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« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2010 04:49:37 PM »

I like points better.  If it's a 2 mediums and a small, that translates to a 5 point swap.  I can talk it over with my partner, and maybe make her/him a large (3 points), and a medium (2 points) that they would like a whole lot better instead.

Then again, I always spoil my partners to death, so I kinda throw the whole points and size thing out the window....
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« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2010 07:50:23 PM »

I also prefer the points system, for the same reasons as fluffybaka. Actually, I REALLY prefer to just talk things over with my partner and figure things out between us, but I understand than most people need something a little more concrete, and some people are a little shy about being up front about how much they can and can't handle. I'm also not very good at true smalls - my main crafts are sewing and embroidery, which usually take quite a bit of time.
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« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2010 07:54:41 PM »

I hear ya, dharma_rebel!  I'm a knitter and crocheter.  What's a small?  Oh, you want a single coaster?  Ok, I guess I can do that.
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« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2010 07:56:33 PM »

Hee hee! Yeah, I'll trade you a zipper pouch for a coaster!  Grin
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« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2010 08:02:41 PM »

Be careful not to add any embellishments, though, or it'll become a medium!  lol
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« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2010 08:04:21 PM »

It might not even be a lined pouch. That would take extra time.  Wink
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« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2010 08:19:38 PM »

I've been wondering about the whole Point system vs. Size system. Because I'm kind of on a half and half thing with it. Possibly leaning towards size.  Can I ask why you prefer it? Input on this kind of stuff is great.

Or at the very least Maaaaybe two mediums and a small?
I meant size as in the way that OTT swaps do it. Like, "MUST be under 4x4 inches" and such, ya know? I craft what feels right not by dimensions. I am fine with mediums and smalls and such.  Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2010 10:20:07 PM »

My problem with point swaps is the way they're rated. I can make something small-ish (say a piece of jewelry, or embroidery) that takes me, say, eight hours cumulative and thus is a large, but what if my partner gets it and since it's "just" a bracelet (even a really elaborate one that took a lot of time/money), they end up feeling it only counts as a small.


I know people here are awesome and understanding, but I've been avoiding pretty much every pointed swap even if I'm interested because I feel like I could never manage anything "right" since I don't make big things like clothing or curio cabinets, etc.
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« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2010 10:29:46 PM »

My problem with point swaps is the way they're rated. I can make something small-ish (say a piece of jewelry, or embroidery) that takes me, say, eight hours cumulative and thus is a large, but what if my partner gets it and since it's "just" a bracelet (even a really elaborate one that took a lot of time/money), they end up feeling it only counts as a small.

When I'm faced with a situation like this, I split the difference. So, it's tiny but took me 5 or 6 hours, I call it a medium/2 pointer. I'm not in love with the guidelines for small/med/large. I rarely spend less than 3 hours on anything. But that's a different thread.  Grin
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« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2010 10:40:40 PM »

Okay. Well. Then I think I may go with the points style first time around. I get what you're saying. And yeah. Discussing it with your partner regardless is usually the best thing to do.

However.... I work with polymer clay. Not just the colored clays. I usually just use white and paint it. It takes longer. But I feel like I have more control over the colors and the detail. (And I can usually add more detail)

Sometimes it takes hours to finish up one thing. And I'd like to put that into a "medium" But I don't want anyone to be disappointed So I usually just count it as a small. (Earrings are def. a small. Loaded charm bracelet? Mediums. But I'm stuck at a half way point with pendants.)

And then I'm always trying to come up with new skills and craft out of my comfort zone. I'm trying really hard to come up with awesome ideas for this swap (I re-watched up to episode seven of season one today) heh. It was kind of a reeeaaally lazy Sunday.
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