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11  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Perler/Hama Bead Swap Round 2 - Sign-ups 6/6-6/25; Send out 7/29 on: June 06, 2007 06:37:38 AM
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12  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Perler/Hama Bead Swap Round 2 POSTPONED! on: June 06, 2007 06:37:14 AM
Swap name: Perler/Hama Bead Swap Round 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Whiskey
Sign-up date range: June 6th - June 25th
Date to send item by: July 29th

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Absolutely not!

Non-U.S. participants allowed? Of course!

All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages, but please get parental permission as necessary

All ages allowed.
Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES

Details of swap:
This swap is dedicated to the many crafty ways to use Perler beads (or any generic brand of this type of bead).  If you dont know what a Perler bead is http://www.perlerbeads.com/ is a really good place to start.  There are other brands of this type of bead, I personally dont know what they are called, but if you know a brand, please leave a message in the thread!

Basically this swap should be pretty easy, it would likely be a good first swap if you are a newbie.  You will make 3 medium items or 4 small items out of Perler beads (be creative, there are the multi colored, glow in the dark, and sun catcher beads) based on the info that your partner provides you.  And make sure its something your proud off and would like to recieve if you were in your partners shoes.
Also, if you have experience with Perler beads, please dont send something you have already made and no longer want.  Please make sure that the item is made for this swap, and based off your partners info!  No one wants hand me downs 

For inspiration please see:
Round 1 Swap Gallery:

If anyone has some great sites for graphs and the like, please post it in the swap thread and I will move the link up to the third post on this page...to get us started I have added a few there already.  Also if you google image a picture, I am sure you can come up with a bunch of stuff.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Name of swap : Perler/Hama Bead Swap Round 2
Craftster username :
Email address :
Your real name :
Mailing address (including country please!):
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?
What are your hobbies?
What is your favorite color?
Fave cartoon characters, anime characters, video game characters?
Fave movie or musical group?
Do you have a particular something that you would like to recieve?
Is there something you would absolutely (not even in a million years) not want to recieve?
What is your experience with Perler Beads/other like products?


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

13  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Perler Bead Swap - Round 2 on: June 05, 2007 09:15:11 AM
I accidentally started a new thread on this...was thinking of having signups until June 20th and then sendouts on August 1st.

What do you think?

14  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Perler/Hama Bead Swap - Round 2 on: June 05, 2007 09:09:25 AM
Anyone interested in having a second round of this swap.  I love playing with these beads and can't wait to do it again!

Here is the gallery to the first swap:


15  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Perler/Hama/Fusible Bead tips? on: June 05, 2007 09:07:47 AM
To make them all disappear I have always lightly ironed one side...just enough to get them to stick together.  Then I take it off the board and iron the other side until it is completely fused with no holes...this way it doesn't stick to the board like crazy!

16  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: A Very Dishalicious Gallery for knit dishcloths! :-) on: May 24, 2007 12:11:34 PM
I thought I would upload pics of what I sent to Kristieb

A Heart Cloth:

A Shamrock Cloth:

A Butterfly Cloth:

I can't wait for Round 2 to start...I love dishcloths!

17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Red Sox scarf (bunch -o- images) on: March 16, 2007 12:51:49 PM
That is amazing!  What a great idea!

18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Old School NES afghan (NOW with tutorial!!!) on: February 15, 2007 08:42:16 AM
Marimbachick has graciously agreed to allow me to host a Knit-a-long with her being one of the members, which allows us to ask questions.

You can going the KAL here:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NESAfghanKAL/

We will be starting on 4/1/07 (allows everyone some time to get their yarn and everything). 

Please join if you are interested and let others know, the more the merrier!

19  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Nintendo DS/DS Lite Case Swap Gallery on: January 29, 2007 05:52:54 PM
That is a gorgeous case and those bears are adorable...I am jealous!

20  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Nintendo DS/DS Lite Case Swap - Sign-ups Closed; Send Date 2/1 on: January 29, 2007 03:32:16 PM
Since someone has actually received, I have posted a swap gallery:


Can't wait to see what everyone has made/received!

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