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Old 2010-10-17, 6:02pm
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Default Applying and storing murrini in cane form

I donít post very often but spend a lot of time on LE. IĎve learnt so much here and want to give a little back, I hope this is useful.

When using murrini, I like to keep it in cane form rather than cutting it up. I add a murrini to the top of my canes and keep them in jars. I can see at a glance which cane is which.



1) Make murrini, set aside.

2) Make a paddle on the end of a rod (I mostly use clear). As you can see from my photo, I donít use my best clear, itís a good chance to use up some of the scummy clear sitting around gathering dust


3) Keep paddle warm in top of flame while gently bringing murrini cane into flame, you want to just soften the end (you donít want it to ball up too much).


4) Push cane onto flattened surface of paddle and allow to cool until no longer soft.


5) Cut the cane with nippers as close to the paddle as you can get. (photo's added day later - different murrini)


6) melt in, squeezing gently between mashers.


7) Join the paddle onto the end of the murrini cane, this needs to be joined well.


Using rod nippers, cut between the clear rod and the applied murrini and melt the end smooth. Use mashers again if you need to. Heat the join and paddle gently, like you would when removing chill marks, you want a nice even heat through the whole thing, it will be less likely to crack later.


9) Allow to cool slowly, don't put down onto cold surface. I hold mine and then put it on a rod rest, but vermiculite would be better and annealing better still.

Now youíre ready to add them to a bead, just follow steps 3-6 using a bead instead of a paddle.
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Old 2010-10-17, 7:08pm
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What a great idea. Thanks for posting it Denise.
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Old 2010-10-17, 9:35pm
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Very neat! And at a quick glance you have a good idea how your murrinni will look on the bead!
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Old 2010-10-17, 10:44pm
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That's such a great tip. I have tons of pharmacy bottles holding murrini chips and they are taking over my studio. Thank you for sharing!
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Old 2010-10-17, 11:36pm
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Thank you for sharing Denise,itīs a great tip.
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Old 2010-10-18, 2:03am
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Thanks Denise - that's a great tip.
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Old 2010-10-18, 3:07am
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What a fantastic idea! Thank you for sharing it!!
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Old 2010-10-18, 9:59am
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Wonderful tip Denise - thanks so much!
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Old 2010-10-18, 2:50pm
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That is so coolllll...thank you so much for sharing
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Old 2010-10-19, 2:34am
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Brilliant tip! Thank you for sharing.
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I love that idea and, speaking as someone who's just fallen in love w/making murrini, I am especially grateful!

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What a fantastic idea - thanks so much for sharing! Murrini are still on my to do list, but I will definitely use your idea when I finally get time to play with them.
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Old 2010-10-19, 4:00am
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Thanks, I gonna give it a try!
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That's an awesome idea, thanks for sharing!

....I'm going to "tag" my murrini this morning
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Wow- that's a great idea! Thanks so much for posting it!
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Old 2010-10-19, 6:49am
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I don't make murrini yet, but this is a great idea... and they look sooooo pretty all standing up in the jar!
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Old 2010-10-19, 11:31am
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This is such a great idea. I have mine all helter-skelter together in a popcorn tub (not a great idea). I will be using your tip from now on! Thanks so much!!
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Old 2010-10-19, 2:39pm
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What a truly clever idea! Thanks so much for sharing this!

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Old 2010-10-19, 5:15pm
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Ohh pretty murrini!!
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Old 2010-10-20, 8:35pm
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Brilliant! 1) you know what murrini you are applying and 2) you know what end you can put in your mouth when cutting.
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Old 2010-10-20, 9:22pm
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Great idea. And beautiful murinni too!

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Old 2010-10-23, 11:01pm
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Excellent idea Denise, great as a reference, thanks for sharing.
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Old 2010-10-24, 3:52am
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That is very neat idea, Denise

Now, I wish I didn't cut any of my canes
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I love this idea, thank you for sharing.
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Old 2010-10-27, 12:46pm
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Denise, that is a cool idea! What a pretty little bouqet that makes.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 2010-10-27, 1:17pm
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What a wonderful tip. Thanks for sharing a great way to see the murrini at a glance and have fun looking at what you might want to use, too.

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Thanks for sharing!
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Very innovative! Thanks for sharing
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I will definitely give that a try. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 2010-10-31, 6:50pm
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What a great idea.
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