Capped and Cored Encased Murrini Beads

I have been having a lot of fun finishing off my encased murrini beads with these pretty caps! The beads are slightly bigger than my usual charm bracelet beads which just means I can fit even MORE murrini and other glass elements into them. πŸ˜€

The caps (in sterling silver, warm gold brass, and solid copper) really dress up the beads. They also add versatility since each bead would look just as lovely worn as a focal on a necklace as they do on a charm bracelet as a centerpiece bead.

All these beads are available right now on Etsy πŸ™‚

encased murrini beads, brass caps, silver caps, copper caps, necklace beads, bracelet beads, handmade lampwork beads

Sculpted Glass Leaf Beads & NEW Bubble Crown Bead Pendants

At loooong last we have finally begun to enjoy some cooler weather in my neck of the woods – save for the past few days which have been back up in the high 80’s/low 90’s. But I can forgive these recent hot days because I know that has *got* to be the very last of the hot weather for a long time. Not to mention all the pretty colors of the trees which are none the wiser to it being too hot for Fall.

So, now that I’m back at the torch I have a new collection of beads to share:

Autumn Leaf - sculpted focal bead
Autumn Leaf – sculpted focal bead
Citrus Bubble Crown - bead pendant
Citrus Bubble Crown – bead pendant
Coral Sea Bubble Crown - bead pendant
Coral Sea Bubble Crown – bead pendant
Harvest Leaf 2 - sculpted focal bead
Harvest Leaf 2 – sculpted focal bead
Mermaid Bubble Crown - pendant bead
Mermaid Bubble Crown – pendant bead
Sea Grass Bubble Crown - bead pendant
Sea Grass Bubble Crown – bead pendant

NEW Handmade Encased Murrini Bead Necklaces & Pendant

My obsession – going strong… πŸ˜€Β  You’d think after a year and a half of being consumed with making encased murrini beads I’d be tired of them by now. But no – there are so many endless design possibilities that I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of this style bead. Occasionally I do venture out and do different things, but I always seem to come back to these. What’s a girl to do? πŸ˜‰

COZUMEL REEF - encased murrini bead necklace
COZUMEL REEF – encased murrini bead necklace
PANAMA REEF - encased murrini bead necklace
PANAMA REEF – encased murrini bead necklace
KEY WEST REEF - encased murrini bead pendant
KEY WEST REEF – encased murrini bead pendant
HONOLULU REEF - encased murrini bead necklace
HONOLULU REEF – encased murrini bead necklace

NEW – Gazing Ball Lampwork Bead Pendants

I am very excited to announce my latest bead design – gazing ball pendants!

Modeled after the beautiful Italian glass garden decorations by the same name, each ready-to-wear pendant in the series includes a round, handmade lampwork glass art bead with no visible hole! The spherical bead is smooth all the way around. πŸ˜€

I am having a blast making these pendants and have many more designs in mind. I hope you enjoy them!

Golden Pond – gazing ball pendant
Water Lily – gazing ball pendant
Laguna Pier – gazing ball pendant
Snakeskin – gazing ball pendant