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Spoonflower Shrooms - Janet Crosby

As many of you know, I love to paint and photograph mushrooms. I have always been ‘aware’ of mushrooms, growing up in the Pacific Northwest, but this renewed interest was surprising, even to me. It started in my own backyard and then continued with my love of hiking and[…]

Feathers by Janet Crosby

I regularly post something related to birds on Fridays — you can find them on my Instagram and Facebook pages. I use the hashtag #FeatherFriday for these posts. Here’s this week’s photo. A wild and windy spring #FeatherFriday! ? . . #feathers #birds #prisma #birdfeathers #barn #swirly A post[…]

Silver Dot Bead Close Up - www.janetcrosby.com

As I mentioned in my last post, I have been spending lots of time in my studio making new stuff. I have been focusing on using large mandrels (for large-hole beads), using silver glass (the colors!), and coring beads with metals (copper and sterling silver). This necessitated a new[…]

Ombre Beads and Fish - Janet Crosby

I haven’t been listing beads lately, but have been spending a lot of time in my studio the last few weeks. I have been working on a few custom orders, but spending most of my time playing around with some new colors, new bead ideas, and trying to[…]

Beaded Keychain - janetcrosby.com

I am still stumbling along with my computer woes (I am great with computers … until they don’t work. haha), but also something else. Ugh, Politics I have struggled with how to proceed in a world where ‘politics’ have taken over. I, like so many people, hate politics and[…]

January Sunset - janetcrosby.com

January is always the longest month for me. At least there are pretty sunsets. Communication Breakdown I think I have said it before: bookkeeping is not my skillset. My annual filer taxes are due each January. I am used to it now. Admittedly, I didn’t get started right[…]

Mr Blanca - favorite rooster ever - janetcrosby.com

At the end of last year, a customer told me that 2017 is the Year of the Rooster. It starts January 28th.   Rooster Years Now, for me, every year is the year of the rooster(!), but in this case, it means that the rooster is the animal sign[…]

Plaid Rooster by Janet Crosby

I just sold a rooster from my shop, and I learned that we will be headed into the Year of the Rooster in January. Yes! I’m brainstorming some new Rooster-y ideas to usher in the Year of the Rooster. Feeling fine in plaid. ? Happy #featherfriday, friends! . .[…]

Sheep And Paws - new lampwork - www.janetcrosby.com

I love the conversations in my Art For Sale Facebook group. Yesterday I asked for torching suggestions and here are a few of the requests – sheep and paws! New Beads I will be listing these beads and other new artworks this week. I created the Facebook group[…]

Free Gift Boxes December 2016 - www.JanetCrosby.com/shop

For the month of December 2016, I am offering two specials: Free US shipping and 50% off international shipping – no coupon needed. This is automatic for all listings in my shop. Here is a direct link to my shop on Etsy. Free gift box – your purchase[…]