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Build Your Own Necklace

Encased Jellyfish Necklace by Janet Crosby

I like to offer a variety of bead styles and necklace chains, and there are certainly more ways to mix-and-match than one. Therefore, it can be difficult — when creating and listing jewelry items — to decide on the ‘final’ product. So…  I am happy to (finally!) announce that I have installed a ‘builder’ in…

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Wish List

Wish List I have added a new feature to the shop… a ✨wish list. ✨ Now you can save your favorite item(s) to keep track of and shop directly from your wish list. Pictured: Bee Garden Stake Sharing is caring You can also share your wish list items with friends and family via email, Facebook,…

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All Abuzzzz

Bee Charms by Janet Crosby

It has been a busy spring working on custom orders, an art show in real life (my first in 15 years!), and re-doing my site. 😜 Hopefully, my site doesn’t look very different but I did a lot of work ‘under the hood’ to improve speed and functionality. One thing I am very excited about…

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Fire Flowers

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 are ‘sticks’ of glass featuring 2-3 colors,…

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Winter Hibernation…?

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 working on. Mini Watercolor Paintings Color! In…

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Open-Hearted

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 ahead to what might be in store.…

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New Heart Pendants

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 I had in mind. Then practicing my…

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Shopping Checklist

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 gift, especially when I can shop in…

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Art For Animals Wrap-Up

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 congratulations and a big thank you to…

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Art For Animals Auction!

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

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