(Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
This tutorial will show you how to make packaging for post or stud earrings.
It is really simple, and they display very well at craft shows because they elevate the earrings to catch the light, and the eyes of your customer!
List of materials
* printable business cards
* computer and printer
* a tack or pin
Step # 1
You will need to design how you want your packaging to look, and decide what information you want to display.
Your information has to be placed on the card vertically.
Lay it out so that the product name is toward the top of the card, and your banner, or logo and shop information is on the bottom half of the card.
Print them up!
Once you are satisfied with the layout, tear apart all the cards, stack them up, and use a tack to poke two holes where you want your earrings to be on the card.
I put my holes about a centimeter down from the top of the card, and just above the product name and information.
You have to leave some head room at the top for a fold.
I can poke through about 10 cards at a time. The first time you do this, you might want to do one at a time to make sure you like how everything looks once it is assembled.
Step # 2
Take a card and fold it in half.
Holding the card so that it is in a folded position, fold down the open ends at about a centimeter or so. Using a straight edge will help you get a nice crisp fold.
Then you are going to take those edges and hold them together, cutting a small slit about 3/4 of the way to the bottom fold.
Step # 3
Fold the card so that the two edges with the slit are facing each other, and push the edges together at the slots.
This is an insert slot “A” into slot “B” kind of thing.
Then add your earrings to the card, and you are done!
Fantastic earring cards for posts and studs
These look so professional and lovely, Brandi!
What a clever idea to fold and slot the card so the earrings are propped up at a better angle for viewing.
Love this packaging / display idea for studs and posts.
Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
What a neat idea. I am going to try this. I have a stamp in type thing- would it work if I don’t use computer? I’ll try and let you know. Thanks so much.
I think the stamp would work just fine as long as it will fit on the business card. 🙂
by: Patricia C Vener
Very cute and sturdy seeming. I don’t make studs but I have to say this is the best way I’ve seen them displayed.
What a fantastic idea! I’ll bet they make a perfect backing for use in gift boxes too (much better than the cotton filler that tends to stick to earrings) – just take the display card and slip it right into the box!
Ooh! You probably wouldn’t be able to interlock the ends, but I’ll bet you could make a perfect pendant display this way too. I’m going to have to play around with this idea a bit. 🙂
by: Ancient Amulets
Great looking, professional results!
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by: Lisa W.
One of the nicest DIY displays I have seen! Ingenious. Thanks!
How cute! I love them and the idea. I don’t make many studs, but could have used these this past Christmas for a few pair I made up. Thanks for sharing your idea…truly creative!
Great and simple idea
Thank you for that idea .
I have tried to translate the general idea in French of what you showed us and will put it on my blog for my French friends who can’t understand English.I hope you don’t mind.
Invitation to your blog?
I really love your cards and would like to see your blog instructions, but your blog is by invitation only. Is it possible to get an invitation please?
Thanks a lot,
by: The Jeweler
I only subscribed to Rena’s Newsletter a few days ago and i’ve been stunned by the number of great ideas posted so far. This is a really neat way of packaging stud earrings. I really the neat finish and design. Definitely a good idea.
I make beaded jewelry as well and I’m actually trying to get my business going. This website is just a great resource.
Thanks, The Jeweler!
You’re welcome, and thank you so much for your kind compliment!
I’m always thrilled and honored to publish all the varied, interesting, creative, and insightful jewelry content everyone sends in to me!
My websites and newsletter wouldn’t be what they are without all the jewelry artists who share and participate so generously here. :o)
You lost me a bit…
by: Sally S.
Hi. Oops, I need a picture. I get it all except where the slit or slits should be placed…senior moment? Can you show a pic of the back side? Thanks for sharing this, LOVE IT!