Video: Watch Me Make a ‘Hollow’ Murrini Cane!

Watch me melt glass and play with fire! In this video I work step-by-step to create a hollow-looking murrini cane. I include narration throughout, so you might learn a little something along the way, (but if you get tired of hearing me talk, feel free to mute the video – haha). πŸ˜€

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Making a 'hollow' core murrini cane for lampwork glass beadsThanks for watching πŸ˜€

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

Mixing Glass & Metal

Something new for me lately is the combination of metal components with my lampwork beads.

I have been exploring making my own bead caps, experimenting with different metals and different techniques, and finally developed a way to stamp and finish them that works well with my bead designs.

So far I’ve been working mainly in brass and copper as I love the rich coloring of these metals, and the way they look when antiqued.

ABYSS – lampwork bead necklace
BARNACLES – lampwork bead necklace
CITY WALK – big hole charm bead
RUBINO FLOWERS – lampwork bead necklace
LOW TIDE – lampwork bead necklace
RIVER RAIN – big hole charm bead
URBAN – lampwork bead necklace

NEW Mixed Media Lampwork Jewelry

I love the look of mixed media jewelry designs that combine earthy natural elements with more refined components. Something about the contrast between the rustic and refined is such a unique look!

I created these new glass bead pendants with hand made natural brass bead caps, pairing them with a natural brass ball chain necklace for that ‘industrial’ feel.

LOW TIDE – mixed media necklace
GARDEN WALK – mixed media necklace
PERSIMMON – mixed media necklace
TIDE POOL – mixed media necklace