Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter/Ostara/Sunday!

Now I've celebrated by eating my Cadbury's Buttons egg, I've listed some beads on Ebay...

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Millions of murrini

Definition of murrini from Wikipedia; Murrine (common pluralization murrini) is an Italian term for colored patterns or images made in a glass cane (long rods of glass) that are revealed when cut in cross-sections.

Whilst listing my latest batch of beads on Etsy just now, I started to notice a common theme...every single bead or set contained murrini. I certainly seem to go through phases with my beadmaking when I'm making lots of a particular style or colour or using a certain material...and at the moment it seems to be murrini! I love them, they just seem to fit into every style of bead I make!

Unfortunately, I haven't yet learned to make murrini myself yet, although it is definitely on my to-do list. The credit goes to fellow bead artists Kaz, Julie and Linda and I am more than happy to carry on using theirs!