Monday, May 26, 2008

A Reason To Celebrate!

AAAAAGGGGHHHHH!!! I DID IT!!! For the first time ever, I made a Murrini!!!

I have been trying to make these for years. I have only tried a handful of times, and every time, I fail miserably. At breakfast this morning, Andrew said "Mom, I have an idea for you for a bead. You should make a star." I don't know what got into me, but I figured I would try again.

Now this is a very very very basic murrini. I made a simple black star with turquoise edging. You can see the little burst it makes on this chunk of broken bead. The bead is all busted up because I wasn't happy with the colors. So I layed it down on my desk and let it crack. I am glad I did, cause now you get to see the murrini and not wait for the kiln to finish cooling.



I can't wait to get back out to the torch and make more!!

3 comments:

Leslie said...

Kerry, I am making an appointment to see the eye doctor immediately! When I first pulled up your blog I thought, "What a cute little bird bead Kerry made. I love it".........yeah....then I actually read the blog. Wow. Must have been some holiday weekend I had huh? Too bad I missed it! Really though, great job! I am super happy that you accomplished something you have been working towards! Take care!

Leslie G.

ellen said...

It's always interesting when you've given up on something and come back to it later - much later.

belvedere beads said...

congratulations! murrini can be so frustrating - i have a complete love/hate affair going with them.