Tuesday, June 17, 2008

What Packaging Says About the Artist

Amy here. Erin is enjoying some vacation time with her family.

What does the packaging say about the artist? A lot! Here is a great example of wonderful packaging of an order (or three- I can't help myself) I received from Etsy seller Phizzychick.

Each time I have opened an envelope from the wonderfully talented Georgina I have been wowed by the creative packaging of her products. Not only is the outer wrapping so appealing but the individual items are wrapped with care and include labels that display her artistic talents.

Let's be honest- it's a thrill to open the mailbox and see that an Etsy purchase has arrived. There's anticipation- no matter if you have ordered art or supplies. Opening a package to find an item you have ordered for yourself wrapped in a lovely and thoughtful way is a treat! It leaves an impression. This seller has taken the time to "present" my purchases.

Phizzychick provides a wonderful example of how to extend your art into the packaging. She has used her art on the tags of individual bags, made one-of-a-kind thank you tags and demonstrates that each items that has touched her hand has an incredible amount of detail.

What does your packaging say about you?

Saturday, June 14, 2008


Yikes! What happened to the jewelry - we'd love to say we had the customer of the year who bought half our inventory - but alas Erin is taking a vacation - so it is Amy, Amy, Amy! Erin will still be checking in - if there is an item that has disappeared that you would like - just convo us.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Which Sister Made These??!??

Do you ever wonder which sister makes which item?

Well it's time to guess - this is a copy of the listing for this pair of earrings and a link to our Etsy site - guess correctly and we will refund your shipping costs for this item and any other items you buy with them.

Here's the listing and the link:

Okay I'm going to let you in on a little secret - do you ever wonder which sister makes which item? Well if you have to do a double take, think "my that's interesting", or wonder "who would wear that"? - it's obviously the more UnStrung of the two of us. Yes, I would hang a toaster from my ears if I could figure out how!!! So needless to say I have a similar pair of these earrings that I wear quite often - either people love them or give me that look (which gives me a little inner giggle). **~**There is another hint in this listing - if you purchase this pair of earrings and guess correctly who made them- Amy or Erin (put your guess in comments from buyer) we will refund your shipping costs!**~**

Made from resin discs these earring are long on length and also long on fun! The uber brightly colored resin discs are accented with sterling silver and finished on sterling silver earwires. The overall length of these messengers of funk is 4 3/4 inches (12 cm) from the top of the earwire to the bottom of the last dangle.

A perfect gift for yourself or someone special in your life. All of our jewelry arrives with a complimentary anti-tarnish pouch to keep it looking great. We also offer gift boxing which can be purchased separately.
Happy guessing.