Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Craft Show Confidential: Hang Tags Follow-up

Last week I talked about some of the ways you could include product information with your books by using hang tags or something similar.

Elina (a.k.a. veterok on Etsy) told me about her tags.
I have been using small typewritten tags that I put between the pages of the books. They're nothing special really but I still like them, I make them out of old brown envelopes and kraft paper bits. The tags usually have the name of the book, the price & some information about the materials used (page material, cover materials).

I love the typewritten tags - they remind me of the cards that libraries use for checking out books. In addition, the tags can double as bookmarks. Her choice of tag material is also in line with her use of recycled materials in her work.
My book necklaces are presented a bit differently, I hang them from a willow branch which is stood up in a vase. For the vase I have this one big tag that shows the price and informs people that the books are made out of recycled and repurposed materials.
Elina's solution for providing information about her book necklaces is clever combination of a hang tag and a sign. By doing this, she doesn't have to worry about the size of individual hang tags interfering with the visual impact of her work.

I'd love to see more pictures of your hang taggy items! Send me an Email with photos and I'll include them in a follow-up post next week. Be sure to include your name and a link to your Etsy shop.

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