How Many Murrini Can Fit Into One Bracelet Bead?

That IS the question – at least for me it is lately! Of course, the short answer is, “as many as I possibly can!”. πŸ˜€

I definitely push the limits of what these little beads can hold – I try to keep the overall size of the bead at or under 1/2″ x 3/4″ which is already a little on the big side for standard Pandora sized beads. In my opinion, though, I think the trade off a slightly bigger size is definitely worth it for the extra eye candy all those murrini chips give you in a single bead.

So if you can forgive the ‘generous’ size of my encased murrini bracelet beads I think you’ll truly love these little beauties. They add so much color, interest, and fun to your already beautiful Pandora-style bracelets πŸ™‚

There are a couple beads still available now on Etsy:

Calypso Reef
Calypso Reef
Cornflower Reef
Cornflower Reef
Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef
Hawaiian Reef
Hawaiian Reef
Kailua Reef
Kailua Reef
Jellyfish Reef
Jellyfish Reef
Kona Reef
Kona Reef
Pink Flower Reef
Pink Flower Reef
Rip Tide Reef
Rip Tide Reef
Safari Reef
Safari Reef
Sunshine Reef
Sunshine Reef

Encased Flower Murrini Big Hole Beads

Maybe it’s the warmer weather (we were in the 90’s the other day!), but this week I was inspired to make a few large hole beads with my handmade flower murrini. These particular murrini are incredibly painstaking to make because they involve so many steps – but the results are worth it. When encased in clear glass they come alive and have so much detail and beauty. πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed making them –

Available now on Etsy!

ARCTIC Reef
ARCTIC Reef
GARDEN Reef
GARDEN Reef
HAWAIIAN Reef
HAWAIIAN Reef
ROSE Reef
ROSE Reef
SAFARI Reef
SAFARI Reef
WAIKOLOA Reef
WAIKOLOA Reef

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

Dog & Cat Murrini (& More!) Bead Necklaces

I was able to catch a cool day recently so I hopped on the torch and made these fun beads for my Gazing Ball pendant necklaces. I had been away from the torch for so long and it felt great to be able to get back to it! πŸ˜€

I am checking the weather report daily hoping for another break in this heat to be able to play with glass again πŸ™‚

For now, here is the latest batch just listed on Etsy:

CAROUSEL
SECRET GARDEN
PRETTY KITTY
IRIDESCENT MOON
GOOD DOG
GILDED RUBY