Monday, February 27, 2012

Murrini Monday ~ Suggestion Box

Last week I received my most recent murrini purchase from Lori and Kim. I ordered three packs of murrini, and the Debi's Delight blend (pictured below) was one of them. This one was a no-brainer for me - rainbow borders around smiley faces, peace signs, hearts, checkerboards, skulls . . . SKULLS? That's right, skulls! Aren't they the cutest skulls you've ever seen? Now I need your help - what should I do with the skulls? In other words, what kind of critter would or should wear a skull?

In other very important murrini news, I also received an awesome package of murrini from my friend Mallory of rosebud101. Mallory makes some amazing murrini, and she says she makes it when she's feeling stressed - so making murrini is her way of relieving that stress. By the looks of all the gorgeous murrini she sent me, I'd say she was pretty stressed out (there is a lot!), but now I'm hoping she's doing better. Guess what I'm going to play with today?

There are red roses (love those!) in this mix, plus some really cool pinwheels and starbursts (all technical murrini terms I just made up). I especially love that blue flower towards the top-center of the picture. I'm making special plans for that one. :)

Of course it wouldn't be Murrini Monday without a shot of murrini in action. So here we have three pooches wearing bunny ears, and each one is coveting his own slice of decorated egg-shaped murrini (by Lori and Kim). Hope they can hold onto those until Easter!

Please leave comments about the skull murrini - where should I use that? Also, I'm up for ideas for any of the murrini I post here. Thank! And Happy Murrini Monday!!!!!!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Murrini Monday ~ just one slice, please

This week it's all about will power. When it comes to murrini, I have practically no will power at all. I want to decorate every bead with all kinds of murrini. Before I torch, I pick out murrini I plan to use and I think about how I'd like to use it. Mostly, I'm thinking about covering a turtle's shell with murrini. But with critter beads, I have to admit, less is more. Let the single slice of murrini shine on its own. So here are a few beads I've made recently, and each one features one special slice of murrini.

When I picked out a red collar for this tough little miniature pinscher, he decided I'd better match it with a pretty slice of daisy murrini for a dog tag. Good choice.

This darling little butterfly murrini has been flitting about in my stash, waiting impatiently for her turn to shine. So when I made this friendly dragon in maroon and pumpkin, the butterfly was perfect choice for a little decoration on his belly. Sweet.

This blue bunny is holding tight to his teal flower murrini. I think he plans on munching on it later, when no one is looking.

Doesn't this murrini just shout happiness? It's so bright and cheery and perfect for spring. It's from Lori and Kim (as is all the other murrini in today's post), and I plan on buying a pack this week. I especially love the yellow daffodils and the little ladybugs. The blues and oranges are just bursting with color, and I'm already forming ideas for each and every one of them. I better just buy it, before they run out. See ya!

Happy Murrini Monday!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Love is in the Air ~ and the Murrini!

At long last, Murrini Mondays are back! This week, in honor of Valentine's Day, I'm spreading the murrini love by featuring only heart-shaped murrini. My current supply is dwindling, probably because my critters have been insisting on wearing it on all parts of their bodies.

Here a little wiener dog shows off a simple heart on his side.

This bright blue elephant snagged one of my all-time favorite slices of murrini ~ a red heart with blue and yellow highlights. Super happy slice of murrini!

And this dragon is showing he's nothing but an old softy with a nice light purple slice of heart murrini (topped with clear) on his soft underbelly.

Murrini is brought to you by Lori and Kim ~ each slice is from a different handmade Lori and Kim blend.

Happy Murrini Monday!!!