Thursday, April 22, 2010

Zero Shipping!

I've been working on ways to lower my shipping costs, and I'm excited to announce that I'm changing the shipping price for the majority of my items to $0.00! I've updated almost 75% of the eligible listings in my eBay store, and as soon as I've finished up there I'll move on to changing the shipping costs in my Etsy and ArtFire shops.

Heavy items like plates, slumped bottles, and jewelry boxes won't ship for free, but just about everything else will. If you've got your eye on something and I haven't adjusted the postage cost yet just let me know and I'll move it to the top of my list.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Wholesale Slumped Bottles

I've finally got things in order here so I can expand a bit. My first project has been getting my slumped bottles ready for wholesale orders. They make great impulse purchases in wine stores, gift shops, and even bars; and are unique serving pieces for the right appetizer or dessert.

The lucky thing is that before I had my line sheet half finished, I had my first wholesale order! My bottle plates are being used in an upscale restaurant in Raleigh to serve appetizers. I'm hoping to get a photo or two of them in action, and I promise to share if/when that happens!

The bottles are heavy, so shipping is expensive. Although I'm happy to ship them, I've decided to concentrate my efforts locally. People will have the option of picking up their order, and if they order enough bottles I'll deliver them for free.

If you have a business in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina area and want more information, you can get my wholesale slumped bottle details in PDF format.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Fused Glass Spoon Rests: My Cure for Grumpy Cooks

I can't stop giggling at this smiley face spoon rest! In fact I love it so much I plan to start on more of them this week! So far this is the only one, and I don't think it will stay in my Etsy shop for long.

For cooks who prefer a more upscale look, this true blue spoon rest is gorgeous! It's a beautiful translucent blue, and I love how it plays with light.

I'll try to get a few more new things posted later this week!