The Obsession Returns – Encased Murrini Beads

Just when I thought I’d gotten tired of making these little gems, the obsession has struck again!

I usually like to make at least one or two of these types of beads to test new murrini and see how they look under encasement. The other day I was on a roll and made several – I still really enjoy making these beads! They are so challenging and in many ways they have a mind of their own, so the final result is always a bit of a surprise for me.

This week I have 5 new encased murrini beads, and 1 bubble crown bead. This bubble crown bead came out a little bigger than the ones I made before, it has 6 bubbles on top instead of 4, as well as an intricate swirled core of striped glass and shimmering dichroic. 😀

All beads are currently available on Etsy:

Avalon Reef - encased murrini bead necklace
Avalon Reef – encased murrini bead necklace
Cambria Reef - encased murrini bead necklace
Cambria Reef – encased murrini bead necklace
Carnival - glass bead pendant
Carnival – glass bead pendant
Great Barrier Reef - encased murrini bead necklace
Great Barrier Reef – encased murrini bead necklace
Pink Peony Reef - encased murrini bead necklace
Pink Peony Reef – encased murrini bead necklace
Wailua Reef - encased murrini bead necklace
Wailua Reef – encased murrini bead necklace

Ready To Wear Lampwork Beads

The fun continues! I have spent the past few years creating lots of round beads so I’m still working my way through recreating many of those same bead designs, making them into my new Gazing Ball lampwork bead necklaces. And, as sometimes happens, inspiration hits and I end up creating new bead designs I hadn’t even thought of yet 😀

Here are this week’s ‘Gazing Ball’ lampwork glass bead pendant necklaces:

Blue Lotus – lampwork pendant necklace
Victorian Amethyst – lampwork bead pendant
Night Lilies – lampwork bead pendant
Glacier – lampwork bead pendant
Gilded Pearl – lampwork bead pendant
Cosmic Opal Teal – lampwork bead pendant