Encased Floral & Murrini Glass Charm Beads

It’s that time of year again…when temperatures soar above 90 into the 100’s in my area. I know with that comes less time at the torch as the heat coming off all my equipment – on top of the temperature outside – makes torching pretty unbearable.

In the meantime I am trying to catch those cooler days that will be fewer and further between as we get closer to summer…

I’m still on a floral kick – it’s hard not to be when all the flowers are in bloom and looking so pretty around me! πŸ˜€

These beads are available now on Etsy:

handmade lampwork glass charm beads, european charm beads, charm bracelet beads, encased murrini beads, handmade italian glass beads, murano beads

The Obsession Returns – Encased Murrini Beads

Just when I thought I’d gotten tired of making these little gems, the obsession has struck again!

I usually like to make at least one or two of these types of beads to test new murrini and see how they look under encasement. The other day I was on a roll and made several – I still really enjoy making these beads! They are so challenging and in many ways they have a mind of their own, so the final result is always a bit of a surprise for me.

This week I have 5 new encased murrini beads, and 1 bubble crown bead. This bubble crown bead came out a little bigger than the ones I made before, it has 6 bubbles on top instead of 4, as well as an intricate swirled core of striped glass and shimmering dichroic. πŸ˜€

All beads are currently available on Etsy:

Avalon Reef - encased murrini bead necklace
Avalon Reef – encased murrini bead necklace
Cambria Reef - encased murrini bead necklace
Cambria Reef – encased murrini bead necklace
Carnival - glass bead pendant
Carnival – glass bead pendant
Great Barrier Reef - encased murrini bead necklace
Great Barrier Reef – encased murrini bead necklace
Pink Peony Reef - encased murrini bead necklace
Pink Peony Reef – encased murrini bead necklace
Wailua Reef - encased murrini bead necklace
Wailua Reef – encased murrini bead necklace

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

Mardi Gras Beads

As soon as these beads came out of the kiln I knew exactly what they should be named – Mardi Gras! This week’s beads include my new encased florals which I am having so much fun making. I used rich colors of amethyst, burnt orange, and yellow ochre glass with touches of soft green.

Mardi Gras focal bead
Mardi Gras spacer beads
Mardi Gras round bead pair

Flowers, Scrolls and Hearts – Lampwork Beads

Introducing several new designs! Dimensional beads, scrolls, encased florals and hearts πŸ˜€