Back in April I bought a whole bunch of yummy Italian glass (quite a lot of it with no identification labels), but hadn’t really had a chance to get torching with it until last month!
Turns out it’s definitely a different creature to my beloved Bullseye glass (which I’ve been working with for over 15 years!) and diving into it with reckless abandon was delightfully freeing. Understanding glass chemistry helps to avoid horrible color disasters, but rejects can be recycled, so I thought damn the torpedos, full speed ahead! It was great fun!
I made the ‘winners’ into pendants and they’re live in my Etsy shop (and here are the ones which are hearts–Valentine’s Day is coming soon!) I decided to discount them, as they’re experiments, so grab a bargain if you’re in need of a present =)
And now, I have a question for y’all about how I go about listing pieces on Etsy. I’m asking because when I go to other Etsy shops and see hundreds of things listed I feel overwhelmed, especially if they’re not sorted into various files.
In the past, I’ve attempted to avoid this kind of overload by listing a collection of similar pieces in one listing so if a person is interested in, let’s say, Gleeples, they can click on one listing that shows photos of all the options available, like this:
Alternately, I’ve listed pieces individually (as below), but if I’ve been busy, that can mean my shop rapidly expands into the hundreds of pieces.