I have been debating for a long time what kind of packaging to buy for my jewelry. It's not that I'm unhappy with what I'm using right now - dark blue cardboard jewelry boxes. It's simply that I know that they probably get thrown away the minute the jewelry is delivered. Since I'm really not a fan of waste and wastefulness, I have been trying to think of better ways of packaging my jewelry for shipping, but so far I still have not been able to choose one type of container over another.
In other news, I'm often facing a different problem. Bear with me for a minute, you'll see that the two might be connected. On a busy day, I will leave the house in a hurry only to realize that I have no jewelry on me when it's already too late. I went through the trouble of showering, dressing up, even putting on some make-up, but alas, I'm wearing absolutely no jewelry. Of course, this is very evident when you are a jewelry maker and people will often comment on it.
I've been in this situation a sufficient number of times to know that, no matter how much I try to be more careful, it will happen again. However, it dawned on me that I could solve this problem by simply having some jewelry in my handbag at the ready for those times when I need it. So, by now you probably see how the two topics are connected in my head.
What if my jewelry containers could be reused by my customers as carrying cases for their jewelry? I know I would appreciate having one and possibly some of my customers would want one too.
Now the question becomes what type of packaging to choose. A metal container that will protect the jewelry from damage? Or perhaps a fabric pouch that can be easily stored inside a make-up bag? Or maybe a completely different type of container? I really don't know what kind of packaging other women might find most useful and I don't want to make this decision based on a subjective assumption. I'm going to give this issue some thought at the same time as I ask everyone for input, both here and on Harsh and Sweet's Facebook page.
So, please, if you have any thoughts on this issue, weigh in. I would love to hear what kind of packaging is most likely to be reused. I'll be even happier if - instead of mailing out more stuff destined for a landfill - I can make your life easier and make you always look ready for every occasion!
I love hematite, onyx, and chocolate.