So when do we find out who our partners are? Also, a quick question about the size swap part. I have some nicer gemstone, how do you count that if you use them. I still have alot of glass gems, but I've started purchasing actual natural gems to such as topaz, amethests and citrines. I also have different types of metal from brass to 14k gold, how should these be calculated?
hmm I'm wondering this too...I'm sort of a newbie at jewelry making and I'm actually a bit worried about using expensive gems and metals (comparatively to the usual silver tone wires, copper, glass beads, etc that I've played a bit with) in case I screw up with them. I also use stuff like yarn, which would probably not cost as much in materials...so while the effort and time put into something may be the same, the value in materials might not be. Do you just determine how much you're willing to spend with your partner when you get them?
It is my first time swap too I am working on trying new things every day. I like the idea of swapping what we made for something made for us.
Well, Craftster guidelines state:
-Big/3 points = 3 or more hours
-Medium/2 points = 2 or more hours
-Little/1 point = 1 or less hours
-Big/3 points = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium/2 points = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small/1 point = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks, magnets
-Big/3 points = $30 or more
-Medium/2 points = $10-$30 dollars
-Small/1 point = $10 or less
But the best way to deal with things, is to communicate with your partner, so both feel that the trade is fair. And when in doubt, talk it out.
...but I usually just end up spoiling my partners. ;-)