Jewelry Business Tips and Hints: Branding, Packaging

I'm often completely focused on cranking through my designs and fulfilling my Peggy Li Creations orders. Packing up the orders is my LEAST favorite activity. But that step after the order is completed can be equally important! I'm talking about packaging and other finishing touches. After all, the first impression a customer gets of your work is when they get the package in the mail and first open it!

I ship using USPS Priority shipping because they provide the boxes/packaging -- that in and of itself looks consistent and professional. I also take advantage of their online postage printing -- a printed label also looks more professional than a hand-written one. It can also help eliminate errors in addresses.



For the product itself, after some trial and error, I've settled on a system that works for me. Zip-top bags for each item (to prevent items from scratching each other), bubble wrap and colorful tissue with a branded sticker. It's simple and functional and doesn't cost a ton (you have to consider all of your packaging part of your expenses. After time, it definitely adds up!).

I've also started giving my jewelry a final polish before packaging -- seems like a no-brainer, but when you are tired at 1 am, it's something I usually forget to do! Smudges, fingerprints, I try and make sure those are cleaned up before the item gets bagged. I like using a Sunshine Cloth, but Pro-Polish pads are great, too (just remember that there is an abrasive on one side).

Some great resources for packaging, including hot-stamped boxes and other custom pieces:

Nashville Wraps
PaperMart
Bags and Bows
Bags of Bags

I use RioGrande, which requires a wholesale account, Nashville Wraps and Bags of Bags.

Got packaging tips and hints? Post a comment and please share!

best,
peggy

Jewelry Gifts for Grads!

Every year, as Spring turns to Summer, students turn into graduates. It’s the long awaited and well deserved break many of these hard-working kids have been working toward for years. Many of us get stuck trying to think up thoughtful and creative presents to celebrate the amazing accomplishment of those we love. We search department store shelves, Pinterest boards, and fashion magazines, but of course you are looking for something a little more special and personal for your graduate.

That's where the team here at Peggy Li Creations jewelry would love to help!  Why not treat your grad to some sparkling Diamond Earrings?

Mini Rose Gold Pave Diamond earrings! Rose gold is so hot and is a wonderful, soft golden pink. 

Draped Pave Diamond Earrings are made just for Peggy Li Creations! Traditional sparkle with just a hint of fashion edge. 

Another great way to celebrate your grad with a gift is to give them something personalized. A personalized necklace featuring their initials or the date of their graduation will make your gift even more special.

Nameplate Necklace by Peggy Li Creations. Seen on Rachel Bilson on TV show Hart of Dixie!

Large Letter Initial Necklace by Peggy Li Creations.
What kind of gifts are you thinking of getting for your grad?

xoxo
Peggy

Pretty Little Liars Endgame Fashion

I can't believe that iconic TV show Pretty Little Liars is ending after seven seasons! While we wait until April 18th for the final episodes, here is a sneak peek of what's going to happen to our girls Hanna, Aria, Spencer, Emily and Alison. 

Will we finally find out who AD is? Which couples will end up together? So many questions! What we know so far is that there are many characters who will return and there will be another time jump! What else do we know? That Peggy Li Creations jewelry will be a part of the amazing Pretty Little Liars fashion. Check out the screenshot below, featuring Hanna Marin (Ashley Benson) and Alison DiLaurentis (Sasha Pieterse). Hanna is wearing my Open Sunburst Necklace and Alison is wearing my Onyx Drop Necklace.


Open Sunburst Necklace seen on Hanna (Ashley Benson)

Onyx Drop Necklace seen on Alison (Sasha Pieterse)

Even more exciting for me is that in this back half of the final season, we have Aria (Lucy Hale) wearing my designs! Aria has always been the boho chic, fashion-forward liar, so it's super exciting to see my work integrated with her style.

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Aria Montgomery (Lucy Hale) in my Nameplate Necklace (hers reads 'liar" - could that be an AD hint?)

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Aria (Lucy Hale) wearing my Have a Heart Necklace on Pretty Little Liars!
Alison DiLaurentis Necklace
Alison wears my Open Arc Necklace on Pretty Little Liars.

Hanna Marin Necklace
Hanna (Ashley Benson) wears my Hematite Lariat Necklace in gold stones.

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Jillian (Klea Scott) wears my Mother of Pearl Fern Necklace on Pretty Little Liars (also seen on HTGAWM).

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Aria (Lucy Hale) drops an Orange Sapphire Cluster Earring in this episode and almost gets caught as an AD minion!
Click here to see all the jewelry used on the show so far. Did you know, the current costume designer of the show also designed Hart of Dixie and the upcoming Famous In Love? It's a pleasure to work with such talent over and over.

What are you most looking forward to in the final few episodes of Pretty Little Liars? I'm sure there are many Haleb and Ezria and Spooby fans who are hoping their OTP actually end up together. Will they be able to tie up the story in a satisfying way? Who do you think will ultimately be AD? I'd love it to be one of the Liars, maybe Aria? She is the original "shushher" after all.

xoxo
Peggy