I'm so excited! I have designed and made some new packaging for my jewellery.
I like my kraft boxes very much but I didn't think that the black velvet inserts showed my jewellery off to it's best advantage and the white wadding type inserts weren't man enough for the job. The foam at the back of the black velvet also tarnished the silver which wasn't good.
So I came up with the idea of printing some backgrounds,then laminating them and then cutting them up to fit in my boxes. Punching some holes for the earwires and cutting some slits for the chains and bingo a lovely fresh new look that adds to the theme of my coastal collection.
Don't they look great!
I also came up with an idea to display them and what's more, they were recycled and free!
This was made from some old decking that a neighbour gave us for burning in our woodburner.
Here they are in our woodstore. Can you see them in the top right with the grooves in them?
The grooves are perfect for standing my cards in.
They were a bit manky, painted in creosote and full of dust and cobwebs but I cleaned them off and sanded them down and cut one in half and stuck it on top of the other to create some height and perfect!
The next step was to change the displays in the shops I have my work in. First up was Glory Art Glass in Sandown.
I've been using some necklace displays that were frosted silver which looked nice but I wanted to re-vamp them so I printed and cut our some more sea scenes and glued them on.
Here is a little video I took on the revolving stand they have.
Next up was to re-vamp the display at Yarmouth Gallery.
Here is the display in the shop
and this is in the window. (the photo isn't that brilliant because it's behind glass)
I'm so over the moon with my new displays.
Thanks for looking.