them is what keeps me having fun with glass! πŸ˜€

I’ve been involved with many crafts and hobbies over the years, from soapmaking to acrylic painting, and while I’ve enjoyed them all there was a point where I felt I learned all there was to know about it.

For me, I love the challenge of learning new skills then practicing over and over till I get great results. Working with glass, I feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface of learning all there is to know in this medium. There is so much to it and so many different places you can go with it.

I recently learned a new technique which combines swirls of transparent and opaque glass with hair fine stringer and multiple layers of crystal clear glass which greatly adds to the inner illusion of the twisted core.

Of course, I couldn’t help myself by adding some murrini to the surface of the beads πŸ˜‰

All beads are now available on Etsy:

Afternoon Breeze – large round focal bead
Arctic Sea - large round focal bead
Arctic Sea – large round focal bead

I also made a couple encased murrini beads which include some of my new flower shaped murrini (to be listed on Etsy soon):

Sunny Meadow - round focal bead
Sunny Meadow – round focal bead
Avonlea - round focal bead
Avonlea – round focal bead

Spring Bouquet Lampwork Bead

My daughter just told me that today is the first day of Spring! I thought for sure it was in April – but it is indeed today. I find this so funny because when I named and listed this bead on eBay I thought I was just pining for Spring, I didn’t realize it was already here – LOL! πŸ˜€

I will consider my timing kismet πŸ˜‰Β  Now if the weather would just catch up…

Spring Bouquet dimensional floral focal bead

Floral Lampwork Glass Beads

It may not be Spring yet, but lately it sure feels like it! We’ve been hitting the mid-80’s in SoCal lately so I’ve been inspired to create more flower beads. πŸ˜€

Winter Whimsy - bead collection
Meadow Breeze - lampwork focal
Meadow Breeze - glass bead pair