In case you were wondering, in addition to making the jewelry, I also design and produce all the lovely packaging that goes with your purchase. I realize packaging tends to be an afterthought to customers, and really, it should be- however, it is important to me...
There is an actual design process (beyond simply picking what is aesthetically pleasing). It's time consuming, but having the flexibility to design packaging around the product not only looks better, but helps keep costs down by minimizing shipping weights and protecting your purchase.
I use my lovely Silhouette Cameo to make many of the pendant and earring hang cards, as well as all the stickers. (I made my own print and cut files for each type of jewelry.) Some of it gets printed professionally (using Vistaprint or Zazzle), but all of it is designed by me and gets some sort of handmade touch prior, whether punching holes, cutting, and/or folding by hand.
When possible, I purchase materials (cardstock, merchandise bags, tissue paper, etc.) that are at least partially made of recycled products. My volume is small compared to most corporations, but I figure every little bit helps.
Much of what goes into designing the jewelry and packaging is based on customer feedback, so please know that if you ever have an issue, I will do my best to resolve it to your satisfaction... It's extremely helpful to know whether or not I'm on the right track. If process improvements can be implemented, I'll at least try it out. (That's one thing I love about running my own business. Try to implement a process improvement in the military based on a single piece of feedback when you're middle management and see how long it takes!)