Glass in the garden

This has been a busy summer. I split my time between the garden and the studio, which was a nice mix. It was also great overlap for inspiration. Here are a some of the projects I worked on over the last few months.

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Glass for Greyhounds

Purl in the evening glow

We recently lost this sweet girl. Feeling adrift, I found solace in my glass studio. I decided to create something in Purl’s memory to help other Greyhounds with medical needs and those hounds that are looking for that forever couch to call their own.

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New Birds!

Big Blue Bird by Janet Crosby

I have been working on some new birds. And while I have posted on Instagram and Facebook, I have neglected posting here. So, without further adieu, here are some photos.

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Mushroom Reboot

Last week I wrote about making glass mushrooms. These little lamps pictured above were about to hit the shop. But then…. problems happened.

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Ode to silicone

Yesterday, I wrote about making fused glass mushrooms. I thought I was done with the behind-the-scenes story. All of the components were made. I just needed to add a little clear silicone to attach the cap to the stem. Easy. Except not easy. I created so much work for myself in the clean-up process.

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Behind the handmade scenes – mushrooms

Sometimes running my own business seems like there are so many things to do that I am sprinting from one task to the next. And other times it feels like I am stuck in quicksand trying to get an item created and actually added to my website shop. Here is a look behind the scenes.

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Fusing process

Fused Jelly April 2019 - Janet Crosby

With fused glass, the process starts with designing a piece and cutting out the glass, but then it all comes together in the kiln, largely out of view. This is stressful as I am starting out, relying on books and online info to make sure I am on the right track.

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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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