Tuesday, July 6, 2010

How I package my jewelry

Since I was packing up an Etsy order tonight, I thought I'd take some pictures of the process and show you the way I send out my jewelry. I've had a few nice compliments on it, though I imagine this is something that will change and evolve over time. There are so many great threads in the Etsy forums about packaging, the options are endless.

First, I pull out a page from this book, that I bought from a secondhand store. At first, it felt a bit sacrilegious to tear pages out of a poetry book, but I've desensitized to it by now...

Then, I fold the page into a little origami envelope:

Which I learned to do from this video: 

Then I put each piece of jewelry into its own plastic bag, unfold the envelope, and put a business card and the jewelry inside:

I then fold the envelopes back up, and seal the backs with an Art & Clasp label:

The finishing touch is a birds-egg blue ribbon, tied in a bow:

Finally, for mailing, I put them in bubble mailers, with an Art & Clasp address label (blurred out for the photo!):

That's it! Doesn't take long, now that I've mastered the envelope folding.  Fairly cost-efficient too!  How do you package your wares?


  1. What a lovely way to package. Thanks for showing us. Folks must be so happy to receive a goodie from you, then the packaging is the cherry on top!

  2. This is such a fun way to package your art. :) I'm always impressed at the artistic packaging I receive my buys. Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. Absolutely adorable!

    I love the whole process of packaging. Almost as much or maybe more than doing the actual craft. hehe.

    When I did the Artisan sales at Christmas, I spent so much time on the packaging.

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful and creative one. I never would have thought to uses pages out of a book.
    I love

  4. How simple and elegant. I love your envelopes. Thank you for sharing.
    I found you through the Blog Hop and look forward to reading more of your older posts.
    Have a great Day.

  5. You're welcome ladies, and thank you for the lovely compliments!

    Rita -- nice to have you here, thanks for following! :)

  6. I love the way you do this. I think its so unique and special.

    I struggle to find a good way to package my flowers. The packaging needs to be soft so not to damage them and firm enough to hold them in place for transit. Biodegradable and recyclable materials are important to me so I prefer not to use plastics, and I think its crazy to spend money and charge my clients for expensive packaging. So presently I cover my suppliers flower boxes in white paper to reuse them and fill these with scrunched news paper covered with white tissue. Not the best as sometimes the newspaper will peak through but Im not sure what else to do!

    I need your creative mind!

  7. i love that you take the time to make your packaging so special. i think that is so important and is something that really stands out!

  8. Emily -- hmm, I'll be thinking about that for you! I like that you are trying to keep it recycled and recyclable...

  9. How cool is this? I adore thoughtful packaging!