I’m on a roll!
What could be trickier than encasing tiny murrini chips in a large round bead? Encasing tiny murrini chips in a much smaller charm bead!
Let me tell ya! I thought making regular sized, round encased murrini beads was tough…I had another thing coming trying to squeeze as many murrini chips as possible into a much smaller charm bead.
The large hole means much less ‘volume of glass’ can be applied to the surface since they’re meant to be small and worn on a charm bead bracelet (such as Pandora, Troll, Biagi, etc.)
I do love a good challenge – but I don’t think I breathe at all when I make one of these beads, LOL 😀
Besides the fun of making them, my most favorite thing about these beads is the fact that there is something new to look at from every angle. That just makes them so special, I think. 🙂
All beads have a solid sterling silver core, and are currently available on Etsy:
I recently stumbled upon a neat trick that transforms simple colored glass frit into a washed watercolor effect on a reactive glass base! The technique produces translucent pools of color that take on a unique, one of a kind look with every bead. 😀
Here’s a bead I made using an old tried-and-true technique which always produces great results and a unique look – combining dark ivory glass with fine silver foil. It turns ordinary glass into what looks like natural stone.
Hot off the torch!
It has been a while since I gave my bead liner tool a whirl, so I thought it was time to make some fun big hole beads with sterling silver cores. Besides, I needed a few new beads for my own Pandora bracelet as well 😉
Here is the first batch, available now on Etsy…