Making Hang Tags for Selling your Polymer Clay Jewelry and Beads

Jewelry Hang Tags

Custom Jewelry Tags Can Help You To Make More Money At Craft Fairs and On Etsy:

Whether you are selling your handmade jewelry on Etsy, at the local craft fair, a retail store, or to your friends… a custom hang tag will help to identify your work and help it to get noticed.

Making these jewelry tags is not difficult or expensive. And using them can have a very positive impact on your sales.

Hangtags not only give you a place to put your prices, but they also give your pieces a brand. Just like the earring display cards in yesterday’s post, hang tags can give your art jewelry personality and originality.

To make the tags pictured above, I used the table feature in my MSWord software program. The sheet was divided into 5 columns and 12 rows to make 60 hang tags. Using a distressed font, the name of my ‘Funky Girl’ jewelry line, was typed into each space.

After cutting each tag apart, the edges were given a distressed look with ink just like the jewelry display cards I showed you yesterday. A hole was punched in each tag and a string was attached.

You could include whatever business info you would like on your tag, though keeping things simple is usually most effective. You can use ribbon, cord or even chain to hang the tags, depending on the style of your jewelry. Little extras like charms or glass beads are nice for your higher end products.

So if you are considering selling your polymer clay jewelry and beads, consider creating your own custom jewelry hang tags for them. It is an inexpensive way to bring branding to your jewelry line which will bring you more success at your next craft fair!

Tell me… how important do you think the packaging is to the sales of your handmade jewelry? Let me know in the comments section below!

Cindy Lietz SignaturePolymer Clay Tutor

  1. Gayle, 11 November, 2008

    I think your packaging is very important. What good does it do to make a quality piece of jewelry and put it in a paper bag – unless the paper bag is handmade, that is? A unique presentation lets your customer know that you care about your art.

  2. Cindy Lietz, 12 November, 2008

    I agree Gayle! The packing is what pulls the whole look together and gives it a professional look. I think many artists would find more success if they put more thought into the way their stuff was packaged. Thank you for your comment!

  3. Judith Rudolph, 15 November, 2008

    Most of my business is online. I use satin pouches inside gift boxes and always include a couple of business cards so I don’t need hang tags there. But I do a craft show at Christmas and hang tags and earring cards are a must for a professional look! I get them on when they offer free business cards (which is often). I design my own with their very easy to use program. I use half the card for my design and then copy it to the other side so I get two tags on each card. When I receive them I cut them in half and punch two small holes for earrings. I also punch a hole in the top of some to use for hang tags. The only cost is for shipping and a little extra to use my own logo. Their “slow shipping” option is the cheapest and I find that the cards take 2 weeks at the most to arrive, even though they say it will take longer.

  4. Judith Rudolph, 15 November, 2008

    Hi again. I forgot to mention that I get plastic stick-on earring hangers to put on back to hang the cards. I buy them from They cost $3.99 for 100 (plus shipping)and I cut them in half to fit my cards so I get 200!

  5. Lupe Meter, 15 November, 2008

    I also agree with everyone else that packaging is important. I liked Judith’s idea about cutting her business cards in half. I also order from vistaprint but had not thought about cutting the design in half. Thanks for the tidbit Judith! Well, now I’ll have to order more and try that. I haven’t sold a lot of my jewelry yet, but I usually package my jewelry in the small gift boxes that they sell at the bead stores and I include my business card as well.

  6. Andrea, 16 November, 2008

    Way too easy for the free recipie cards,our brains need a challenge to stay active.

  7. Cindy Erickson, 16 November, 2008

    Found the recipe! I have to admit…this is enough of a challenge for me :) Thanks for the clue!!!

    Cindy E.

  8. Mary Ellen, 16 November, 2008

    I get fluttered trying to remember this navigating thing on this great big www . But the last treasure hunt was a good thing. It refreshed my memory on a few things that I had forgotten. I think it helps everyone! That’s what we are here for right? Thanks again, Cindy

  9. Cindy Lietz, 16 November, 2008

    Thanks Andrea, CindyE and Mary Ellen for your feedback about the weekly color recipe treasure hunt. It’s great seeing all of you “regulars” staying so active here at the blog.

    @Andrea: I’ll definitely do some other contests down the road that will be more challenging. But for the weekly stuff, I’ll keep it simple so that the majority of readers will be able to collect these bonus recipes with a minimal amount of effort.

    @Judith and Lupe: Love to see this sort of back and forth conversation happening here at the beadsandbeading site. There’s so many great ideas to share about packaging, hang tags and all kinds of other polymer clay bead making and jewelry topics. Thanks for being part of the community.

  10. DARINDA BRADEN, 17 November, 2008

    Cindy, On the color recipe cards, you mention using PREMO & FIMO a lot. Are these the only brands you can use for mixing the colors? I have a lot of the SCULPEY 111 & wonder if it would work also. Thankx, DE BRADEN.

  11. Cindy Lietz, 18 November, 2008

    Since each brands colors are slightly different you won’t get exactly the same colors if you use a different brand. But you can make up your own colors by using similar colors and then writing down what brand you used. The notes section is a great place to write down your new formula and add a sample of your new color to. When you buy new clay, try to buy Premo, it is a much better clay!

  12. Natalie Kitson, 16 July, 2009

    I need earring displays printed with my already existing logo


  13. Cindy Lietz, 18 July, 2009

    Natalie, try they have excellent prices on moo cards, mini cards, business cards etc.

  14. Jenny Smith, 11 February, 2010

    Hi All!

    I am selling my first piece and want to include some information about precautions to use when wearing polymer clay jewelry (e.g. don’t spray perfumes or hair sprays near the pieces, etc.) do you have any such verbiage I could use to include with this piece of jewelry?

    Thanks so much!

  15. Cindy Lietz, 08 March, 2010

    @Jenny Smith: In the Q&A part of today’s post about Custom Polymer Clay Colors, I provided some feedback regarding your question above [“…precautions to use when wearing polymer clay jewelry…”].

    The link by my name will take you to today’s blog post. Once you are there, scroll down the page a bit to get to the Q&A section. Hope the information is helpful for you.

  16. Liz Delaney, 11 April, 2010

    I was wondering if anyone knows where I could order a metal stamp with my logo on it. I would like to press this into the back of my larger beads before I bake them.

    Thanks for all the information. I really am enjoying my membership.


  17. Cindy Lietz, 11 April, 2010

    @Liz Delaney: Just order a custom rubber stamp from a place like Staples or Office Depot. You can give them an image you want on the stamp and they send them away to get made. They are pretty cheap and all you need for polymer clay. Plus you have the added bonus of being able to use the stamp on paper too!

  18. Liz Delaney, 11 April, 2010

    Thanks for that Cindy. I shall investigate somewhere similar to buy them down here in Australia.

  19. Hasnah, 28 February, 2011

    i am making beads and pendant from clay. I have problems to make the tag line in my clay work. Can you help me or suggest one for me. Thanks

  20. Cindy Lietz, 03 March, 2011

    @Hasnah: I agree with Jennifer. Maybe if you worded your question differently, we might be able to help you better?

  21. Jennifer T., 03 March, 2011

    Dear Hasnah, can you ask your question another way? I was gonna try to help but didn’t understand what thing you want somebody to suggest to you. Sorry for that.

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