the gift bags i use for my crocheted and freeform wire jewelry i
make…using the very wide ribbon that Costco carries. this year i
have crushed satin in deep green, a cream,both edged in gold. some
gold with black velvet leaves that have a victorian swirl to them, a
harvest orange/rust/browns in nuby silk, plaid. and a gold lamee.
ok, stop groaning, they turn out very nice. you get 50yds for 6.oo
and each bag uses about 9". it is wired edged, holds it shape. i use
double sticky tape, cut thin strips, and after folding and tape the
edges, with a few more folds, i make a beautiful pointed foldover
flap, that i also use silk cord on, for handles.
dangle charms, something victorian,long dangle tassles are great. I
end up being asked to sell the bag its self for wine bottle gifts and
money,to hang on tree’s as ornaments. filled with my jewelry as well.
had a several made up smaller, in blue shot with silver, called them
tooth fairy bags, and marked them 2.00/ if a child wanted it enough
they asked their parents for their own money to buy it, it was a
gift. if they nagged and whines and cried, i smiled as i took the
money. and surprisingly word did NOT get out. i was amazed how many
free bags i gave. i loved it, and the look in their faces when it was
a gift. actually the look in the parent’s face was almost as good!
got many a good long time customer that started out this way.
my bags are obviously not right for everyone, i don’t pretend they
would be. send me a drop dead gorgeous diamonds and rubies, i’ll tell
you if it fits in the bag… but handcrafted jewelry is presented in
a gift bag that is pretty, well thought out pattern, time spent
making the suckers, like at 4am when you can’t sleep, but i do love
may hit ebay with them too, haven’t decided yet.
wild poppy designs…