As far as etching goes, stemware is my least favorite. Moving forward I will no longer be offering it as an option for purchase. If anyone is looking for this type of work send me a DM and I can provide you with another business on the cape that may be able to fill your needs. Stemware is just not profitable and is extremely time consuming for me to do. In reality it is just not appealing to me at all and in the future I truly only want to focus on projects I like....finally at that fuck it I only make what I want stage of my etching career hahaha
Although I sent this out a couple months ago, figured I’d share my struggle hahaha. Shipping an etched table top was definitely a challenge. When I originally sent the glass I had UPS package and deliver it with horrible consequences. First I over paid and second it was a terrible attempt at someone “crating it.” After a couple attempts and having people brainstorm with me I just ended up doing it myself.
I started off by wrapping the piece in craft paper and then in bubble wrap. I then made cardboard corner protectors. Next, I made a frame and cut out the exact dimensions of the frame and piece of glass in foam board from #loweshomeimprovement . I then layered the foam board so that it was perfectly flush with the frame and sealed it with plywood. Although it was quite heavy and bulky, the glass was locked in and had no chance of moving. Once I got the bill for shipping I was quite surprised that I actually saved a bunch of money by doing it myself. The piece made it with no issues.