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« on: July 29, 2009 06:56:09 PM »

Swap name: Bead Soup Swap - Round 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: jennieingram
Sign-up date range: July 29-August 17, 2009
Date to send item by: August 26, 2009



Limited to a certain number of people? (Optional): 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
Age requirement? 13

Swap Organizer 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
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES
- Participant lives in the United States: NO
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

I do reserve the right to refuse anyone. If you have feedback that shows a history of incomplete packages, very late sending, ill-communication, lack of DC #'s, etc. I may refuse you.


Details of swap:
Every beader ends up with too many of some beads, or some beautiful beads that maybe just aren't your style.  This delightful Bead Soup Swap will help you share that goodness with other crafters, and reinvigorate your own bead stash!  
The important point:  Each swapper is required to send a minimum of 1 full cup of "average sized" (about 5-8mm) beads per partner, as well as one small-to-medium sized beaded item as a gift for your partner(s), like a bracelet, a beaded bookmark, or 1-2 pairs of earrings.

The fine print:  In this round you may choose to have either ONE or TWO partners.  You must indicate this in your questionnaire.  Each swapper is required to send a minimum of 1 full cup of "average sized" (about 5-8mm) beads per partner. You can always send out more if you wish, but you must check with your partners so no one feels slighted.  It will be left to partners to decide the fairness on swapping other sized beads, like tiny seed beads or giant over-sized ones.  You must also discuss with your partners before you decide to send any alternate items like charms or jewelry findings, so you can work out a fair "trade" for everyone involved.

The swap will also include one small-to-medium sized beaded item as a gift for your partner(s), like a bracelet, a beaded bookmark, or 1-2 pairs of earrings.  These should be kept small so that you have enough time to craft, as well as pack and send out, in 9 days.  Include DETAILED information in your questionnaire for your partners that will help them design something for you, as well as pick out beads to send you.  Be sure to include a link to your wist if you have one!

Partners will be assigned by me, and will be based first on shipping preferences, and then on what people HAVE to give and WANT to receive.  Keep in mind when choosing your shipping preferences, that your truly perfect partner, may be somewhere far away.  I know shipping costs can be prohibitive for everyone, but as we are shipping such small quantities, it will be far less expensive than a normal swap, which can have many more (and more heavy!) items, so keep an open mind about international shipping.  Also, since I am matching up haves to wants, you may not be sending to the same person you are receiving from.  
  
For a wonderful swap experience, communication is always the key.  Please keep in touch with your partner.  It would be lovely if you would post in this thread at least once.  (Stop in for a quick hello, or if youre going away or will be without internet access or anything of the sort, just post a message....it just gives your partner and organizer warm fuzzy feelings to know you are still around).

If you are accepted into the swap, the organizer will PM you, and add you to the participant list.  Once partners have been assigned, you may pick beads, craft your items, and send as early as you wish.  If you have just one partner, it might even be possible to do it all in a day or two!  As soon as you ship, YOU MUST PM the organizer and your partner to tell them, as well as provide DC#s.  Please label your PM "SENT: Bead Soup Swap".  When you receive, you must PM again your partner and organizer again, please label this one "RECEIVED: Bead Soup Swap".

Also remember, all official Craftster swap rules will be observed.  Be sure to review the Swap Info Guide and feel free to PM me if you have ANY questions.

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Bead Soup Swap Round 2
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?
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no)

Would you like to have one partner, or two?

What is/are your favorite color(s)?
What are your favorite colors to use in beading? (You might love purple tees, but have no use for purple beads!)
Favorite metallics or spacer beads? (gold, silver, copper, antiqued gold/bronze, etc.)
What is your favorite type of beads to work with? (Glass, crystal, stone, seed, wood, plastic, polymer clay, etc.)

What types of beads do you NOT wish to receive?
What kinds of beads do you have lots of that you'd like to share? (Glass, crystal, stone, seed, wood, plastic, polymer clay, etc.)
What kinds of jewelry/crafts do you like to make? (earrings, strung bead necklaces, charm bracelets, junk jewelry, hemp necklaces, tree of life pendants, sun catchers, etc.)
Do you use charms, spacers, buttons, etc. in your beading/jewelry making?

What kind of jewelry do you wear the most?
Do you have pierced ears?
Favorite bracelet length?
Favorite jewelry metal? (Gold, silver, copper, etc.)
Do you have any jewelry based allergies? (Sensitive ears, etc?)

What are some of your interests other than beading?  (Other crafts, favorite books, favorite movies/music, etc.)
Do you want to include anything else, that perhaps you have too much of, in your swapping?  (For example, did you inherited a box of 5,000 clasps, and want to share some?)
Are you in desperate need of something else, like earring wires or clasps?
Is there anything else you'd like your partner to know about you?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

I wish you all HAPPY SWAPPING!
 
« Last Edit: August 19, 2009 06:18:27 PM by jennieingram - Reason: fixing typo » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009 06:56:40 PM »

Bead Soup Swap - Round 2 Gallery

Ok.  Hopefully this will make everyone happy shipping wise, and bead wise.  Please keep in mind that I am attempting to partner 19 people, sending 27 packages, across 4 countries!  You may have been assigned a specific partner based on shipping preferences, OR on bead preferences.  Also remember, the person/people you are sending to MAY OR MAY NOT be the same ones sending back to you!!!  

Below you will see your name listed beside a number, then an arrow, and the names of the person or people YOU ARE SHIPPING TO.  If you wanted one partner, your numbered name should have one person to the right of it, and your name should also appear beside ONE sender's name.  If you wanted two partners, your numbered name should have two people next to it, and your name should appear beside TWO senders' names.  Double check to make sure your name appears the correct number of times in the shipping TO area.  Alert me immediately if it does not!

Participants:

1. jennieingram -----> sheepBlue, pinkleo
2. sheepBlue -----> pinkleo, atsuko
3. Onyxnox -----> peihan17
4. timpani~jax -----> Tero
5. WYOKrista -----> olive_juice
6. TwistMySister -----> Bonster4454
7. uluru -----> sarahbug(unable to post pictures), april again
8. ladycatns -----> uluru
9. Bonster4454 -----> Tero, TwistMySister
10. teriyakimoto -----> Bonster4454, JennieIngram
11. olive_juice -----> CreativeChick8, WYOKrista
12. peihan17 -----> olive_juice
13. jenn1519 -----> sheepBlue
14. CreativeChick8 -----> teriyakimoto
15. april again -----> timpani~jax
16. Tero -----> uluru, ladycatns
17. sarahbug -----> Onyxnox
18. atsuko -----> jenn1519
19. pinkleo -----> teriyakimoto, JennieIngram


ANGEL PACKAGES:
1. april again -----> teriyakimoto

Status Colors
SENDING:
Green = Sent
Orange = Sending Late with Communication
RECEIVING:
Purple = Received & Posted
Blue = Received (but haven't POSTED yet)
Red = LATE, NO COMMUNICATION, CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY!
Strikeout = Feedback Given
GLOWING RED=NEGATIVE FEEDBACK
« Last Edit: October 03, 2009 12:09:19 PM by jennieingram - Reason: updating status » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009 07:05:13 PM »

tho r cute coloured beads  Grin

thankz 4 postin' & sharin'
-Ivy
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009 07:31:23 PM »

Ooh this is so tempting! I just may have to sign up.
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2009 08:10:44 PM »

I just sent in my app! I missed out on round 1 because things came up but I'm ready for round 2!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2009 09:10:38 PM »

C'mon and play with us olive_juice!
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2009 09:31:15 PM »

oh this is a great idea....just let me think on it a bit...I have been doing more stuff with beads lately....hmmmm Huh
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2009 08:57:10 AM »

Hi everyone.  I just wanted to let you all know that I'm going out of town for the weekend for a family reunion.  I may not respond to PMs as quickly as normal.  If you're signing up for the swap, I'm sure I'll respond to you by Monday evening at the latest. 

Happy Crafting!

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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2009 02:55:39 PM »

i sent my info
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2009 05:13:39 PM »

oh I saw some really beautiful stone beads at the farmers market, didnt buy them, yet! but I will send my info in for this swap, it will be fun Smiley
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