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!!