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« on: March 09, 2008 06:39:29 AM »

This is the future gallery for the Easy Peasy swap!

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Post 'em when you get 'em!
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2008 01:53:46 PM »

Please send me a PM when you've sent. When you've received, send a PM to craftydeb.

Color coding is simple: Lime Green means you've sent

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2.  chinarockfishakm
3.  silverfisch Spain
4.  littlebluegirl  - UK
5.  ThreadOrYarn
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9.  straw_holder
10.  TheCraftyCat
11.  gothicmidnight Isle of Wight - UK
12.  SampsonsLynnie
13.  peihan17
14.   MandyLikesPie
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16.  3littlechicks  Ca
17.  perrywinkle
18.  Kittyvanghoul  UK
19.  QuiltersBlock
20.  silverstah
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22.  oneredboot
23.  esmecraftin  UK
24.  yamwam  CA
25.  babalina58
26.  Homerof2  CA
27.  theartofmegan
28.  BabySkilz
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30.  cataplum  Sp
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2008 08:48:05 AM »

OneRedBoot was my swap partner. She got this item from me yesterday, but is very pressed for time -- so much so that I haven't heard from her but twice in the whole swap. So here's my favor to her, I'm posting the picture.

Macaw Brooch


In person, the greenish color, is much more blue. The color scheme is dark lapis/indigo, and dark/rich turquoise. It is beautiful.

Made from:

the undyed, all-natural, naturally-molted feathers of USA born, living pet birds:
hyacinth macaw
blue-throated (caninde) macaw
emerald toucanet
### all of these birds are very rare, and the feathers are very hard to find! ###

and:
premium white deerskin suede
acrylic paint & ** enamel clearcoat
blue rice-paper (under the feathers)
** corrugated board (for stiffness)

** denotes the item was free

valued at approx. $150 (cost of materials ~$85) but sent to my swap partner for free (I also sent some emu feathers worth about $20).

One of her messages to me said she liked my brooches, so, I figured I'd make a couple. Originally I was going to send both but the cost of materials was just too high. So here is the one sent. Inspired by her wist. One of the items on it was made out of 2 colors of opaque stained glass and had similar swirly designs on it. It was a circle with lead-tin solder edges, high polish. This one is more oval, is a pin, and has additional work done to it, and is in a completely different medium. That is because I believe knockoffs are bad, so I was very careful not to knock off anyone's design.

The natural edge of the feathers was used where possible to emphasize their authenticity; where it was impossible the edges were trimmed.

The back is very plain. It could be decorated if she wished. I used extra adhesive to make sure the pin would not peel off the suede; the leading problem of brooches and pins.

This brooch is art! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2008 08:52:51 AM »

Oh, that is STUNNING, naturalcreation! Smiley  Do the feathers come from your own pet birds?
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2008 09:22:48 AM »

Very pretty!

If you haven't heard from her, you might not want to post the photo and all of the info just yet.  She might not actually have gotten and seen it in person yet (work, travel, obligations).  Good swap "rule of thumb!" Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2008 01:21:04 PM »

Very nice!
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2008 09:15:42 PM »

Well, I just popped in to post photos of the brooch that I received from naturalcreation, but I see that she beat me to it.  With her detailed post, she left me with not much left to add.  She's right that the feathers are very lovely in natural lighting.  Thanks for sharing your work in the barter economy that is Craftster, naturalcreation!
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2008 05:27:07 AM »

Wow, that's a beautiful brooch Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2008 12:17:45 PM »

That's beautiful! Lucky you s_s...great job bkrenning4!!

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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2008 01:20:26 PM »

What a cool idea for an earring display box! All of mine are in a plastic bead organizer right now, but this is much prettier.  Cheesy
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