“X-File Listing” - Every glass artist experiments with new glasses and techniques. And we all make extra beads, fusings, and hot glass "objects d'art" just in case one piece disappears into that parallel universe that eats dryer socks.
All my eXperimentals and eXtras end up in my X-File Bowl. At some point this bowl gets pretty full, and I empty the bowl and sell these as a X-File listing. They are listed at a price that allows me to recover only the cost of the glass used to make them (no labor, no overhead, no profit added). At least then I can buy more glass!
So, if you saw a "X-File" listing, and wondered at the magnitude of the offering and the munificence of the price - now you know why (and why it doesn't happen very often).
P.S. - To my cherised buyers (collectors, jewelry designers, and significant others) who e-mailed me thinking that "X" meant something other than eXperimentals or eXtras, please take note... all X-File items can be worn to Church - so don't get the wrong idea.