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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

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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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**NEW** Online Classes Coming Soon! Join the Waitlist…

encased murrini beads by Christina CatherineHello fellow glass enthusiastists!

First, I very much hope you are safe and sound and doing well during this challenging time.

If there can be any silver lining from having to stay home during this impossible situation, it may be that we now have an opportunity to discover (or rediscover) our creative side. 🙂

For me that means working toward getting back to the torch and once again making the lampwork glass art beads I love so much!

Our family recently moved and we are still in the process of setting up my new glass studio.

I am so excited because it will be better than ever – I can’t wait for it to be ready! I will finally have a completely dedicated space where I can dive into my passion for melting glass.

This new space will also allow me to offer a virtual LIVE class experience that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home studio!

*CLICK HERE TO GET ON THE WAITLIST FOR MY FIRST CLASS*

Once I am up and running, I plan to offer a 3 Day Workshop, through LIVE video, teaching how I make my very popular Encased Seascape Murrini Beads.

This class – taught in real time with the recordings included – will teach you a multitude of skills!

I will take you from those very first steps of creating the foundational elements – including making murrini cane as well as the other little details that go into these Beads – all the way through to encasing and finishing the final bead.

This is like getting all three of my tutorials, taught to you LIVE and step-by-step, in ONE 3-day class. 😀

Glass artists at any level can enjoy this Workshop!

Beginners will be challenged, and their skills will be stretched, taking them to the next level in their learning. While advanced artists will learn all my secrets, my methodology and will pick up several new skills they may not have had a chance to try yet.

These are my tried and true techniques that I have used to make my best-selling Encased Seascape Murrini Beads for over 10 years.

Everything will be broadcasted LIVE and will also be recorded so you can watch the videos again and again.

The content will be conveniently presented to you through a private Facebook group for students only so you will get the personal attention and one-on-one support that is vital to your success as a glass artist.

I greatly look forward to teaching you the skills I have honed since I started lampworking in 2008 through the wonders of today’s technology!

*To be notified of upcoming classes click here to join the Waitlist*

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me directly; info@ccglassart.com.

Thank you and many kind regards,

Christina C.
www.ccglassart.com

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Spring is here! The flowers are blooming…and so is a batch of NEW BEADS! :D

Hello! I hope this message finds you enjoying the first weeks of Spring and all the new flowers blooming! 😀

This has truly been one of the most glorious spring-times I can remember in all my years here in Sunny SoCal.

We had SO much rain this winter that the hills and mountains all around us are completely covered with thick carpets of green grass and beautifully colored wildflowers everywhere!

My family and I recently went out to visit a Poppy Reserve. They were experiencing a ‘Super Bloom’ this year and it was absolutely SPECTACULAR! The hills were exploding with bright orange flowers as far as the eye could see. Here is a photo I took of one particularly densely packed hillside…

 

california poppy reserve

All this color around me has inspired a new batch of beads, many with a floral theme. I finished most of them with silver, brass, or copper bead caps as well. I think the caps finish the beads so nicely making them perfect to wear all on their own, if you choose.

Here is the latest batch of beads available now on Etsy:

Encased murrini glass art beads

Thank you for looking!

Until next time,
Christina
http://www.ccglassart.etsy.com

Ocean Themed Lampwork Beads

"Low Tide" round bead collection

Maybe it’s because I live in Southern California, or just an innate love of the ocean having grown up in and around it, but I am so often inspired to create ocean themed beads.

The color pallet of the ocean is so vast, you can use a wide range of hues to depict this theme. The ocean’s varying moods can be represented by everything from aqua and turquoise like the colors of the Caribbean Sea, to rich purples and amber which are reflected off the surface of the water at sunset.

The ocean can give creative minds so much artist expression to choose from. And I’m definitely no exception.

"Low Tide" bead focal

This week I have this collection of beads called Low Tide as the colors and design reminded me of all

the little pools of water and sea creatures you can find left behind among the rocks and sand once the tide goes out.

These beads are available now on eBay.