As much as I love spending time creating an entire set of several coordinating beads it is also fun to make ‘mini sets’ which allows me to switch gears creatively more quickly.
These mini sets were so much fun to make!
When my bougainvillea bloomed this year I was inspired to make this collection of beads using my favorite glass color of all time, Rubino Oro (‘pink gold’).
This glass gets it’s amazing fuchsia-raspberry color from the addition of real gold!
One of my favorite places to visit is the central California coast. The weather is cooler, it’s very green, and there are quaint little towns dotted all up and down Hwy 1.
Cambria is one of those little towns and was the inspiration for this set of beads. The pale blue-grey colors and sandy ivory hues are soft, pretty and naturally neutral-toned.
I have been a busy bee making lots of murrini lately. I really enjoy making the canes – I think it’s the excitement of layering color after color, anticipating the ‘big pull’, and then the final ‘ahhh’ moment when I snip the long cane for the first time to see my miniaturized design inside.
Here is a new murrini design in neutral sheer black and ivory with striking silver glass stripes. Both variations are made from the same formula but offered in a starburst pattern, or twisted swirl (available now on Etsy).