It is easy to find gift boxes for earrings and bracelets at most bead/craft stores. But much more difficult to find appropriate boxes for necklaces, especially if you have a large and chunky one.
I know Rio Grande has some, but are they cost effective? Any other suppliers? Thanks!
Do you have a paper supply store in your area, one that sells reams of paper for letterhead, brochures, etc.? They often carry boxes of varying sizes, gift bags (not that they would work for necklaces) and other packaging that you might be able to use. I live in the Denver area and we have two stores that I can think of - Xpedx and Donahue Paper Emporium.
I use the Rio Grande ones cos I like the cotton filling and the kraft paper look. Still not a wonderful solution for a really chunky necklace, tho. I have searched many times for other suppliers, and now find that Beadsmith also sell them. I live in Australia, so some of the suppliers I have found at times via Google will not ship here (???). In the end, I just add the cost to the finished item, and occasionally sell them separately. (Reading back on this, I am wondering if it was at all helpful!!)
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I use beautiful scrap book papers to make my own custom built box using origami technique(check out you tube for how to instructions). This way you can have your own signature look unique to you. For the inside, cut up a piece of thin batting, and it'll cushion your jewelry nicely. In the past I have ordered from gemsondisplay.com. They have a huge variety and are very reasonable.
Hope this helps!
Thanks for all of your responses.
Sandy, we only have the expensive Papyrus that I can recall.
Ruth, I will check Beadsmith.
Anita, you are a better person than I (way more crafty) so I'll check out gemsondisplay.
I most often make my own boxes. google: ehow.com or "how to make boxes". I buy card stock at store that sell office suppies.
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This year, I got a catalog from Store Supply Warehouse (storesupply.com). I haven't found better prices on anything I've needed. They have display and boxes/bags for many different kinds of stores. Their jewelry/gift section is pretty good.
I get mine online at Nashville wraps. They have a huge assortment of boxes, bags, wrapping paper, bows, etc.. Just google them and look at their catalog.
As "Village Cat Jewelry" I use the leopard print box as my signature theme and also use paw print cellophane bags when packaging one or two boxed purchases or when the customer buys some of my cat toys. I usually package my bracelets, earrings (when used as gifts), and memory wire chokers in velveteen bags, or less expensive bracelets in organza bags.