Reclaimed Barn Wood Series

Red Barn in the Autumn Light

I live on an old farmstead out in the rolling hills. One of my favorite things — and biggest inspiration — is our old red barn. Built between 1907 and 1911, it has stood the test of time. As has our old truck, although not quite as old. ūüėÄ (1946 Chevy). A Closer Look A…

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Hand-cut Enameled Hearts

Enameled Hearts by Janet Crosby

I posted some steps I take to create hand-cut copper enameled hearts on Instagram¬†over the last few weeks.¬†Here are the photos, along with more detailed explanations, to show what is involved when making these heart charms. I started making hearts this way for two reasons: 1) I like each piece to be unique. 2) I…

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Wild and Windy

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 shared by Janet Crosby (@aboutvetmed) on Apr…

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Enameled Dog Bones and Leaves

Enameled Leaves and Dog Bones -

I have been working on enamels this week, and have a sampling available for sale in my Art For Sale Facebook group. You are also welcome to email me to inquire about availability if you aren’t on Facebook. I list new items each week in the Facebook group — anything remaining will be listed in…

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New Enameled Pieces

Enameled Jewelry by Janet Crosby

A new batch of enameled items listed today in my Etsy shop. Summer Cleaning I have updated my listings in my shop.

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Ombre Enameled Hearts

New today in my shop: enameled hearts. Wear some love. Share some love. ‚̧ Handmade hearts… made with love. How I made these hearts Each of my enameled heart pieces starts our with copper. I soldered and hand-cut these heart shapes out of 100% copper sheet metal. I did not use a pattern or die-cutter…

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Enamored with Enamel

Enameled Hearts -

A sample of some of the things I have been working on lately. Today’s focus: enameled heart shapes. I cut each one by hand so no two are the same. Not even close. ūüėÄ I will be featuring new glass beads and enameled (glass on metal) pieces in¬†my shop soon.

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Metal and Glass

Enamel Colors

My word for 2016 is ‘rewrite,’ and I am rewriting how I usually do things. In terms of art, I am trying to push the boundaries by taking the¬†time to experiment and play with my usual materials (glass!) and try new ones, too. So far this year, I have continued exploring glass fusing and have…

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