Monday, June 14, 2010

Murrini Monday

I am so in love with murrini, it's becoming ridiculous. Sometimes I just take it out and admire it. I marvel at how very small and detailed it can be. And I make plans for each and every piece I own. Sometimes I carry out those plans, and other times I file them away for later.

I recently received some murrini from Mallory at rosebud101. One of the bags contained "reactive" glass murrini. I wasn't sure what that was and I told Mallory I would do some research. She urged me not to do research, and to just play with it and see what happens. So what did I do? I waited. I thought this reactive glass would require a big plan, and I didn't want to mess it up. The murrini was white and what looked like gray on the outside. I couldn't figure it out.

I finally took a chance and made a black pup. Then I added some of that reactive murrini and voila! The part I thought was gray was silvered ivory! Little bits of silver shone on the bead and the silvered ivory crackled on the doggie's coat. I loved it!

Black dog with reactive murrini.

Then I had to try it again. This time I made a kitty cat with an ivory base:

More crackling on the bead. Judging by the kitty's reaction, this murrini is a hit. The murrini I used for this bead is on the left.

8 comments:

  1. Very nice - that murrini is so organic looking and unpredictable and the silver is really cool. It reminds me of a galaxy in outer space. I especially like the black doggy with the white stripe on his nose : )

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  2. Oh, I knew it was silvered ivory at first glance! Wow!!!! I love the beads you made with it! Great job Lauren!

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  3. Really nice reaction. I love those critters.

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  4. I'm so glad you like it, Lauren! I just listed it in my Etsy store!!!! Thank you for the feature!

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  5. Very cute critters!

    Pat
    www.critteralley.blogspot.com

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