Making a Fire Flower by Janet Crosby

Flowers that bloom in a ball of fire and molten glass. 😍 I have been on a kick exploring what are known as ‘implosions’ in glass. A process where, as opposed to an explosion, the main action is inward. Prep Work I start by creating small canes, which[…]

So much for getting lots done on my website during the winter. Instead, I have been cozied up to my torch 🔥 or by the fire knitting. Kind of perfect really, for these long, dark, and cold months. Here are a few projects and explorations I have been[…]

I don’t know about you, but 2017 felt like a long and stressful year. And here we are looking the clean new slate of 2018. I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. But I do like the quiet time of winter for reflection, focus (or maybe refocus), and look[…]

Riveted Hearts by Janet Crosby

New design now in my shop — riveted hearts! I have been working on a way to combine metal and glass and, like most new learning experiences, it has been a bit of trial and error. First, figuring out the best heart shape to work with the design[…]

Mini Watercolor and Chicken Glass Bead by Janet Crosby

Summer has given way to fall. Now, in the blink of an eye, “the holiday season” is upon us. I’ll be the first to admit that I loathe shopping and all of that hubbub, whatever the time of year or occasion. But…! I DO love finding that heartfelt[…]

World Vets provides veterinary care for animals that would otherwise have none - photo courtesy of World Vets

Thank you to all who participated in sharing the word, bidding, and taking time to learn more about World Vets in the first ever Art for Animals fundraiser! The Auction The auction for Pippa the Pencil Thief (photo below) closed at $81.00, and World Vets and I extend hearty[…]

Pippa High Five Auction is Live

This eBay auction has ended, thank you to all who participated. Stay tuned — future FUN fundraisers are planned! Wait… what auction? Click here for all of the background information about this fundraiser for World Vets Click here for auction and giveaway details

Pippa The Pencil Thief Necklace

Update: This eBay auction has ended, thank you to all who participated. Stay tuned — future FUN fundraisers are planned! As many of you know, I am a huge animal lover. I am also a veterinarian and I have long wanted to merge these two loves to help animals[…]

Hanging Waterfall Pendant

 Labor Day Sale – 25% off of all listings through Monday, Sept 4th  Etsy is having their first sitewide sale. I just figured out how to do that and join in. You can find my meager (5) store listings in my Etsy shop. The discount is automatic. I[…]

We moved our daughter to college this past weekend. Leading up to this big event, she and I had many conversations about this next stage of life. Most of our conversations were along the lines of “Mom, I don’t know if I am ready yet.” But the minute[…]