by Val. (Haverhill, MA USA) I have been playing with solder lately for some unique one of a kind designs. Letting the solder flow in its own way creates surprises! A bonus is that many end up unisex. They are finished off in different ways including oxidizing, hammering, brushing and embellishing, depending on what each piece says to me. The process … [Read more...] about Fun With Solder
Ideas for packaging jewelry in unique, creative and inexpensive ways.
by Linda H Sheehan. (Hickory NC) This is an original personalized pendant I created from a friend's Facebook photo. Photo was printed on regular printer paper, cut, and then placed on a lightweight wood cutout. I first applied a wood stain to the wood cutout and allowed that to dry completely overnight. I then applied glossy Mod Podge and allowed to dry … [Read more...] about Blue Sky Daisies Pendant and Packaging
by Kathy Zee. (Fiddletown, CA) How to display my wine charms was a puzzle to me. I went into my MS Word program and found this black and white border design in their wedding section. I deleted their text and put my name at the bottom. Then printed these out on white cardstock. It makes two per page. Then I folded the top over, used a hole punch and hung the … [Read more...] about Wine Charms – How to Display and Package
by N.B. Hello JMJ family, recently I regained the desire to start crafting jewelry again. I am also thinking of selling it; and I was curious about packaging. I read the post about packaging and branding and I noticed many of you use the Kraft box jewelry packaging and were very creative with them. My thing is the durability of the boxes; do they ship well? I … [Read more...] about Are Kraft Boxes Sturdy Enough for Shipping and Storing Jewelry?
by Dana C Smith. (Ocean City, MD) I have made a ton of these rose boxes; and they have been nearly as well-received as their contents! I intend to use this packaging for my creations - these are my creations too!-in 2016, and I am also selling them online. I use linen-textured matte heavy cardstock for the origami box and for the attached rose. I tie the … [Read more...] about Origami Rose Boxes for Jewelry
by Linda Finnie. (Nova Scotia, Canada) I wanted to make Christmas special with some unusual gift packaging. I searched long and hard on the internet for boxes, wrapping and something a little bit different... then on Rena's website (where I should have looked in the first place) I found the perfect idea. I had seen earrings inside a potion bottle on another … [Read more...] about Christmas Gift Packaging for Jewelry
by Sarah Kelleher. (Arkansas USA) I make my own gift boxes and earring cards. The boxes and cards start from the brown paper bag colored card stock. I cut the paper down and I use die cuts to cut the butterflies out of turquoise cardstock. Use double sided tape to hold them all together. My labels are printed by me at home thanks to Avery online. I have an … [Read more...] about My Handcrafted Jewelry Packaging
by Susan Anderson. Packaging provides me with an additional means to brand my jewelry. My goal is to make the packaging look appealing, while consistent with my style and to give them a way to contact me later. My jewelry is earthy so I selected a tone to keep with that imaging. I created tags for earrings and pendants on brown craft style cardstock. Each card … [Read more...] about Branding Your Jewelry Through Packaging
by Glenda Munguia. (Humble, Texas USA) After reading the collaborative project of Boats with Gossamer Waves by Robert Dancik and Seth Lee Savarick in the book Polymer Clay Master Class; I was inspired by Robert's idea of writing a narrative for the project they had done, and how it had helped Seth keep a vision fir his part of the project. While not writing a … [Read more...] about Packaging With A Narrative
by Sabrina Maurer. (Brinkley, Arkansas USA) Packaging is one way to stand out above the rest. A simple cone shape made out of cardstock and some tissue paper with my logo attached was a super hit with the customers. For smaller projects, I used a template and cut out a triangular box, tied it closed with some fun yarn and attached a logo card. Sabrina Maurer … [Read more...] about Packaging to Impress
by Tara Myers. (Belton, South Carolina) I am very appreciative of my customers and use address labels on my different size zip lock baggies to tell them. The baggies are for keeping the jewelry nice and airtight. I use this as an opportunity to thank customers and to also give them my contact information and sites where my jewelry can be found (very similar to my … [Read more...] about Packaging, Perks & Thanking
by Linda Taylor-Ricci. (Massachusetts USA) I recently launched my jewelry website. Here are photos of the packaging I use. I come from a marketing background and understand the importance of branding. A graphic designer friend of mine created the logo for me. I kept it simple and in black so all printing will be less expensive. I bring color in with lavender … [Read more...] about Importance of Branding through Packaging