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The good, the bad and the ugly. Sometimes you have to share them all! I tried making murrini for the first time the other day. I have a new appreciation for those that make these little guys! I've always been impressed with skill required to produce those tiny works of art. I tried the simplest one, and this is what happened:
Teeny, tiny little things! And using the glass nippers had these things flinging all over my studio! I was down on my knees under the table trying to find them and wound up with 8. So I tried incorporating them in a bead. This has never been my strong suite, which is actually what made me want to make these in the first place. I figured if I practice the application with murrini I made, I wouldn't be wasting the fancy ones I've purchased!
This one turned out ok ~ if a little bland:
Now for the real fun. (fun?) Trying to encase the little guys.
Oh look ~ little red bats! So not what I was going for!
And so I head back to the torch for more practice.
Have an absolutely fabulous Wednesday!!