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« on: May 09, 2007 07:06:50 PM »

Swap name: Handmade bead swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Jane Doe
Sign-up date range: May 10th - May 24th
Partners will be announced May 26th
Date to send item by: June 7th

Limited to a certain number of people?: Nope. The more the merrier Smiley
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
All ages allowed? Yes

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:
Each participant receives a variety of handmade beads from a number of craftsters.
Using the beads, each participant creates an item of jewelry and shows it in the gallery
Because the beads are handmade, (and a lot of time and care has been put into them)
we're only be sending 4 to each person in our group.

The gallery is a little different than usual.
When everyone has received, each person would show off:
-What they sent
-Their crazy craftster jewelry item created using the beads they received



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

Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
(please note that most of you will be able to use regular letter envelopes)

Your work
What variety of media can you work with? (to create beads)
What color range do you have?
What special effects you can create with your media? (patterns, shapes, protrusions, opacity, metalic, etc)

Preferences for what you recieve
Are you allergic to anything that your partner should know about?
What theme are you creating your jewelry in?
(EG oceanic, multi-textural, single color)
Favourite colors
Colors you dislike
Favourite special effects
special effects you dislike
Anything else you'd like to tell your partner?

The most important things are:
- take time to craft something from the heart
- consider who you are crafting for



We want loads of different crafters to partake - anything goes!
crotchet
polymer
ceramic
felted
paper mache
glass
  --any other types that I've left off the list?

Approved swappers:
SesSpringett
Jane Doe
nirauan
cyndiq
zkitten
xmangaXfreakx
MEshelltakeone
varandra
wiseowl


Send to each person in your group according to their tastes
Red = unsent
Blue = sent
black = sent and everyone recieved

Group 1
SesSpringett
Zkitten
Varandra
MEshelltakeone
cyndiq


Group 2

nirauan
GirlOnMulch
Jane Doe

wiseowl

It should be really fun to see what everyone creates  Smiley
« Last Edit: June 12, 2007 05:19:38 AM by Jane Doe » THIS ROCKS   Logged

SesSpringett
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2007 12:52:02 AM »

I signed up Smiley
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SesSpringett
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2007 04:30:22 AM »

No more takers?! Come on people, let's swap some beads!!

Mmm...tempting





 Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2007 03:48:37 PM »

ooh i wanna do this one badly but idk if i can make nice beads (fit to be swapped) I'M GONNA GO TRY MAKING SOME AND IF THEY COME OUT GOOD I'LL DEFINATELY JOIN! Grin
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You can't be on TOP if all you do is sit on your BOTTOM

Ipod Cozy Swap : http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=200883.msg2135687#msg2135687
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2007 05:40:33 PM »

Don't stress out yet SesSpringett, we've got a long time yet for sign-ups  Smiley
By the way, I like those paper beads

Here's a few of what I like making - felted beads!







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FredPie
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2007 07:41:55 PM »

I like the plastic beads, very translucent.  Wink  I was kinda wanting those this morning when I looked at them.

As for those felted beads...  Are those brown/green ones kiwi?  FUN!  But it's the blue ones that really catch my fancy. 

I'd be tempted by both of you guys' beads if I was organized enough to join a swap!  Grin
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Would love to swap, but must admit I'm a little flakey!
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2007 11:43:06 PM »

Cheers FredPie
Yes I did try to get them to look like kiwi fruit.
But for this swap, I'll wait and see what my partners are after before crafting for them
So I'm probably making my beads from felt, but it'll depend on my partner as to what colors/styles I'll be crafting with.
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2007 12:04:29 AM »

C'mon teapot - Think of it this way:
You recieve a beautiful (and useful) sample of a variety of crafting techniques.

And it's going to be cheap postage  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2007 03:45:25 AM »

I would be interested. jane thanks for organizing! I really like your felt beads so pretty. love to make some kiwi earings & pendant with them!
and great if we have a few aussies.

So, I have been teaching myself to make polymer clay beads. Grin

This week I made sushi beads and cupcakes and cake slice beads and swirly coloured beads to co-ordinate.
I also plan to make watermelon and birdies and birdsnest beads, leaves, berries & cherries, hearts, flowers.

I also can make wire charms, such as simple celtic knots if they are of any interest.  I also make wire wrapped buttons which are pretty for earings or pendants.

I will take a pic and post soon.
I hope I am up to standard, its a new craft for me.
I had the clay for ages and finally gave myself a push. Now I bought more clay, addicting already.
I like what I have made so far.
cyndi
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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2007 06:03:10 AM »

how many beads should be sent?
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You can't be on TOP if all you do is sit on your BOTTOM

Ipod Cozy Swap : http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=200883.msg2135687#msg2135687
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