Small murinni glass bead with cane based on a find from Viking-era Jorvik
Small murrini glass bead, based on a find from the Viking-era settlement at Jorvik (York)
Murrini are small segments of glass cut from a cane that has been layered with various stripes of glass and then heated and pulled into a length of glass cane. There are many different patterns ranging from stripes to complex squares of contrasting colours. The small pieces of cane are then inset into a hot glass bead, or in the case of the very intricate millifiori beads they are assembled and fused in a furnace. All the cane used in the murrini beads is handmade by Mike Poole.
The bead from Coppergate in York is an example of using two different patterns of striped cane sections to create a design on a base of black glass. Each cane is made individually, the two patterns used below are a green core with red and white stripes, and a green core with yellow and red stripes.
These are smaller versions, using the green/yellow/red Coppergate cane. They are available in black glass or white glass beads. The beads measure approximately 13-14mm in diameter.
The beads measure approximately 13-14mm in diameter with a 3mm hole.
The price is for a single glass bead. Please select from the drop-down menu your choice of black or white base for the bead.