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A Peek Inside The Kiln

Kiln Load - janetcrosby.com

To maintain some semblance of sanity while working on speeding up my website, I did lots of torching and fusing! Here is what is in the kiln right now. These pieces are undergoing their second (and for the flower, third) firing. In 8 hours, I will be able to see how they turn out! Mini…

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Fresh Sheet for This Week

Designer's Group - Summer Somewhere - janetcrosby.com

I am starting something new this week: Groupings of beads with jewelry designers in mind. The deal on these groupings is this: 1) They ARE first quality (fully inspected, cleaned, smooth bead holes) and kiln annealed, as all of my beads are. 2) They are NOT matched sets – the colors, sizes, styles, even bead…

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Free Dog Bone Drawing and New Listings

Bee Charm and Hand-painted Watercolor Notecard

What’s your favorite thing about fall? Colorful leaves? Cooler weather? Cozy evenings? ? Fall is admittedly not my favorite season, but! there are things to love. For this drawing, all you need to do is: Join my Art For Sale group on Facebook Add your favorite thing (words or photo) about fall in the comments of…

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Working On Wind Chimes

Fusing some glass drops to go with all of the driftwood I can’t stop myself from collecting. I created custom wire loops for each set and working on stringing everything up next. Even though these are known as wind chimes, I think they are better off as light-breeze chimes/suncatchers. 😀  

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Sweet Electricity

My last post was during a 5-day power outage due to a massive windstorm in our area. Most thankfully, the power came on right before Thanksgiving (for us – not everyone was as fortunate). So I had an unplanned break in glass fusing momentum and blogging. No Power Needed During the outage and while relaxing…

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Melting Glass and Auxiliary Backup

I save everything, especially art supplies. Sometimes this is useful, sometimes it just creates a storage problem. 😉 For years now, I have saved every single glass rod scrap – those ends that I couldn’t bear to throw away but weren’t long enough to make a bead. The pile grew and grew. Recycle So I…

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