Archive for September, 2009

Arabian Nights

September 26, 2009

I made a bracelet earlier this week for a dear friend of mine. I have known her for what seems like ages now. She loves Fashion Jewelry and I have been meaning to make her something for a while now. Her son and mine are great friends and whenever I make something, he will ask if he can give this to  S’s mom.

Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights

 I got this beautiful string of sodalite chips at the Gem show. I strung the chips in a memory wire bracelet and finished off the edges with some wirework. A memory wire bracelet is a hassle free way of wearing bracelets with one hand. It slides on and off and retains its shape.


Gift wrapping Jewelry

September 14, 2009

I need to find a way to package the necklaces, bracelets and earrings that I make or buy. In some of the retailer outlets,  we just get the jewelry off the shelf and there is no packaging of any sort.  In some other stores, they put them in paper covers.

The pricier jewelry stores have fancy velvet gift boxes for their jewelry. One actually pays a fortune and I am pretty sure the price of the  packaging is factored into the price of the jewelry

How do I package the jewelry so that it not only looks  nice but also functional in holding the piece fairly intact.

I found this really nice tutorial  to make a pouch

I am not very comfortable sewing  jewelry pouches but I will if I can’t find anything else.

Can we purchase  gift boxes or pouches in larger quantities. Do you know of any such place we can buy them from.. Any suggestions will be really useful and help me with this dilemna.