Thank you all again for your replies over the past few days, it has been very helpful indeed. And I am taking this info and starting to make changes now, good changes, I think! I am very excited about them! I am now in the process of a slow but deliberate series of changes to the retail site, limiting a lot of the choices to make my process run a bit more smoothly. Definitely, the call is heard loud and clear, that focusing on Etsy is a good move for me. And have geared up my efforts to get some great bead sets listed in the Etsy shop, very soon.
I know several of you have suggested that I find some assistance in my business and I am pleased to say that I have been working for a while on that very thing! ooh, a secret army of awesome super powers is being assembled behind the scenes...bwahahaha... an Earthenwood Studio Super Team! This is the first time I have let others into my process like this, and it is kinda scary, but also very exciting. It also opens up a lot of doors and ideas for me, because I hope I will be able to have the time and energy now to be a better artist and person, one who is not constantly working and pushing so hard. Win Win!
So I have another question for you. What are the Earthenwood things that you are most excited seeing in the Etsy shop? Single beads or sets? Sets of anything in particular...Steampunk? Nature Beads? Fairy Beads? Fancy Vintaj brass wrapped pendants? What about finished jewelry? Bead Kits? Tile? Let me know what I can tempt you with...