NEW Handmade Encased Murrini Bead Necklaces & Pendant

My obsession – going strong… πŸ˜€Β  You’d think after a year and a half of being consumed with making encased murrini beads I’d be tired of them by now. But no – there are so many endless design possibilities that I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of this style bead. Occasionally I do venture out and do different things, but I always seem to come back to these. What’s a girl to do? πŸ˜‰

COZUMEL REEF - encased murrini bead necklace
COZUMEL REEF – encased murrini bead necklace
PANAMA REEF - encased murrini bead necklace
PANAMA REEF – encased murrini bead necklace
KEY WEST REEF - encased murrini bead pendant
KEY WEST REEF – encased murrini bead pendant
HONOLULU REEF - encased murrini bead necklace
HONOLULU REEF – encased murrini bead necklace

New Handmade Glass Murrini Chips

Remember that Dunkin Donuts commercial years ago where the baker begrudgingly murmurs in the wee hours of the morning, “time to make the donuts”? Well for me it was “time to make more murrini” since my Etsy shop was getting low on stock.

But of course I am not at all begrudged (is that a word?) about it like that guy was. In fact, just the opposite. Lately I have been bursting with lots of color combination ideas for new murrini designs. If only I had more time at the torch!

Here are a few new murrini designs just added to my Etsy shop this week:

(All murrini are COE 104)

Burlesque murrini chips
Burlesque murrini chips
Cabana Murrini Chips
Cabana Murrini Chips
Sea Spider murrini chips
Sea Spider murrini chips

Crazy For Dots – Lampwork Glass Beads

When not consumed with making encased murrini beads over the past year, I’ve been working to perfect my pulled dot beads. Thanks to a new tutorial I recently purchased I have ‘connected the dots’ (ha! :D), had a light bulb moment, and at last this technique finally clicked for me. Now, I have a new obsession… πŸ˜‰

On Etsy:

BEACHCOMBER - assorted bead collection
BEACHCOMBER – assorted bead collection
BEACHCOMBER - large round focal bead
BEACHCOMBER – large round focal bead
CUPCAKE - large round focal bead
CUPCAKE – large round focal bead
MERMAID'S GROTTO - large round focal bead
MERMAID’S GROTTO – large round focal bead
MINI CUPCAKE - round focal bead
MINI CUPCAKE – round focal bead
PETIT FOUR - round focal bead
PETIT FOUR – round focal bead

3D Holographic Silver Glass Murrini

I added two new murrini designs to the shop today – both are made with transparent silver glass and layered in such a way that when applied they look like dimensional floating sea creatures.

SEA JELLY – silver glass murrini
SEA FLOWER – silver glass murrini

I’ve also brought back a very limited quantity of my most popular Starlight murrini in a swirl pattern:

STARLIGHT SWIRL – silver glass murrini

Recent Beads & New Lampwork Murrini

With the kids back in school this month has gone by in a blur. So this is a ‘catch up’ post to share all the glassy things I’ve been making lately…and then some.

Let’s start with beads –

Balboa Pier round bead
Big Sur bead collection
Big Sur focal bead

Then I made some little murrini chips –

Cornucopia murrini chips
Retro murrini
Golden Harvest murrini

As a final note – I finally got my first ‘big girl’ camera…something I have been wanting for many years. I love photography and as I get older capturing memories seems to be even more important.

My kids have been fairly cooperative as I take pictures of anything and everything I see, including them.

But one member of my family wants nothing to do with my new toy:

Our dog Pearl

Somehow I’ve got to get her used to it because she is one of my favorite things to take pictures of! Hopefully she’ll come around and enjoy getting her picture taken…with any luck it’ll be before her next trip to the groomer (which will be soon) because she looks so adorable afterward. I just won’t be able to resist snapping a few pic’s of her all dolled up. πŸ™‚