Sorry about the doghair, the fact the pics are on an uncleaned mandrel etc. I think I might mask off the frogs and etch the base bead which could look a bit better.... oh well, they are about a good as its gonna get for mainstream beads with me!
I was stoked to also get the 2nd place at the Sydney Royal Easter Show which was really REALLY cool. Something nice that has come out of that is an artist spotlight with Kerry at Affordable Inspiration http://www.affordableinspiration.com.au/ (who stocks my murrini as well) with a giveaway of one of my beads.... that was really nice and great advertising to boot, ta Kerry!!!
On the murrini front I have had some real success with some crazy ideas (like the snowflake one) and have now done the shell for my turtle murrini - head and flippers will be done later today! Here is some of the snowflake murrini pulled down to 4mm diameter and applied to a bead. I did make a marble covered in them which I wanted to call a snowball, but made the fatal error of applying the murrini directly onto the solid colour underneath before encasing..... I should have encased in some clear, inserted the murrini then encased.... maybe next time!
A big Happy Easter to everyone, be safe on the busy roads and have a lovely holiday however you celebrate it. We are going camping and maybe a day at the beach as well.... YAY!