NEW Encased Glass Murrini Beads on Etsy!

Looooong time, no beads! Yep – I know it’s been a while since I last posted some new beads. Maybe even 5 or 6 months – yikes! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

This happened for a few different reasons… First, it was blazing hot at the end of last summer. And our hot weather lasts well into October. I fully admit to being a hot-weather-wimp. Torching next to a 1600ยฐ flame, a 850ยฐ rod warmer, and a 960ยฐ kiln when it’s over 100ยฐ outside is downright miserable for me.

Then, we rearranged my glass studio area, and it took several months to get the new area all set up with a much improved, and more powerful ventilation system. Then came the holidays…and well, it just took a long time to get things back up to speed – what can I say? :-\

The downside is that I missed a few months of really good torching weather when it was nice and cool – and now the temperatures have already climbed back up into the high 80’s, low 90’s.

But, the good news is – that I am bursting at the seams with ideas and designs for new murrini, and new beads after being away for so long!

Sitting back down at the torch to make this new batch of beads was great fun. It’s good to know I haven’t lost my ‘mojo’, and I have renewed energy to make even more pretties! ๐Ÿ˜€

These beads are now available on Etsy:

artisan glass art charm beads by Christina Catherine of ccglassart

New Encased Glitter and Murrini Beads

It didn’t last long, but there was a short break in the sweltering heat of summer a couple weeks ago, and I was able to sneak in a torching session to make some new beads!

It had been almost 2 months since I last got to melt glass, and it was so nice to be back at it! But it was short lived… We are now up over 100 again, so I’ll keep hoping for another opportunity to make more beads. Keep your fingers crossed for me! ๐Ÿ˜€

Until then, here are the new beads. Some are still available on Etsy.

italian glass charm beads, murano glass beads

encased silver glitter charm bead, big hole bead
handmade murrini encased bead, brass bead caps

handmade glass big hole beads, european charm beads

New Flamework Glass Charm Beads on Etsy

We’re enjoying some much needed showers today here in usually-sunny-Socal! ๐Ÿ˜€

It’s the perfect time to list some new beads, right? Or, go make hot cocoa….ย  beads first, though! ๐Ÿ˜‰

handmade glass charm beads, murano beads, italian glass beads, bracelet beads

Thanks for looking!

New Batch of Big Hole Beads on Etsy…Minus One :’-(

Sadly, my already small batch of beads that I had made to go up on Etsy this week got even smaller. One beautiful bead did not survive the coring process (as sometimes happens).

It happened to be one of my favorites…. But for me it’s not all bad news. Though I don’t get to share it with those of you who I know love these big hole beads – the plus side for me is I actually get to keep it! ๐Ÿ˜€

I will proudly add it to my own bracelet that is filled with big hole beads that didn’t make the cut for one reason or another. Despite their flaws, I still really enjoy them and love looking at them. ๐Ÿ™‚

These beads are available now on Etsy

…except for this one that I cannot sell, but that will find a good home on my bracelet:

 

Thanks for looking!

Christie
CCGlassArt

Summertime Big Hole Beads

I just have a small batch of encased murrini beads this week – the heat has made torching very difficult. Even in the morning it’s already hot so my time making beads is pretty limited now. One day I hope to have a climate controlled bead making studio!

I have been on a latticino (or is it spelled laticcino?) kick lately – I love the detail that these swirly strands of glass add to my encased beads and can’t stop adding them to almost every one! LOL! ๐Ÿ˜€

These beads are available now on Etsy:

LilacReef2