Underwater Aquarium Glass Bead Necklaces

These three beads were the models I used in my last tutorial, Making Beautiful Encased Murrini Beads.

I have held onto them all this time because they came out so nice, and were sentimental to me. But it is time to allow others to enjoy them as I have for so long. They are truly beautiful and full of tiny micro-details. I swear I see something new and different every time I look at them. 😀

Available now on Etsy:

HILO REEF - encased murrini bead necklace
HILO REEF – encased murrini bead necklace
HUALALAI REEF - encased murrini bead necklace
HUALALAI REEF – encased murrini bead necklace
KANEOHE REEF - encased murrini bead necklace
KANEOHE REEF – encased murrini bead necklace

Sea Urchins & My New Pier Series Lampwork Beads

Summer may be winding down but the heat is cranking up where I live! While the rest of the country has seen some of the hottest weather we, here in SoCal, have been experiencing a fairly mild summer. Until now…. Typically, this time of year, we really get cooking all the way through October.

So even though Fall is just around the corner, I am still thinking of and inspired by the beach!

This week’s beads include my new ‘Pier’ series. These beads just reminded me of the pylons of a pier and all the little creatures that you can find attached to them:

Santa Monica Pier round bead
Santa Monica Pier round bead

Continuing with the sea life theme, I have two small round beads (perfect size for earrings!) featuring an organic design that reminded me of prickly sea urchins:

Sea Urchins bead pair
Sea Urchins bead pair