CCGlassArt

Murrini Chips, Glass Beads, & Lampwork Tutorials

2561 Sales

CCGlassArt

Murrini Chips, Glass Beads, & Lampwork Tutorials

2561 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Fine SRA Handmade Lampwork Glass Art Beads, Murrini Chips, & Tutorials.

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All beads, necklaces and murrini are handmade by me, Christina Catherine, in my home-based lampworking studio here in sunny Southern California.

I work with many different brands of the highest quality glass from all over the world including Italian Effetre Moretti, CiM, Vetrofond, Double Helix, and more, on my duel fuel lampworking torch.

I love to incorporate special effects into the glass whenever I can, such as fine silver, 23k gold leaf, dichroic glass, cubic zirconias, pixie dust, goldstone, enamels, and reactive silver glass for added flair and interest.

Once formed and flame polished, each and every bead I make is immediately placed into a digitally controlled kiln to precisely anneal the glass for maximum strength and longevity. Murrini are not annealed unless otherwise noted.

Upon removal from the mandrel, each bead hole is thoroughly cleaned by hand with a diamond coated tool to ensure no excess bead release is left behind providing you with a professional finish.

Likewise with my murrini, after pulling, each cane is carefully cleaned then cut by hand into chips with nippers.

Every step that goes into making my beads, jewelry and murrini is done with the utmost care and attention to detail using only the finest quality materials available.

Each item I create is as special and unique as the person who will wear and enjoy it for years to come!

Announcement

Fine SRA Handmade Lampwork Glass Art Beads, Murrini Chips, & Tutorials.

To be notified of new listings join me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CCGlassArt. You can also subscribe to my blog: www.ccglassart.com

All beads, necklaces and murrini are handmade by me, Christina Catherine, in my home-based lampworking studio here in sunny Southern California.

I work with many different brands of the highest quality glass from all over the world including Italian Effetre Moretti, CiM, Vetrofond, Double Helix, and more, on my duel fuel lampworking torch.

I love to incorporate special effects into the glass whenever I can, such as fine silver, 23k gold leaf, dichroic glass, cubic zirconias, pixie dust, goldstone, enamels, and reactive silver glass for added flair and interest.

Once formed and flame polished, each and every bead I make is immediately placed into a digitally controlled kiln to precisely anneal the glass for maximum strength and longevity. Murrini are not annealed unless otherwise noted.

Upon removal from the mandrel, each bead hole is thoroughly cleaned by hand with a diamond coated tool to ensure no excess bead release is left behind providing you with a professional finish.

Likewise with my murrini, after pulling, each cane is carefully cleaned then cut by hand into chips with nippers.

Every step that goes into making my beads, jewelry and murrini is done with the utmost care and attention to detail using only the finest quality materials available.

Each item I create is as special and unique as the person who will wear and enjoy it for years to come!

Christina Catherine

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About Christina Catherine of CCGlassArt

For as long as I can remember I have loved art.

While other kids came home from school and watched cartoons, I was watching Bob Ross oil painting lessons on PBS.

When I was 10 years old I created my first landscape oil painting in Bob Ross’ traditional style.

Over the years I’ve dabbled in everything from needlepoint to soapmaking, settling back into painting using water-based acrylics. I even taught painting lessons for several years, wanting to share what I knew to help others be inspired to express their own artistic talents.

I came upon lampworking unexpectedly (as many wonderful things in life often do). I had ventured into the world of fusing glass which I enjoyed, but found somewhat limiting. It did not allow me the full range of creative freedom and expression I longed for.

I once saw a live demonstration of someone lampworking and instantly assumed I would never try it for fear of working with an open flame. Also, I had no idea that lampworking went so far beyond making simple round beads, and the opportunity there was to create wonderful such a wide variety of wearable art pieces with glass beads.

Then one day, by chance, I happened to stumble on a lampworking website while searching for glass fusing supplies. I was absolutely amazed by the things that could be done in this art medium. I never dreamed that glass could be manipulated in such ways.

The colors, the shapes, the special effects, and the unique reactions that glass could produce mesmerized me and I just knew right then and there that I had to try it.

With a new enthusiasm for art that I hadn’t felt in a long time, I overcame my fear of working with an open flame and found lampworking to be the most fulfilling way to express myself artistically that I have ever experienced.

The magic of creating an extraordinary piece of art from something so ordinary as glass is completely captivating.

All my beads are handmade by me, Christina Catherine, in my home-based lampworking studio here in sunny Southern California.

I work with many different brands of the highest quality glass from around the world including Italian Effetre/Moretti, German Lauscha, as well as American brands such as Bullseye, and CiM on my duel fuel lampworking torch.

I love to incorporate special effects into the glass whenever I can, such as fine silver, dichroic glass, goldstone, enamels, and reactive silver glass for added flair and interest.

Once formed and flame polished, each and every bead is immediately placed into a preheated firebrick kiln which is digitally controlled to precisely anneal the glass for maximum strength and longevity.

Upon removal from the mandrel, each bead hole is thoroughly cleaned by hand with a diamond coated tool to ensure no excess bead release is left behind for a professional finish.

Every step that goes into making my beads is done with the utmost care and attention to detail using only the finest quality materials available.

Each piece I create is as special and unique as the person who will wear and enjoy it for years to come.

Christina Catherine of CCGlassArt

P.S. I am proud to say that I have now had my work published! Soda Lime Times (www.sodalimetimes.com), a beadmakers magazine, several times. It was such an honor and a privilege to be asked to participate! :-D

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Last updated on September 15, 2014
Hello and welcome to my Etsy online bead shop!

About Me & My Beads:

All beads and murrini are handmade by me, Christina Catherine, (SRA - Self Representing Artist) in my home-based lampworking studio here in sunny Southern California.

I work with many different brands of the highest quality glass including Italian Effetre/Moretti, Double Helix, CIM, Vetrofond, and more, on my flameworking torch.

I love to incorporate special effects into the glass whenever I can, such as fine silver, dichroic glass, goldstone, enamels, and reactive silver glass for added flair and interest.

Once formed and flame polished, each and every bead is immediately placed into a preheated kiln which is digitally controlled to anneal the glass to perfection. This way you can expect to enjoy the brilliance and durability of my beads for many years to come.

Upon removal from the mandrel, each bead is given a thorough bead-hole scrubbing to ensure no excess bead release is left behind and for a professional finish.

Every step that goes into making my beads and murrini is done with the utmost care and attention to detail using only the finest quality materials available.

Each piece I create is as special and unique as the person who will wear and enjoy it for years to come!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payments:  Payment is due within 7 days after placing your order via PayPal or Etsy's credit card payment system. Paypal enables you to pay by e-check if you prefer.
Shipping
Shipping: All domestic shipments are sent via USPS First Class Mail (7-10 business day delivery time). Shipping fees are specified in the description of each item I sell.

Sales tax is applied to orders shipped within the state of California at 9.5%. Those of you in other states enjoy no sales tax!

*Ready to ship items are sent out within 3 business days after payment is received.

International orders: Shipping costs vary depending on the destination country. See item descriptions for more information.

Actual price paid for merchandise is declared on customs forms (It is against U.S. and international laws to do otherwise). Please keep in mind that some countries may impose duty fees and other charges once the shipment arrives on your end. CCGlassArt is not responsible for these fees.

All international shipments are sent via USPS First Class International mail with insurance. Normal delivery time is approximately 3-4 weeks, but some packages can take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive, (delivery time often depends on the destination country and how long they take processing packages through customs). If after 6-8 weeks your package still has not arrived please send me a convo through Etsy.

There is no tracking information available for international packages sent via USPS First Class International mail once it leaves the US.

If you prefer a traceable method of shipment for international orders please contact me - there are USPS Global Priority and Express shipping options available but these are usually cost prohibitive on smaller orders.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns & Exchanges: Every piece I make comes from the heart and is made with the utmost care and attention to detail. I do not ‘mass produce’ anything so it is extremely important to me that you are pleased with your beads. Therefore, if for any reason you are not completely delighted with your purchase please return the item(s) within 14 days of receipt. You will receive a full refund of your purchase price less any shipping charges. (Returns and refunds are not offered for digitally downloaded items such as my murrini tutorial).

Important: Returned beads must be in their original condition to be eligible for a refund. When returning beads it is strongly recommended that you purchase insurance for your package to cover any damage that may occur during shipping which would keep me from providing you a full refund. Before sending any item back, please contact me at info [!at] ccglassart.com for complete return/exchange instructions.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Orders: Due to the nature of the materials and techniques I use, every piece I make is truly one of a kind and cannot be exactly duplicated. Therefore, I do not accept requests for custom orders.

Bead Pictures & Measurements: Every attempt is made to photograph my pieces so that the pictures used in my auctions represent their true likeness. However, due to different computer monitor settings, the colors may appear differently to on your screen than what the bead truly looks like in person. I try to be as detailed as possible in my descriptions, but if you have specific questions as to the colors used in any bead please do not hesitate to contact me: info [!at] ccglassart.com.

Approximate measurements are provided for each bead's length, width, and height to within 1/16 of an inch. Unless otherwise noted, beads are made on a 3/32" size mandrel, though the actual bead hole size is just slightly larger due to the bead release used between the mandrel and the glass itself.

California Lead Law: I comply with California's Lead-Containing Jewelry Law, which requires strict labeling of products that contain lead or other potentially hazardous substances regardless of how those products are classified for use in jewelry. There are many jewelry components that are categorized as being perfectly safe to use in retail adult* jewelry - even by California standards - but this law still requires that these components be marked with a lead classification.

*Please be advised that all CCGlassArt beads and/or jewelry are not meant for use by children.