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NEW Beads – 7/30/2020 (Small hole beads too!)

Hello, hello! Can you believe it’s almost August?

In some ways it feels like this year has gone by soooo slowly with everything going on. But now that August is here I’m wondering where the time went! Lol! 😀

The temperatures in my neck of the woods are starting to hit their peak (100+), ugh! I am watching the weather app on my phone like a hawk for the days that are somewhat cool enough to get out to the torch. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Collection of handmade glass art lampwork beadsIn the meantime I am happy to present to you this week’s collection of beads.

This week I have some small hole beads too! One is a large, round focal (the big pink one in this photo) and the others are a matching pair of small, round beads (the 2 blue ones).

The smaller hole beads are great for those of you who like to craft your own bead creations into necklaces and earrings.

Here is a link to the Lampwork Bead Market Facebook group where you’ll be able to find all these beads later today – you do have to join the group to view listings: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lampworkbeadmarket/

(P.S. If these beads are not picked up on FB I will move them over to Etsy.)

Thanks for looking!

Christina
CCGlassArt

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NEW Beads – 7/23/2020

Happy Thursday! I hope you are safe and doing well – 

I am happy to present a sneak peek of this week’s beads that will be listed on the Lampwork Bead Market FB group shortly.

Handful of encased murrini beads with sterling silver cores and bead caps

This batch of beautiful beads feature new murrini and lots of sparkly highlights including goldstone and shimmering dichroic glass.

I’ve also added bead caps to several of the beads!

I like to add full size caps to beads that are on the larger size so they can be worn both as a focal piece on a bracelet as well as a pendant on a necklace.

A couple of the smaller bracelet-size beads feature mini caps that do not add the amount of width to the bead that the larger caps do. They just give them a gorgeous, professional jeweler’s finish.

Here is a link to the Lampwork Bead Market Facebook group where you’ll be able to find these beauties later today – you do have to join the group to view listings: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lampworkbeadmarket/

(P.S. If these beads are not picked up on FB I will move them over to Etsy, however the pricing will be higher due to additional listing/selling fees that Etsy charges.)

Thanks for looking!

Christina
CCGlassArt

Handmade Murrini & Underwater Aquarium Glass Beads

Even though making these beads takes a long time, a lot of work and concentration, (and can even be downright stressful at times!), they have become my all time favorite beads to make….thus far. 😉

No two of these beads are exactly the same so each of them is a one-of-a-kind, very special piece.

I build them murrini by murrini, rarely choosing the chips in advance. I like to be spontaneous and pick the murrini chips as I go along building the bead. Here’s a picture of the pile of murrini I have to choose from as I make a bead:

Murrini

I also regularly make new murrini to add to my stash of chips to choose from. Here are some recent designs I made (these are currently available on Etsy):

Coral Strands / Stamen Cane Murrini
Mountain Sunrise Murrini
Mountain Sunrise Murrini
Watercolors Murrini
Watercolors Murrini

 

Below are more encased murrini beads that were made in the past couple weeks. Many of them are still available on Etsy.

ANEMONE REEF
ANEMONE REEF
SUNRISE REEF
SUNRISE REEF
SHERBET REEF
SHERBET REEF
MONTEREY BAY REEF
MONTEREY BAY REEF
SILVER GLASS REEF
SILVER GLASS REEF
PINK REEF
PINK REEF
DEEP SEA REEF
DEEP SEA REEF
SHELL REEF
SHELL REEF

NEW 3D Flower Bead & MORE Encased Murrini Beads

Now that I’ve finished writing my newest tutorial, Making Beautiful Encased Murrini Beads, I have time to get back to the torch and make more beads! 😀

I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of making these…

Baja Reef - round focal bead
Baja Reef – round focal bead
Kona Reef - round focal bead
Kona Reef – round focal bead
Meadow - large round focal bead
Meadow – large round focal bead

I’ve also started making lentil focals again! I haven’t made them in quite a while, (as I was completely obsessed with making encased murrini beads for so long!), and I’m having so much fun with them all over again. I have more of these to come…;)

Sea Lily - lentil focal bead
Sea Lily – lentil focal bead

All beads are available now in my Etsy shop ~

New Underwater Aquarium Style Encased Murrini Focal Beads

One man’s ‘rut’ is another man’s ‘obsession’ – I can’t tell which it is for me, but I am loving making these encased murrini beads!

When I started making these beads a few years ago they were just a way to test my murrini to see how they’d look under a clear encasement. Now they have developed into little colorful kaleidoscopes of varying shapes and designs which I just can’t get enough of.

Opening the kiln the next day after making these beads is truly like Christmas morning because only then do I see all the true colors and reactions from the glass come to life. It is quite addicting 😉

Here are this week’s encased murrini beads:

Coral Sand Reef - focal bead
Coral Sand Reef – focal bead
Deep Sea Reef - focal bead
Deep Sea Reef – focal bead
Encinitas Reef - focal bead
Encinitas Reef – focal bead
Pink Sand Reef - focal bead
Pink Sand Reef – focal bead
Waikaloa Reef - focal bead
Waikaloa Reef – focal bead
Waimea Bay Reef - focal bead
Waimea Bay Reef – focal bead