It's Monday! And you know what that means . . . murrini time!
The thing that's really neat about murrini is that it can be so versatile. Sometimes I want to maintain the shape of the murrini on the bead, and other times I like to let gravity take over. Here are some examples:
The murrini on this turtle is aptly called Smudges, and it's from rosebud101. Each chip is a little rainbow of color. I decided to put it on a yellow turtle shell and let it go wild. Yellow is a runny glass color, so the more I heated the murrini on it, the more it spread out over the yellow - it definitely smudged in a good way!
This kitty is sporting some of rosebud101's Chalcedony murrini. Each one is a little sunburst. I applied the murrini and let it spread on the cat's body, then added a smaller one to the tail and kept the shape a little smaller. I love the effect!
For owl eyes, I like to keep the murrini as close to its original shape as possible. For this owl I chose some autumn murrini from rosebud101. I heated the spot where I wanted to place it, then attached the murrini. Next I heated it slowly, then pressed it in. Looking good!
For obvious reasons, I don't let gravity take over when it comes to heart murrini. This little pink one by Lori and Kim looks like it's been outlined by hand. I love it!