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