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« on: August 19, 2011 01:14:11 PM »

GALLERY!


Friends of Craftster Acrylic-Free Bead Soup Swap (Round 5)


Swap name: FoC Acrylic-Free Bead Soup Swap - Round 5
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: jennieingram
Sign-up date range: 8/19/11-9/2/11
Date to send item by: 9/16/11

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

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
- Is at least 18 years old: 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 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES


This swap is designed to be very fast, very simple, and flake free.  As such, I reserve the right to refuse anyone. If you have feedback that shows a history of incomplete packages, late sending, ill-communication, lack of DC #'s, etc. I will refuse you.


For those of you who haven't seen one before, the Bead Soup Swap is a way for you to pass on some quality beads that you have, but might not have a use for, to someone who can use them, and a way for you to get some new goodies for your stash at the same time.

The specifics:
~This round there will be no acrylic/plastic beads allowed.  

~This round is "nearly-seedless".  This is because almost no one actually asks for seed beads, but people always want to get rid of them.  I am allowing people to mention that they have them, but in order to sign up, you MUST be WILLING and ABLE to send your partner 1 cup of beads they will like, WITHOUT including seed beads.  If you cannot do this, please do not sign up.  It is unfair to dump unwanted beads on someone else, and expect great stuff in return.
~Finally, this round is Friends of Craftster only.    


In this swap each participant is required to send a minimum of 1 full cup of "average sized" (about 5-8mm) beads to their partner, as well as one Small-Medium crafted item inspired by your partners interests. Sending more beads is allowed if you wish, but only after checking with your partner, so no one accidentally feels slighted.  It is left to partners to decide the fairness/quantity on swapping other sized beads, like super tiny or giant over-sized ones, or including items like findings, charms and buttons, so you can work out a fair "trade" for everyone involved.

The Small-Medium sized crafted item should be a gift for your partner like a simple bracelet, a beaded bookmark, or 1-2 pairs of earrings. These crafted components should be kept small so that you have enough time to craft, as well as pack and send out, in a short period of time.  This round, people will be allowed to have either 1 or 2 partners.  Any first time swappers will be limited to 1 partner.

Additionally, this swap is slightly different in its setup than most others.  After filling out your questionnaire, I will match givers up to receivers.  This means that I will try to find a good home for the types of beads you HAVE, and I will try to find someone who has the kinds of beads YOU would like to use.  Often, this means you are not sending to and receiving from the same person.  Because of that, I tend to be strict on how questionnaires are filled out.  Incomplete questionnaires will be sent back until they are filled out properly.   Tongue  Trust me, after running 4 rounds of this swap, it's best this way because everyone is more likely to end up with a package they love!   Cheesy

I must stress that this swap is NOT a way to dump bags of plastic pony beads on someone else, and receive Swarovski crystal and semi-precious stone in return.  Believe me, NO ONE signs up for these swaps asking for plastic/acrylic beads.  You must be willing to share nice beads with your partners, that they will enjoy, if you hope to get nice things in return.  As such, I am making this round Friends of Craftster only.

Click here to learn more about becoming a Friend of Craftster!

  
For a wonderful swap experience, communication is always the key.  Please keep in touch with your partners.  Stop into the thread for a quick hello, or if youre going away or will be without internet access or anything of the sort, just post a message.

Once partners have been assigned, you may pick beads, craft your items, and send as early as you wish.  This swap, like all others on Craftster, requires the use of DC#s.  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 Rd. 5".  When you receive, you MUST PM again your partner and organizer again, please label this one "RECEIVED: Bead Soup Swap".

Finally a note about questionnaires. You MUST include DETAILED information about what kinds of beads you wish to share in your questionnaire so that I can match you up with the best possible partner, and to help your partner to design something for you.  I do not expect you to tell me you have "exactly 478 4mm sky blue round glass beads, 15 flower charms ranging from 14-25mm, and 32 1" dark green glass leaves and 14 1/2" light green glass leaves".  Instead say something like "I have lots of small light blue glass beads.  A few pewter flower charms, and some really pretty glass leaves."  

In your preferences, writing things like Oh, I like everything, is NOT HELPFUL.  I will send back questionnaires that are poorly filled out.  Be sure to include a link to your wist if you have one!

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: FoC Acrylic-Free Bead Soup Swap (Round 5)
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 consider this option!)

Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
Confirm that you understand that a Delivery Confirmation number is REQUIRED  for this swap: (yes/no)

Would you like to have one partner, or two? (First time swappers are limited to 1 partner.)

REMEMBER WHEN FILLING THIS OUT, FOR THE BEST PARTNERING YOU MUST BE SPECIFIC IN WHAT YOU HAVE AND WHAT YOU WANT.


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, gunmetal, copper, antiqued gold/bronze, etc.)
What kinds of beads to do you wish to receive? (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 that you'd like to share?
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 necklace 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.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.
« Last Edit: September 08, 2011 05:48:16 PM by jennieingram » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2011 01:15:11 PM »

Swappers
1. jennieingram  Cool
2. Onyxnox   Smiley
3. Krafty_Karasu
4. MissingWillow
5. cackle
6. lisajoarts
7. TheSapphireMoon
8. Tero  Cool
9. april again
10. Ralph  Smiley
11. Alchamy513  Cool
12. Killam Creative
13. atsuko  Cool
14. sheepBlue
15. jeannettew32
16. puamelia
17. kimchery

 Smiley = International Swapper
 Cool = 2 partners


Partners: SENDER TO RECEIVER
jennieingram ---> cackle
jennieingram ---> MissingWillow
Onyxnox  ---> sheepBlue
Krafty_Karasu  ---> Alchamy513
MissingWillow ---> kimchery
cackle ---> jennieingram
lisajoarts ---> jeannettew32
TheSapphireMoon ---> puamelia
Tero ---> TheSapphireMoon
Tero ---> atsuko
april again ---> atsuko
Ralph ---> lisajoarts
Alchamy513 ---> jennieingram
Alchamy513 ---> Killam Creative
Killam Creative ---> Ralph
jeannettew32 ---> Alchamy513
atsuko ---> Tero
atsuko ---> Onyxnox
sheepBlue ---> Krafty_Karasu
puamelia ---> april again
kimchery ---> Tero


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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2011 01:29:45 PM »

it's storming, so I gotta get off here, but I'll sign up tonight after work.  Smiley
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Found another soup of acrylic, seed, glass, wood, polymer, metal, and shell beads!  PM me if you want to swap!!
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2011 02:17:56 PM »

I'm so in, but I'm going to wait until Monday to sign up. I'm going to sort beads this weekend and I want to make sure my q'aire is accurate. Smiley

Also, beeeeeeeaaaaddddddssss. Thank you.
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2011 06:45:51 PM »

I'm so in, but I'm going to wait until Monday to sign up. I'm going to sort beads this weekend and I want to make sure my q'aire is accurate. Smiley

This!! I am in like Flynn but I have mad organization to do and I want to make sure I am doing it right.
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2011 07:23:32 PM »

No worries ladies.  There will be spots for everyone.  I won't be closing signups early, even if we hit 24 people, because I promised a spot to lisajoarts, who doesn't become eligible until August 31st.  If we hit 24 before then, I'll just find a co-org and let it get bigger.  So take your time with your questionnaires, and be all zen and whatnot.  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2011 07:24:27 PM »

P.S.  Onyxnox, I'll add you in the morning!  Gotta catch up on some stuff tonight before bed.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2011 03:45:58 AM »

YAY!  Beadsssss!!!!  It's about 6:45am here, and my dad is coming over for us to get some work done on my car....but when I get back (and likely after a nap!) I will fill out and send in Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2011 04:05:26 AM »

I have a question about the crafted object.  Does it have to be crafted with beads?  I was wondering if I saw something on my partner's wist that I could do and isn't beaded if that would be OK. 
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2011 06:34:26 AM »

Ooh, beads......my precious. I might have to play! Grin
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