NEW Video Tutorial! “Making Murrini From Repurposed Cane” (includes eBook PDF!)

Making Murrini From Repurposed Cane Video Tutorial Course for Glass Artists

I am SO very proud to announce my Brand New Tutorial; “Making Murrini From REPURPOSED Cane!” for lampwork glass artists. ๐Ÿ˜€

Available now on ETSY!

This Video Tutorial Course Includes:

  • Private portal with unlimited, on-demand, anytime access to your course materials
  • Fully narrated (and captioned) video tutorial with a close up, over-the-shoulder view
  • Downloadable 49 page eBook PDF with step-by-step written instructions, tips and tricks
  • A Torch-Side Reference Guide
  • โ€ฆand lots more!!

It’s been a while since I’ve written a new tutorial – but the idea for this Video Course has been in my head for ages.

If you’re anything like me you’ve made your fair share of murrine cane over the years. Especially if you have any of my other tutorials!

Well, we all know that not every cane turns out perfect, right?

Sometimes the colors weren’t distinct enough or maybe the design got a little wonky somewhere along the way.

But whenever you make a murrine cane you’re investing a lot of effort and time – not to mention the amount of glass used that you spent good money on!

Making great murrini with crisp designs that is suitable to use in your best beads for sale is something that takes practice. And along the way you end up accumulating quite a collection of cane that you probably won’t ever use for much else.

That’s EXACTLY why I created this tutorial!

I hate wasting glass, I really do – I’m always coming up with ways to get as much use out of it as I can. So, it’s no surprise that I came up with a way to REPURPOSE all those extra murrine cane you and I have lying around – by giving them new life inside another cane to make uniquely designed murrini chips!

When I first tried this technique I was pleasantly surprised by how much detail and interest these murrini had when created with repurposed canes. The designs are so much more intricate and whimsical looking than I could ever create using ordinary plain glass rods.

Once I perfected this technique, I realized that this information would be best shared through a video lesson.

There are just so many nuances and little things that happen along the way, (including mistakes and problems that inevitably come up), throughout this cane making process that are best taught through video with personal narration and a close-up view at the torch.

What I’ve created with this Video Tutorial Course is the next best thing to you being directly next to me, looking right over my shoulder, seeing exactly what I see in real time.

Best of all, I’ve organized this entire curriculum inside a private portal where you get unlimited access to all this information on-demand anytime you want!

Topics covered in this tutorial include:

  • Learn to create a 6 layer murrini design using previously made murrini cane with 16 outer stripes (that will look like 32!) without having to use an optic mold
  • Choosing the best colors (I use COE 104 but you can easily adapt these tips and techniques to other COE glass)
  • How to know which colors will work well together (and which colors to avoid)
  • The entire process of making murrini cane from start to finish, step-by-step
  • How to remove trapped air bubbles from encasing
  • Getting multiple stringer lines spaced evenly and straight all the way around
  • What to do when your stringer pops off unexpectedly
  • Pulling the cane to a uniform diameter
  • What to do with waste glass leftover from making murrini cane
  • How best to apply murrini chips to your beads
  • โ€ฆand lots moreโ€ฆ

Making murrini can be intimidating but it doesn’t have to be. When broken down into easy-to-follow instructions, (with color photos guiding you every step of the way), you will have all the information you need – and the confidence – to successfully create beautiful, miniature designs in murrini that will take your beads to the next level.

This tutorial is written with the intermediate to advanced glass artist in mind who is well familiar with all aspects of lampworking including working with an open flame, melting glass rods, all safety precautions, etc.

However, if you consider yourself a beginner and are thinking about purchasing this tutorial but are unsure if you will benefit from it, please contact me. I may be able to help you decide if this tutorial is right for you at your current level of experience. ๐Ÿ™‚

Once your purchase is complete you may immediately download the Instructional PDF which will provide you with information so you can get instant access to your private portal and course materials. (A copy of this Instructional PDF will also be stored in your Etsy account under ‘Purchases’ and may be downloaded again at any time.)

There is no shipping cost since this is a digital eBook sent by email. Likewise a print-out or hard copy of this tutorial will not be mailed to you. You may print out the eBook for your own personal use only.

Because this tutorial is a digital download eBook, this item is not returnable and your purchase is non refundable.

Available now on Etsy!

Christina C.


Springtime in SoCal + NEW Beads – 3/18/2021

Who else is still waking up an hour late after the time change…? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

On the bright side, we now have nice long days because of daylight savings – AND it means Spring is right around the corner! Woo hoo! ๐Ÿ˜€

Here in SoCal everything is starting to bloom! We have several fruit trees in our yard; plum, apple, nectarine, lemon and orange.

Nectarine and apple tree blossoms

The lemon tree has been producing fruit already. And while the nectarine and apple trees are in bloom, (see pic), we probably won’t have any fruit until mid-summer or so.

The plum tree hasn’t quite blossomed yet so it will be a while for that tree to produce anything.

We’re crossing our fingers that we’ll be able to get to the fruit when it’s ripe before the birds do this year! Haha! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thankfully the weather has been be perfect for making beads. So I’ve been able to spend some time on the torch – which has been so much fun.

Here are a few NEW beads that I’ve made recently (photographed outside in natural light with my iPhone) that you can now find in my Etsy shop…

Handmade glass art murrini bracelet beads

Cambria Reef – rustic shades of olive green, bronze and amber with touches of dark turquoise blue.

Del Mar Reef – misty colors of seafoam and soft blue with ivory and shimmering goldstone

Waikaloa Reef – tropical purple and lavender with aqua blue and spring green

Bora Bora Reef – contrasting shades of purple and orange with a bit of sparkly goldstone

Thanks so much for looking!

Christina C.


VIDEO – 8 Layer Glass Art Murrine Cane for Lampwork Beads Demo

I know how much fun it is to get a peek behind the scenes and watch the process of art being created. So, I love to make these videos when I can that show more of the process of how I make my murrine cane.

One of the main components in all my handmade glass art lampwork beads is murrini! I love the intricate designs and interest small murrini chips can add to beads. I especially love how they look under a clear glass encasement.

In this video I demonstrate how I create a complex, 8 layer full-size cane which will be cut down into smaller murrini chips and added to my handmade beads one-by-one.

Enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜€



A Few More NEW Beads – 2/16/2021

I have a few more new beads from my last batch…

You can find these now in my Etsy shop. Thanks for looking! ๐Ÿ˜€


Easter Reef - set of 2 encased round murrini beads
Malibu Reef - large marble shaped encaesd murrini bead
Easter Reef - big hole encased murrini bead
Sandbar Reef - big hole encased murrini bead


Winter Skies and NEW Beads – 2/11/2021

SoCal sunset

Hello! Winter is winding down here in my neck of the woods. But not before bringing us some of the most spectacular sunsets I’ve ever seen living in SoCal for the past 36 years.

Maybe I’m just older now so I’m appreciating them more. Lol! ๐Ÿ˜€  Either way I am soaking it all in…even the amazing constellations in these beautifully clear skies after dark have been fabulous!

I have been happily taking advantage of this time of year by spending some time in my happy place – at the torch. It has been the PERFECT weather for bead making! I don’t even have to run my noisy portable air conditioner!

Below are a few the new beads I’ve just listed in the Lampwork Bead Market group on Facebook. If they’re still available in a couple days they’ll be listed in my Etsy shop.

I hope all is well with you and thanks so much for your continued support and interest in my beads. ๐Ÿ™‚


Reef Series encased murrini bead with brass bead caps
Reef Series Encaesd Murrini Bicone Bead
Encased murrini round bead with starfish
Reef Series big hole charm bracelet bead with encased murrini
Reef Series encased murrini big hole bead