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ORGANIZED SWAPS => ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED => Topic started by: Mocka_moo on May 12, 2010 08:43:43 AM



Title: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: Mocka_moo on May 12, 2010 08:43:43 AM






Swap name: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Mocka_moo
Sign-up date range: May 12th 2010- May 30th 2010
Date to send item by: June 30th 2010

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? Yes 16 and up

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

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: No
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
Do you Have Loc'd hair? Are you thinking about locking your hair or getting dreadlocks?
Do you wear or make artificial or dread falls?
Then this Swap is for YOU!!!!
Having Loc'd hair or Dreadlocks is living natural and embracing you hair... and this swap is to celebrate that.
Do you need a Rasta tam, or you are looking to adorn you locks with jewelry made of shells and pendants or you wand a skillfully crafted dread fall you can swap HERE! :D
This is a 3 point swap so you can make the following:
3 small items
1 small & one medium items
or one large item.
Talk with your partner about spoiling.


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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of 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 or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
Do you have Loc'ed hair or Dreadlocks?
Do you wear artificial dreads, or dread falls?
Do you wear Loc Jewelry?
If So What kinds?
How do you maintain your Loc's or Dreads? (palm roll, interlock, free form, twist,... ect)
What products do you use for you Loc's or Dreads?
Do you have any sensitivities to metals?
What items do you need for your Loc's or Dread's?
Do you have a wist, web site, or blog so your partner can get to know you?
What crafts can you do?
What crafts would you like to receive?
What are your favorite colors?
What are your LEAST favorite colors?
Items that you will absolutely love to receive:
Items you don't care much for:
if you have Dreads or Locks tell us about them:
How long are they?
How long have you had them?
What are your problem areas with your loc'ed hair? (build up, growth, re-twisting, ect..)
Your Maintenance routine (if any!)
If you wear dread falls tell us about them:


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 other rules about participating in a swap.

Swappers
1. Mocka_moo
2. rantyhippie (new swapper!!!!)
3. KrisCreates
4. Missing_Muse
5. dreadlocklove
6. stitchFIGHT
The Gallery is up!!!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=352235.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=352235.0)



Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: Mocka_moo on May 12, 2010 08:47:18 AM
Reserved For Partners
Sent = Orange
Received = Green
Problem = Red
Sent & Received = Blue
Feedback given = Crossed through

Mocka_moo<----->amalgam
Mocka_moo<------> rantyhippy
stitchFIGHT<----->dreadlocklove
Missing_Muse<------->KrisCreates


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: rantyhippie on May 12, 2010 12:17:33 PM
yayy I'm in!


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: dreadlocklove on May 12, 2010 06:28:50 PM
This is VERY tempting.  I'm likely in... 


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: dreadlocklove on May 12, 2010 07:21:22 PM
I sent my questionnaire in.  I have to do this!


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: KrisCreates on May 13, 2010 12:59:59 AM
Yaaaaay!! ;D


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: Mocka_moo on May 13, 2010 06:42:18 AM
I cant wait to start! I am glad that you ladies signed up!


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: dreadlocklove on May 14, 2010 04:28:37 AM
Waiting another two weeks is going to be difficult.


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: Lady Lovecraft on May 14, 2010 09:02:15 AM
I've always wanted to try to make dread falls...
I'm a bit tempted to try this out:) I'll have to think about it..


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: Lady Lovecraft on May 14, 2010 09:07:23 AM
Shit! Nevermind.. I don't meet the requirements because of the stupid "must have completed two swap's before" rule. How am I suppose to have completed two swaps if this is a requirement for almost all of them!


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: Zombie_Queen on May 14, 2010 09:14:56 AM
Shit! Nevermind.. I don't meet the requirements because of the stupid "must have completed two swap's before" rule. How am I suppose to have completed two swaps if this is a requirement for almost all of them!

That is a requirement for the organizer, not for the participants.


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: dreadlocklove on May 14, 2010 09:21:49 AM
Yep, exactly as Zombie said.  You likely do meet the requirements. 

Here is the info guide: https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html . Read the "Participant" section and join this swap if you can!


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: Hypothetical McGee on May 14, 2010 04:08:46 PM
Oh, this is tempting. I've never done a swap before, but I've been wanting an excuse to practice making beads, and I'd love some new pretties for my dreads...


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: sugaree on May 18, 2010 07:26:55 AM
awww, this is making me miss my beloved dreads  :(  i'll be lurking around this gallery for sure!!


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: Lady Lovecraft on May 21, 2010 11:12:47 AM
Whoops sorry guys >,<
I'm still contemplating I'm currently signed up for two other swaps and I don't want to over do myself.. although I've always wanted to try out making dread falls

:D


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: Cassadee on May 21, 2010 04:08:37 PM
I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to join this swap, but I am currently in the "I <3 Gibbous" swap and it's my first.... I'm not too sure if I can qualify for this one in time?? GAHHHH! Send outs for the Gibbous swap is June 1st... Anyone have any advice on this or am I out of luck?


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: dreadlocklove on May 21, 2010 06:09:51 PM
Are you able to send before the due date for your current swap?  You can ask your organizer to post feedback as soon as your partner receives the package.

Maybe the participants for this swap wouldn't mind extending sign-ups?


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: woodland_faerie on May 22, 2010 02:49:00 AM
man o man i want but alas can't join this swap no time no time :-\


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: stitchFIGHT on May 25, 2010 02:17:39 AM
I don't have dreads anymore and it will probably be a long time until I decide to get them again. I would still love to join, I can make a lot of dread related crafts.
But I don't think it would be fun to craft for a partner who has no dreads...right?


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: dreadlocklove on May 25, 2010 04:41:07 AM
I would personally be ok with creating dread-related gifts for you, provided you were open to received things I'm able to craft.  What do you imagine your wishlist being?


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: stitchFIGHT on May 25, 2010 05:10:40 AM
Still love to wear tams, natural shampoos and pretty much most stuff dreadlock related. I just can't wear any beads anymore, but I love everything else.


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: dreadlocklove on May 25, 2010 07:27:14 AM
I think I could accommodate that if you want to sign-up.


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: Mocka_moo on May 27, 2010 05:29:30 AM
Sorry ladies I didn't mean to disappear on you! Work has been CRAZY for the last 2 days! Welcome to the swap stichFIGHT & welcome back dreadlocklove :)


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: dreadlocklove on May 28, 2010 01:45:21 PM
I'm so excited to receive my partner's questionnaire!  This sign-up period has seemed unbearably long!  I've been ready to craft since day one!


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: rantyhippie on May 30, 2010 06:06:38 PM
we get it today right?


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: dreadlocklove on May 31, 2010 04:28:19 AM
Sign-ups ended yesterday but it sometimes takes the organizer a day or two to send the partner information.  I'm VERY excited and will be placing an order for the medium gift supplies today!


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: ayanared on May 31, 2010 07:05:09 AM
Aww man!  I missed this by a hair!


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: dreadlocklove on June 01, 2010 04:12:16 AM
I almost feel like a pest now, coming here every hour to see if there are any updates...


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: Mocka_moo on June 01, 2010 08:32:26 AM
Sorry for being late with the partners... I had a sick pooch & daughter :) I also have to apologize for the partners mix up... KrisCreates, Missing_Muse, & rantyhippy I apologize for all the switching around! You ladies rock! and Missing_Muse thank you 1BILLLIONNNNNNN times over for catching that early you are the best!
Now without further adieu... LET THE CRAFTING BEGIN!!! and shopping  ;)


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: dreadlocklove on June 01, 2010 12:35:21 PM
Stitch Fight and I knew we were going to be partners so I was able to figure out what the gifts would be and do my shopping yesterday!


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: dreadlocklove on June 02, 2010 08:16:49 AM
My kids and I went to a couple of thrift shops this morning and found all the supplies needed for the second gift!


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: dreadlocklove on June 03, 2010 10:25:44 AM
My order came in surprisingly very early (estimated delivery date was June 9th) - YESSSSS!!!  I'm so happy and can't wait to create!

I've also worked on the other gift yesterday and will continue to do so today until the kids wake up from their nap! 

How is everyone else doing?


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: Mocka_moo on June 03, 2010 11:38:28 AM
Well I have done a few tours of my local beauty supply stores and I think I have things all figured out (almost)


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: stitchFIGHT on June 03, 2010 11:53:52 AM
I will start crafting (and shopping!) on Saturday, hopefully. I've been busy with school, so I'll have to stick to crafting in the weekends for now. Don't have any good ideas yet, but I'm glad we received partners!


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: rantyhippie on June 03, 2010 12:15:01 PM
I am making good progress!


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: Missing_Muse on June 03, 2010 05:42:16 PM
One item finished! I stayed up half the night, but it was worth it- I was really inspired. Did some shopping today for a couple of other items. Am currently combing the boards for a tutorial I need. (I won't ask for advice because that would give it away and spoil the surprise!)


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: dreadlocklove on June 08, 2010 10:03:50 AM
My partner (stitchFIGHT) messaged me asking for a few details and photos of my hair and I've decided to post here to get some more discussion going.  Feel free to add your own details/photos!

"Hey partner!

Can you tell me more about your dreads, like are they really 7 years old! That's awesome  I would love to know the length of the dreads, how fat they are and the circumference of you head  Maybe you have a photo of them, that would be great.
I can't wait to start the crafting"

Yes, they are really 7 years old but they may not look like it because a) I've let them do their own thing those 7 years and don't bother fixing the frizzies and whatnot, and b) I caught lice somehow last Halloween and really damaged my hair and lost a LOT of length in the process of killing them.





They go down to about the halfway point of my back (they'd be past my butt at this point if it weren't for the lice!) and the thickness of each varies quit a bit.  3 1/2 inches, 2 inches, 1 1/2 inches, etc...

My head?  It's huge.  It's big to begin with, and my hair is thick without the dreads so having them on top of that means huge.  About 29 - 30 inches.

---

My turn for a question.  What is your hair type, and what colour is it?

Also, what are your favourite and least favourite fragrances?  (Nevermind.  I'm working on the gift I had the question for right now so I'm just going to choose essential oils based on instinct.  I hope you don't mind!)


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: dreadlocklove on June 08, 2010 05:27:33 PM
The first part of gift #2 is done!  I just have to do a bit of waiting to finish it off...


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: stitchFIGHT on June 08, 2010 11:57:51 PM
They're sick! I love them :D


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: amalgam on June 11, 2010 10:40:43 AM
I've been looking at Youtube videos and surfing the web for inspiration. I think I know what I'm going to do now. Small but cute. I have to hurry and finish a personal swap I'm doing, then it's straight to work on this one. :)


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: dreadlocklove on June 13, 2010 05:19:34 PM
I just got home from a mini road trip and so had some spare time to finish gift #1 BUT I don't even know the circumference of stitchFIGHT's head.  Measurement please!

Otherwise, I have some labeling to do for gift #2 and I'll be ready to send!


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: rantyhippie on June 14, 2010 02:29:52 PM
got a  couple more things to do then I am ready! I am so excited!


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: dreadlocklove on June 16, 2010 07:05:17 AM
I just realized that one of the gifts is too small so I have to go buy new supplies and restart.  Grr...


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: Missing_Muse on June 18, 2010 06:15:05 AM
One more thing to finish tonight, and I'm ready to send. With luck, I'll be packing up and sending tomorrow!

PS- awesome gallery of pics at http://www.dreadheadhq.com/dreadlocks-pictures-gallery.php (http://www.dreadheadhq.com/dreadlocks-pictures-gallery.php) hundreds of great pics.


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: dreadlocklove on June 18, 2010 08:48:12 AM
I redid the medium yesterday!  Unfortunately, the type of supplies are limited where I live and what I used wouldn't have been my first option had there been a better selection that fit in my budget.  I think I was lucky to find some cool stuff at the thrift store for the first attempt, it's too bad the end product turned out to be too small...  BUT, I think it will be cozy regardless and I hope you'll like it Stitch.


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: stitchFIGHT on June 23, 2010 05:41:00 AM
I've almost finished multiple smaller items (very small, so I need a couple before they can count as a small item), not entirely sure on how to do the medium item but I've got some ideas.

Just spotted a couple of dreadheads, which totally inspired me :P


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: rantyhippie on June 23, 2010 09:28:19 AM
I am getting ready to send. Our internet got cut off and the neighbors are letting us use their wifi but it does not have a very strong signal, so I may not be on a lot.


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: dreadlocklove on June 25, 2010 08:24:52 AM
I've sent!


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: Mocka_moo on June 25, 2010 07:43:56 PM
We have senders!!!!!! I am almost done crafting YAY


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: stitchFIGHT on June 29, 2010 05:50:51 AM
I'm going to send tomorrow, hopefully :P I have to work late tonight due to the Twilight movie marathon...sucks


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: Mocka_moo on June 29, 2010 07:50:38 AM
The Gallery is Here!!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=352235.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=352235.0)


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: KrisCreates on June 29, 2010 06:21:06 PM
oh man, I am so psyched!  I can't wait to get my package and for my partner to get theirs!   ;D


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: amalgam on June 30, 2010 01:13:37 AM
Eeek! I let the month get away from me. But no worries. I'm almost finished with my items so they'll be ready to be shipped out before I go to work. :)


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: stitchFIGHT on July 03, 2010 10:02:00 AM
I received 2 days ago!! Don't know if we have a gallery yet, I'd love to show off the package I received from dreadlocklove.


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: Mocka_moo on July 03, 2010 10:14:08 AM
I received 2 days ago!! Don't know if we have a gallery yet, I'd love to show off the package I received from dreadlocklove.

The gallery has been up since the first senders here is the link https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=352235.0


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: stitchFIGHT on July 03, 2010 10:17:04 AM
Just noticed it on top of this page..... thanks though!


Title: Re: Loc'ed hair, Dreadlock Swap (Sign Ups 5/12/10-5/30/10 Mail By 6/30/10)
Post by: dreadlocklove on July 15, 2010 12:04:14 PM
I received from stitch today!  Will be posting photos soon.