Further to my last post,
I'm hashing out the types of packaging I could do for JellyPins. Things like tubes, plastic bags and even tiny boxes have come to mind...
The tubes would probably look the best, as they are essentially the same shape as the pins themselves and would also prevent them from being bent in transit.
Bags, however, are much easier to come by and are easier to attach a label to. Also, the bags I use can hold a small quantity or a much larger quantity whereas tubes would be more limited to smaller quantities. (probably no more than 10 pins)
Then there is the question of flat or round bottom tubes... When I'm working with tubed seed beads, I often let them sit open while I'm working which works with flat bottoms but not others. I don't know how important this is, in my case I'm just lazy and didn't feel like putting the lid back on when I knew I'd be opening it again in a few minutes anyway.
Major hazard - spilling. Happens to me a lot... I'm pretty clumsy!
Then comes again the question of how the packaging works for the end consumer in terms of storage. Would you be more likely to keep the pins in the package if they were in a tube or a bag? Which would fit in best to your organizational system, or would you have to take them out of the packaging either way?