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Mini Mo' January 2012 - Underwater World and Kiss Me Quick

I decided to work on an underwater theme for my first Mini Mo' for 2012 because one of my Mini Mo' ladies specially requested sea/water themed collection. Underwater World uses Effetre Coral, transparent light Grass Green and Petrol Green with CiM Hades and CiM Sherwood.

I have included a mix of “hollow” barnacles, silvered barnacle points and Tang tropical fish, murrini with Green Dreams silvered shards.

I've been itching for ages to try and make some little tropical fish murrini and so there are Tangs in amongst barnacles (these look like they are hollow when encased as the core is clear glass) and ivory and fine silver laced murrini that I have pulled in to points.

This chunky aquarium bead used the flat cane from Underwater World wrapped around a clear core and also as raised seaweed decoration on the surface. Here you can see the complex striped ribbon twistie cane and Tang murrini magnified under deep encasement.

This deep Green Ocean set shows what the barnacle murrini looks like pressed flat as surface decoration and my ""Green Dreams" shards both under and over encasement.

Kiss Me Quick is a cheeky little collection just right for Valentines beads. I used Effetre Dark Red 460, Baby Pink 260, White 204 and CiM Cranberry Pink and CiM Hades.

The murrini is a mix of red hearts and pink starbursts with shards made from a selection of pretty reds for Valentines Day.

Ahhhh, what a fabulous excuse to get out all of my pink glass for a play. I had forgotten all about this beautiful colour, Reichenbach Mystic Pink. Yum! I used the goldstone cored twistie from the Kiss Me Quick collection and Sweetheart murrini to make these sweet little beads.

A romantic set of florals useing swipes of flat cane to form the petals. I've teamed it up with some handmade goldstone stringer which adds a touch of glamour.

My first set of lentils in ever so long, each of these beads has a central clear window with elements of Kiss Me Quick cane visible underneath.

Jolene x

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