NEW Beads – 9/25/2020

Smokey Sun

Hello! Well, Fall is officially here but we’re still seeing temperatures in the 90’s and next week will be 100+! 😦

Unfortunately, there are also fires still raging in the distance and the smoke and ash are being blown into our area.

I took this photo one afternoon when the smoke turned the sun an eerie dark orange.

Handmade Glass Art Encased Murrini Marble Style Pendant BeadIt has definitely been a crazy summer in more ways than one!

Thank goodness for things like making beads. Being creative is very therapeutic and I’m so happy when I’m able to spend some time at the torch.

Even though the weather hasn’t changed much yet, I know the cooler weather is just around the corner!

Handmade Glass Art Encased Murrini Charm Bracelet BeadIn the meantime, I do have a few new beads available this week over on Etsy (the large marble-style bead has sold already).   Handmade Glass Art Encased Murrini Charm Bracelet BeadHandmade Glass Art Encased Murrini Charm Bracelet Bead Example of a handful of beads photographed in full sun

I made these during the last cool-ish days we had (when we were only around 90, haha!)

I am really enjoying revisiting some of my previous designs from the past. I call them Neptune’s Net for the embedded copper mesh.

I also am having so much fun making larger size marble/paperweight-style gazing ball pendants.

Unlike most of my charm bracelet beads, these round gazing ball beads have a small hole that can be threaded right onto any smooth chain that is about 2.5mm or smaller. I often string them on ball-chain since it has the stability to showcase these larger beads well and the glass doesn’t catch on the chain.

Another way to wear these marble style beads is to use a ‘Beadhopper’ pendant stick to display them vertically.

OR, you can do what I usually do and just leave them on your desk to look at all day long. Lol! 😀

 

Thank you for looking and have a wonderful day,

Christina
CCGlassArt

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NEW Beads – 8/5/2020

Hello, hello! I hope all is well with you and this message finds you in good health. 🙂

Bunny

Many of you know our family recently moved to a new home. Something we didn’t know until we moved in was how many rabbits there are everywhere! Occasionally I’ll wake up in the morning to see this little guy watching me through the window – haha! Good thing I don’t mind…

The past few days we’ve had a little break in the hot 100+ degree weather – which has been a welcome change!

To celebrate, I’ve put a few beads in my Etsy store on sale through the end of the month. You can find them here:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/CCGlassArt

This week’s NEW beads include some fun glow-in-the-dark murrini that I made recently. I’ve been tucking these special murrini into some of my beads here and there. If you soak them in a bright light for a minute then go into a dark room they glow electric blue! 😮

Here’s my current collection of beads now available in the Lampwork Bead Market Facebook Group:

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Handmade Lampwork beads with encased murrini

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day,

Christina
CCGlassArt

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NEW Beads – 7/15/2020

Hello! I hope this message find you healthy and safe! Here are this week’s beads which will be listed shortly as 24 hour auctions in the Lampwork Bead Market Facebook Group (click to visit). Thanks for looking! 🙂

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**NEW** Online Classes Coming Soon! Join the Waitlist…

encased murrini beads by Christina CatherineHello fellow glass enthusiastists!

First, I very much hope you are safe and sound and doing well during this challenging time.

If there can be any silver lining from having to stay home during this impossible situation, it may be that we now have an opportunity to discover (or rediscover) our creative side. 🙂

For me that means working toward getting back to the torch and once again making the lampwork glass art beads I love so much!

Our family recently moved and we are still in the process of setting up my new glass studio.

I am so excited because it will be better than ever – I can’t wait for it to be ready! I will finally have a completely dedicated space where I can dive into my passion for melting glass.

This new space will also allow me to offer a virtual LIVE class experience that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home studio!

*CLICK HERE TO GET ON THE WAITLIST FOR MY FIRST CLASS*

Once I am up and running, I plan to offer a 3 Day Workshop, through LIVE video, teaching how I make my very popular Encased Seascape Murrini Beads.

This class – taught in real time with the recordings included – will teach you a multitude of skills!

I will take you from those very first steps of creating the foundational elements – including making murrini cane as well as the other little details that go into these Beads – all the way through to encasing and finishing the final bead.

This is like getting all three of my tutorials, taught to you LIVE and step-by-step, in ONE 3-day class. 😀

Glass artists at any level can enjoy this Workshop!

Beginners will be challenged, and their skills will be stretched, taking them to the next level in their learning. While advanced artists will learn all my secrets, my methodology and will pick up several new skills they may not have had a chance to try yet.

These are my tried and true techniques that I have used to make my best-selling Encased Seascape Murrini Beads for over 10 years.

Everything will be broadcasted LIVE and will also be recorded so you can watch the videos again and again.

The content will be conveniently presented to you through a private Facebook group for students only so you will get the personal attention and one-on-one support that is vital to your success as a glass artist.

I greatly look forward to teaching you the skills I have honed since I started lampworking in 2008 through the wonders of today’s technology!

*To be notified of upcoming classes click here to join the Waitlist*

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me directly; info@ccglassart.com.

Thank you and many kind regards,

Christina C.
www.ccglassart.com

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