Posts Tagged ‘jewelry’

Wirework

May 3, 2010

I got this beautiful carnelian stone in a gift shop in Pike place, Seattle a couple of years.  At that time, I didn’t know what I would do with the stone and  it was lost in my big pile of jewelry making supplies. It resurfaced this morning when I was clearing some shelves to move all my supplies to a new workspace.  I  quickly dropped all my other chores  and sat down to make this striking pendant.  I used 22 ga copper wire for the wirework .

Carnelian pendant

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

http://www.pickles.no/cute-gift-bags/

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.