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Title: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 02, 2010 06:06:35 PM
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Photo From: http://littlelovables.blogspot.com/2009/01/twilight-jewelry.html (http://littlelovables.blogspot.com/2009/01/twilight-jewelry.html)

Swap name: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Seraphina_de_Sangre
Sign-up date range: 1/2/10 Ė 1/16/10
Date to send item by: 2/20/10


Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
Age requirement? 16+
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/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
- Participant lives in the United States: YES/NO
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO


I'm in need of a swapper who is willing to use sterling silver, stainless steel, glass, leather, resin, clay, etc. anything that does not contain metal alloys for a swapper with severe metal allergies. The cost can be a bit more but not necessarily; if you share metal allergies and need something similar I have the perfect partner for you!


Details of swap
: This swap is all about the charms. You must be living under a rock if you havenít noticed all of the amazing loaded, junky, kitschy, obnoxious (or not so obnoxious) charm bracelets on all of the stars and in all of the stores. In this swap youíll be creating one of these awesome bracelets for your partner using whatever materials you have to create something fabulous for them to enjoy. The only rule is that you MUST have at least 8 charms on your bracelet that are NOT beads. There is an option of one or two partners for this one guys.

To be considerate of your partners wishes and likes/dislikes when creating their bracelet I am asking everyone to add charm bracelets that they like to their wists or send 3 links to charm bracelets they like to their partner.

There have been changes to the swap rules, I really donít want any flakers in this one guys. If after one week past send-outs you havenít sent I will be assigning temporary negative feedback, 2 weeks and I WILL get an angel for your partner. No excuses, itís not fair to your partner or your organizer.
If you want to participate hereís the information to send to the organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Loaded Charm Bracelet 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?:
Confirm that are at least 16 years old (yes/no):
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your house?
Do you have access to a camera or scanner (for pictures to post in the swap gallery)?
Do you agree to get DCN or provide receipt for this swap (yes/no):

1 or 2 partners?

Jewelry Specs.
What is your wrist size (in/cm)?
Whatís your style (punk, vintage, geeky, sophisticated, etc.)?
Things you like (cats, skulls, flowers, birds, etc.)?
Things you explicitly donít want:
Possible Theme (twilight, nautical, etc.)?
Metal Preference (from greatest to least):
Favorite colors:
Undesired colors:
Wist/Links:
What kind of charms do you have on hand/like to make?
Additional Info (anything else you want to add):

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 (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html) to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 02, 2010 06:07:55 PM
Sent
Received
Sent & Received
Feedback given
Late with communication
Contact Me Immediately


Feedback Given
JennieIngram---->       SevsOnlyGirl & PirateColey
]PirateColey ---->         Ex Gratia & JennieIngram
Serenthia*^---->      carmenmarie^ & TheSapphireMoon
Rorrim_Esor---->         meleriffic
meleriffic---->         Rorrim_Esor
goodmorningstarshine-->    micheleigh34 & frogangel
carmenmarie*^---->       Serenthia^ & poppyache*^
ShannonMB*---->       christinacoghill*
Blackstitches*---->       Seraphina_de_Sangre
TheSapphireMoon*---->    Seraphina_de_Sangre & Serenthia^
Seraphina_de_Sangre---->    TheSapphireMoon & Blackstitches
goatgoddess*---->       christinacoghill*
christinacoghill*---->            ShannonMB & goatgoddess
Ex Gratia --->              Pinkleo & PirateColey
april again*---->               Juliminusthee & frogangel*
Pinkleo ----->              Ex Gratia & SevsOnlyGirl
poppyache*^---->       carmenmarie*^
r0ckwithme---->               micheleigh34
frogangel*---->           april again & goodmorningstarshine
bubblegum_phoenix*^--->    Taraston*^
micheleigh34*---->       goodmorningstarshine  & r0ckwithme
Taraston*^---->       bubblegum_phoenix*^
Juliminusthee---->       april again & grapeicepop*
SevsOnlyGirl ---->        JennieIngram & Pinkleo
grapeicepop*---->       thedreamer^ & Juliminusthee

Waiting for Partners to Receive

thedreamer*^---->       grapeicepop*






Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: thedreamer on January 02, 2010 06:32:47 PM
looks like fun!  I've been hankering for a charm bracelet recently.  definitely thinking about it  :D


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: meleriffic on January 02, 2010 06:47:30 PM
This sounds fun. I've been looking for a swap that isn't too demanding. Plus the shipping on this shouldn't be bad either.  I'll have to see if I can do this one. Such a great idea.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: april again on January 02, 2010 06:56:01 PM
Sending my info in!!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on January 02, 2010 08:12:53 PM
Ohhh I like this one. So are we just making to charms to go on the bracelet or sending our partner the charms and the bracelet?


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: pinkleo on January 02, 2010 08:15:36 PM
YAY!  I've been looking forward to this swap! ;D  I'll be sending my questionnaire tomorrow (so I have a chance to be a bit awake whilst I fill out my info).  :-* Seraphina_de_Sangre for organizing!

Oh darn! :P  I realized I'm still waiting on kish to give 12 days of Xmas 2009 feedback...so when kish gives me feedback, then I'll send in my questionnaire.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 02, 2010 08:36:45 PM
bubblegum_phoenix- you are essentially making a bracelet by just adding charms to a length of chain. The charms can be made, bought, found, etc. there just has to be eight of them. The you can add beads, like in the first pic; buttons, chains, ribbon, and more to make it as loaded as your partner wants  ;D

pinkleo- I know you were waiting for this one. You can send your questionnaire if you like and I'll add you when you get your feedback, or you can wait. I'm just excited to get this one started!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: LiveLongandCraft on January 02, 2010 08:57:42 PM
Oooo... this looks fun. I may have to sign up.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Ex_Gratia on January 03, 2010 12:00:07 AM
I'm so excited I found this thread, I may have to join this swap :)


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 03, 2010 07:46:24 AM
I'm so excited I found this thread, I may have to join this swap :)

LOL, I've been thinking about this one too!  Ever since pinkleo mentioned it.  And you and I could craft together!  I may also be up for this....   ;)


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 03, 2010 08:27:47 AM
JENNIE!  :-* I hope you join, you make awesome jewelry.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: PirateColey on January 03, 2010 09:06:43 AM

I just signed up for this one. I make a lot of jewelry, but I've never posted any of it on Craftster... I'll try to get some posted so that my partner isn't blind as to what I can do. lol.

I love bracelets... and have a huge charm collection (I love yard sales!!)... so this swap makes perfect sense. Thanks for organizing it- and I can't wait to see what everyone makes!!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 03, 2010 09:27:57 AM
JENNIE!  :-* I hope you join, you make awesome jewelry.


Aww, thanks Sera.  P.S.  I got your present yesterday!  Thank you!  It was SOOO thoughtful of you!  Also, as soon as DH gets home form work, I'll be heading to FedEx to send that angel package.  :)


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: aisy on January 03, 2010 10:29:29 AM
unfortunatly i probably wont have a spot open for this swap :(
im really sad about it because this is something that i was dying to join *sigh*


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: frogangel on January 03, 2010 11:53:02 AM
I just sent in my questionnaire. I love loaded bracelets!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: carmenmarie on January 03, 2010 12:10:57 PM
Hooray, I got my feedback, so I can join.  I have sent my Q&A in.  :)


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: sazzra on January 03, 2010 02:39:09 PM
I'm sorely tempted...


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on January 03, 2010 03:02:02 PM
Im in  :D


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 03, 2010 03:25:14 PM
I'm in need of a swapper who is willing to use sterling silver, stainless steel, glass, leather, resin, clay, etc. anything that does not contain metal alloys for a swapper with severe metal allergies. The cost can be a bit more but not necessarily if you share metal allergies and need something similar I have the perfect partner for you!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: poppyache on January 04, 2010 05:47:45 AM
i am very excited for this swap :)


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: pinkleo on January 05, 2010 07:07:19 AM
I haven't forgotten this fab swap; I'm still awaiting kish feedback.  I do have a question.  In the new swap discussion, there was talk of having the option of 2 partners; is that still an option?


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 05, 2010 07:41:49 AM
<<<<See my avatar....this swap is PERFECT for me....but I took a self imposed swap hiatus until the end of the month due to medieval faire preparations  :-\  However, I have 3 of 4 parts to my outfits complete and can whip up the other crafts for the show pretty fast....this makes me ahead of schedule more than I anticipated :)  Also, I see that sendouts are not until Feb, which is WAY after the faire, so I could sign up and have more than enough time to create and complete the bracelet!  Oh, and I'm wondering as well if we will have the coption of two partners...


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 05, 2010 08:18:05 AM
I could so easily complete two bracelets...  You seriously have no idea how many charms I have sitting next to me at the moment.  The box easily weighs 8 lbs.  ;)


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on January 05, 2010 09:50:31 AM
I could so easily complete two bracelets...  You seriously have no idea how many charms I have sitting next to me at the moment.  The box easily weighs 8 lbs.  ;)
lucky! Im still building a stash up. Thats ok though  :D Im crafty, I can make charms  ;D


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 05, 2010 12:46:29 PM
I haven't forgotten this fab swap; I'm still awaiting kish feedback.  I do have a question.  In the new swap discussion, there was talk of having the option of 2 partners; is that still an option?

You know I've been hankering over whether to go ahead with the two partners and I think that several of you guys would be interested so I'm going to go ahead and change the questionnaire. Luckily for us, the shipping will be pretty low for this one.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: pinkleo on January 05, 2010 12:50:47 PM
You know I've been hankering over whether to go ahead with the two partners and I think that several of you guys would be interested so I'm going to go ahead and change the questionnaire. Luckily for us, the shipping will be pretty low for this one.

YAY! :-*

Now just the feedback wait  :-\ ....I think I'll go peek at my charms, perhaps organize them again.....


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 05, 2010 01:28:34 PM
I'm gonna do this :)  Signups end during my first medieval faire weekend, but I should be able to check the web a bit on my cell phone while I'm camping out and at least see who my partner is and shoot them a fast PM.  I should be home around 7pm or so on Sunday the 17th and if not too dog tired will communicate a bit more.  Good thing about jewelry items for me is that I can work on them at work at my desk, so that helps on the time crunch factor a bit.  I am pretty fast on jewelry so I should be able to send long before the sendout date.  Look for my questionnaire soon!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 05, 2010 01:35:45 PM
Pinkleo, you're about as impatient as I am.  ;D

TSM!! I'm glad you're going to sign up. I hope everything goes well with your faire, I remember you mentioning it in the 4.95 swap.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on January 05, 2010 07:32:34 PM
I signed up. I'm so weak.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 06, 2010 06:40:03 AM
GMS - your yellow plastic charm bracelet was SOOOO cool in my FOCR swap!  I'd be thrilled to get something similar, though blues are my choice for fave color :)


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: rorriM_esoR on January 06, 2010 08:16:11 AM
I'm really really thinking about joining this swap, but I haven't started the new semester yet and I want to make sure I will have plenty of time to make something my partner will love.  I start school tomorrow, so I will know shortly after then if this swap is do-able.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 06, 2010 08:48:20 AM
rorriM_esoR- school is important. I go back the 25th after a year long hiatus so I'm right there with ya, but if you get a couple of hours on a weekend to spare or even watching TV and you'll see that you can get one done in no time at all.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: pinkleo on January 06, 2010 09:18:03 AM
today...kish said she would get me feedback today...YAY! ;D (poor girl's computer is now acting up.  :-* kish...hoping you and your hubby feel better and that your computer feels better soon!)



Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: goatgoddess on January 06, 2010 12:12:05 PM
I love making charms - I will have to see if I have time before the first goat babies are born ..... 


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: thedreamer on January 06, 2010 12:47:02 PM
I give in  :D  sent in my questionnaire.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on January 06, 2010 03:42:17 PM
GMS - your yellow plastic charm bracelet was SOOOO cool in my FOCR swap!  I'd be thrilled to get something similar, though blues are my choice for fave color :)

I'm SO glad to hear that. :) I bought a lot of plastic charms when I got into gumball kitch jewelry.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: aisy on January 06, 2010 05:40:16 PM
I love making charms - I will have to see if I have time before the first goat babies are born ..... 
would you mind uploading pics of the goats when they are born? goat babies are pretty cute :)


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: PirateColey on January 06, 2010 05:46:35 PM
I love making charms - I will have to see if I have time before the first goat babies are born ..... 
would you mind uploading pics of the goats when they are born? goat babies are pretty cute :)

lol- I was thinking the same thing!  :D


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: ShannonMB on January 06, 2010 06:29:16 PM
Questionaire is all filled out and sent.  I am filled with a million ideas....just need a partner *L*.  I'm so excited.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: rorriM_esoR on January 06, 2010 07:11:29 PM
rorriM_esoR- school is important. I go back the 25th after a year long hiatus so I'm right there with ya, but if you get a couple of hours on a weekend to spare or even watching TV and you'll see that you can get one done in no time at all.

I'm thinking I will be able to do it, but I just got one of my syllabuses/syllabi (what is the plural for syllabus?) for one of my philosophy class, and I have 80 pages of reading to do for a book I have yet to get, before my second class next Tuesday.  I know I should be able to, I just want to make sure because I don't want negative feedback for my first swap.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: carmenmarie on January 06, 2010 07:40:37 PM
Yay, I just got a heap more beads and charms today.  Can't wait for partners :D


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: frogangel on January 06, 2010 08:01:09 PM
Ok, I just noticed the change to the questionnaire... Do we have to resend it or just post an answer? Cause I wouldn't mind having 2 partners. ;)


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 06, 2010 08:28:25 PM
No resending, I was going to wait until the swap closed and then PM the first 8 people to get their replies. I've already changed your questionnaire frogangel  :)

I always thought that syllabi was the plural for syllabus, but apparently it can be both! ;D


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on January 07, 2010 01:05:55 PM
I was looking at findings at the mall yesterday  ;D Im slowly getting an idea. Im just hoping my partner has a wist! that way I can get cracking the moment we get assigned partners  ;D


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: pinkleo on January 07, 2010 03:31:02 PM
;D I just sent in my questionnaire! ;D


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: grapeicepop on January 08, 2010 11:26:12 AM
Just sent in my info!!  ;D SOOOO excited for this one! ;D ;D


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: onecrazymom on January 08, 2010 11:43:40 AM
I loooove charms- I haven't done a swap in a while, but I have some free time now.  Do we need to post some of our previous work, so people know our style before the swap closes?  I just got a new computer, so I don't have any pix on it.  Thanks- this really looks like fun!   ;D


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: goatgoddess on January 08, 2010 11:51:48 AM
well the first goat babies aren't due till Feb 18th so that works out just about right <G>  will be sending in my info shortly


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 08, 2010 12:18:57 PM
well the first goat babies aren't due till Feb 18th so that works out just about right <G>  will be sending in my info shortly

Yay!  ;D


I loooove charms- I haven't done a swap in a while, but I have some free time now.  Do we need to post some of our previous work, so people know our style before the swap closes?  I just got a new computer, so I don't have any pix on it.  Thanks- this really looks like fun!   ;D

You're not obligated to post things but I do look at swappers profiles and posts to try to match people up in likes and ability. Being able to see your partners work gives you an idea of the things they can do and what you can request from them.




Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: juliminustheE on January 08, 2010 12:58:09 PM
I'm super excited for this swap, there have been no swaps that have been interesting lately except for now


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: taraston on January 08, 2010 03:02:44 PM
Oh wow I can't wait I just bought these earrings that are going to make the most awesome charms!!! Best part- 1.99$ WOOOOOHOOO.. I love sterling silver!  Ok so dilemma- if  I put a bead in a silver circle is it actually a charm or just a glorified bead?   hmmmm


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 08, 2010 03:27:03 PM
I know, I've been all over etsy and ebay & I thoroughly know the jewelry section in my local ACMoore. I've also pretty much stalked everyone who's joined. I have an idea of who the partners are going to be so far, but we still have an entire week of sign-ups to go!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: grapeicepop on January 08, 2010 04:22:10 PM
I just took a trip down down to Michaels!! Tons of new charms, and ideas! I can't wait to get partners and get started!!!!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: april again on January 08, 2010 06:36:49 PM
I can't wait til partners....eeeeeeeeeeeeee!  ;D


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: thedreamer on January 08, 2010 06:54:44 PM
oh, me too, I think I know my local Michaels inside and out by now :D  I'm excited for this swap (especially since then I have an excuse to buy more jewelry supplies)!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 08, 2010 08:23:18 PM
I think I may use this swap as an excuse to try making some kinds of charms that I haven't tried before...  Sooo many ways to tempt my craftiness...


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: rorriM_esoR on January 09, 2010 08:38:33 AM
I will be sending in my questionaire sometime this weekend.  My first day back gave me a good idea of what the semester is going to be like, and I will definitely be able to find time to do this swap.   :D


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: april again on January 09, 2010 10:11:30 AM
I used this swap to update my wist (finally  :-[ )...oh Betsey Johnson how I love you so!

*wistfully remembers being a teenager in the late 80s early 90s going to the Betsey Johnson store in Boston and dreaming...*sigh   :'(


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on January 09, 2010 01:18:49 PM
I used this swap to update my wist (finally  :-[ )...oh Betsey Johnson how I love you so!

*wistfully remembers being a teenager in the late 80s early 90s going to the Betsey Johnson store in Boston and dreaming...*sigh   :'(
Betsey Johnson?


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 09, 2010 01:36:21 PM
I've never been to a betsy johnson store but it's a line here in the US that makes awesome chunky charm bracelets and other jewelry. Bubblegum_phoenix you should def. do a search and check it out.


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Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on January 09, 2010 01:39:34 PM
Google is my friend  :)


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Post by: meleriffic on January 09, 2010 02:16:31 PM
Still thinking about joining this. I just need to find my tape measure to double check my wrist size.


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Post by: PirateColey on January 09, 2010 07:52:50 PM

OMG can we have partners already!?!?!?!?! I don't think I can wait another week. Seriously. I might die from the anticipation. I've been stalking everyone on the swap list and I'm so antsy to get my partners!!!

/bounce


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Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 10, 2010 11:06:55 AM
Preliminary partners have been assigned...hehehe...I know my partners and you guys don't!  ;D :P :-*


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Post by: Blackstitches on January 10, 2010 05:30:49 PM
I've been scouting out all the fantastic bracelets on Etsy to add to my wist.  I'm really excited for this one and it should be a no pressure swap for me since I'm always making jewelry for my Etsy shop anyways!  I keep coming up with more ideas for cute bracelet themes, I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Kim


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Post by: frogangel on January 10, 2010 08:01:03 PM
Ugh! 6 more days! *sigh*


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Post by: ShannonMB on January 11, 2010 01:40:53 PM
Ugh....5 more days to wait.  I've become a stalker...I keep checking and checking and adding Wist pictures...and digging through my craft room for fabulous trinkets...and laying out potential bracelets.  My husband thinks I'm nuts!   ;D


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 11, 2010 03:05:28 PM
Hehehehe... I'm taking a trip to Joann's Etc. tomorrow (it's about an hour from here, so I don't go often), to put my Christmas gift cards to use...  I might even be able to check out Michael's while I'm down in Tennessee.  I think there's a charm or two I'd like to look for...  :)


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Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 11, 2010 05:00:22 PM
I'm on a wisting kick, there are so many great charm bracelets out there.


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Post by: PirateColey on January 11, 2010 07:01:04 PM

Good lord!! Is it partner day yet?? This week is going SO SO SO slow!

So, I was thinking, Seraphina... your could just PM me my potential partners... I promise I won't tell anyone...  ::)


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Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 11, 2010 07:16:15 PM
*tsk, tsk, tsk* Patience my dear PirateColey, partners will not be revealed until the 17th! Until then you must suffer <insert evil laughter here>


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 12, 2010 05:27:33 AM
I won't be around on the 17th....will be at the Medieval Faire here :)  I'm so excited!!!  I'm really glad I organized all my beads n charms n jewelry goodies a month or so ago so I can be assured an easy sorting and creation process for my 2 partners.


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Post by: goodmorningstarshine on January 12, 2010 10:34:09 AM
PirateColey, you seem very anxious! :)

You want to do a personal charm bracelet swap while we wait? ;)


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Post by: PirateColey on January 12, 2010 02:30:54 PM
PirateColey, you seem very anxious! :)

You want to do a personal charm bracelet swap while we wait? ;)

lol- I'm totally game.

I finished two other swaps up and now I'm at a loss for what to work on. I craft better when I have a direction in mind.  :D


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Post by: goodmorningstarshine on January 12, 2010 03:05:11 PM
Okay, sounds perfect. I see information about you on your wist and in your profile. All I need is the size of your wrist, and I will begin. I'm a 7 inch wrist person, myself. :D


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Post by: rorriM_esoR on January 12, 2010 05:19:18 PM
Just sent my info, time has been getting away from me lately.


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Post by: april again on January 12, 2010 07:12:30 PM
So anyone else feel guilty "stealing" from other people's wists?  :-[

I have been looking at people's wists and taking a lot for my own  :P


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Post by: goodmorningstarshine on January 12, 2010 07:28:22 PM
I don't feel bad...I downloaded the wist toolbar, but when I click "add to wists" nothing is added to my wists. I have to steal from other people's wists to have a wist.  :'(


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Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on January 12, 2010 08:17:48 PM
Wists are good. It should be compulsary to have one lol. Makes life so much easier  :D
Plus, you can send your family to your wist at Christmas and Birthdays  ;D


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Post by: Serenthia on January 13, 2010 05:46:32 AM
Cool Im in! Cant wait for partners :D I reckon i might hit up some wists too.. ;)


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Post by: r0ckwithme on January 13, 2010 02:36:45 PM
yay! just sent my info in. Can't wait for partners!


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Post by: goodmorningstarshine on January 13, 2010 08:01:00 PM
I finished the bracelet for PirateColey and my personal swap today! I'm very lucky we like so many similar colors. I bought some extra beads and charms because I wanted to, but almost everything was in my jewelry box!


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Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 13, 2010 08:06:32 PM
 :o Wow, your partners can expect speedy crafting from you in this one!


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Post by: goatgoddess on January 14, 2010 07:37:37 AM
finally got mine sent in yesterday :)


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Post by: PirateColey on January 14, 2010 07:42:36 AM
I finished the bracelet for PirateColey and my personal swap today! I'm very lucky we like so many similar colors. I bought some extra beads and charms because I wanted to, but almost everything was in my jewelry box!

I'm almost done with yours as well. This was a fun way to fill up the wait time before partners!! Crafting for you is a lot like crafting for myself.  :D


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 14, 2010 08:37:30 AM
When I was out at Joann's & Michael's on Tuesday I picked up a few charms (some from the clearance section!) for some "possible" bracelets.  I even spent time laying them all out to figure out how I want the bracelet set up.  I am seriously so excited about this one!  Even if I don't get to make it for this swap, I'm just going to have to make it anyways.  :-) 
I also found some other fun stuff, like sets of sewing/crafting charms, a giant cutlass connector/pendant, and some mismatched letters that spell out "luck".  Looks like I should make myself a charm bracelet while I wait!

...Oh wait, I promised I'd try out that papercrafts challenge today...  Hmm...


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Post by: goodmorningstarshine on January 14, 2010 03:53:52 PM
I finished the bracelet for PirateColey and my personal swap today! I'm very lucky we like so many similar colors. I bought some extra beads and charms because I wanted to, but almost everything was in my jewelry box!

I'm almost done with yours as well. This was a fun way to fill up the wait time before partners!! Crafting for you is a lot like crafting for myself.  :D

I know! I was reading your profile and thinking how crazy it is that we are so similar. You are my most 'like me' swap partner so far!


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Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 14, 2010 09:17:27 PM
When I was out at Joann's & Michael's on Tuesday I picked up a few charms (some from the clearance section!) for some "possible" bracelets.  I even spent time laying them all out to figure out how I want the bracelet set up.  I am seriously so excited about this one!  Even if I don't get to make it for this swap, I'm just going to have to make it anyways.  :-)  
I also found some other fun stuff, like sets of sewing/crafting charms, a giant cutlass connector/pendant, and some mismatched letters that spell out "luck".  Looks like I should make myself a charm bracelet while I wait!

...Oh wait, I promised I'd try out that papercrafts challenge today...  Hmm...

I picked up some stuff too, 30 glass beads for $2.50 and some clearance items. I'm going back tomorrow with my coupons.

I want to try the papercrafts challenge too, but I can't find a matchbox anywhere  :'(


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 14, 2010 09:22:56 PM
I want to try the papercrafts challenge too, but I can't find a matchbox anywhere  :'(

I wasn't able to find a matchbox in the house, but I did find two staple boxes, which each had slide out trays like matchboxes.  They were each 1" x 2 3/4" x 1/2".  Can we say freakin' tiny?!?!  I just "completed" one of them, and am in process on the second...  Not real sure how I like them, but I can say this, it certainly IS a Challenge with a capital C.


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Post by: christinacoghill on January 15, 2010 01:23:02 PM
 just sent in my questionarre.  I ordered a bunch of friendly plastic stuff today..  Wanting to try a new craft and thought heck I could make charms out of it.  so I decided to join up for this swap!  Hopefully I got my questionarre sent in on time.


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Post by: pinkleo on January 15, 2010 03:07:49 PM
I want to try the papercrafts challenge too, but I can't find a matchbox anywhere  :'(

I wasn't able to find a matchbox in the house, but I did find two staple boxes, which each had slide out trays like matchboxes.  They were each 1" x 2 3/4" x 1/2".  Can we say freakin' tiny?!?!  I just "completed" one of them, and am in process on the second...  Not real sure how I like them, but I can say this, it certainly IS a Challenge with a capital C.
I'm contemplating the paper matchbox challenge too!  For those who don't have a matchbox, there was a template posted; you can find it at http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/mirkwooddesigns/matchbox.htm.


And I would like to note how patiently I'm waiting for partners. ;)  I have used this waiting time to organize my beads and supplies. ;D ....just a few more days YAY! :D


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Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on January 15, 2010 03:21:08 PM
Im looking forward to this. Ive held of actually buying anything yet so that I only buy what I need (and typically when I walk into a shop full of sparkly things I spend waaaaay too much  :D )
Just need to work out where I stashed the bead kit  ::) its been a while


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Post by: thedreamer on January 15, 2010 06:18:55 PM
can't wait :)  Partners out soon....  *trying to be patient*


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Post by: frogangel on January 15, 2010 06:34:33 PM
EEK!! 1 MORE DAY!!! WOO HOO!! *stops jumping and takes a breath*  ;D


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Post by: PirateColey on January 15, 2010 06:40:00 PM
Ooo- I hope we get partners early enough in the day!! I hate when you get partners and it's too late to actually get started.  :D


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 15, 2010 07:37:26 PM
I'm contemplating the paper matchbox challenge too!  For those who don't have a matchbox, there was a template posted; you can find it at http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/mirkwooddesigns/matchbox.htm.

Yeah, I saw the template.  Might use it at some point too, since I've used up my 2 staple boxes now.  I couldn't find matches IN boxes anywhere today.  I looked while in BigLots, Target, Walgreens, & Kroger!    Oh wait... I'm supposed to be talking about charm bracelets here now, aren't I?   ;)


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Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 15, 2010 08:07:49 PM
Ooo- I hope we get partners early enough in the day!! I hate when you get partners and it's too late to actually get started.  :D

I'll try to get them out on Sun. sometime between 12-10 AM

I want to try the papercrafts challenge too, but I can't find a matchbox anywhere  :'(

I wasn't able to find a matchbox in the house, but I did find two staple boxes, which each had slide out trays like matchboxes.  They were each 1" x 2 3/4" x 1/2".  Can we say freakin' tiny?!?!  I just "completed" one of them, and am in process on the second...  Not real sure how I like them, but I can say this, it certainly IS a Challenge with a capital C.
I'm contemplating the paper matchbox challenge too!  For those who don't have a matchbox, there was a template posted; you can find it at http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/mirkwooddesigns/matchbox.htm.


And I would like to note how patiently I'm waiting for partners. ;)  I have used this waiting time to organize my beads and supplies. ;D ....just a few more days YAY! :D

THANKS!!  :-*

I bought some more charms today...I hope to check out the clearance at Michael's tomorrow!


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Post by: carmenmarie on January 15, 2010 08:29:03 PM
 :(  poor me in New Zealand, I'm like a whole day ahead of you guys.  Your Sunday is my Monday.  I have been looking at all the charms that I want to buy, but have been trying to be good and wait to see what I actually need.


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Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on January 15, 2010 08:36:10 PM
Carmenmarie Im a NZer too! It sucks! Esp when I was all excited thinking I was getting my partner tomorrow  :D Im blaming the heat, its gone to my mind  :D


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Post by: PirateColey on January 16, 2010 09:15:01 AM

Okay. I went to a flea market today and came home with a quart-sized bag of broken/mismatched jewelry for 4$. I now have the CUTEST set of cowboy/cowgirl charms ever. They're getting set aside for a charm bracelet someday, when I have a cowgirl to craft for. I couldn't bear to make anything else with them- they're too wonderful!!

I also ended up with a great owl pin that needs a few new beads, a vintage Avon charm bracelet with a Victorian theme and a broken chain (new chain + new beads = new bracelet for me!!), a great feather-esk pendant, silver feather earrings, and a TON of miscellaneous stuff like single clip-on earrings and a jointed fish charm.

I think I like buying broken jewelry more than the regular stuff. I love the potential!


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Post by: april again on January 16, 2010 09:46:53 AM
I think I like buying broken jewelry more than the regular stuff. I love the potential!

I agree..I have gotten TONS of owl stuff in my grab bags too...I am not even super into owls but they are so cool I keep em...I still don't know what I am doing with them haha.


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 16, 2010 09:53:12 AM
I guess I'm going to have to check out FleaLand soon... ;-)


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Post by: carmenmarie on January 16, 2010 10:49:13 AM
You guys all sound like you have the best op-shops/flea Markets/car boots in the world. The op shops in my town are average at best, with none of the good stuff like you keep coming home with. I'll keep looking, dig deeper in the ice cream containers of rubbish to find the good stuff at the bottom. :D


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on January 16, 2010 01:54:59 PM
PirateColey - I am super jealous of your Victorian Avon charm bracelet find!  I bet it's really cute, they had such cute stuff when I was younger. :)


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Post by: PirateColey on January 16, 2010 03:35:01 PM
PirateColey - I am super jealous of your Victorian Avon charm bracelet find!  I bet it's really cute, they had such cute stuff when I was younger. :)

It really is. There's an owl, tall lace-up boot, water picture, rottery phone, and coffee grinder charms on it. And as an extra bonus, I'm an Avon Rep., so the vintage stuff is extra cool to me.

And keep looking in those bins, carmenmarie!! There are months where I find NOTHING. Yard sales seem to be better then the shops, but you never know what crafty goodness you'll find!!

PS: Partners yet?   ;D


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Post by: Serenthia on January 16, 2010 08:46:33 PM
:(  poor me in New Zealand, I'm like a whole day ahead of you guys.  Your Sunday is my Monday.  I have been looking at all the charms that I want to buy, but have been trying to be good and wait to see what I actually need.

SAME! It totally sucks huh lol :) I've been avoiding craft stores for that same reason :P :D


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Post by: pinkleo on January 17, 2010 07:25:44 AM
oh today's the day! YAY! :D
unfortunately my dear future partners, I will be away today
hopefully I get to peek in during the day, but it may not be until tonight
so don't fret dear partners, I shall return! ;D


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Post by: MICHELEIGH34 on January 17, 2010 07:28:36 AM
any word on partners yet?


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on January 17, 2010 07:29:40 AM
I'm going to the Flea Market today, so I'll be on the lookout for charm bracelets and oddities!  I'm looking forward to partners!!


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Post by: grapeicepop on January 17, 2010 08:47:15 AM
GHAAA partners today!! ;D ;D I have been planning possible bracelets.. Hoping one of them will work for my partner, i really want to make a specific one..  ;) :D


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Post by: PirateColey on January 17, 2010 09:08:33 AM
I'm going to the Flea Market today, so I'll be on the lookout for charm bracelets and oddities!  I'm looking forward to partners!!


Ooo- lucky girl, Sevs! Which one are you going to?


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Post by: pinkleo on January 17, 2010 10:31:07 AM
peek...:::sigh:::


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Post by: poppyache on January 17, 2010 10:44:31 AM
eeeeee im so excited!


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Post by: carmenmarie on January 17, 2010 11:24:09 AM
Argh, off to AKL today won't be back til tues night.  have to wait another few days for partners :(


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on January 17, 2010 11:47:47 AM
I'm going to the Flea Market today, so I'll be on the lookout for charm bracelets and oddities!  I'm looking forward to partners!!

I went to Lapeer's.  Usually they have a ton of old jewelry, today not so much.  I didn't come home with any jewelry or pieces. :(  BUT I bought degreaser and a couple of cute items for my other swap partners.

Ooo- lucky girl, Sevs! Which one are you going to?


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Post by: PirateColey on January 17, 2010 12:11:05 PM
I'm going to the Flea Market today, so I'll be on the lookout for charm bracelets and oddities!  I'm looking forward to partners!!

I went to Lapeer's.  Usually they have a ton of old jewelry, today not so much.  I didn't come home with any jewelry or pieces. :(  BUT I bought degreaser and a couple of cute items for my other swap partners.

Ooo- lucky girl, Sevs! Which one are you going to?

Ooo- I've never been to that one. If you're ever around Millington, they've got a few really good antique markets. Sometimes you can find jewelry stuff in some of the booths there. I need to go out there, it's been too long. lol.

And I am SO pacing around, anxious for partners.  ;D


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Post by: ShannonMB on January 17, 2010 12:53:05 PM
 ;D  SQUEEEE!!!   Partners today...I can't wait.  I have my stash of charms and stuff all ready to dig through.....

I have many plans....just hoping one of them will work for my partner!   ;D


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Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 17, 2010 06:23:12 PM
Sorry it took me so long guys, my brother's birthday was today and he decided that he wanted to go out to eat breakfast, and then I had to go to work. Partners are listed, swap questionnaires are going out shortly.  ;D

If you have any problems let me know, partnering up was a little tough for this one.  :P


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Post by: pinkleo on January 17, 2010 06:53:25 PM
:-* Sera (& happy b-day brother of Sera)
Love, love, love, love my partners! ;) ;D

Dear Fabulous Partners,
I shall be stalking you tomorrow and blatant stalking PMs will arrive then as well.
8)


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Post by: thedreamer on January 17, 2010 06:54:52 PM
oh boy, partners!  *waves to grapeicepop*  Now I can go to the craft store and go crazy... :D


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Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 17, 2010 06:58:51 PM
Everyone should have their partners, here's hoping that there are no problems!


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 17, 2010 07:07:35 PM
Huzzah for Sera!!!


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Post by: PirateColey on January 17, 2010 07:20:53 PM
OMG! Yay!! And I'll be on the craft-store side of town tomorrow!! Score!


-----

On a side note- I think half of Craftster lives in Bowling Green, KY.  :D


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Post by: r0ckwithme on January 17, 2010 07:38:01 PM
yay partners! Just in time for my off...time to get started!


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Post by: rorriM_esoR on January 17, 2010 07:39:49 PM
I can't wait to start.   ;D
I think I will tomorrow after a little stalking and reading my assigned reading (gotta love college).
I love having a Michaels two miles from my house.


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Post by: grapeicepop on January 17, 2010 07:49:06 PM
YAY Partners!!  ;D ;D  *Waves back* :D
Ooo I'm really excited that bracelet i had planned out, that i really wanted to make,  will work for one of my partners!!  ;) We seem to have pretty much the same kind of style, just need to modify it a bit.^^
Whoo hoo, now i have another reason to get down to Joanns after work tomorrow.  ;)


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Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on January 17, 2010 08:16:05 PM
yay!


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Post by: Serenthia on January 17, 2010 08:22:24 PM
Yay! I love my partners! Hehe :D


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Post by: meleriffic on January 17, 2010 08:54:59 PM
Going to get started on getting the charms I need as soon as the money comes in later this week.


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Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on January 17, 2010 10:06:53 PM
Im having a laugh at myself. I keep forgetting how teeny my wrists are  :D I was looking at braclets and thought to myself, wow 20cm is massive... then realised that most of the ADULT braclets are between 17-20cm  :D
Yeeeea.... Im 16cm lol, my sister had to by my 21st braclet in the kids section at the jewlers  :D I shall go sit in the corner now  :P


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 17, 2010 11:33:58 PM
On a side note- I think half of Craftster lives in Bowling Green, KY.  :D

If only!!!  I have only found one other craftster in Bowling Green!  I found a few who LEFT Bowling Green and now live other places, but no more here.  Wait, that's a lie, there were like two more who were interested in starting a craft group with me here, but they were both art students who promptly flaked out.  Which is fine with me, since I teach at the university here, and was looking for non-students to hang out with.  I'm in kind of a weird spot.  I'm 29, so too old to hang with the students (not to mention weird), and too young to hang with the rest of the faculty.  If you find some BG girls, let me know!  (I need a friend in this town.  Craftster is basically my only friend here.)


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Post by: PirateColey on January 18, 2010 06:22:45 AM
On a side note- I think half of Craftster lives in Bowling Green, KY.  :D

If only!!!  I have only found one other craftster in Bowling Green!  I found a few who LEFT Bowling Green and now live other places, but no more here.  Wait, that's a lie, there were like two more who were interested in starting a craft group with me here, but they were both art students who promptly flaked out.  Which is fine with me, since I teach at the university here, and was looking for non-students to hang out with.  I'm in kind of a weird spot.  I'm 29, so too old to hang with the students (not to mention weird), and too young to hang with the rest of the faculty.  If you find some BG girls, let me know!  (I need a friend in this town.  Craftster is basically my only friend here.)

Both of my partners are from Bowling Green. And I had one a few swaps back... I'll PM her and mention that you live in the same city... that way she can contact you if she wants.

The other other crafter around her is my mom. Which is cool and all, but... I'm in a similar boat to you. I'm 28. I take a ceramics class every week, but the next closet in age is in her early 50s.... So... it's a little weird outside of class. Maybe I'll just have to move to KY and we can hang out. lol.  :D


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Post by: Blackstitches on January 18, 2010 06:49:33 AM
I'm totally excited to have my partner and I think making her bracelet is going to be really easy, since we have similar tastes.  Oh and KY girls, I'm in Louisville!  I know that's not really close to Bowling Green but hey we're in the same state!


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on January 18, 2010 07:05:49 AM
PirateColey - there are lots of crafty girls/guys in our area, but I think most of them are in college!  Have you attended Flint Handmade meetings?  Here's their website:  http://www.flinthandmade.com/  They meet at the Lunch Studio downtown Flint on Saginaw Street on the first Sunday of the month for Craft Lab.  It's free, everyone just chitchats and crafts.  Also on Feb. 7th they are having their annual Craft Supply Swap.  I went last year and got rid of lots and brought home lots!  It's a bunch of really nice girls. :)


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 18, 2010 08:36:26 AM
Both of my partners are from Bowling Green. And I had one a few swaps back... I'll PM her and mention that you live in the same city... that way she can contact you if she wants.


LOL, I forgot your OTHER partner is Ex_Gratia!  She's one of my students!!!  I run the costume shop at WKU and she's one of the upperclass costume design/technology students.  Not to mention the most talented student I've ever worked with.  Our Sunday "Crafternoon Delight" group includes, Ex_Gratia, myself, one of my other students/employees, and that single BG crafter I mentioned previously.  The nice part is that Ex_Gratia and I can plot and scheme together, so you won't accidentally end up with two of the same bracelet.  And we frequently share crafting supplies.  :)


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Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 18, 2010 08:57:29 AM
It seems like everyone is happy with their partners. yay!  ;D

*waves at TSM and Blackstitches* I'm hoping to make a trip to Michaels today and ACMoore tomorrow. Anyone with an ACM nearby, all of their Blue Moon Bead collection is going for $2 until the 23rd near me, so you should check it out, maybe yours is having a sale too!

You guys are lucky to have anyone around you who crafts *sigh* I'm all alone. Craftster has kind of saved me. Since I transferred back home from college at Penn State I really haven't found many people to hang out with, all my friends from high school are scattered about and none of them liked to craft anyway!




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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 18, 2010 09:13:26 AM
Checking back in frmo my weekend away.  Will look over my partners' stuff and see if I have any more questions on my days off tomorrow and the next!


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Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 18, 2010 09:27:35 AM
Was your faire this weekend TSM, if it was I hope you had lots of fun!


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Post by: rorriM_esoR on January 18, 2010 09:56:06 AM
Anyone with an ACM nearby, all of their Blue Moon Bead collection is going for $2 until the 23rd near me, so you should check it out, maybe yours is having a sale too!


Thanks for the heads up, I just checked my ad and mine is having the same sale.  Wasn't planning on making a trip out that far today, but at those prices I can't beat it.  And I can't wait, because everytime I do all the good stuff is gone in no time.


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Post by: PirateColey on January 18, 2010 12:16:02 PM

Sevs: I'm going to have to look them up. I miss having crafty people to chat/work with. And I happen to have Sundays free, so... Perfect!!

Jennie: Yup- I've got both of the Bowling Green girls. lol. Nice knowing I'm not going to get two HP themed bracelets... now I'll just obsess over what Ex_Gratia crafts for me!! Ahhh!!

Speaking of Ex_Gratia... I'm discovering that nickle free is a pain in the arse. Anyone have any tips of what to use or where to go to get supplies that won't give the poor girl hives? lol. None of my local places carry anything.   :-\

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EDIT: Jennie. Your bracelet is combining two of my favorite things... crafting and obsessive research! I'm a geek, yes, I realize that. I also realize that your bracelet might come with a dissertation!   :D


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 18, 2010 02:59:10 PM
Was your faire this weekend TSM, if it was I hope you had lots of fun!

Thanks!  It was this past weekend and again this coming weekend...then I won't get to see any of these fun folks for another year :(  Wish I could craft and travel the circuit for a living!!  Alas, I will have to give myself a few years, sell the house and 90% of my worldly possessions and buy an RV to accomplish that!


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Post by: rorriM_esoR on January 18, 2010 03:23:47 PM
Just got back from AC Moore, where I didn't find much.  It was pretty much picked over, and the sale only started yesterday!   :o  I guess there are some pretty crafty people around where I live.  Finding charms is going to be an issue around here it seems  :-\, going to scavenge the small Flea Market around here this weekend hopefully I will have more luck there.   I blame myself for having such a specific vision of this bracelet.


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Post by: taraston on January 18, 2010 05:54:24 PM
PirateColey :  Do you have a mall close? Try Claires, I buy earrings/bracelets on sale and cut them up to make all kinds of neat things. They always have a no nickle section. Just a thought. I can't wear them but they also put sterling and stainless steel on sale too.
Yeah glad we got partners!


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Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 18, 2010 06:14:21 PM
PirateColey :  Do you have a mall close? Try Claires, I buy earrings/bracelets on sale and cut them up to make all kinds of neat things. They always have a no nickle section. Just a thought. I can't wear them but they also put sterling and stainless steel on sale too.
Yeah glad we got partners!

That's so true, especially now when a lot of stores are clearancing out merchandise at the end of the retail year. Claires has a lot of clearance stuff going for $1 and some penny items, Old Navy is having a 50% off clearance special. I got over 10 items in claires for $5 and three pairs of pretty awesome earrings from ON for $5.


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Post by: april again on January 18, 2010 06:24:58 PM
Try Claires, I buy earrings/bracelets on sale and cut them up to make all kinds of neat things. They always have a no nickle

That is a good idea...I will have to go to Claires tomorrow after work..I haven't been in one in a LONG time..I have one kid and he is a boy


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Post by: PirateColey on January 18, 2010 07:20:15 PM
Dragging DH to the mall tomorrow!! Claires is a GREAT idea!! Thanks guys!!


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Post by: frogangel on January 18, 2010 08:30:51 PM
I'm really happy with my partners. I even got lucky and already have most of what I need. ;D


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Post by: carmenmarie on January 18, 2010 08:48:02 PM
I have some great stuff for my partner's bracelets, though I still have a excuse to go and buy some more stuff...hooray


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 18, 2010 09:05:52 PM
EDIT: Jennie. Your bracelet is combining two of my favorite things... crafting and obsessive research! I'm a geek, yes, I realize that. I also realize that your bracelet might come with a dissertation!   :D

You seriously have no idea how excited this makes me!  Seriously!  I'm too much of a dork, even here amidst many dorks.  You should have seen the documentation I had to hand in for my Master's Thesis.  It involved research into both clown shoes, and the use of yogurt in enemas.  Yeah, you read that right.  And yes, the thought will scar you for life, as it did to me.


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on January 19, 2010 03:04:59 AM
EDIT: Jennie. Your bracelet is combining two of my favorite things... crafting and obsessive research! I'm a geek, yes, I realize that. I also realize that your bracelet might come with a dissertation!   :D

You seriously have no idea how excited this makes me!  Seriously!  I'm too much of a dork, even here amidst many dorks.  You should have seen the documentation I had to hand in for my Master's Thesis.  It involved research into both clown shoes, and the use of yogurt in enemas.  Yeah, you read that right.  And yes, the thought will scar you for life, as it did to me.

I think I'm scarred just from reading that!lol


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Post by: PirateColey on January 19, 2010 05:56:12 AM
EDIT: Jennie. Your bracelet is combining two of my favorite things... crafting and obsessive research! I'm a geek, yes, I realize that. I also realize that your bracelet might come with a dissertation!   :D

You seriously have no idea how excited this makes me!  Seriously!  I'm too much of a dork, even here amidst many dorks.  You should have seen the documentation I had to hand in for my Master's Thesis.  It involved research into both clown shoes, and the use of yogurt in enemas.  Yeah, you read that right.  And yes, the thought will scar you for life, as it did to me.

I would normally think that is wonderful... only I'm terrified of clowns... so I'm not sure whether to be delighted with your oddities or frightened by them.  ;D

My BA was in English & Literature... and I plan on getting my MLS if/when we ever have the money. So, I tend to gravitate to research. For example- I read of 'Percy Jackson and the Olympians' books with my little cousin, finished the series, and promptly dug out every Greek mythology book I own and researched each character to deter min their accuracy. In case you're curious, the series was really well done.   :D

Well... I'm sure you've got a good idea of which of your themes I'm obsessing over, as it's something we have in common. I already have 11 charms and a bunch of beads set aside. I wish my husband would get called into work so that I could work interrupted!  ::)


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Post by: meleriffic on January 19, 2010 08:29:44 AM
I think I have a pretty good idea of what I'm going to do, just not sure if all if it will turn out the way I want.


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 19, 2010 08:52:38 AM
I would normally think that is wonderful... only I'm terrified of clowns... so I'm not sure whether to be delighted with your oddities or frightened by them.  ;D

Well, thankfully there were no actual clowns in my thesis project.  Your thesis as a graduate student in costume design is to design a show, and there's a great deal of research and documentation that goes into it.  (Not that I don't research the heck out of all my shows.)  I designed the Imaginary Invalid by Moliere, but the director had two very odd ideas on which to base it.  The caratoonist work of Winsor McCay (who created the series Little Nemo in Dreamland, and was the inspiration for Walt Disney who kinda ripped him off in some ways.  Sorry Disney fans, but it's true.) and the film The Road to Wellville, which was a fictionalized work based on the real life Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and the Battlecreek Sanitarium.  Dr. Kellogg was the inventor of Kellogg's Cornflakes, an early proponent of vegetarianism, and the Sanitarium was a place rich people went for "the cure", at the turn of the Century.  So the whole play was moved to 1911, in Michigan, and all of the character's costumes were based on McCay's cartoons, some of which involved a great deal of oddly proportioned people, including giant feet, hence the clown shoe research.

At some point I should post pictures of that show... it was pretty strange and fantastical. 


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Post by: PirateColey on January 19, 2010 12:24:57 PM

OMG- I'm familiar with Kellogg and his sanatarium, as Battlecreek is local to me. AND I love Moliere. In college I helped run scenes for Imaginary Invalid and got to see the final production. It was very good, though I'm not big on body humor myself.  :P  I'd love to see pictures of your show!


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 19, 2010 01:13:27 PM
Ok, so don't anyone start throwing rocks or anything... but I finished PirateColey's bracelet today!  ::closes eyes tightly and waits to be hit with something:: 

 ;)
I have to order 2 charms, and pop them on when they get in, but I've left spaces for them.  The whole thing is sitting here on my craft table, twinkling at me in all it's beaded, charmed glory.  I can't decide if I'm going to dive into Sev's bracelet right now, or take a short break and work on some blocks for my dad's retirement quilt to give my brain time to marinate in the theme for Sev's...   


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Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 19, 2010 02:56:52 PM
I'm almost done with one of mine too! I have a few more beads to go. I'll probably take a break between bracelets though. I hope to get them mailed before Feb. for sure.


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 19, 2010 03:05:03 PM
Well, I ended up laying out all the charms I had for Sevs, and starting in on the 3 charms I'm making.  While those dry/cure/set up, I'll start in on that quilt...  Now off to PM Pinkleo with a construction question.


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Post by: pinkleo on January 19, 2010 04:30:02 PM
Well, I ended up laying out all the charms I had for Sevs, and starting in on the 3 charms I'm making.  While those dry/cure/set up, I'll start in on that quilt...  Now off to PM Pinkleo with a construction question.
My advice has been given. ;)

Man, I can tell this is going to be a killer gallery!


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Post by: carmenmarie on January 19, 2010 05:02:16 PM
I am about half done with 1 bracelet, I really got cracking last night after my baby went to bed, otherwise she wants to help play with all the pretty things.  Have a few more charms to get, but I think I have found them.  I try and pace my self so there isn't such a huge drop in the bank balance all at once.   ;D


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Post by: meleriffic on January 19, 2010 05:11:14 PM
Ahh, people are finished/almost finished.  I haven't even been able to get charms yet, because money hasn't come in. Not to mention, I think I may have to get some of my charms online from someone overseas. Oh well.


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Post by: taraston on January 19, 2010 05:37:14 PM
I have tried three different things and did not like them! Man I thought I was going to be finished by now but nothing is going like I planned! Oh well I just have to be more creative! All the better for my partner!


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Post by: rorriM_esoR on January 19, 2010 06:20:54 PM
I feel so behind everyone else.   ::)  I had intentions of going out and looking at a few more places tomorrow, until my car decided it wanted to reject it's belt today, instead I get to spend tomorrow at the garage.    :'(  Hopefully I will get more accomplished this weekend.


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Post by: grapeicepop on January 19, 2010 06:37:42 PM
I am almost done Juliminusthees bracelet, I just have a few more charms to find, which will have to wait until this weekend when i can get down to Augusta to the Michaels.. i trudged out in a snowstorm to Joanns hoping to find what i needed, but it was a no go. But i know Michaels has what i need.  ;D
thedreamers bracelet was the one i had already planned out, so i already have most of that one. ^^ Now just to put it together.
Whoo, so most likely if everything goes as planned i will have them finnished, and sent out before the end of the month.  :D


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Post by: april again on January 19, 2010 06:46:08 PM
I have the plans for my bracelets in my brain but that is about it so far  ;D

I REALLY wish I could figure out how to resize differently for photo charms :(

I am also waiting on a clasp and charm that I ordered...

I feel very behind now haha


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 19, 2010 07:37:34 PM
None of you are behind!  I'm just a freak who's off of work for the next few days!  I'm trying to get things done before I go back on Monday, so I'm getting ALL my crafting done all day for the next few days... :D


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Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 19, 2010 08:12:07 PM
Yeah, you guys aren't behind at all! I work about 2 blocks from an ACMoore and I go there all the time on my break so I had quick access to lots of stuff, plus I go back to school on the 25th and I really wanted to have my two done and ready to go before then.  :)


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Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on January 19, 2010 08:35:46 PM
Im thinking Im going to have to order a bit I want/need from America  :D sad isnt it. Thats ok though cos we have tons of time till send outs  :D I want to be 100% sure that its ALL alloy free, even if that means I have to buy everything brand new and not use any stash stuff  :P


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on January 20, 2010 02:59:21 AM
I'm still making decisions and finishing up a couple of swaps wtih earlier deadlines.  This gives me lots of time to decide and order and play! :)


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Post by: PirateColey on January 20, 2010 06:59:09 AM

I have about an hours left of work on Jennie's bracelet. I don't know if I'll finish today, as I got a few new books, but it'll be soon.

I went to Claires (and a few other similar stores), but our local stores only carry nickle free earrings... which doesn't help much in the bracelet department. I need to do a little more stalking on Ex, but I do have an alternative plan... I just need to make sure it's something she'll enjoy. I may just wait a bit longer- next weekend if my birthday and I'm hoping my husband will take me to the Ice Festival in Frankenmuth. There is a HUGE bead store there, which might have some hive-free goodies.


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 20, 2010 07:04:15 AM
I have not gotten a chance to start even thinking of ideas yet!  I got back from the faire, went to work, then was off yesterday and a friend was helping me build display stands for my head wreaths, but my drill SUCKS, so we didn't finish and he will be back today with a better drill to finish.  So...I doubt I will get anything figured out today either, but there is still tons of time :)


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Post by: Blackstitches on January 20, 2010 07:26:20 AM
As far as the nickle free concerns go, the last time I was at my local craft store they had a project idea out that used a chain made out of polyester I believe.  I bought some but don't have the tag info anymore.  It came in black, and a few shades of brown at least.  It comes in a package with enough feet to make two necklaces.  I now it sounds weird but it actually looks really cool, plus totally metal free.  My store isn't a chain store but I would guess that other stores probably carry this product too.  I found a link to it, beadalon makes it http://jewelrymaking.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=jewelrymaking&cdn=hobbies&tm=6&f=20&tt=2&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http://www.beadalon.com/  Hope this helps!


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Post by: Blackstitches on January 20, 2010 07:27:52 AM
Oh, go to cords and stringing, it's listed under that. :)


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Post by: PirateColey on January 20, 2010 01:15:08 PM

Ooo- polyester is another great idea. None of my local stores seem to carry that brand, but I'll bet I could find something similar online. Thanks!!


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Post by: rorriM_esoR on January 20, 2010 01:38:12 PM
PirateColey: if you wanna try polyester try artbeads.com they cary it and they are having a huge sale on everything.

I just ordered a lot of stuff there for meleriffic's bracelet.  If any of the rest of you are interested the sale is going on until the 21st and they offer free shipping on any size order.


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 20, 2010 02:15:13 PM
Another good place to check is beadsandcharms.com.  I've had GREAT luck with them.  They've even sent me some free beads with my one of my orders, and what they sent were really pretty oval cut glass beads in jet, which matched some of what I had really ordered.  They are currently having a sale, but I also get their newsletter via email, and if you enter the site via the link in their newsletter, you get a bigger discount.  For example, I had a bunch of items in my cart (12 I think?) and it was $7.74, but when I clicked on the link, it took me back to my cart, and the order total was brought down to $6.60.  I'm happy to forward the email to anyone who wants it.  Just PM me with your email address.  I don't think they carry nylon though... Hmm...


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Post by: frogangel on January 20, 2010 02:58:13 PM
Went today and got a few things for my partners bracelets now I just need to put them together. ;)


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Post by: Blackstitches on January 20, 2010 04:06:32 PM
Hit three craft stores today and have all my supplies ready to go!  I kind of went a different direction once I got there from what I had in mind, but I love the stuff I got!  I also bought a bunch of goodies for my jewelry for my etsy shop too.  There is some cool new stuff out there for jewelry this year!


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Post by: PirateColey on January 20, 2010 05:34:03 PM

Since we're sharing online stores- eebeads.com has some great charms, killer prices... and they always send free stuff. If you sign up for their mailing list they send you a code for a free goodie bag, and then send a new code every week. I've been really happy with the charms I've gotten from them.

I've got windows open to the sites you guys recommended, so after I finish checking my Craftster stuff I'll check them out. Thanks again!


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on January 21, 2010 02:49:25 AM
I used some of the sites mentioned, and now I have to check out the others!  I can't wait to get started on this swap, but I'm being good and finishing my others first. *pouts*


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Post by: Serenthia on January 21, 2010 03:42:27 AM
Well I went completely crazy over the past few days, bought everything I needed/saw (such pathetic, crap all supplies down here! >:( lol) and went nuts! I've had a few days off so, as I was so excited to keep working I couldnt put down the round nose pliers :) So in turn, I think I've finally found my absolute favourite thing to do EVER!
*Ahem* So, I've pretty much finished both of my partners bracelets.. :)


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Post by: PirateColey on January 21, 2010 07:29:14 AM

Yeah... so, I went to both of those sites and bough a bunch of charms from each... but none of them work for Ex's bracelet. lol. I'm going to try and hit all of the thrift stores today and see if I find anything to scalp. This is definitely giving me a more difficult time then any other swap item.  :-\

Question!! If metal cording is threaded through a glass bead, but none of the cord ever touches the skin... will a nickel allergic person still break out?

Question 2!! If I epoxy the hell out of something metal, will that negate the nickel and let me use it?

Thanks in advance, as I know you girls will have answers for me.  :)


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 21, 2010 08:05:55 AM

Yeah... so, I went to both of those sites and bough a bunch of charms from each... but none of them work for Ex's bracelet. lol. I'm going to try and hit all of the thrift stores today and see if I find anything to scalp. This is definitely giving me a more difficult time then any other swap item.  :-\

Question!! If metal cording is threaded through a glass bead, but none of the cord ever touches the skin... will a nickel allergic person still break out?

Question 2!! If I epoxy the hell out of something metal, will that negate the nickel and let me use it?

Thanks in advance, as I know you girls will have answers for me.  :)

Hey dear, so I did some investigating... By which I mean I emailed Ex_Gratia, and got some better answers on this allergy thing for you... I'll PM you the info now.  Don't worry, it's not as bad as it seemed.


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Post by: Ex_Gratia on January 21, 2010 08:23:28 AM

Yeah... so, I went to both of those sites and bough a bunch of charms from each... but none of them work for Ex's bracelet. lol. I'm going to try and hit all of the thrift stores today and see if I find anything to scalp. This is definitely giving me a more difficult time then any other swap item.  :-\

Question!! If metal cording is threaded through a glass bead, but none of the cord ever touches the skin... will a nickel allergic person still break out?

Question 2!! If I epoxy the hell out of something metal, will that negate the nickel and let me use it?

Thanks in advance, as I know you girls will have answers for me.  :)

I'm really sorry that I'm giving you guys so much trouble, I haven't checked the thread in a while but I wanted to let you guys know that Pewter is fine, I've worn pewter and I don't seem to have a reaction to it.
Things don't specifically have to be nickle free. - I've worn chain from Hobby Lobby and Jo Ann's that isn't specifically nickle free and I was fine, so don't fret.

I'm really sorry I didn't mean to cause such a fuss. :(


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 21, 2010 08:59:50 AM
Haven't gotten anything together yet, and I am coming up on the 2nd weekend of the medieval faire, so nothing will be getting done until after it is over.  I wanted to bring beads n charms to work today but I was tied up with company until about 10:30 last night and had to work today.  I came up with a really cool idea looking at some supplies I was organizing before company came over yesterday morning...I think I can run with it!


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Post by: PirateColey on January 21, 2010 10:41:18 AM

Wonderful!!

/happy dance

I found charms that I was in love with for your bracelet, Ex, but I didn't want to make you all itchy. I'm going to go see if they're still in the store and buy them. I don't think I'm going to use any chain if I can help it... So... hopefully you will get a bracelet you love without the hives you hate.

And don't worry about it- I like a challenge.  ;)


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Post by: rorriM_esoR on January 21, 2010 02:41:16 PM
Hates, hates, hates waiting.   >:(  That is the worst part about ordering supplies online.  Fortunately I have some aspects that I need to prepare ahead of time, so I will be working on those tomorrow.  I planned out meleriffic's entire bracelet today when I was supposed to be paying attenition in class, it's hard to pay attention to the professor drone on about what you already know when you could clearly be using that time to craft/plan crafts.   ;)


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Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on January 21, 2010 06:20:41 PM
well, Ive spent the afternoon searching out ideas only to have what Id planned not happen. But its all good as I have a back up plan  ;) which should come out very well  :P


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Post by: meleriffic on January 21, 2010 06:46:03 PM
So the money finally came in, but I can't find anything in the stores. So I'm going to have to order everything online. I'm going to have to wait awhile for it to show up, because I have to order in from the UK. That's okay though, because they are the perfect charms.


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Post by: PirateColey on January 21, 2010 07:49:22 PM

I finished Jennie's bracelet tonight... well, except for one charm that needs to finish drying before I attach it.

Then, since I was motivated, I started Ex's bracelet... and finished it...

THEN, since I was STILL motivated, I made a few little extras.

Now, it's bedtime. Goodnight and happy crafting, girls!  :D


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Post by: goodmorningstarshine on January 21, 2010 08:09:09 PM
I finished both of mine tonight, too. I need to go buy some clasps, since the 2 I had both broke (!), but I will probably be mailing either Saturday or Monday.


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Post by: Ex_Gratia on January 21, 2010 08:14:30 PM
I'm so jealous of all you that have finished, all my crafting stuff is at school so I haven't even started- FAIL- but I'll get them done and know that they are going to be awesome!


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Post by: grapeicepop on January 21, 2010 08:39:39 PM
Ooo.. i went to some of the websites you guys suggested, and found some perfect charms. Now to wait for them to come in... hmmm.. Looks like i wont finish as soon as i thought. Its ok though, because the bracelets really need these charms..  ;)


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 21, 2010 08:51:35 PM
Aww... Yay for PirateColey!  I managed to get halfway through Sev's bracelet tonight after I finally "settled" to something.  I've been so restless and oddly cranky today.  Not pissed off or anything, just unsettled.  I really do like how the bracelet is turning out.  I'm going to leave spaces for the few charms I'm ordering so I can just pop them on when they come in.  But I should be to the 99% complete point tomorrow after work.  (And can I just say, "ugh... I don't want to go back!"?)   ;)

Though I will be happy to see Ex_Gratia again.   :-*


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on January 22, 2010 03:01:15 AM
You gals are just working up a storm!  I feel like such a slacker, but I'll be enjoying the gallery while I work! :)


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Post by: april again on January 22, 2010 05:26:04 AM
I am still waiting for charms and a clasp... >:(

Though I did start the basic construction with some beads and figuring out length of chain etc..but the CHARMS are what I need grrrrr.

I think these are going to be awesome though..I hope my partners enjoy them!


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Post by: PirateColey on January 22, 2010 06:25:25 AM

I'll probably finish the bracelet tonight, but I don't think I'll mail just yet. I've discovered some ephemera that really suits both of my partners and I'm feeling really inspired to try and make something out of it to toss in the box. Plus- I'm going to be at the HUGE bead store next week, and you never know what I might find to add.  :D


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Post by: Blackstitches on January 22, 2010 07:15:59 AM
pretty much finished my partners bracelet and then of course realized I was out of clasps in the metal that I needed! So I guess I will be back at the craft store this week!  I'm also trying to decide if I want to add something or not, may have to look at it for a day or two, but I really like the way it has turned out.


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Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 22, 2010 09:12:53 AM
I'm excited. I'm finished one, I still want to get some stuff for the other. I want to check out Michaels before I decide to order though, I'm so impatient and I don't want to wait for shipping  ::) :P

anyone still looking for charms can try fusionbeads.com, they're pretty good, shipping takes about a week & is free and they have a code for 10% off. if that code is no longer there pm me and I'll email the one I have to you.


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Post by: meleriffic on January 22, 2010 11:15:39 AM
So I ordered the charms from the UK today. They'll ship out and Monday Airmail, so 7 to 10 days. Hopefully all goes well and I get them.

I still have to order more form other places as well, because I just can't find what I want in the store. I also can't seem to figure out what I want the overall design to be.  Also, does anyone know if it is possible to paint resin beads and if so what would work best?


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Post by: PirateColey on January 22, 2010 11:31:08 AM
So I ordered the charms from the UK today. They'll ship out and Monday Airmail, so 7 to 10 days. Hopefully all goes well and I get them.

I still have to order more form other places as well, because I just can't find what I want in the store. I also can't seem to figure out what I want the overall design to be.  Also, does anyone know if it is possible to paint resin beads and if so what would work best?

I've never painted resin... but if the pain does stick, make sure you seal it really well afterward so the paint doesn't chip off. If you want to test painting one, my suggestion would be to try lightly sanding it first, to give the paint something to adhere to.


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Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 22, 2010 01:22:11 PM
I agree with piratecoley, sanding is the only way I can think of, and then sealing once you paint.


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Post by: meleriffic on January 22, 2010 01:38:58 PM
Thanks for the ideas.


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Post by: ShannonMB on January 22, 2010 04:40:30 PM
I'm just about finished with my partners bracelet...and I'm sort of sad about it...I love it.  *L*  Guess I'll have to make her more little things to throw in the box...


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 22, 2010 07:56:32 PM
Finished SevsOnlyGirl's bracelet tonight, minus the few charms that I'm ordering.  :)  

...Then of course my husband turns around tonight and says, "Hey honey, why don't you SELL these?"  And I really didn't know what to say to him.   :-\


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Post by: PirateColey on January 22, 2010 08:16:34 PM
Finished SevsOnlyGirl's bracelet tonight, minus the few charms that I'm ordering.  :)  

...Then of course my husband turns around tonight and says, "Hey honey, why don't you SELL these?"  And I really didn't know what to say to him.   :-\

If you weren't my partner I would SO buy one of your bracelets. Guess I just lucked out!  ;D


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Post by: pinkleo on January 23, 2010 07:49:16 AM
...Then of course my husband turns around tonight and says, "Hey honey, why don't you SELL these?"  And I really didn't know what to say to him.   :-\
You say..."That is a great idea!"  Then, you kiss him because he recognizes and appreciates your talent  (and because he is your hubby, and hubbys always need kisses).  And then, you go start an etsy store where we can all buy, admire, and wist your fabulous creations. ;D


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Post by: rorriM_esoR on January 23, 2010 08:48:19 AM
Going to one more craft store today to get the last few things that I need for meleriffic's bracelet.  Then it's just a waiting game waiting for the charms to come in.   :-\


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Post by: april again on January 23, 2010 08:59:19 AM
Speaking of Etsy...it is a dangerous place  :-X

Still waiting for charms to come in :(


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Post by: rorriM_esoR on January 23, 2010 09:34:35 AM
My chames just came in.   ;D  But everything is smaller than I expeced, which is fine, and kinda perfecet, but I need to redo all the work I did yesterday.   :-\


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Post by: carmenmarie on January 23, 2010 09:39:33 AM
My chames just came in.   ;D  But everything is smaller than I expeced, which is fine, and kinda perfecet, but I need to redo all the work I did yesterday.   :-\

oh no.  I am expecting my charms on tues or weds, I am worried that a couple are going to really big compared to the others I have used. :)


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Post by: frogangel on January 23, 2010 09:47:03 AM
My bracelets are coming along nicely, just waiting on some more charms to complete them.


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Post by: rorriM_esoR on January 23, 2010 06:37:08 PM
Finished meleriffic's bracelet tonight.   ;D 
I'm just really nervous because this is my first swap.   ::)  I just really want her to like what I've made.

I will be sending it out Monday afternoon.


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Post by: meleriffic on January 23, 2010 08:00:42 PM
Ahh, you're done already! The charms I'm getting to make your bracelet won't even be shipping out till Monday. I won't be able to even start for another week. Anxiety.


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Post by: rorriM_esoR on January 23, 2010 08:06:02 PM
Ahh, you're done already! The charms I'm getting to make your bracelet won't even be shipping out till Monday. I won't be able to even start for another week. Anxiety.

Yup, just sat down tonight watched a movie and put your bracelet together since I had all of my stuff to make it.  So I will be sending it Monday afternoon, hopefully, since I have to pick my sister up from school and pass the post office.   :)  I was kinda surprised to get it done so fast.  Your post are making me curiouser and curiouser, the anticipation might just kill me.   ;)


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Post by: grapeicepop on January 24, 2010 04:55:11 PM
Whoo hoo! i have one bracelet finished!! Teenage mutant ninja turtles + craft supplies= me actually getting things done, go figure. on thedreamers bracelet i'm still waiting on my ordered charms, and also trying to figure out how to drill a hole in glass, without breaking it.. hmm, any ideas?


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Post by: Serenthia on January 24, 2010 06:35:05 PM
I think youd have to get the tiniest drill size possible and go very very slowly :P


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Post by: carmenmarie on January 24, 2010 08:02:35 PM
Whoo hoo! i have one bracelet finished!! Teenage mutant ninja turtles + craft supplies= me actually getting things done, go figure. on thedreamers bracelet i'm still waiting on my ordered charms, and also trying to figure out how to drill a hole in glass, without breaking it.. hmm, any ideas?

And also put a piece of tape on the place you are drilling, to help prevent chipping and cracking.  Its what we did drilling tiles. 

I have finished 1 bracelet except for 1 charm, and I had almost finished the other, except for a few charms, but now I am thinking of going in a different direction with it.  On the plus side, wists is working again ;D


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Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on January 24, 2010 08:17:59 PM
Im hoping to start this weekend, all depends on how much postage costs on the other swap Im in  ::) but Ive got it all mostly planned out  :) just need all the bits and bobs


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Post by: rorriM_esoR on January 25, 2010 08:15:06 AM
So much for getting to the post office today, I caught the virus that has been circulating campus for the past week.   :(  I suppose I will try on Wednesday, but I will deffinitely have it out this weekend.   ;D


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Post by: meleriffic on January 25, 2010 11:21:54 AM
No worries. You can take all the time you need. I hope you get feeling better soon.

I've now ordered everything that I will be ordering from online. So far only one of my orders has shipped. One will be shipping tomorrow (the one from the UK) but will take awhile to get here. Hopefully the other orders ship soon. Until I get the charms I can't really see what more I need to make the bracelet perfect.


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 25, 2010 03:19:48 PM
Whew!  Finally done with the medieval faire :)  It was a great last day of this final weekend, made back what I put out to be there, and that was my main concern.  I have some fab ideas for stuff to make for next year!!

On the bracelet front, I haven't gotten a chance to put anything together like I had hoped...on ALL my days off leading up to last weekend we had people over at the house and had a great time, so I will take that instead of crafting....for now...lol!  Back to the grind!  Will be sorting things out and working on my bracelets through next week.


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Post by: Blackstitches on January 26, 2010 05:23:48 AM
I'm totally done with my bracelet and will be shipping out this week. I'm just waiting to receive payment from an Etsy order so I can ship that at the same time.


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Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 26, 2010 07:43:25 AM
*excited*

I'm pretty much done with TSM's bracelet. Blackstitches yours is proving a little harder. I thought that I had something, but it really didn't mesh well together. I have this vision in my brain, I just need to find the right charms!  :( I will persevere though, I saw something in Michaels that should be perfect.


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Post by: Blackstitches on January 26, 2010 08:09:05 AM
I'm excited to see what you make Seraphina_de_Sangre!  I had some initial problems with yours because I had something in mind.  But once I was at the craft store I totally changed my plans as I found a charm that was just perfect so I took that one and went to three other craft store matching things up with it plus a little from my stash. 

Oh and I hope this is okay, here is a link to another charm bracelet I made( not the one for Seraphina, a totally different one)  I thought it might provide some inspiration!


Kim


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on January 26, 2010 10:38:49 AM
Very pretty!



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Post by: goodmorningstarshine on January 26, 2010 12:36:38 PM
Mine have been done since last Monday, but I still haven't made it to the post office. I'm packinig them up tonight and mailing tomorrow. I'm very lucky, since my partners have similar tastes. They just like different colors.


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Post by: carmenmarie on January 26, 2010 12:56:09 PM
The charms I was waiting for came this morning.  They are just perfect, now to attach them and i will be done. ;D


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Post by: rorriM_esoR on January 26, 2010 02:40:51 PM
Shipping out meleriffic's bracelet tomorrow morning, my sister was kind enough to stop by the post office and get a box for me, so all I gotta do is walk in and pay.   ;D



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Post by: r0ckwithme on January 26, 2010 04:11:29 PM
i am just getting started! So glad that my partner and i have similar taste...but it will make for hard send offs!


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Post by: PirateColey on January 26, 2010 04:21:31 PM

I fiddled with both of my bracelets again today and I think I'm finally satisfied. I've got the bracelets and a couple of extras sitting on my craft desk- I'll try and get them packaged up and shipped later this week. I think if I wait any longer Jennie will be getting an empty box, as I totally heart what I made her. Ex okayed something really unusual, so I'm excited to see how she likes it.

It's about time for swap anxiety to start kicking in.  :o


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 26, 2010 05:26:34 PM

I fiddled with both of my bracelets again today and I think I'm finally satisfied. I've got the bracelets and a couple of extras sitting on my craft desk- I'll try and get them packaged up and shipped later this week. I think if I wait any longer Jennie will be getting an empty box, as I totally heart what I made her. Ex okayed something really unusual, so I'm excited to see how she likes it.

It's about time for swap anxiety to start kicking in.  :o

Grrrr.... I want to finish yours!!!  It's so cute and sparkly... and unfinished.  I checked the website I ordered the charms from assuming I could track the package today, only to find out they charms are expected to SHIP OUT on Friday.  Grrrr!


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Post by: april again on January 26, 2010 07:57:44 PM
, only to find out they charms are expected to SHIP OUT on Friday.  Grrrr!

Isn't that annoying?? I have no patience :(


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Post by: frogangel on January 26, 2010 08:08:30 PM
I'm completely done with april again's bracelet, just need to box it up. I'm almost done with goodmorningstarshine's bracelet, just need a few more things on it. Hoping to have them both out by the end of the week. ;)


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Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on January 26, 2010 08:51:08 PM
Im hoping to pick up everything I want on Friday. The shops I went to last week had a serious lack of metal alloy free bits so thats reeeeaaaally handy  ::)


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Post by: rorriM_esoR on January 27, 2010 08:08:08 AM
I just shipped out meleriffic's bracelet.   ;D   And sent pm's to meleriffic and Seraphina_de_Sangre, so I think I did everything right.  *crosses fingers*


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on January 27, 2010 09:04:17 AM
oh my gosh!!  I can't wait to see what you sent!


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Post by: PirateColey on January 27, 2010 09:14:57 AM

On a somewhat related note... Thanks for introducing me to Artbeads.com. The Mexican skull charms I ordered just showed up and I'm really impressed with the quality. They're nice and heavy... and the images are two-sided. I hate when I order charms, only to find out that the image is pressed in and the backside looks all wonky.  :D


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Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on January 27, 2010 09:18:06 AM
Im practising with a new technique tonight I hope. With any luck it will do what its supposed to else Ill have to rethink... again  :D


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Post by: Blackstitches on January 27, 2010 09:54:05 AM
I sent to Seraphina today.  I can't wait to see all of the awesome gallery pics that will be rolling in soon!


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Post by: goodmorningstarshine on January 27, 2010 11:19:43 AM
Okay, I mailed to both of my partners today. And there were so many charms and beads and bits that I would call it overloaded.

Seriously girls. Good luck lifting your arms.


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Post by: frogangel on January 27, 2010 11:23:41 AM
Okay, I mailed to both of my partners today. And there were so many charms and beads and bits that I would call it overload.

Seriously girls. Good luck lifting your arms.

LOL! I think the more the better! :D I can't wait to see it though, I'm already giddy just by your post! Your bracelet is just about done and I will probably have it out by early next week.


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Post by: goodmorningstarshine on January 27, 2010 12:52:29 PM
LOL! I think the more the better! :D I can't wait to see it though, I'm already giddy just by your post! Your bracelet is just about done and I will probably have it out by early next week.

I'm glad you're excited! You said you like lots of variety and things to look at, so I tried the "everything but the kitchen sink" method on yours. You and r0ck with me have similar color schemes, but her bracelet is a little more themed.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 27, 2010 01:07:02 PM
Alright we have senders ladies and gents (we don't have any gents in this one right?) I'll post the gallery link sometime tonight. I'm excited to see what everyone gets.

This is a good time to PM me if you haven't heard much from your partner If you haven't posted in a while (over 1 week) please let us know that you're still alive and kicking.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: ShannonMB on January 27, 2010 02:32:11 PM
Alright....my bead order came in...(and I just love getting stuff from artbeads.com...they wrap everything so pretty)...I will be putting everything together tonight and probably sending out on Monday.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: r0ckwithme on January 27, 2010 03:38:30 PM
fun fun fun! Can't wait for the gallery


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: carmenmarie on January 27, 2010 05:41:43 PM
Well both  poppyache and Serenthia's bracelets are finished and packaged up.  Off to the post office tomorrow.  Hope you guys love them  ;D


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 27, 2010 06:22:53 PM
I brainstormed a bit yesterday and today, got some super ideas :)  Browsed some wists and a suggested blog link for inspiration.  Can't wait to start!  Should get a leg up on things on Friday at work and through the weekend.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on January 27, 2010 09:46:32 PM
eep, people are sending! Yikes, how far behind am I!? Im off to go test my idea, fingers crossed!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: PirateColey on January 28, 2010 04:43:46 AM
Okay, I mailed to both of my partners today. And there were so many charms and beads and bits that I would call it overloaded.

Seriously girls. Good luck lifting your arms.

Don't doubt her one that!! The bracelet GMSS sent me for our personal swap was a crazy cluster bracelet that has so many bangley bits that when I put it on... I just sat jingling it and giggling maniacally. She does really nice work.   ;D


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: meleriffic on January 28, 2010 09:01:01 AM
Well one of my orders came in. Not the charms of course, but hey they'll come eventually.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: april again on January 28, 2010 05:20:49 PM
A lot of my charms came in today  ;D ;D ;D

If the rest come in I will be excited, I think I have have one done this weekend :)


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: meleriffic on January 28, 2010 07:32:48 PM
Yeah, more of my orders have come in. I just need to get that last one in. Unfortunately, that's the most important one, so I still can't start.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: carmenmarie on January 28, 2010 09:03:37 PM
I sent both my bracelets today.  They reckon about 3-6 days for Serenthia's and 7-10 for poppyache's.   ;D


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: meleriffic on January 29, 2010 08:06:21 AM
According to the DC# my bracelet from rorriM_esoR should be arriving today. Or tomorrow at the latest.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 29, 2010 09:01:32 AM
I RECEIVED!!! It's spectacular, a really awesome charm bracelet. I'm wearing it right now. Pics coming to the gallery. The link is posted on the front page.

Thanks so much BlackStitches  :-*


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 29, 2010 09:06:31 AM
I finished Serenthia's bracelet today just as I was going on lunch...well, 10 minutes into my lunch, actually :)  Still trying to pull together what I wanna do for Seraphina's...left my ideas paper at home today  >:(  Luckily, I had chosen a theme already for Serenthia's so I could run with that at least.  Likely will be shipping out in the next week or so!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Blackstitches on January 29, 2010 09:18:48 AM
Yeah!  I'm so glad you liked your bracelet Seraphina!!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: PirateColey on January 29, 2010 12:26:12 PM

I sent today. OMG. I always get crazy swap anxiety once I ship and it's all out of my hands... too late to change/add/fix anything.

/spaz  :o


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: rorriM_esoR on January 29, 2010 12:26:44 PM
According to the DC# my bracelet from rorriM_esoR should be arriving today. Or tomorrow at the latest.

Yay!   ;D


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: meleriffic on January 29, 2010 02:22:20 PM
Something doesn't want me to get this bracelet. According to the post office it's arrived, but when I went out to check my mail, the mail box won't open. It's like it's been re-keyed with no one letting us know!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: rorriM_esoR on January 29, 2010 03:09:22 PM
Something doesn't want me to get this bracelet. According to the post office it's arrived, but when I went out to check my mail, the mail box won't open. It's like it's been re-keyed with no one letting us know!

That's so sad.  :'(  How dare the United States Postal Service work against you, do they know what kind of anxiety they cause?   >:(


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Serenthia on January 29, 2010 07:15:59 PM
Ahhh I was going to send today, but I had to start work early! So annoying! Monday will be the day :)
How exciting I should be recieving from carmen soon! :D


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: rorriM_esoR on January 30, 2010 04:55:15 AM
I hope meleriffic gets her bracelet today.  I'm starting to get very, very nervous.   ::)


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: april again on January 30, 2010 09:47:54 AM
Got the rest of my charms in this morning...I am glad it is the weekend I can get crackin in earnest :)



Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: meleriffic on January 30, 2010 10:01:07 AM
The mail carrier was kind enough to bring the mail to our door, so I got my bracelet today! I'll get pictures up as soon as I can locate a camera.

Thank you rorriM_esoR it's perfectly dainty while still being stuffed, just like I wanted. I love the fairytale theme, and what makes it even more perfect is two of my little girl's nicknames are princess and froggy, so the frog prince charm is perfect.

Oh, and I absolutely love the extra charms you sent. You made them right? They are gorgeous. Thank you so much.

I still haven't gotten all the charms for yours yet, so unfortunately it will still be awhile. Again thank you for the bracelet. I love it.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: rorriM_esoR on January 30, 2010 11:37:14 AM
The mail carrier was kind enough to bring the mail to our door, so I got my bracelet today! I'll get pictures up as soon as I can locate a camera.

Thank you rorriM_esoR it's perfectly dainty while still being stuffed, just like I wanted. I love the fairytale theme, and what makes it even more perfect is two of my little girl's nicknames are princess and froggy, so the frog prince charm is perfect.

Oh, and I absolutely love the extra charms you sent. You made them right? They are gorgeous. Thank you so much.

I still haven't gotten all the charms for yours yet, so unfortunately it will still be awhile. Again thank you for the bracelet. I love it.

Yay!  I'm so glad you like it and you got it.  Yes I made the extra charms, they were supposed to go on your bracelet but sadly they were too big or there wasn't enough room, as seven inches is much shorter than you would think, so I figured I would send them to you because 1) they were made for you and 2) I had no use for them at the moment, and I can always make more.   :D

No rush on mine, I just wanted to get yours done before this semester started to pick up and I got swamped with projects and papers, which coincidentally just started this week.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on January 31, 2010 07:30:20 AM
I'm trying to get to Michaels today to use my 60% off coupon, but we just got hit by that storm that's sweeping the EC. Hopefully the roads are pretty clear!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: r0ckwithme on January 31, 2010 04:38:50 PM
i can't believe people have received already...i still need to pick up some items at the store..


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on February 02, 2010 08:25:36 AM
I'm right there with you, r0ckwithme!  I still need to go to the store and get my order finished online.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on February 02, 2010 09:29:19 AM
I was SO hoping to have crafted both bracelets from stash supplies...but, I REALLY have a vision in my head for Seraphina's and broke down and ordered charms on eBay.  Some are coming within the US, others from China...but, I have gotten orders pretty fast from China before, so hopefully this will be one of those times too.  I have enough stuff with the domestic orders, and some shopping I will be doing today for other stuff that everything will be sent on time come hell or high water!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: ShannonMB on February 02, 2010 09:40:37 AM
So off mine went in the mail this morning....and now I will spend the next several days chewing my nails suffering from the dreaded "SWAP ANXIETY"!  Ugh!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: frogangel on February 02, 2010 12:54:44 PM
Great! Leave it to the post office! :( I don't know if you've checked the USPS DC#s goodmorningstarshin e, but it says that my package from you got miss routed and they are trying to fix the mistake. Hopefully it gets fixed right away.

Well, your bracelet and april again's bracelet will be out by the end of the week. I hope you guys like what I did. :)


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on February 02, 2010 01:27:26 PM
Great! Leave it to the post office! :( I don't know if you've checked the USPS DC#s goodmorningstarshin e, but it says that my package from you got miss routed and they are trying to fix the mistake. Hopefully it gets fixed right away.

Well, your bracelet and april again's bracelet will be out by the end of the week. I hope you guys like what I did. :)

I'm glad they figured it out. I looked it up on Saturday and Monday, and it said that it had been scanned in at the post office on the 27th, but there were no updates since then. I mailed 3 other packages that day, and all of them had been delivered. So I called the post office and the postal worker told me it wouldn't be updated until it was delivered. I wanted to ask him, why do all the other packages update me every time they move an inch and this one didn't?

Oh well, as long as they found it I am much happier. You'll love it!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: pinkleo on February 02, 2010 03:28:53 PM
Ahhhhh...I have sent off all my other swaps (well hubby helped since I'm sick :P...I owe him big hugs&kisses when I'm better).  Now I can concentrate on finishing my bracelets.  YAY! (when not contagious of course)


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: meleriffic on February 02, 2010 05:24:23 PM
The charms I've been waiting for came in today. Yes! I can finally start putting this thing together.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on February 02, 2010 06:50:32 PM
I had some great luck in finding items when I went shopping today :)  These, combined with the charms from eBay when they arrive, will come together nicely to create a fab bracelet for Seraphina!  I'm excited  ;D  Then, I just have to make a couple extras for each partner and out they will go.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on February 03, 2010 02:01:53 PM
Great! Leave it to the post office! :( I don't know if you've checked the USPS DC#s goodmorningstarshin e, but it says that my package from you got miss routed and they are trying to fix the mistake. Hopefully it gets fixed right away.

Much to my annoyance the DC # still says that it was misdirected. No further updates. It's been two days; you'd have thought they would have done something with it by now!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: frogangel on February 03, 2010 06:41:09 PM
Much to my annoyance the DC # still says that it was misdirected. No further updates. It's been two days; you'd have thought they would have done something with it by now!

Yeah, I don't know what's going on, but I haven't received anything yet and it's getting a little annoying. Has your other partner received yet or is there a hold on hers as well? This just sucks! :(


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on February 03, 2010 07:02:43 PM
Yeah, she received about 3 days after I mailed...I'm annoyed too. I want you to get it!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: meleriffic on February 03, 2010 07:30:49 PM
I need to go to the store and get a few beads. Unfortunately, not sure when I'll be able to do that. No worries though, it shall get done, it just may take a few days.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on February 03, 2010 08:39:01 PM
Im waiting for a part to come in. Hoping that the part will make what I want work, if not then back to plan b  :D


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on February 04, 2010 06:14:40 AM
Yeah, I don't know what's going on, but I haven't received anything yet and it's getting a little annoying.

Hey frogangel, it looks like it's on the move again! This is kind of like tracking a UFO...


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: ShannonMB on February 04, 2010 10:01:47 AM
Well Motherfluffer......the package has been misrouted and they are trying to remedy it.  ERG.  Why must the post office mess with me?


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: frogangel on February 04, 2010 10:49:27 AM
Hey frogangel, it looks like it's on the move again! This is kind of like tracking a UFO...

Whoo-hoo! It's about time! I just checked it too and it just left the Bakersfield office, so it should be here today hopefully, cause Bakersfield is only an hour away from me. *crosses fingers*


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on February 04, 2010 04:11:05 PM
I got some supplies in the mail I have been waiting on for Seraphina's bracelet.  I took the other supplies I bought locally with me to work today to remove the paper/wrappings on them and put jump rings on in anticipation of creating the finished item....it was SO hard to NOT put the whole thing together...but I REALLY wanted some of the charms I ordered online, so that held me back from assembling and potentially RE-assembling all over again when I got the other stuff :)


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on February 04, 2010 04:33:44 PM
pinkleo - I hope you feel better soon!  What a good hubby!



Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: taraston on February 04, 2010 05:18:14 PM
I've bought four differnt sizes of something and none is working like I want it to!!! I am so miffed. So I ordered one last thing that I will attempt to make my creation work like I want it to but it is being so stubborn! Plus I have been sick and got majorly snowed in. I am about over snow and ice. Ready for some spring. That darn groundhog better not let me catch him peeping at a shadow I'll spotlight him!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on February 04, 2010 06:02:59 PM
poor taraston, luckily your partner is very easy going  ;D

I picked up the bit and bobs I wanted today, just got one piece to wait for  ;)

Summer is well under way here, Ive managed to get burnt again  ::) look a wee bit like a cooked lobster


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: meleriffic on February 04, 2010 07:10:24 PM
I finished! Now I just need to find time to get to the post office. I should be able to within the next few days.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: rorriM_esoR on February 04, 2010 08:20:29 PM
That darn groundhog better not let me catch him peeping at a shadow I'll spotlight him!

I hate to tell you but the groundhog did in fact see his shadow on Tuesday, 6 more weeks of winter.  I'm sorry your getting snow, I'm in sometimes sunny Florida, so we don't get winter here, although it has been unusually cold.  Good luck with getting your bracelet just right, I know that frustration.

I finished! Now I just need to find time to get to the post office. I should be able to within the next few days.

Yay!   :D  I can't wait to see what you've created.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on February 04, 2010 09:23:52 PM
What on earth does the whole Groundhog thingy mean?


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on February 05, 2010 02:52:32 AM
It's like an old wives tale - if the groundhog comes out of his hole and sees his shadow, there will be 6 more weeks of winter.  If he doesn't see his shadow, there will be an early spring.  It's just a silly little tradition, but it's very hyped up here in the States. :)


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on February 05, 2010 08:05:20 AM
Got my charms yesterday as I hoped  ;D  There is ONE more charm that is on it's way...I may end up just using it to make an extra as I'm in LOVE with the bracelet and how it looks right now so I don't think I will be changing it at all.

I'm presently working on an extra for each partner to match their bracelets, will make one or 2 other small extras and will be ready to send both off likely before my weekend away for my b-day/Valentine's.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: pinkleo on February 05, 2010 11:33:21 AM
pinkleo - I hope you feel better soon!  What a good hubby!

:-*  I am feeling much better! ;D  I just need to get rid of my lingering earache (which is so much better that the pain now is quite manageable, plus I'm not dizzy anymore...YAY!)

And yes, YAY to hubby! ((HUG)) for him because I would have fretted & fretted over my swap packages (it would have driven me beyond nutty!).


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on February 05, 2010 12:18:17 PM
pinkleo - I hope you feel better soon!  What a good hubby!

:-*  I am feeling much better! ;D  I just need to get rid of my lingering earache (which is so much better that the pain now is quite manageable, plus I'm not dizzy anymore...YAY!)

And yes, YAY to hubby! ((HUG)) for him because I would have fretted & fretted over my swap packages (it would have driven me beyond nutty!).

I'm glad you're feeling better, earaches are the worst!


Got my charms yesterday as I hoped  ;D  There is ONE more charm that is on it's way...I may end up just using it to make an extra as I'm in LOVE with the bracelet and how it looks right now so I don't think I will be changing it at all.

I'm presently working on an extra for each partner to match their bracelets, will make one or 2 other small extras and will be ready to send both off likely before my weekend away for my b-day/Valentine's.

Super excited!  :D


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 06, 2010 08:16:17 PM
I got my last few charms earlier this week, and finally had the time to sit down tonight and pop them onto my bracelets.  They are so freakin' awesome!   :o   I even decided to make a pair of extras for each of my partners to match, and now I'm all a flutter, wanting them to get to my partners.  ;D
...Sadly, I can't afford to ship them out until Friday, when I get paid.   :(  (They cut DH's hours at work after the holidays.  Grrr to Sears!)


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: r0ckwithme on February 07, 2010 02:11:45 PM
i'm just almost finished! Just need to add a few more things and then i shall be sending off! Can't wait...


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: grapeicepop on February 08, 2010 04:34:06 AM
i FINALLY got the rest of my charms yesterday.  ;D So i can work on the last bracelet, I've had one done for a while, but i wasted to ship them at the same time.  ;) So hopefully sometime this week..*fingers crossed* lol


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on February 08, 2010 04:16:32 PM
I'm waiting for charms to arrive.  Silly me, I should have ordered them at the beginning, but I waited until I finished my other swap and then ordered.  I hope they don't make me late!  We still have two weeks though...


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: r0ckwithme on February 09, 2010 03:35:43 PM
Finished! i'll be sending tomorrow


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: meleriffic on February 10, 2010 08:55:18 AM
I know it's taken me forever to get this bracelet shipped off, but today is the day. My MIL is taking it to the post office for me (otherwise who knows when it would get sent off). So rorriM_esoR your bracelet should be on it's way today.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: rorriM_esoR on February 10, 2010 03:13:18 PM
Yay!  I can't wait to see what you've made.   ;D


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on February 10, 2010 03:45:06 PM
I have both bracelets and extras completed for each partner.  Both packages are packed and ready for me to take to the PO.  Hope to stop by tomorrow after work!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: april again on February 10, 2010 04:06:10 PM
Have all my stuff, still working on them, hope to mail out on Wednesday when I get paid again :) :)



Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: juliminustheE on February 10, 2010 05:10:21 PM
I finished both of my partners yesterday :D im hopefully sending out on Friday when i get paid and the roads aren't a death trap with all this snow


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: thedreamer on February 11, 2010 08:13:24 AM
finally got all the charms I need, I think, so now I can put it all together!  I'm in the midst of school exams right now, so I probably won't be able to send early, but I should be able to send on time :)


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on February 11, 2010 09:23:23 AM
Yep, Ill be sending closer to the date too. STILL waiting on bits that Ive ordered lol  :D


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on February 11, 2010 05:35:32 PM
Wahhh! Both of my partners have sent and I'm STILL crafting. Well, TSM's bracelet has been done for 3 weeks and I'm working on some extras and I made Blackstitches bracelet and decided it needed more stuff so I ordered and I'm waiting on that to get here. *sigh* I hope it makes it on time, not that I could have mailed anything this week anyway, I'm snowed in! Due to this freak blizzard I haven't been to school since last Friday, there's no way I could have made it to the PO.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on February 12, 2010 03:12:53 AM
I'm glad I'm not the only one waiting on items that were shipped!  I might end up being late on this one, that'll teach me to finish one swap before starting on another. >:(


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: grapeicepop on February 12, 2010 08:25:18 AM
Whoo-hoo!! Finished thedreamers bracelet!!(had 3 patients no-shoiw in a row, gave me plenty of time to finish.. lol. )Hopefully i will be able to send them both out tomorrow! *fingers crossed* If not, Monday!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: christinacoghill on February 12, 2010 10:43:54 AM
I received the replacement bracelet, I somehow broke the original one so I will work on it this weekend and hopefully get my remaining bracelet in the mail tuesday, since the PO is closed Monday.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: rorriM_esoR on February 12, 2010 11:29:18 AM
I'm curious as to why my bracelet went through the Vegas processing center after it went through the one in Texas, since I am in Florida (on the opposite side of the country).  Could it be the snow (my dad lives in Ft. Worth and they got over seven inches yesterday)?  ???  Darn, I was hoping I'd get it this weekend, but now I think it will be the middle of next week.   :-\


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on February 12, 2010 11:53:16 AM
*whips out a tape measure, measures, swears* bugger, plan b time


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: meleriffic on February 13, 2010 06:49:31 PM
I'm curious as to why my bracelet went through the Vegas processing center after it went through the one in Texas, since I am in Florida (on the opposite side of the country).  Could it be the snow (my dad lives in Ft. Worth and they got over seven inches yesterday)?  ???  Darn, I was hoping I'd get it this weekend, but now I think it will be the middle of next week.   :-\

Weird. I have no idea why it would go to Vegas. It really doesn't make any sense at all.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: rorriM_esoR on February 13, 2010 07:56:56 PM
I'm curious as to why my bracelet went through the Vegas processing center after it went through the one in Texas, since I am in Florida (on the opposite side of the country).  Could it be the snow (my dad lives in Ft. Worth and they got over seven inches yesterday)?  ???  Darn, I was hoping I'd get it this weekend, but now I think it will be the middle of next week.   :-\

Weird. I have no idea why it would go to Vegas. It really doesn't make any sense at all.

Me neither, but it went through the Jacksonville processing center today, which means I should have it Tuesday or Wednesday, since mail doesn't run Monday.  The wait might just kill me.   ;)


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: pinkleo on February 14, 2010 11:57:21 AM
:-* HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY EVERYONE! :-*



In bracelet news.....I have my charms, and I am beading away. ;D


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on February 14, 2010 03:20:59 PM
I should have all the stuff for one partner by Wednesday and be ready to send out.  However, the charms for the second partner may be late.  I ordered them in time, but they are taking forever!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on February 15, 2010 07:45:33 PM
Hey everyone, Saturday marked 1 week to send outs. Some of you have already let me know about any issues but if you may be late let me and your partner know. I WILL be following the new swap rules to the letter, so after two weeks I will put out an angel notice and will not reverse the neg. feedback., if I haven't heard from you I will get an angel. When you hit the two week deadline temp. neg. feedback will be assigned and then changed when you send.  I won't have to worry about this anyway, cuz everyone will send before 2 wks. past SO.  ;)

Happy belated Valentines day everyone. I had a fun time helping all the poor clueless guys who shop where I work pick out things for their SO's. It was a lol fest.  ;D


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on February 16, 2010 03:28:03 AM
I think there might be a confusion regarding the negative feedback situation.  If you're two weeks late, you receive a temporary negative feedback and as long as you are in good communication and set a sending deadline - you're generally fine.  If not, then go ahead with an angel.  I haven't seen a new rule about this that I can remember and I try to keep up with the other swap mods.  Here's what I have:

If you are unable to meet the deadline within two weeks of the stated send date, but are still in communication, you will receive temporary Negative Feedback that will be changed to positive once your partner has received your package.


Where did you find the new rule?  We never not reverse negative feedback. :)


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on February 16, 2010 03:53:54 AM
Sorry, I should have been clearer. I meant if I don't get any communication after two weeks. I was half asleep when I wrote that.  ::) :) No new rule. I knew I should have just posted the link instead of trying to explain it. I understand the new/old rules posted a while ago. I'm glad you clarified so that doesn't confuse everybody.  :)

Even though in a previous swap I had a swapper that had great communication...she just never sent the package.  :(


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on February 16, 2010 10:22:53 AM
No problem!  Glad I could help.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on February 16, 2010 10:58:58 AM
I received from Serenthia over my weekend away :)  I opened it before I left the hose with my parents and uncle for the day and it's GORGEOUS!!  Pics to follow tomorrow!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 16, 2010 11:55:00 AM
Ex_Gratia & I just sent off PirateColey's bracelets, and I also just mailed out SevOnlyGirls!  (Off to send PMs with DC#'s now :))


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: rorriM_esoR on February 16, 2010 02:32:56 PM
I recieved!   :)  I will take pictures shortly, I just got home from school and need to find my charged camera battery, not to mention wrestle the bracelet away from my own little cheshire cat (oh yeah the bracelet is Alice in Wonderland themed), she wants to play with it.   ;)


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: april again on February 16, 2010 07:01:01 PM
I received from Frogangel today... ;D Its amazing. I can't take a decent photo tonight (too dark) but I will take one tomorrow and post in the gallery. I will be wearing it to work tomorrow to show off as well :)

Thanks so much Irene!!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on February 16, 2010 08:02:13 PM
Ill be sending this payday  :) hopefully Ill also be getting my car back from the panel beaters or else I may have to be late  :-\


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on February 20, 2010 08:37:45 AM
Ok, I've begun giving feedback and have grouped everyone into a 'feedback given', 'waiting for partners to receive', and 'need to send' categories on the first page.

If anything is wrong with what I have there let me know, and TODAY IS SEND OUT DAY so please let me know if you're going to be late. As of now only one awesome swapper has let me know about being late.


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: ShannonMB on February 22, 2010 09:56:37 AM
ok..the postal website says that my bracelet is sitting in my mailbox right this very second...and now I have to sit and wait, wondering what it looks like until 4 this afternoon....6 long hours.  *L*  Pictures will be posted tonight.

I'm a bit excited.   ;D


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on February 22, 2010 12:59:28 PM
I finished pinkleo's bracelet, but it doesn't look tooooo full.  Now I'm worried.  Phooey!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: pinkleo on February 22, 2010 01:54:00 PM
I finished pinkleo's bracelet, but it doesn't look tooooo full.  Now I'm worried.  Phooey!
Don't fret!  I'm sure it is wonderful. :D  Your bracelet isn't super-full; I knew jennie was making the ultra-full and ultra-fabulous bracelet (you can't imagine how that added to my swap-anxiety!) so I opted to go a more .....well, you'll see ;).


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on February 22, 2010 04:25:47 PM
I do see!!  I just got it! :-*


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: pinkleo on February 22, 2010 04:37:09 PM
I do see!!  I just got it! :-*
WOW!  That was unbelievably fast!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 03, 2010 06:38:30 PM
I just reposted this in the gallery...  Sorry for my silliness.

I LOVE IT ALL!  THANK YOU SEVS!!!  


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on March 03, 2010 07:19:08 PM
haha!  I was hoping you'd like the tee!  I have discovered that you ladies are all so talented in making charm bracelets and I was in way over my head! :)  Thanks for letting me play!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on March 03, 2010 08:42:17 PM
haha!  I was hoping you'd like the tee!  I have discovered that you ladies are all so talented in making charm bracelets and I was in way over my head! :)  Thanks for letting me play!
I know how you feel! This was my first time doing anything like this and I had a blast!


Title: Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20
Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on March 16, 2010 03:35:41 PM
Thank you guys so much, you have made this swap AMAZING!! It's been a blast to be the organizer for you guys. The bracelets were goregous  (congrats Jennie!), and I don't know if you've noticed but we've sparked a LOT of LCB's popping up in the Jewelry Board.   ;D

Everyone should have their positive feedback as there were no flakers.

There's already been talk of Rd. 2 (by the unfortunate swappers who didn't get to join the extra fabulous Rd. 1 *tee hee*   ;) :D) if anyone's interested. I think it's going to get started in April.

 :-* Sera