Christmas Beads With Encased Holiday Murrini

I don’t know about you, but I have been stunned by how fast Christmas came around this year! Where has the time gone? For some reason this year seems to have just zipped by. This might be a sign that I need to slow down and ‘smell the roses’ more often πŸ˜‰

As it is I feel already late in getting these Christmas beads up. It didn’t help that my bead kiln just broke down on me and I have to wait on a part from the manufacturer to fix it. Thankfully my old, big kiln worked and I was still able to get these beads done this week. Otherwise, I think it really would’ve been too late to make them in time for Christmas this year had I waited much longer.

So here they are – whew! – my encased holiday murrini Christmas beads πŸ˜€

CHRISTMAS BLISS - bead set
CHRISTMAS BLISS – bead set
HOLIDAY SPARKLE - bead focal
HOLIDAY SPARKLE – bead focal
NOEL - bead set
NOEL – bead set
CHRISTMAS SWEATER - bead focal
CHRISTMAS SWEATER – bead focal

Halloween Themed Big Hole Beads

Hard to believe but Halloween is right around the corner! To kick off the holiday season I made some cute Halloween themed big hole beads featuring encased murrini in fun shapes.

GHOST – big hole bead
HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR – big hole bead
WITCHIEPOO’S HAT – big hole bead
JACK O’ LANTERN – big hole bead

I also made some anytime-themed beads. Some with colorful encased murrini, some with raised dots and one with my encased stringer flowers:

LILAC BUDS – big hole bead
MALIBU PIER – big hole bead
MERMAID’S CROWN – big hole bead
MERMAID’S CROWN – big hole bead
SOCK HOP – big hole bead

Fabulous Glass Florals

Introducing a new bead series featuring floral designs with a hand-painted look in glass!

These designs take me back to my acrylic painting days. Using my own hand pulled encased stringers I carefully ‘paint’ the entire floral design petal by petal, leaf by leaf, onto the surface of the bead. It’s a painstaking process but I love the intricate and detailed results.

Here are the first few designs I’ve done:

California Poppy – set of 9 handmade beads
Purple Daisy – lentil focal bead
Marigold – lentil focal bead