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NEW Video Tutorial! “Making Murrini From Repurposed Cane” (includes eBook PDF!)

Making Murrini From Repurposed Cane Video Tutorial Course for Glass Artists

I am SO very proud to announce my Brand New Tutorial; “Making Murrini From REPURPOSED Cane!” for lampwork glass artists. 😀

Available now on ETSY!

This Video Tutorial Course Includes:

  • Private portal with unlimited, on-demand, anytime access to your course materials
  • Fully narrated (and captioned) video tutorial with a close up, over-the-shoulder view
  • Downloadable 49 page eBook PDF with step-by-step written instructions, tips and tricks
  • A Torch-Side Reference Guide
  • …and lots more!!

It’s been a while since I’ve written a new tutorial – but the idea for this Video Course has been in my head for ages.

If you’re anything like me you’ve made your fair share of murrine cane over the years. Especially if you have any of my other tutorials!

Well, we all know that not every cane turns out perfect, right?

Sometimes the colors weren’t distinct enough or maybe the design got a little wonky somewhere along the way.

But whenever you make a murrine cane you’re investing a lot of effort and time – not to mention the amount of glass used that you spent good money on!

Making great murrini with crisp designs that is suitable to use in your best beads for sale is something that takes practice. And along the way you end up accumulating quite a collection of cane that you probably won’t ever use for much else.

That’s EXACTLY why I created this tutorial!

I hate wasting glass, I really do – I’m always coming up with ways to get as much use out of it as I can. So, it’s no surprise that I came up with a way to REPURPOSE all those extra murrine cane you and I have lying around – by giving them new life inside another cane to make uniquely designed murrini chips!

When I first tried this technique I was pleasantly surprised by how much detail and interest these murrini had when created with repurposed canes. The designs are so much more intricate and whimsical looking than I could ever create using ordinary plain glass rods.

Once I perfected this technique, I realized that this information would be best shared through a video lesson.

There are just so many nuances and little things that happen along the way, (including mistakes and problems that inevitably come up), throughout this cane making process that are best taught through video with personal narration and a close-up view at the torch.

What I’ve created with this Video Tutorial Course is the next best thing to you being directly next to me, looking right over my shoulder, seeing exactly what I see in real time.

Best of all, I’ve organized this entire curriculum inside a private portal where you get unlimited access to all this information on-demand anytime you want!

Topics covered in this tutorial include:

  • Learn to create a 6 layer murrini design using previously made murrini cane with 16 outer stripes (that will look like 32!) without having to use an optic mold
  • Choosing the best colors (I use COE 104 but you can easily adapt these tips and techniques to other COE glass)
  • How to know which colors will work well together (and which colors to avoid)
  • The entire process of making murrini cane from start to finish, step-by-step
  • How to remove trapped air bubbles from encasing
  • Getting multiple stringer lines spaced evenly and straight all the way around
  • What to do when your stringer pops off unexpectedly
  • Pulling the cane to a uniform diameter
  • What to do with waste glass leftover from making murrini cane
  • How best to apply murrini chips to your beads
  • …and lots more…

Making murrini can be intimidating but it doesn’t have to be. When broken down into easy-to-follow instructions, (with color photos guiding you every step of the way), you will have all the information you need – and the confidence – to successfully create beautiful, miniature designs in murrini that will take your beads to the next level.

This tutorial is written with the intermediate to advanced glass artist in mind who is well familiar with all aspects of lampworking including working with an open flame, melting glass rods, all safety precautions, etc.

However, if you consider yourself a beginner and are thinking about purchasing this tutorial but are unsure if you will benefit from it, please contact me. I may be able to help you decide if this tutorial is right for you at your current level of experience. 🙂

Once your purchase is complete you may immediately download the Instructional PDF which will provide you with information so you can get instant access to your private portal and course materials. (A copy of this Instructional PDF will also be stored in your Etsy account under ‘Purchases’ and may be downloaded again at any time.)

There is no shipping cost since this is a digital eBook sent by email. Likewise a print-out or hard copy of this tutorial will not be mailed to you. You may print out the eBook for your own personal use only.

Because this tutorial is a digital download eBook, this item is not returnable and your purchase is non refundable.

Available now on Etsy!

Christina C.
CCGlassArt

NEW Beads – 9/10/2020

Hello! It’s been a few weeks since I last posted so I hope you are doing well and that you are safe and sound.

Hot temps in L.A.

With a searing heat wave in our area for the past couple of a weeks it has taken me a while to be able to find cool enough days to make some beads.

So, while I don’t have too many to show…I am happy to share a popular design that I’ve brought back from the past; My Neptune’s Net Series with real, embedded copper mesh!

I used to make these beads in the traditional ’round-donut’ shape. But this time I’ve tried a NEW barrel Handmade Embedded Copper Mesh Barrel Shaped Big Hole Lampwork Glass Art Beadshape which allows for a little more surface area of the glass and fits more copper mesh.

I also have been enjoying making a larger version of my round marble/paperweight style encased Handmade Marble Paperweight Style Encased Murrini Glass Art Beadmurrini beads with a small hole.

These are about 1″ in size and perfect for wearing as a necklace (a 30″ stainless steel ball-chain is included!)

Or, you can just display the bead on your desk or dresser. They’re so much fun and fascinating to look at since there’s a different view with every angle (especially in direct sunlight!) 🙂

These beads are currently available for the next 24 hours in the Facebook Group: Lampwork Bead Market and will be in Handmade Embedded Copper Mesh Barrel Shaped Big Hole Lampwork Glass Art Beadmy Etsy shop after that.

Thanks for looking!

Christina
http://www.CCGlassArt.com

 

 

NEW Beads – 8/20/2020

Hello! Well, I knew the heat was coming – but I didn’t know it would last THIS long…Ugh! 😦

We have been in the triple digits (often close to 110 and some days over that!) for the past week and a half and the forecast shows even more triple digit days are ahead.

So, needless to say, my torch has been greatly neglected lately and will be for at least a few more days – maybe longer.

Luckily I worked ahead a few weeks ago and still have a few new beads to release this week after all.

This week’s beads are a little smaller than my usual focal-size encased murrini beads (especially the top two shown below).

It takes everything in me to edit down the design enough so that I can get the beads this small – I just love adding lots of murrini, haha! 😀 But this smaller size is really easy to wear and nice for those who prefer the size of those name brand big hole beads (like the ones that start with ‘T’ and ‘P’). 😉

These beauties are currently in the Lampwork Bead Market on Facebook then will be moved over to Etsy after that:

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Thanks for looking!

Christina
http://www.CCGlassArt.com

 

 

NEW Beads – 7/30/2020 (Small hole beads too!)

Hello, hello! Can you believe it’s almost August?

In some ways it feels like this year has gone by soooo slowly with everything going on. But now that August is here I’m wondering where the time went! Lol! 😀

The temperatures in my neck of the woods are starting to hit their peak (100+), ugh! I am watching the weather app on my phone like a hawk for the days that are somewhat cool enough to get out to the torch. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Collection of handmade glass art lampwork beadsIn the meantime I am happy to present to you this week’s collection of beads.

This week I have some small hole beads too! One is a large, round focal (the big pink one in this photo) and the others are a matching pair of small, round beads (the 2 blue ones).

The smaller hole beads are great for those of you who like to craft your own bead creations into necklaces and earrings.

Here is a link to the Lampwork Bead Market Facebook group where you’ll be able to find all these beads later today – you do have to join the group to view listings: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lampworkbeadmarket/

(P.S. If these beads are not picked up on FB I will move them over to Etsy.)

Thanks for looking!

Christina
CCGlassArt

NEW Beads – 7/15/2020

Hello! I hope this message find you healthy and safe! Here are this week’s beads which will be listed shortly as 24 hour auctions in the Lampwork Bead Market Facebook Group (click to visit). Thanks for looking! 🙂

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