NEW Beads – 7/30/2020 (Small hole beads too!)

Hello, hello! Can you believe it’s almost August?

In some ways it feels like this year has gone by soooo slowly with everything going on. But now that August is here I’m wondering where the time went! Lol! 😀

The temperatures in my neck of the woods are starting to hit their peak (100+), ugh! I am watching the weather app on my phone like a hawk for the days that are somewhat cool enough to get out to the torch. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Collection of handmade glass art lampwork beadsIn the meantime I am happy to present to you this week’s collection of beads.

This week I have some small hole beads too! One is a large, round focal (the big pink one in this photo) and the others are a matching pair of small, round beads (the 2 blue ones).

The smaller hole beads are great for those of you who like to craft your own bead creations into necklaces and earrings.

Here is a link to the Lampwork Bead Market Facebook group where you’ll be able to find all these beads later today – you do have to join the group to view listings: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lampworkbeadmarket/

(P.S. If these beads are not picked up on FB I will move them over to Etsy.)

Thanks for looking!

Christina
CCGlassArt

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NEW Beads – 7/23/2020

Happy Thursday! I hope you are safe and doing well – 

I am happy to present a sneak peek of this week’s beads that will be listed on the Lampwork Bead Market FB group shortly.

Handful of encased murrini beads with sterling silver cores and bead caps

This batch of beautiful beads feature new murrini and lots of sparkly highlights including goldstone and shimmering dichroic glass.

I’ve also added bead caps to several of the beads!

I like to add full size caps to beads that are on the larger size so they can be worn both as a focal piece on a bracelet as well as a pendant on a necklace.

A couple of the smaller bracelet-size beads feature mini caps that do not add the amount of width to the bead that the larger caps do. They just give them a gorgeous, professional jeweler’s finish.

Here is a link to the Lampwork Bead Market Facebook group where you’ll be able to find these beauties later today – you do have to join the group to view listings: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lampworkbeadmarket/

(P.S. If these beads are not picked up on FB I will move them over to Etsy, however the pricing will be higher due to additional listing/selling fees that Etsy charges.)

Thanks for looking!

Christina
CCGlassArt

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Me and My Torch – Reunited! :D

Hello, hello! It has been quite a while since I last posted any new beads.

Life, for me, has taken many twists and turns during the past several months (nearly a year). From other projects taking my time and attention, to a big and complicated move to a new home, not to mention Covid, etc.

But now, finally, I am back making beads regularly and cannot tell you how happy it makes my heart to allow my creativity to flow once again.

You know how much I LOVE working with little murrini chips in my bead designs and, of course, these new beads are no exception.

I am very excited to share a few photos with you of some of my newly made beads:

Encased murrini bead with brass bead caps Encased murrini big hole bead with brass bead caps Encased murrini handmade lampwork glass art bead Encased murrini big hole bead with sterling silver core Handmade murrini encased glass bead with big hole sterling silver core

Christina C.
CCGlassArt

Murrini Overload!

Is there really such a thing as too much murrini, though? Not in my world! LOL! 😀

I recently had to upgrade to a bigger tray to hold my ever-growing murrini collection:

Murrini Collection

I usually begin every torching session by making a new batch of murrini. This is part warm-up, part ‘feeding the obsession’ – hehe. 😉  I also like to keep my bead designs fresh and new so I’m constantly making more murrini to use in my beads.

Problem is (if you can call it a problem…) I always end up with wayyy more murrini in a single design or color than I’ll ever be able to use myself since each batch of murrini makes so many chips! Sometimes I will list my de-stash on Etsy. Other times I just keep it all for myself… 😀

I do try and put all the murrini I make to good use, however. Below are this week’s beads featuring some new murrini I made.

(Note: for the record, I do occasionally buy murrini from other talented glass artists as well – I love using it too much and too often to ever be able to make so many different murrini designs myself! One of my favorite glass artists, Lori & Kim, make some of the most unique murrini in such beautiful colors and fun patterns which I love to use in my beads. But the majority of the murrini I use in my beads are ones I’ve made myself. 🙂 )

Some of these beads are still available on Etsy:

Harbor Mist Reef
Harbor Mist Reef
Key West Reef
Key West Reef
Lanai Reef
Lanai Reef
Low Tide Reef
Low Tide Reef
Morocco Reef
Morocco Reef
Pacific Reef
Pacific Reef
Flower Reef
Flower Reef
Pink Shell Reef
Pink Shell Reef
Point Dume Reef
Point Dume Reef
Rubino Reef
Rubino Reef
Sand Reef
Sand Reef
Sea Mist Reef
Sea Mist Reef

Handmade Murrini & Underwater Aquarium Glass Beads

Even though making these beads takes a long time, a lot of work and concentration, (and can even be downright stressful at times!), they have become my all time favorite beads to make….thus far. 😉

No two of these beads are exactly the same so each of them is a one-of-a-kind, very special piece.

I build them murrini by murrini, rarely choosing the chips in advance. I like to be spontaneous and pick the murrini chips as I go along building the bead. Here’s a picture of the pile of murrini I have to choose from as I make a bead:

Murrini

I also regularly make new murrini to add to my stash of chips to choose from. Here are some recent designs I made (these are currently available on Etsy):

Coral Strands / Stamen Cane Murrini
Mountain Sunrise Murrini
Mountain Sunrise Murrini
Watercolors Murrini
Watercolors Murrini

 

Below are more encased murrini beads that were made in the past couple weeks. Many of them are still available on Etsy.

ANEMONE REEF
ANEMONE REEF
SUNRISE REEF
SUNRISE REEF
SHERBET REEF
SHERBET REEF
MONTEREY BAY REEF
MONTEREY BAY REEF
SILVER GLASS REEF
SILVER GLASS REEF
PINK REEF
PINK REEF
DEEP SEA REEF
DEEP SEA REEF
SHELL REEF
SHELL REEF