Sunday, August 2, 2009

Kit's Glass Etchings Website

It's been an arse load of time since I updated my website, so I decided to just buckle down and do it today! Part of my hesitance to get it done has to do with the fact that I plan on moving the whole site over to a new domain soon, and lot's of changes are going to be made! So, updating the Kit's Glass... one seems kind of futile! Still, until I actually get off my butt and start the new website I will have to keep the old one going!

What did I do today? Well, I completed the ArtFire and Etsy pages on my site so that they include (nearly) all of my listings n those shops. I also messed around a bit with the header on my page. I think the new site is going to have a custom header, because I really don't like the options available in Microsoft Office Live.

I have added a lot of items to my shops since I last wrote a blog entry, mostly my smaller bottles and ooak necklaces. The prices of the necklaces are still not where I want them to be, so if you see one you like, I strongly suggest picking it up now before I start reassessing their value! Also, the new Flying Saucer necklace I put in my Etsy shop was an experiment I did just for the hell of it. So, I probably won't be making any more retro spaceship type items, even though I do like the way it came out! It's just not a genre I would generally work in.

BTW, ArtFire is my new favorite, in case you couldn't tell by the entry on my other blog here ;) I love the people there, I love the one page listing forms, and I LOVE that my customers don't need to sign up for an account! You can expect to see a slowdown in the items I put in my Etsy shop, and a growth in the ones that go to ArtFire. Also, because I pay monthly, I can list some of my more high end items on ArtFire without worrying about transaction fees! This is a huge plus for me because I truly enjoy the OOAK pieces more than the smaller ones I make over and over.

I'm trying to come up with ideas about what to include in my new website, so if you have anything you'd like to see, please let me know! The new site will include paintings, sculptures, and anything else my heart desires as far as art goes, so it won't just be Kit's glass anymore. I'm warning you right now, I looooove dragons!
I apologise for the scatter-brained look of this blog post today! It's hot out, and I'm trying to finish so I can head out to my folks and jump in their pool! Anyways, like I said, if you have any suggestions, please feel free to email me, or write in my comments! Thanks!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Lots of Shots!

Well, I may have gone a little overboard in my enthusiasm at finding these cool shot glasses in a shop nearby, and I bought up as many as I could afford! Since then I've been making shot glasses left and right, and my latest are a collaboration with SKELEKITTYandFriends on Etsy! They are Skelekitty Poison shot glasses based on her "Poison" prints, and I have two for sale in my shop right now!

I've also been making Steampunk glasses, and Halloween themed glasses, and soon I'll be doing a Seven Deadly Sins set! I decided it might be a good idea to create a Design-your-own listing, too. So, in both my ArtFire and Etsy shops I have DYO Shot Glasses listed, for either green or clear glasses! The sky's pretty much the limit on these... but just remember, it is a small surface ;)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Harry Potter Themed Glasses

I found some really neat lightning bolt glasses one day, so I bought up a bunch of them knowing that they would come in handy. In fact, the first thing that I thought of when I saw them was Harry Potter! Since the movie was going to come out soon, I decided in June to start making different magical themed glasses to put up on Etsy. Currently I have a phoenix, a dragon, an owl, and a glass with wizard items on it! However, I also thought it might be fun to allow people to come up with their own ideas for these glasses, so I also put a listing up on ArtFire for Design-your-own Harry Potter inspired glasses! Take a look in my shops, and if you know a Harry Potter enthusiast, these glasses would make a great gift!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Zombies, Pirates, Rats, & Cats!

It's been a little bit since I last updated this blog! I haven't gotten any sleep for a few days, so please excuse this entry if it's less than eloquent tonight, lol!

I'm really getting into the mirror face pendant necklaces, and I think I'm going to be on this kick for a while ;) So far I've created bats, and cats, and puppies; and now to add to that collection I also have a zombie, a pirate, a rat, and a new kitty with a fishbone rather than a tail! The pirate and zombie are part of my "Have a Nice Day!" spin-off pieces, and they are each "Have a Nice Plunder!", and "Have a Nice... BrAAaaIIiiNS!" respectively.

Take a look at the listings for these new pieces by clicking on each photo!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

New Website for Handmade Artisans!

I ran across a new site called Zibbet on Twitter today that's made for artisans like myself. From first glance I like the setup, because the front page is not overly selective, like Etsy's, nor incredibly cluttered, like ArtFire's! There are three rows of five photo slots on the front page, with one row for the Showcase(which will eventually be purchase-able ad space, but is currently random listings), another for the most popular items, and the last for new listings. All the rows are clearly visible on one screen without scrolling down or to the right, which makes the page look clean, like Etsy, but also allows every artisan a chance at the front page, like ArtFire!

There are no fees for listing, which sounds pretty good, but the transaction fee is 7.5%, which at first sounds kind of ridiculous! However, they have an EXCELLENT referral program, that nets you 2.5% of the sales/purchases of the sellers/buyers that you refer! Also, if you refer someone who buys from your own shop, they reduce the commission they take by 2.5%.

I decided to sign up myself, in an effort to have my name out there as much as possible! Also, I hope I can make some extra money off of their referral program. Therefore, if you do decide to sign up, please use my link:


Friday, May 22, 2009

The Mad Hatter & My Crafty Heart!

These necklaces are newly listed in my Etsy shop!

The Mad Hatter!

My Crafty Heart

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Create Your Own Seed Paper! Paper You Plant and Grow Into Flowers!

I know, I know, this has nothing to do with glass or glass etching! Still, I just got a job at, and I thought I'd share with everyone!!