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Sneak Peek: Packaging

Friday April 6th, 2012, 2 years, 10 months and 18 hours ago

I hope you’re all having a nice, relaxing Easter weekend. It’s a windy ol’ Good Friday ’round these parts; I pity anyone attempting a picnic! A quiet day at home for me. I’ve been working on my jewellery packaging (as you can see from the pics) & now I’m done with that for now, it’s time to go & bake some cinnamon scrolls with pecans & cranberries (in lieu of hot cross buns – vegan ones are tricky to come by) & perhaps get in a little sofa time & watch some DVDs. I’ve been thinking of re-watching Atonement because I saw another Ian McEwan adaptation on the teev the other day, Enduring Love, which I really enjoyed. The beginning was so haunting, it’s still stuck in my head! Has anyone seen it? I do love Atonement, but you’ve got to be in a buoyant mood because it’s so terribly sad!

Anyway, here are some sneak peeks at my jewellery packaging. I’m rather happy with it! I’ve posted so many photos because none of them really do these enticing little boxes justice – there’s something very tactile & pick-up-able about them. The designs are influenced a little by vintage matchboxes & mid-20th century Chinese apothecary labels, as well as 1930s-40s beauty products. The boxes have a genuinely vintage look, in part due to my paper choice, which is made to emulate old, faded butcher paper. It has a lovely sheen & feel. For once, I could make my designs unashamedly girly because the products are solely for we gals. Sorry chaps, I might do some tiepins & cufflinks in future!

15 Responses to Sneak Peek: Packaging

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  1. Megan says: mckeanstudio.com/

    These look SO GREAT. Am always so impressed at your work, I feel like I’m in constant awe. These are perfect for your creations! x

    Reply to Megan Apr 6th 2012, 2 yrs and 10 mths ago
    • Karena (Magic Jelly) says: magicjelly.com.au

      Thank you Megan! There’s always that little bit of anxiety that creeps in when I’m set to release something new, so I really appreciate the positive feedback!

      Reply to Karena (Magic Jelly) Apr 7th 2012, 2 yrs and 9 mths ago
  2. Mark says:

    Beautiful packaging. What a great look!

    Reply to Mark Apr 6th 2012, 2 yrs and 10 mths ago
  3. Happy Easter I love the packaging. Where can I order those little cans and I love the boxes. Could someone shoot me an email or convo at my ETSY shop. So I guess you what get your logo or pictures put on them. I wanna know about that also Happy Easter everyone and if someone can please let me know about the packaging.

    Reply to Debra Apr 6th 2012, 2 yrs and 10 mths ago
    • Karena (Magic Jelly) says: magicjelly.com.au

      Most of the boxes are readily available, you should be able to search for them on Etsy. The tins I buy here in Australia, but I imagine they’re available in the US too. I do it all myself in terms of designing, printing & labelling, but you might be able to find someone to do that for you!

      Reply to Karena (Magic Jelly) Apr 7th 2012, 2 yrs and 9 mths ago
  4. It’s really lovely! Definitely makes one want to buy lots!

    Reply to Suki Apr 7th 2012, 2 yrs and 10 mths ago
  5. kat cameron says: teamkitten.com/blog

    love the packaging Karena. very professional! :)

    Reply to kat cameron Apr 7th 2012, 2 yrs and 10 mths ago
  6. Noar says: noarleenaggan.com

    Fantastic. Perfect as usual. How do you do it?!!?

    Reply to Noar Apr 8th 2012, 2 yrs and 9 mths ago
    • Karena (Magic Jelly) says: magicjelly.com.au

      Thank you Noar! I don’t know how everyone else does it, but I stare into space, drink tea, make lots of scribbles, think & fuss too much, procrastinate, & finally, pull something together at the end. :P

      Reply to Karena (Magic Jelly) Apr 8th 2012, 2 yrs and 9 mths ago
  7. Whoa! gorgeous packaging and love the jewellery ~ pls keep me posted when you open shop
    that ‘staring into space/drinking tea ect..’ certainly works like magic
    you are definitely magic :-}

    Reply to Malou Apr 13th 2012, 2 yrs and 9 mths ago
  8. Alisa says: inkcaravan.com

    So so lovely!! : )

    Reply to Alisa Jun 19th 2012, 2 yrs and 7 mths ago

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