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    I'm in a cunundrum about how to package necklaces made from tiger tail...
    a lot of my things can be put in organza bags, but the tigertail/wire necklaces need to be kept flat.
    At parties i wrap them in tissue paper and then put them in a paper bag,
    But when i (!) eventually get the website done i will need to post them, so i think they need to be in some kind of box.
    I've searched but cant seem to find the right type of box, they are the wrong size/too deep etc,
    But i've just found some cardboard pouches, they are called pillows has anyone come accross these?
    Would it be acceptable to wrap the necklace in coloured tissue paper, then put inside one of these pillows (i've found clear ones so the tissue paper will show through), then put in a padded envelope??
    What do you think?
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    Eek, what do you mean tigertail needs to be kept flat?
    I use tigertail and put them in grip bags in a coiled way.No problems so far.

    You got me worried now.

    I think the clear tube with tissue paper sounds lovely by the way.
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    • #3
      I don't see why not. The only thing I could think about would be in case they get bent in the post if they were just in the pillows and Jiffy Bag. What about putting the pillows inside some other box (I know a box inside a box) but at least they wont bend and snap.

      Cheers.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Seahorse View Post
        Eek, what do you mean tigertail needs to be kept flat?
        I use tigertail and put them in grip bags in a coiled way.No problems so far.

        You got me worried now.

        I think the clear tube with tissue paper sounds lovely by the way.

        Oh, i'm just thinking that maybe i'm wrong? I've always thought that tigertail kinks easily so have never coiled them up just in case? Maybe thats not the case?
        Hmm I might do the postage test to see how sturdy the pillows are in a jiffy bag....
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        • #5
          I have seen it kink but have to say none of mine have bent, they just nicely coil.
          Then again, mine are quite heavy so may effect the tigertail......................................... ...................now Im thinking about a longer necklace I crammed into a small grip bag and how it kind of went into a square shape atthe corners!!!I must get it out...but its at home!!!Ohhhh nooooooo.

          I was looking for bigger bags earlier, il defianately have to buy some now.

          A while back(one of my many packaging searches) I found a fab place that does any size pieces of foam you like for a matter of pence.
          Maybe sandwich your jewellery btween 2 bits of foam, wrap that in tissue paper then itl squidge into the tube.
          If youd like to look at the site let me know.
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          • #6
            I send all my jewellery out in pillow boxes. As long as your careful with the wire and coil it as Seahorse said, it should be fine. I've not had any complaints...yet!

            Carol
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            • #7
              Just looked at the long necklace Id crammed into a small grip bag(which was actually in the same room when I paniced it was at home!!)Its fine, no kinks, but to be on the safe side i coiled it smaller so it didnt encounter any corners.

              Do you think it depends on what size wire you use?3 or 7 encased threads?I think Im now using 3 and maybe that kinks less.
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              • #8
                Yeah, maybe that makes a difference, i use 7 strand.
                I think i will go for the clear pillow with coloured tissue, they are quite expensive about 55p each but as it will only be for wire necklaces that need posting i think the budget will stretch to it as i can put it on the p&p, they should be (!) quite cheap to post, being light to start with.
                Think i will order some and see what they are like,
                Seahorse hows your website going?
                Mine is going slooooooooooowly!!!!!
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                • #9
                  One thing to note about posting pillow boxes, is that ny they time they are in a padded envelope they don't fit throught the stupid plastic thing the post office have for checking the size of your parcel. This means you end up paying more for the postage, even though it's really light, and they fit through most letter boxes too, I checked!! I hate the PO pricing structure!!
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                  • #10
                    Hmmmmmm thanx for that, i think i will have to do lots of experimental posting!!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by icecreamgirl View Post
                      Seahorse hows your website going?
                      Mine is going slooooooooooowly!!!!!
                      Have you tried www.bagnboxman.co.uk, they do the pillow boxes in lengths, noy sure of price tho.

                      Mr Media is doing the site, so its bound to be fab!(Im such a bum kisser)I need to speed up getting my business account,setting it up with paypal, basically getting payment side of things sorted and gets pics/descriptions to mr Media.

                      Also, deciding on prices is a toughie.Ive decided to go for the resonable to slightly extortionate price range,hoho.
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                      • #12
                        Oooo we will be able to see if he's any good!!! hahahaha
                        Yes that's where i found the pillow boxes....
                        My jewellery displays have just arrived i only ordered them yesterday!! How chuffed am i??!!
                        Yeah i'm just trying to figure out the layout of the website, i'm doing a Mr Site for the first attempt, maybe when i make my fortune i'll be able to afford Mr Media!!!!!
                        Pricing is a toughie, i think i'm going to incorporate the P&P in the price of the items as i really think P&P charges put people off, if i do an average price, add it to all the items then i will make on some and lose on others, it's swings and roundabouts i suppose< and it's easier for the customers to work out the total-no surprices at the checkout,
                        What do you think?
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                        • #13
                          Sounds good to me.
                          No idea how to make my own site so alot of people have helped me enormously!ANd my hat is off to you to attempt your own.
                          Id love to include P+P charges but no idea if people will buy what I make anyway, plus Im worried my jewellery is delicate/breakable so money has been spent on getting the item to the customer safely.
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