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Title: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: mermaidcafe on February 17, 2010 05:28:40 PM
Swap name: Earring Addiction Round 3
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: mermaidcafe
Sign-up date range: Feb 24
Date to send item by: March 24

Limited to a certain number of people? 24

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Additional Age requirement? no

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/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
- 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

Details of swap:
we're going to be swapping earrings!
everyone in this swap will pick a number of partners, 3, 4 or 5.  If this is your first swap you must choose 3.
You will then be paired with these partners, and craft a pair of earrings for each of them, and in turn recieve a pair of earrings from each of them!
this is a fairly small swap - you are expected to send one pair of earrings to each partner.  The pair of earrings should be something you are proud of making and that you believe your partner will love :)


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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Earring Addiction Round 3
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 or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

do you have pierced ears?
what length of earrings do you like?
what colours do you like/dislike?
what materials do you like/dislike?
what are your favourite themes/symbols/shapes/etc?
do you have any allergies?
do you have any allergens in your home?
do you have any links that will help your partner get a sense of your taste (wist, etc)?
how many partners do you want (3, 4, 5; you must choose 3 if this is your first swap)?
anything else you want to let your partner know?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER (mermaidcafe) 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 other rules about participating in a swap.

sent
recieved
contact the organizer immediatly
finished

participant, (number of partners), partners!
1. mermaidcafe (5) honeyd, yell0wbright, fusbdgt, KrisCreates, GrindHouseHussy19
2. honeyd (5)  ladylove, yell0wbright,mermaidcafe,   Haddie76, Julie0830,  
3. wx2dzug (5) seraphina_de_sangre,Blackstitches, geekygirly, tinkstar390, goktrose
4. yell0wbright (4) fusbdgt, honeyd, mermaidcafe, Haddie76,  
5. GrindHouseHussy19 (5) Blackstitches, ladylove, mermaidcafe, KrisCreates, ladylove, tonistagg  
6. fusbdgt (5) Haddie76, april again, mermaidcafe, yell0wbright, ladylove,  
7.seraphina_de_sangre (4)goktrose, geekygirly, LadyLeitzen, wx2dzug
8. ladylove (5) heykiwi, savvysister, fusbdgt, GrindHouseHussy19, honeyd
9. Haddie76  (welcome new swapper!) (3) fusbdgt, honeyd, yell0wbright
10. heykiwi (welcome new swapper!) (3) april again, Bladeburn, ladylove  
11. april again (5)  Julie0830, Proxima, Bladeburn, fusbdgt, heykiwi
12. Julie0830 (4) april again, Bladeburn, savvysister, honeyd
13. goktrose (4) LadyLeitzen, wx2dzug, seraphina_de_sangre, Blackstitches
14. Bladeburn (5) april again, Proxima, tonistagg , heykiwi, Julie0830
15. tinkstar390  (4) LadyLeitzen, wx2dzug, Blackstitches, tonistagg  
16. geekygirly  (5)  Sayruh, LadyLeitzen, jenn1519, seraphina_de_sangre, wx2dzug
17. Sayruh (welcome new swapper!) (3) geekygirly, jenn1519, Blackstitches
18. tonistagg (4) savvysister, GrindHouseHussy19, tinkstar390, Bladeburn
19. jenn1519  (3)  LadyLeitzen, Sayruh, geekygirly
20. Blackstitches (5)goktrose,  tinkstar390, GrindHouseHussy19, Sayruh, wx2dzug
21. KrisCreates (3)  GrindHouseHussy19, savvysister, mermaidcafe
22. Proxima (3)  savvysister, Bladeburn, april again
23. savvysister (5)  ladylove, Proxima, KrisCreates, tonistagg,  Julie0830
24. LadyLeitzen (5) seraphina_de_sangre, goktrose, tinkstar390, geekygirly, jenn1519


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: honeyd on February 17, 2010 06:00:01 PM
I'm in!  Just sent in my info!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: DizzerSpinninRound on February 17, 2010 06:12:53 PM
I'm still waiting on feedback, but really looking forward to this low stress swap ;D


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on February 17, 2010 08:24:18 PM
i'm thinking about this one!!!

-GH


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: Julie0830 on February 17, 2010 08:51:13 PM
I'm really thinking about this one too! I'm just finishing up my first swap, I love earrings, and I love to make earrings!  ;D


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: fluffypants on February 17, 2010 08:52:47 PM
I'm thinking too! I'm not so good at fancy earrings - would anyone be interested in silly fun earrings?


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: Julie0830 on February 17, 2010 09:11:28 PM
I love your pacman earrings!!!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: fusbdgt on February 17, 2010 09:16:01 PM
I had so much fun last round!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: goktrose on February 17, 2010 10:16:19 PM
Waiting for feedback, but this one looks awesome!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: blupaisan on February 18, 2010 06:57:29 AM
hey, fluffypants, that's all I wear is oddball wacky earrings!  Love 'em!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 18, 2010 08:06:37 AM
The hardest part of this swap would be just to make one pair.... :D


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: Proxima on February 18, 2010 12:42:03 PM
Hi, would it be alright to join even if I don't have pierced ears and therefore need my partners to make clip-ons or magnetic earrings? (I know the first Q is about the ears, I just want to check before I sign up).


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: mermaidcafe on February 18, 2010 12:45:22 PM
Hi, would it be alright to join even if I don't have pierced ears and therefore need my partners to make clip-ons or magnetic earrings? (I know the first Q is about the ears, I just want to check before I sign up).

yup!
come aboard the good ship earring lovers!:D


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on February 18, 2010 01:20:14 PM
ok one quick silly little question...
 if u choose to make for 5 peeps does that mean u will get 5 in return?? I have never been in a swap like this so i was curious how that works??? (just use to shipping to one partner LOL ;D)

-GH


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: mermaidcafe on February 18, 2010 03:40:19 PM
ok one quick silly little question...
 if u choose to make for 5 peeps does that mean u will get 5 in return?? I have never been in a swap like this so i was curious how that works??? (just use to shipping to one partner LOL ;D)

-GH

exactly right my dear.  if you choose 5 pairs of earrings, you will get 5 partners, all of which will recieve one pair from you, and send you 1 pair.

i hope that is clear :)


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: yell0wbright on February 18, 2010 04:09:44 PM
yay! I am so excited about this swap!

Can't wait to begin : )


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on February 18, 2010 05:08:17 PM
sent info... ok NOW excited lol!! :D :D :D

-GH


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: fusbdgt on February 19, 2010 04:49:39 AM
Sent in my info :)


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: Haddie76 on February 19, 2010 01:31:10 PM
hi GH!!!

yay my first swap!!!

So excited :D


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: april again on February 19, 2010 04:56:58 PM
Sent in my info!  ;D


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on February 20, 2010 06:52:35 AM
Sent mine in a couple of days ago too.  ;D


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: goktrose on February 20, 2010 05:35:01 PM
Definitely signing up for this swap!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on February 21, 2010 10:37:47 AM
YAY ;D I'm in..... so....... is it the 24th yet!?!?!!  :D :D :D :D :D :D

-GH  :P


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: Julie0830 on February 21, 2010 12:16:40 PM
Feedback came back, so I'm officially ready!!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: mermaidcafe on February 21, 2010 12:21:51 PM
i love how excited everyone is for this swap!  yay!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: ladylove on February 21, 2010 05:12:58 PM
Pretty stoked on this, I have lots of ideas can't wait to make some earrings!!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: bladeburn on February 21, 2010 06:29:53 PM
info sent! im so eager to know who my swap partners will bbe :]


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: goktrose on February 21, 2010 07:55:34 PM
This swap looks like it will be awesome! I can't wait to get started!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: geekygirly on February 22, 2010 09:20:33 AM
I want to swap!! Just sent in my info!!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: honeyd on February 22, 2010 11:44:16 AM
Only two days left!  I'm super excited!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: fusbdgt on February 22, 2010 01:00:45 PM
Only two days left!  I'm super excited!
ditto!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: tonistagg on February 22, 2010 01:17:28 PM
I just sent my info!  This should be an easy and fun swap to do.  And with spring on the way I need some new earrings!   ;D


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on February 22, 2010 01:52:09 PM
Only two days left!  I'm super excited!
ditto!

YAY!!!!! :D :D lol

-GH


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: jenn1519 on February 22, 2010 03:53:14 PM
I'm sending the info in now!!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: Sayruh on February 22, 2010 05:25:35 PM
Sent in my info.  Yay earring addicts! :D


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: mermaidcafe on February 22, 2010 07:56:26 PM
sign ups may close early... we're nearly at the 24 participant mark.

sign up now! :)


Title: Re: 3 SPOTS LEFT*Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: Blackstitches on February 23, 2010 04:47:42 AM
I'm excited to get swapping.  I love making earrings and can't wait to see what kinds of earrings my partners like!


Title: Re: 3 SPOTS LEFT*Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: Riechan on February 23, 2010 07:40:52 AM
I'm in for the next round (or the one after that...) Hopefully one of these will go on in July or August.
Stupid schoolwork T_T


Title: Re: 3 SPOTS LEFT*Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: KrisCreates on February 23, 2010 02:17:35 PM
Yaaaaaaaay!!! :D


Title: Re: 1 SPOT LEFT*Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: savvysister on February 24, 2010 12:17:25 PM
Yayyy!  I sent in my info last night. Can't wait!


Title: Re: 1 SPOT LEFT*Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on February 24, 2010 12:21:07 PM
a few nights back, i put up like 2-3 pages of earrings on my wist list....yup i'm excited!!! hahahahha such a nut!! :P

-GH


Title: Re: closed*Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: mermaidcafe on February 24, 2010 04:29:21 PM
hi everyone!
the swap is full so signups are closed.

i am working on setting up partners (i'm about half done right now!), but i have to go out soon, and may not get them done before i go out. DONE!  see first post

you'll be getting your partners and their lists by the end of tomorrow.

yay!


Title: Re: closed*Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: honeyd on February 24, 2010 05:37:01 PM
That means a really crafty weekend for me!  yay! 


Title: Re: closed*Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: LadyLeitzen on February 25, 2010 07:27:36 AM
i wonder if i made it in on time? i'll be checking lots throughout the day!
nothing like craftster to ease the pain of work. (not work in general, just, you know, my particular work place....


Title: Re: closed*Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: ladylove on February 25, 2010 09:04:58 AM
Can't wait to make and reicieve some new earrings!!


Title: Re: closed*Earring Addiction Round 3 (sign up until feb 24, send by march 24)
Post by: mermaidcafe on February 25, 2010 04:58:36 PM
i wonder if i made it in on time? i''ll be checking lots throughout the day!

yes you did! :)

i believe that everyone who tried to get in did , and i''ll be posting all of the partners tonight - the files are on my home computer, and i am not :PDONE

Everyone should now have their partners' questionaires!  i've pm-ed them to you all :)
IF YOU DID NOT GET A LIST OR THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH IT, PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP

happy crafting :)


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: bladeburn on February 26, 2010 12:12:14 AM
 :D I will start making the earrings this weekend. happy crafting to all!  :-*


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: Blackstitches on February 26, 2010 03:51:26 AM
I think this shall be a super swap, I just checked out some of my partners favorites and one of them has a few items from my Etsy shop in there.  I guess that means I can be sure she will like what I make!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: KrisCreates on February 26, 2010 05:53:39 AM
hey guys!  I've already started making earrings!   ;D 

Just a question, How do you guys package your earrinsg to send?  a bubble envelope?  a box?  other???


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: Blackstitches on February 26, 2010 07:02:07 AM
I always package mine on a card in a small plastic jewelry bag and then wrap in tissue paper and put it in a small bubble mailer.  I've shipped stuff like this dozens of times with no problem, just tell them it's fragile when you ship it.

Kim


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: Sayruh on February 26, 2010 08:46:46 AM
Thanks, mermaidcafe.  I'm really excited to get started!  Off to stalk my partners...I mean research their preferences...  ;) ;D


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: goktrose on February 26, 2010 02:43:16 PM
Oooo I am very excited for this swap!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: Riechan on February 27, 2010 09:03:43 AM
Next time this is up, I'm in!
I got my ears pierced in november (the holes aren't still fully closed) and I have been making myself lot's of earrings.
It wouldn't be to bad to make them for someone else :D


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: LadyLeitzen on February 27, 2010 11:05:19 AM
i think the most fun part of this swap is designing the different earrings for all my partners.
hopefully everyone will like theirs!!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on February 27, 2010 06:27:22 PM
Anyone one know a good place to get nickel free charms/findings?


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: LadyLeitzen on February 27, 2010 07:26:03 PM
sure, i just went and got some today. i know ben franklin carries them at their bead counter, which is where i got mine for this swap, but i know that hobby lobby and michael's both have a very small sterling selection. you might also get away with finding something at joann's (a fabric store, not sure if it's just here in the midwest), but i wouldn't be able to tell you for sure.

btw, if i were to choose something off your wist, and i was able to get it really close, but not exact, would that be ok?


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on February 28, 2010 05:39:00 AM
Sure :)! I'm not picky, I like all metals and all colors except for pastels and murky tones.



Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: LadyLeitzen on February 28, 2010 04:31:07 PM
just a heads up, i'm sending tomorrow!! ;D
i know, i know, i'm a freak... i have another swap starting this week, so i went shopping yesterday and then crafted all day today! all that's left is to make the little cardstock pieces for safe travel.
i really hope i hit my partner's likes and dislikes alright...


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: Sayruh on March 01, 2010 08:01:09 PM
Earrings are all made and packaged! ;D  If all goes as planned, I should be shipping Wednesday.


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: ladylove on March 01, 2010 08:30:55 PM
Just got started today! Hoping to be sending sometime next week!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: bladeburn on March 02, 2010 08:25:03 PM
im also done with all earrings. im just gonna take pics and pack them and im all set. i should be sending by friday


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: fusbdgt on March 02, 2010 09:19:49 PM
hoping to whip up all my earrings tomorrow, it's snowing and have a feeling that I prolly won't be leaving the house.


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on March 02, 2010 10:00:28 PM
holy smokes!!! i'm still stalking and planning on what i wanna do!!! hahahaha :D :D

-GH


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: april again on March 03, 2010 05:24:36 AM
holy smokes!!! i'm still stalking and planning on what i wanna do!!! hahahaha :D :D

-GH

Me too! Plus have been busy with work all week, was hoping to use the weekend to get some final ideas  ???


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: Blackstitches on March 03, 2010 06:17:41 AM
This is the first swap I've been in where I feel like a slacker!  I'm usually one of the first to send.  I made a list of ideas yesterday and I'm hoping to start working on them today.  I've just been trying to mull some ideas over and come up with some final ideas. 


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: LadyLeitzen on March 03, 2010 07:30:08 AM
eh, i feel like a slacker too. mine have been done since sunday and they're still sitting at home...
not to worry though, i shall make it to the post office this afternoon!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: ladylove on March 03, 2010 04:18:11 PM
I am having serious mind block about this! I thought I had is all figured out...but now I am doubting!
I hope to be done by the middle of next week...


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: Blackstitches on March 03, 2010 04:54:22 PM
Well, I think I am done.  I probably won't send until Monday, maybe Saturday if I can get to the Post Office before they close at 1:00.



Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: yell0wbright on March 03, 2010 05:20:23 PM
Whew! I'm so glad to see that other people are done! I am almost done, but I didn't want to send really early if no one else was ready to send yet. I was kind of worried that maybe I should have done more.

Is anyone sending anything else besides just the one pair of earrings? I was going to send like something else small but I don't want people to feel bad if no one else is doing it.


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: honeyd on March 03, 2010 05:29:01 PM
I'm almost finished too!  I just have LadyLove's and Yell0wBright's left to make... I don't know why I tend to get a little over zealous when it comes to new techniques...  ;D

Yell0wBright - I don't mind sending extra stuff.  I never know what to include though. 


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: LadyLeitzen on March 03, 2010 05:43:00 PM
i sent this afternoon! ;D let the goodies begin!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: Blackstitches on March 04, 2010 04:22:03 AM
Whew! I'm so glad to see that other people are done! I am almost done, but I didn't want to send really early if no one else was ready to send yet. I was kind of worried that maybe I should have done more.

Is anyone sending anything else besides just the one pair of earrings? I was going to send like something else small but I don't want people to feel bad if no one else is doing it.

I'm worrying about the same stuff.  I feel pretty good about the earrings I made, but I'm not sure whether or not to send any extras.  I usually do but with a swap like this I'm not really sure if that's something people do or not.


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: wx2dzug on March 04, 2010 06:05:16 AM
Last time I did this swap (round1) a lot of people sent two pairs of earrings instead of just one. I think sending an extra pair or any small "extra" with your package is fine, as long as no one expects extras in return, because you might not get any. I know some people think differently though, because if you send extras sometimes it makes your partner feel like they have to send extras even if they didn't want to.


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: Blackstitches on March 04, 2010 06:15:26 AM
Last time I did this swap (round1) a lot of people sent two pairs of earrings instead of just one. I think sending an extra pair or any small "extra" with your package is fine, as long as no one expects extras in return, because you might not get any. I know some people think differently though, because if you send extras sometimes it makes your partner feel like they have to send extras even if they didn't want to.

That was kind of what I was thinking.  I don't mind if I don't get any extras, I just don't want to make anyone feel bad or like they need to do something they don't want to do.  I will probably include something little in each of my partners packages.


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: LadyLeitzen on March 04, 2010 09:49:35 AM
Last time I did this swap (round1) a lot of people sent two pairs of earrings instead of just one. I think sending an extra pair or any small "extra" with your package is fine, as long as no one expects extras in return, because you might not get any. I know some people think differently though, because if you send extras sometimes it makes your partner feel like they have to send extras even if they didn't want to.

That was kind of what I was thinking.  I don't mind if I don't get any extras, I just don't want to make anyone feel bad or like they need to do something they don't want to do.  I will probably include something little in each of my partners packages.

i had the urge to send some extras, because i was worried about the stuff i was sending. i knew it was the best i could make, but i find myself doubting whether or not my partners will like them and "maybe i should just send a little something to make up for it, just in case." i think it just depends on communicating with your partners. am i correct to say just don't stress over it too much?


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: ladylove on March 04, 2010 12:16:46 PM
Here is how I feel about extras:
I like them. I like to give them and I like to get them. However, as previously stated, if you give extras you can not expect to receive extras. You are encouraged to communicate with your partner though. You both might find that you like to do the same craft; you might find that you want to swap XXX as well.
They can be a fun additive to a package. I feel that they should be given and received with grace and without any feelings of guilt or regret.


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: savvysister on March 04, 2010 03:15:12 PM
Well said.  This is exciting for me-- I am planning on sending 'extras' with the packages I send out.  I am glad this topic came up because I was also wondering...  I haven't started yet, but plan on spending a whole day in 'earringland'   ;D


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on March 05, 2010 07:18:20 AM
I agree about the extras. I usually send them because I recieved extras in my first swap and had no clue that many people send them and I felt sooooo bad. Now if I see something cute and relatively cheap or something that I could make easily I add them in, if I get nothing back oh well.

I was going to send some cute beads/charms as extras with this one.

I haven't even started yet, but I ordered some things!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: mermaidcafe on March 05, 2010 07:36:44 AM
yay!  people have sent :)

i'll update the participant page to reflect this and set up the gallery tomorrow.

re:i think ladylove summed it up pretty well.

i'm really glad to hear that people are having fun with this swap :)


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: Proxima on March 05, 2010 11:21:20 AM
I'm half the way through with all three pairs, I just need to get some hardware at the craftstore, where I think I'll go on Monday.


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: Blackstitches on March 05, 2010 02:22:40 PM
I received from Sayruh today!  She sent me two awesome pairs that are both lovely.  I will post pictures later today or in the morning.  I'm getting ready to go to a birthday and I'm wearing my new earrings tonight!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: goktrose on March 05, 2010 06:28:33 PM
I received from LadyLeitzen today and I love her swap package! I can't take off my earrings! Pictures tomorrow!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: honeyd on March 06, 2010 08:01:10 AM
I'm done!  Woot! 

I'm going to send on Monday, I can't wait for my partners to receive... I hope they all love them.

Eep!  this is always the hardest part for me!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: april again on March 06, 2010 08:27:46 AM
I am still working on ideas  :-[ But I am bead shopping today and I think I have an idea for each partner...got the whole weekend to craft now so should be done soon!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: wx2dzug on March 06, 2010 08:34:14 AM
Hey guys, I found this site http://artgemsinc.com/ and they are having a huge sale on jewelry supplies, so I thought I'd share in case anyone wanted something for this swap or otherwise. I really really don't need anything but the prices are really good and I might not be able to hold out  ::) I didn't check how much shipping was...it might be crazy or something.


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: Sayruh on March 06, 2010 11:18:32 AM
I received from Sayruh today!  She sent me two awesome pairs that are both lovely.  I will post pictures later today or in the morning.  I'm getting ready to go to a birthday and I'm wearing my new earrings tonight!

Yay!  I'm so glad that you like your earrings.  ;D


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on March 06, 2010 02:59:42 PM
Haddie76 and I are heading out to Micheals to shop for some supplies..... or MORE supplies!!! hahahahahaha

-GH


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: yell0wbright on March 06, 2010 05:42:54 PM
I see that some people have received but I can't find the gallery. Am I missing something?



Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: mermaidcafe on March 06, 2010 08:02:16 PM
the gallery is up!
if you have recieved, please post pictures :)
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=340445.0


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: yell0wbright on March 07, 2010 11:19:24 AM
Yay! I finished all my earrings today and I get to send out tomorrow!

I can't wait for everyone to get their earrings!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: bladeburn on March 07, 2010 01:39:26 PM
yay i will be sending out later!  :D


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: ladylove on March 07, 2010 03:02:23 PM
I was freaking out for a day or two after my first few attempts at making something. I scraped what I made, got some inspiration and a few supplies. I am happy to report that I will be sending my Thursday the absolute latest!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on March 07, 2010 06:36:57 PM
Still crafting!!! Had some trouble but that's sorted out... got some xtras too!! ;) ;) ;) Sending soon... I hope. LOL

-GH


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: ladylove on March 08, 2010 06:21:50 PM
I just need to finish two more...in a bit of a block right now. I am going to head over to the gallery and see if I can get some motivation and inspiration!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: yell0wbright on March 10, 2010 03:46:55 PM
woohoo! Sent mine out yesterday and received from honeyd today! Off to post in the gallery. : )


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: savvysister on March 10, 2010 06:29:36 PM
Ooooo, I'm off to look in the gallery...  ;D  ;D  ;D  Beautiful earrings so far  ;D


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: tonistagg on March 10, 2010 07:26:33 PM
I've been having loads of fun making earrings.  I have most of them finished, but probably won't have time to mail them until Saturday.  From what I've seen in the gallery so far -- you guys are pretty talented!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: KrisCreates on March 11, 2010 01:48:05 AM
I'll be sending soon!  Probably on Monday.  I'm having so much fun with swaps lately!!!  :D


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: Proxima on March 11, 2010 02:52:03 PM
I'm almost done, I'll be sending Mon or Tue (15th/16th)


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: goktrose on March 12, 2010 02:36:36 PM
I will most likely be sending on Monday or Tuesday!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: ladylove on March 12, 2010 02:49:57 PM
I am off to the post to send all 5 of mine!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: mermaidcafe on March 12, 2010 04:11:59 PM
hi everyone!

the first post should have an up-to-date list of sends/recieves... if there's any mistakes please pm me and let me know :)


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: ladylove on March 12, 2010 05:39:22 PM
Dang! I missed the post by just a few minutes! I will be sending tomorrow.


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: ladylove on March 13, 2010 09:36:25 AM
Sorry for the double post.
I just sent all of mine. I will be writing pm's in just a moment!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on March 13, 2010 06:11:03 PM
Anxiety attack!!! Anxiety attack!!!
 I'm almost done and should be mailing by next Saturday. (gettin paid next Friday ;)) But after looking at few in the gallery...I think I want to remake some!!! I have not made earrings like this before so this "type" is very VERY new to me!!! eep!!!
*runs off to craft more earrings*

-GH


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: Blackstitches on March 16, 2010 06:42:22 AM
I sent yesterday.  I hope all of my partners like what I made.  I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures of great earrings as people receive!

Kim


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: Blackstitches on March 16, 2010 08:31:00 AM
Here is my receipt from sending to Grindhousehussy19.  I sent to Canada from the US so no DC# 



Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: Proxima on March 16, 2010 12:01:42 PM
I'm such an idiot, I didn't realize I didn't have bubble envelopes anymore, so I'll buy them tomorrow and hopefully send on Thursday, I'll let my partners know once I send out.


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on March 16, 2010 07:12:06 PM
I'm such an idiot, I didn't realize I didn't have bubble envelopes anymore, so I'll buy them tomorrow and hopefully send on Thursday, I'll let my partners know once I send out.
I know how you feel... I don't have any either...so off to the Dollar Store tomorrow and I'm hoping to get them out this weekend!!!! (so nervous...yup just a big scaredy cat)
on a side note: Haddie76 has been very busy so on her behalf I'm saying hi to everyone for her!!! "HI"  lol (she lives like 5 mins away from lol) And she hopes to send by this Saturday too!! We have been craftin' together.

-GH


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: LadyLeitzen on March 17, 2010 08:45:16 AM
I'm such an idiot, I didn't realize I didn't have bubble envelopes anymore, so I'll buy them tomorrow and hopefully send on Thursday, I'll let my partners know once I send out.
I know how you feel... I don't have any either...so off to the Dollar Store tomorrow and I'm hoping to get them out this weekend!!!! (so nervous...yup just a big scaredy cat)
on a side note: Haddie76 has been very busy so on her behalf I'm saying hi to everyone for her!!! "HI"  lol (she lives like 5 mins away from lol) And she hopes to send by this Saturday too!! We have been craftin' together.

-GH

jealous! i wish i could craft with someone! the only other person i personally know on craftster lives in colorado!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: Proxima on March 18, 2010 09:49:08 AM
All three sent!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: savvysister on March 19, 2010 08:21:41 PM
All three sent!

Yay!  I hope to finish all earrings this weekend... we'll see if anyhing gets in the way... will keep you all posted!!!! Happy Friday


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on March 20, 2010 09:33:44 AM
If I can get there today...I will be mailing today! If not MONDAY at the latest!!! :D :D :D

-GH

(i hope they all like :-[)


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: LadyLeitzen on March 20, 2010 12:33:26 PM
yay, i'll be getting mail soon!!! ;D


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: tonistagg on March 20, 2010 05:32:38 PM
I sent all mine out this morning.  The pics posted so far in the gallery are just awesome.  I have received from Bladdburn and the earrings are wonderful.  I will get them posted in the gallery tomorrow at the latest.


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: jenn1519 on March 22, 2010 09:31:01 AM
I just mailed mine out!  Hope my partners enjoy them!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: goktrose on March 22, 2010 02:04:09 PM
Everything sent and in the mail! Hopefully people like what I made them, quite the anxiety going on over here!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: mermaidcafe on March 23, 2010 12:57:39 AM
hi everyone!

send out day is fast approaching - just a quick note to ask you to notify me and your partners if you are going to be sending late.

Also, several of you have sent me messages to tell me that earrings have been sent/recieved - i'll be updating the main list tomorrow :)

Happy crafting!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: april again on March 23, 2010 09:19:08 AM
All 5 pairs are done and packaged...Sending on my lunch break tomorrow..I hope all enjoy!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on March 23, 2010 04:08:07 PM
Sorry I've been out of the loop lately, I was in a car accident.  :P :(

I have three packages ready to send tomorrow. I'm going to be a little late on one though, Lady L I ordered some pieces for your earrings from Etsy and they're still not here yet  >:( I'm hoping they'll be here tomorrow.

I received from Goktrose, they're so pretty! Pics coming tomorrow.


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: Blackstitches on March 23, 2010 04:23:07 PM
I received for goktrose today and they are amazing.  Pretty much straight from my wist!  As soon as my camera is done charging i will post pictures.  Thanks you goktrose


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: april again on March 23, 2010 07:26:01 PM
Sorry I've been out of the loop lately, I was in a car accident.  :P :(

Yikes!! Are you OK?


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: goktrose on March 23, 2010 08:58:34 PM
Seraphina_de_Sangre and Blackstitches, I hope you like your earrings!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: Seraphina_de_Sangre on March 24, 2010 07:02:10 AM
Sorry I've been out of the loop lately, I was in a car accident.  :P :(

Yikes!! Are you OK?

Yeah, I got a little banged up and a couple of my fingers got jammed pretty badly but I'm already back to crafting...even though it hurts a little  ;) ;D

Seraphina_de_Sangre and Blackstitches, I hope you like your earrings!

I do!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: geekygirly on March 24, 2010 07:49:12 AM
i'm sending out all 5 this afternoon!
i'll pm the dc's after that :)


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: savvysister on March 24, 2010 08:16:10 AM
I am sending all five today too!  I hope everyone like them  :D


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: april again on March 24, 2010 04:56:37 PM
Mine all went out and the DC numbers/custom form numbers went in PMs...partners please let me know if you didn't get my PM!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: savvysister on March 24, 2010 05:36:17 PM
I sent today as well.  I also received from KrisCreates today.. They are soooo cute!  Will post pics in the gallery soon.  I love earrings.


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: mermaidcafe on March 25, 2010 11:17:14 AM
Hi everyone!

the send out date was yesterday, and I have updated the list of senders/recievers based on the pm that I have gotten.  Please check that it is accurate, and send me a pm if you have sent your earrings already, or if you are sending late!

the gallery is looking great!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: Haddie76 on March 26, 2010 12:14:53 PM
Hi everyone!!

I'm still here... things have been murder this week.  :'((long upsetting story) I will be sending out tomorrow at the latest!!!!! I have received 2 outta my 3 earrings and when I get my third set I will post all of them at once. (just got to learn how to first lol...GH will help me!! ;) hint hint lol)

Haddie76


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: LadyLeitzen on March 26, 2010 09:28:58 PM
seraphina, take care!! i'm glad to hear you're mostly alright!

i've received 2/5 and so far, they're totally amazing! i just posted pics in the gallery


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: mermaidcafe on March 31, 2010 11:51:21 PM
hi everyone!

i'll be updating statuses tomorrow - if you have recieved and haven't told me, now would be a good time to do so :)


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: mermaidcafe on April 12, 2010 06:44:13 AM
so - it's looking like we may need a couple of angels for this swap, and before posting in the swap-angel area, i thought i would put it out to you guys to see if any of you would be interested.

pm me if you think that you would like to angel and would be able to send the packages in a timely manner!

have a great day :)


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on April 13, 2010 04:23:38 PM
oh no really???  who if i may ask....
I have a few pics that I need to post. then that gives me all 5 that i have received.

-GH


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: honeyd on April 13, 2010 05:29:57 PM
I was going to volunteer.  I think I can get some earrings out by Friday.  If that's quick enough, but I think I'm one of the ones who needs an angel.   :-[

BUT!  I'm on my way to the gallery to post photos of the fabulous earrings from MermaidCafe!  So pretty!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: yell0wbright on April 17, 2010 01:33:56 PM
I think I might be one of the ones who needs an angel as well, however it doesn't matter to me either way if I do get an angel. This has still been a fun swap for me, all I care about is that I get feedback once everything is over.  ;)


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: april again on April 17, 2010 01:56:32 PM
This has still been a fun swap for me, all I care about is that I get feedback once everything is over.  ;)

That is exactly how I feel. Was fun anyway!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: mermaidcafe on April 20, 2010 05:55:44 PM
sorry for the delay
re: angels, you would have 2 weeks to send 3 packages to people. i've had 1 offer so far - any other takers?

i think we will need 3 total - a couple of participants seem to have disappeared entirely :(


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: honeyd on April 20, 2010 11:15:56 PM
I'll do it!  Feel free to send me the info!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: mermaidcafe on April 26, 2010 12:54:09 PM
hello!

there are quite a few pairs of earrings that are still in delivery... please check the first post to see if it is all accurate.

please pm me with anything that i haven't noted as recieved yet that has made it :)


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: wx2dzug on May 08, 2010 11:20:51 AM
I have double feedback for this swap, one positive and one in progress. Any ideas on how to fix it....?


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on May 09, 2010 05:03:03 PM
I noticed that I have that too. I sent mermaidcafe a quick note about it but no response back yet...

-GH


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: lapoli on May 31, 2010 05:48:10 AM
Hey, everyone! I think the double feedback issue has been taken care of but if anyone else still notices it in their profile, please let me know.

I'm trying to help wrap up the loose ends of this swap.  As far as I'm aware, everyone has received feedback and the angels who filled in have received FOC status.  If anyone has any questions or concerns, feel free to drop me a message.

Thank you!


Title: Re: Earring Addiction Round 3 (send by march 24)
Post by: mermaidcafe on June 03, 2010 10:12:25 PM
sorry for the delay everyone - i hope all is well now.