Sunday, February 24, 2013

Show Me Sunday - Jewellery Packaging with Rebecca of Songbead

So, we come to the end of February and the end of our exploration of jewellery packaging of all varieties. I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I have! Your comments have made for some real food for thought. 

A couple of tips you left in the comments last week (again, really worth reading if you have ten minutes) - Ann gave a link to a really neat tutorial on how to much upcycle pillow boxes from toilet rolls (honestly!), and Saturday Sequins suggested using old playing cards to make earring cards. And Mary shared her alternative to bubble wrap - Uline's Wadding. It is recycled and recyclable, soft and protects her ceramic components very well. 

Here's a final packaging treasury from me:

'More jewellery packaging' by thecuriousbeadshop

Pack of 20 eco friendly tags...

3 Metres Natural Eco Ribbon ...

10 Kraft Boxes Flower Top Pi...

50 Small Natural Kraft 2x2x2...

240 Yards Eco Friendly Oyste...

SAMPLE PACK - Eco Friendly a...

20 Premium Blank Round Gift ...

Pillow Boxes, Medium - 10 gi...

Vintage OLD MAID Playing Car...

Tin . Rectangle Window Candy...

100 - 3x5 Unbleached Muslin ...

Handmade Earring Cards X 10 ...

10 Slide Top Tins ready to d...

Small Pillow Box, recycled K...

Circus Sticky Tape

Wooden Rubber Stamp Set - Ca...

As Marie quite rightly pointed out last week, not all of the products and supplies in these treasuries would be economically practical for businesses. But perhaps they will spark off ideas for how you can make your own packaging really personal, and ecologically as well and purse-friendly! 

Next Show Me Sunday with be March, so it's time for a new theme. Show us flower beads - all shapes and sizes, colours and materials. We're coming into spring here in the northern hemisphere - and boy, am I ready for it. Here's hoping for some British sunshine over here.....Let's get ready for some spring-themed designs with some beautiful handmade flower beads. Share your links here in the comments or on the Art Bead Scene Facebook page.

And now for the Bead Blogger Links: Jewelry Making 
Lisa Niven Kelly has a new class over at and a way to get 50% off when you register for it. Read a review and then go sign up. Jewelry Making 
Lisa Niven Kelly has a new class over at and a way to get 50% off when you register for it. Read a review and then go sign up. 

Carmi's Art/Life World 
Carmi joins the CraftArtEDu faculty with her first class "Working With Resin in Bezels." 

Resin Crafts! 
Resin Crafts has a great post showcasing a super easy transfer technique! 

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done! 
Jean is so excited by Issue 2 of Digital Beading Magazine! You have to see it to believe how beautiful it is! 

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton 
Working with porcelain, Andrew creates some new pendants that are brightly colored and lots of fun! 

Rebecca is a Scottish jewellery designer, currently living in Manchester, England. You can read more about her and her work at her blog, and see more of her jewellery at She also has a supplies shop at


m.e. said...

Exploring different ideas and products for packaging has been
so useful .
next month ... "show us flower beads"
I'm ready for that one ...LOL!!!
m.e. :D

Unknown said...

Your packaging topic has been really interesting this month Rebecca - so many original ideas - and so useful for those of us that make gifts for friends and relatives - thank you so much to you and all those who shared their original recycling packaging projects

Divya said...

Pillow boxes and tins do look good, but in my country you can really ship out (internationally) economically if the parcel is over a inch thick or has a metal box, so most of times we have to leave out fancy packaging and just use tapes or stickers to perk it up

elise thomas said...

Thanks for the great packaging ideas! I love to find new (& pretty!) materials to use for my items!

Flowers have been on my mind, too! Here are some I've been making:

Anonymous said...

They are all very pretty!!! I love how you present all those cute and amazing packaging! The gift will be much prettier when put inside.