Spring Meadow, Fallen Feather Bead Set & Kailua Reef Encased Murrini Bead

Though I love a good storm, and we definitely needed the rain, this storm brought with it chilly temperatures I thought we’d seen the last of a couple months ago. So I was inspired to make these beads which all reminded me of the warmer weather to come. 🙂

Just added to Etsy today:

FALLEN FEATHER - bead set
FALLEN FEATHER – bead set
KAILUA REEF - round focal bead
KAILUA REEF – round focal bead
SPRING MEADOW - bead collection
SPRING MEADOW – bead collection

Assorted Glass Bead Collections

It’s been a while since I’ve sat down and made coordinating sets of beads. But I recently received an order of pretty colored glass frit blends and they inspired me to make several beads that all go together. 😀

These sets are now available on Etsy:

BEACH WALK - assorted bead collection
BEACH WALK – assorted bead collection
SUMMER WIND - assorted bead collection
SUMMER WIND – assorted bead collection

New Summertime Glass Murrini

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:

"Ice Pop" murrini chips
"Smoothie" murrini chips
"Smoothie" murrini chips