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Great find! - presentation box


#1

Hi Folks, Someone told me recently… can’t quite remember who… the
"silver cloth" is available at Hancock Fabric stores, and it IS! This
should certainly help me keep my wares more pristine between shows,
and give me a more elegant way of packing my pieces in their jewelry
boxes when they’re sold! Now I’ve got to figure out how to sew it
into little bags with drawstrings! After I get some of them made, I
might take 'em to one of those embroidery places to have them machine
embroider my logo!

I also went back into the archives (back to '97) when I posted a
question about spray foam to fill a presentation box, and this fabric
will be a great covering for the foam. I never followed through on it
back then, but now with the fabric I can! Thanks for the Orchid
Archives, Hanuman! Sometimes it takes me five years (or more) to act
on an idea!

Anybody have a line on nice wooden presentation boxes?

All the best,
Dave
Dave Sebaste
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)
dave@sebaste.com


#2

Hello Dave and all!

After I get some of them made, I might take 'em to one of those
embroidery places to have them machine embroider my logo!" 

I was thinking myself of having my logo printed or embroided on
small velvet bags. I saw that Rio Grande offered the service, but
are there any other companies offering this kind of service, in
Canada especially? Any US source would be appreciated too…

Thanks in advance!

Benoit Hamel


#3

Hi Dave, I’d be interested to know where Hancock Fabric stores might
be located and/or you have a phone number for them. I lived in
Wilmington NC for a short while and I found wonderful commercial
fabric selections and stores there, however, I now live in MI, and
there isn’t anything like that available here

Thanks
mary Ann Archer


#4
    Hi Dave, I'd be interested to know where Hancock Fabric stores
might be located and/or you have a phone number for them. I now live
in MI, and  there isn't anything like that available here 

Here in Michigan many of the Hancock Fabric stores are still going
by their old name of Minnesota Fabrics. Same company, pretty much the
same stuff in stock, but Hancock is the parent and Minnesota Fabrics
is a subsidiary.

–Kathy Johnson
Feathered Gems Jewelry
http://www.featheredgems.com


#5

You can BUY little silver bags - already sewn up - for 32cents/each
if you purchase 100 at a time. By the time you factor in the cost of
the fabric and the time spent sewing the bags - plus the cost of the
drawstrings - you’re going to pay far more than that to make them
yourself.

You can also buy velvet bags and sheer organdy bags and all kinds of
bags - and most places will put your logo on them, too.

I’ve been using them since the day I went into business. If you
have a wholesale/retail license, you can pick them up all over
downtown Los Angeles.

Hit the internet and search!

catherine clinch


#6

I just noticed some really attractive lacquer boxes in the last Fire
Mountain Gems catalog for almost unbelievably low prices. Packages
of 24 2-inch boxes for $11.85, to give you an idea.

Best regards,

Dani Greer
Greer Studios
www.igga.org/greer


#7
I'd be interested to know where Hancock Fabric stores might be
located and/or you have a phone number for them. 

They have a store right around the corner! Couldn’t be more
convenient! :wink:

Their Web site has a store locator service, and I suppose you can
place an order there if no physical store is convenient.
http://www.hancockfabrics.com/

Yes, silver cloth is for the prevention/minimization of tarnish.
Same stuff used to line silverware chests, and storing silver
candlesticks, and such. I didn’t know what it was called before, but
that is the generic term. I understand there are specific brand
names, as well. It was $9.99 per yard.

Thanks for the embroidery and sewing advice, all! It has also been
suggested I consider silk screening, which I may be able to do
myself. Rio Grande has my “hot stamp” logo on file for my jewelry
boxes. I should probably investigate that option as well.

All the best,

Dave

Dave Sebaste
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)
dave@sebaste.com