JanetCrosbyFirefly

Firefly Lampwork - Glass & Enamel Jewelry, Fused Glass

Washington, United States · 1236 Sales

JanetCrosbyFirefly

Firefly Lampwork - Glass & Enamel Jewelry, Fused Glass

Washington, United States 1236 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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Announcement   Thanks for stopping by! MANY MORE glass items listed now in my site shop at: https://www.janetcrosby.com/shop

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Last updated on 13 Dec, 2017

Thanks for stopping by! MANY MORE glass items listed now in my site shop at: https://www.janetcrosby.com/shop

Janet Crosby

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Janet Crosby

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About

Light. Color. Swirls.

I have been working with beads as an art form since 1987. I have always loved glass in any form; stained glass, beads, vases, etc., so the move into lampworking (using a torch to melt and shape glass) to make beads was a natural one for me.

I started lampworking in April of 2003. I purchased a propane-oxygen torch, safety glasses, and a few tools. Then I spent approximately a month reading all that I could about ventilation, eye protection, and the safety aspects of lampworking.

My husband constructed my studio, which features an active ventilation system, stainless steel workbench, and 3 kilns. I use a Carlisle Mini CC propane-oxygen torch. My propane is piped from outside (with 4 safety valves/stops) and I use oxygen generators for my oxygen source. I also have a mini propane-oxygen jeweler's torch for doing torch enameling and soldering for my enameled metal pieces.

All of the beads on this site are made by me using glass rods and a propane-oxygen torch. Once the glass becomes molten, I shape it, then the finished bead goes in the kiln to slowly cool over 8 hours.

The slow cooling process is called annealing and helps reduce internal stress and strengthen the finished bead.

I love the ever-changing colors and shapes that appear when lampworking. My biggest inspirations are color, nature and animals. If you have any questions about the glass bead making process, please feel free to convo me.

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  • Janet Crosby

    Owner, Glass Beadmaker, Photographer

    Hi - my name is Janet Crosby and I make glass beads using a propane-oxygen torch. I also love to draw-paint-color swirly designs and take photos of landscapes and my pets. https://www.JanetCrosby.com https://www.facebook.com/JanetCrosbyArtworks

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Last updated on 18 August, 2016
Thank you so much for stopping at my store! Welcome.
For the latest listings and sale announcements, please see: www.JanetCrosby.com/shop

I have been working with beads as an art form since 1987. I started lampworking in April of 2003. I work on a propane-oxygen torch, using Moretti and Vetrofond glass from Italy.

Looking for something special? Please feel free to convo me with what you are looking for, and I will be happy to help.

All items shipped from a smoke-free environment.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I love making beads and jewelry and I hope you love them too! Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Please let me know if there are any problems with your order within five (5) days of receipt.

I will work with you to resolve the situation by offering a full refund or item exchange, minus shipping costs, once the items are returned to me. The item must be returned in original condition for a full refund or exchange. Please convo me to arrange a return or exchange prior to shipment.

I appreciate and thank you for your business. I work hard to create high-quality beads and I select the beads to sell very carefully. I take care to use the best lighting/color matching and offer at least two views of every item. I use a wood ruler and an "in hand" shot to offer a basis for color -- if the ruler or my hand are too red/green/blue than they should be, then monitor differences are the reason.

Please view all photos and read descriptions prior to purchasing to ensure that the bead is the one you want. If you have any questions, please email me prior to purchasing.
Payment
PayPal or Direct Checkout payment is preferred for quickest shipment. PayPal eChecks must clear prior to shipping (usually 4-5 days after payment).
Shipping
I ship as fast as possible -- on the same or next business day after receiving payment -- from the US west coast. Transit times for delivery in the US are typically 2 - 3 days. International destinations may take as long as 6 weeks, but are often within 10 days.

PayPal eChecks must clear before shipping. Shipping is via USPS First Class (domestic and international) unless other arrangements are made prior to sale. I take utmost care packaging your order securely to prevent damage during transit.

I combine shipping. All items shipped to the same address in the same package ship at one price ($2.50 US / $11.00 Canada / $12.00 international). Actual invoice value will be posted on all international customs forms.

International buyers - please convo me to discuss shipping costs to your address.
Additional policies and FAQs
I offer a full 100% satisfaction guarantee of my work. Refunds will be granted if the product is not as described in the description and photos, less all shipping costs. Please contact me prior to purchase if you have any questions about my beads or products. Thank you!