Good tools makes all the difference.
The guys at Aquila Art Glass got someone to make them these sweet cutting tables. There is nothing like cutting up 300 squares on a table like this, it would honestly just take moments rather than hours!
I recently got my business the best glass circle cutter on the market, I don't know why I ever resisted. Every time I cut, clean and prep some amazing number of circles I am giddy when they are in the kiln, and tell everyone around me how fast I am.
Cutting Glass is not my favorite past time... I prefer to work with the glass hot and molten... but hey I LOVE my mobiles and the flat shapes are dual purpose: they act like sails and they pack a punch of color. So I suck it up and fuse some glass. The splinters and little cuts drive me crazy. But with the proper tools, the job can get done efficiently and hopefully no blood is spilled :)