Hello all! Another Monday, another week - another Amuse the Muse post. I'll get straight to it today - lots of lovely packaging ideas to share with you. If you come across anything you love, then share the links in the comments below - we'd love to see!
I'll start off by sharing some of the comments, describing either your own packaging or packaging you've received that has particularly impressed you. Kathy said:
I just received my winning item from Mary Harding and I was very impressed with the wrapping and presentation. She really made it special, I really felt like I got something special, which I did, but it felt more like a gift.
It's always great to receive a lovely package of beads and feel like you've been given a treasured gift - I absolutely agree with Kathy.
Blu Moon said:
Before we became Kydo Jewellery we were widely known as The Silver Lodge our packaging was silver boxes in different sizes and for fairs silver jewellery bags in two sizes we used silver tissue paper to wrap our items prior to putting in box or bag and the boxes were always done up with either purple or white ribbon to send out they looked really nice!
Nothing like having really cohesive, coordinating packaging to make a real statement about your brand.
Our own Erin also agrees with this, saying:
I am a firm believer in packaging and branding. I use kraft pillow boxes with a logo sticker on them with colorful ribbons. For larger items I have a copper box and custom satin ribbon with my key logo and company name. I always tie real ribbon, often matching the contents within. And a tiny copper skeleton key attached. Something they can definitely use again!
For me personally, this recycle/upcycle aspect is very important. I use Kraft boxes and cotton/linen bags for my jewellery - the bags in particular are great for safely storing jewellery, popping a couple of pairs of earrings in to take on holiday etc., and the Kraft boxes can easily be rescued too. With The Curious Bead Shop, whilst I do use little baggies (wish I could find a cheap, green alternative to these but they feel necessary until I do!) but I use recycled tissue paper, washi tape and cardboard boxes for sending - all of which can go straight into your paper/card recycling. I keep all the bubble wrap which I receive (I'm sure I'm not the only one!) and reuse it. Little touches like that can keep your packing smart but also limit the rubbish you're putting out into the world!
And now to the packaging I've found to share with you this week - I hope it sparks some ideas for
And now for the BeadBlogger Links. Have a great week!
Rebecca is a Scottish jewellery designer; currently living in Edinburgh, capital of her native land. You can read more about her and her work at her blog, songbeads.blogspot.com and see more of her jewellery at songbead.etsy.com. She also has a supplies shop at thecuriousbeadshop.etsy.com.