Invercargill Brewery sells their craft brews, some selected international imports, glassware and merchandise in the Cellar Door shop attached to the on-site brewery on Leet st in Invercargill. They approached me a couple of years ago about creating a line of brewery-themed jewellery to sell to their many international and out-of-town visitors. Thus began a long process with a huge learning curve for my arts practice.
I carefully selected and brought in the chain, earring hooks, catches and all the other findings. After a few trial runs and ironing out problems that came up (sounds simple but it took MONTHS) I finally had the jewellery ready to go.
The packaging was another new thing to me. After a whole lot of searching, I found a supplier who could stock me with cards and cellophane bags that fitted my product. Happily, I've been able to use them for my next product that involves an industrial process, this time, 3D printing. I also got some stickers made up especially for this packaging.