Hello Orchidians, this is my first post. I’m relatively new to the
jewelry-making business, although I’m pleased to say that my designs
are well-received and selling well. I’ve both enjoyed and learned
from the discussions on this list.
I’ve made a necklace from gold chain and diamond-shaped
mother-of-pearl beads. The chain is very fine, and tangles if you so
much as look at it in a manner that displeases it. I’d forgotten how
prone chain is to tangling. I spent an hour detangling some chain
that somehow had come loose from what I thought was secure storage
and ended up losing a couple of inches because I got so irritated
trying to straighten it out I finally just cut into the knot with my
This particular necklace is a gift, but I’ve got several others I’ve
made for sale. The gift has to survive a cross-county flight and I
don’t want it tangling in transit. I’ve got the necklace taped down
to a notched card, but it’s hardly an elegant presentation and I’d
like to package it up more attractively. I’m a strong believer in
packaging with eye appeal, be it a gift or a sold item.
How does one display and package chain without it tangling up?
Atelier Yvonne, Jewelry Studio