Encased Murrini European Charm Big Hole Beads

What could be trickier than encasing tiny murrini chips in a large round bead? Encasing tiny murrini chips in a much smaller charm bead!

Let me tell ya! I thought making regular sized, round encased murrini beads was tough…I had another thing coming trying to squeeze as many murrini chips as possible into a much smaller charm bead.

The large hole means much less ‘volume of glass’ can be applied to the surface since they’re meant to be small and worn on a charm bead bracelet (such as Pandora, Troll, Biagi, etc.)

I do love a good challenge – but I don’t think I breathe at all when I make one of these beads, LOL 😀

Besides the fun of making them, my most favorite thing about these beads is the fact that there is something new to look at from every angle. That just makes them so special, I think. 🙂

All beads have a solid sterling silver core, and are currently available on Etsy:

DEEP SEA Reef
LOW TIDE Reef
LOW TIDE Reef
SHELL REEF Pandora
SHELL REEF Pandora
TROPICAL Reef
TROPICAL Reef

NEW Big Hole Bead Caps in Solid Brass & Copper

Introducing new metal items! 😀

These are solid brass and copper bead caps used to finish European style big hole beads like Trollbeads, Pandora, Biagi, Chamillia, etc.

Once the bead is cored with metal tubing, and flared over the top edge, the bead cap is permanently secured against the bead as a decorative accent. (You can view my Etsy store for my finished lampwork beads with bead caps!)

COG WHEEL – brass bead caps
COG WHEEL – copper bead caps
FALL LEAVES – brass bead caps
FLOWER VINE – copper bead caps
HONEYCOMB – brass bead caps
OAK LEAVES – brass bead caps
POND – brass bead caps
RINGS – copper bead caps
THISTLE – brass bead caps