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:
Brand new and available on Etsy now.
This murrini features pretty Spring colors of pale pink with an apple green core. Transparent lavender stripes are alternated with darker fern green stripes which had a tendency to blur and soften in the flame giving them a wispy, watercolor effect.
I have been a busy bee making lots of murrini lately. I really enjoy making the canes – I think it’s the excitement of layering color after color, anticipating the ‘big pull’, and then the final ‘ahhh’ moment when I snip the long cane for the first time to see my miniaturized design inside.
Here is a new murrini design in neutral sheer black and ivory with striking silver glass stripes. Both variations are made from the same formula but offered in a starburst pattern, or twisted swirl (available now on Etsy).