My obsession – going strong… 😀 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? 😉
I added two new murrini designs to the shop today – both are made with transparent silver glass and layered in such a way that when applied they look like dimensional floating sea creatures.
I’ve also brought back a very limited quantity of my most popular Starlight murrini in a swirl pattern:
I try to make murrini as often as I can so I can use it in my own lampwork bead designs. But with each batch I always end up with much more than I will ever use myself. So I offer the extra to other lampwork glass artists 🙂
Here are a few new designs I recently made:
For those of you who would like to make your own murrini chips, I wrote a detailed tutorial earlier this year which covers every aspect of making handmade murrini step-by-step from A to Z. Available on Etsy 😀
Making glass murrini is hit or miss for me.
There are times when I think that a combination of colors will look great together but once made, pulled, cut, and tested I am sometimes disappointed to find that the end result did not turn out as well as I hoped it would.
I have spent many, many, (many!) hours making murrini cane that just end up getting stashed away in my ‘failed attempts’ jar – after all that time spent on them, I simply don’t have the heart to throw them away. 🙂
So when I make murrini that actually comes out beautifully you can imagine how excited I am!
Here are two recent lampwork glass murrini successes in new color combinations for Summer: