My Fair Maidenhair

Maidenhair Fern Frond

My ode to my finicky diva houseplant, the Maidenhair fern. And how this fern was an inspiration for new watercolor paintings.

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Take A Walk

Forest Path by Janet Crosby

In this post, I decided to feature some of the sights on my nature walks to show what catches my eye and influences my work. Let’s go!

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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. Wit that in mind, I am happy to announce that I have installed a ‘builder’ in my shop.

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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.

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All Abuzzzz

Bee Charms by Janet Crosby

I am very excited about a new ‘product add-on’ feature. I will use this mainly for chains — so you can pick and choose (or not) a chain for any bead or pendant in my shop.

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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.

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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.

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Open-Hearted

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. I love the ‘choose a word for a year’ idea, and I have done that but I missed out in 2017. Introducing new word charms.

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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.

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