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ORGANIZED SWAPS => ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED => Topic started by: darkangelwingz on January 07, 2011 09:23:12 PM



Title: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: darkangelwingz on January 07, 2011 09:23:12 PM
swap details -
This swap is for the jewelry lovers out there!  Make your partner a jewelry box , then make 3 pairs of earrings , a necklace , bracelet and 2 rings to put inside!!
Any extras to be decided between partners!

Swap name: Fill a jewelry box swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: darkangelwingz
Sign-up date range: 1/8/11 to 1/27/11 or until full
Date to send item by:2/28/11
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same continent? no
If so, which country?
Age requirement? 18

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

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 18 years old: YES
- Participant lives in North America: YES/NO
- If US resident, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES


If you want to participate, this is the information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap Fill a jewelry box Swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Are you are willing to ship to another country(yes/no)

Confirm that are at least 18 years old (yes/no)

Confirm that you are willing to send with a DC (US only) (yes/no)
Will you try to post in discussion thread and gallery thread at least weekly?
Do you promise to PM organizer and sender when you receive?
Do you promise to PM organizer and partner when you send?

wist?
any allergies?
do you have any allergens in your home (pets, cigarette smoke)?

prefered metal?
ring size -
wrist size -
prefered necklace length -
fave colors?
what is your jewelry style?
what jewelry making techniques do you know?
Is there something that you dont know how to make that you would like to receive?
Any other thing we should know in order to make something that you would love?


participants
------------------
1. darkangelwingz - organizer
2. whileitsraining
3. april again
4. YennaMuffin
5. TheManicCrafter
6. timpani~jax
7.wonderwoman1976
8. Miss Barbara
9. dopey_44
10. pseudo_pix
11. pinkmichk

partners
----------------
whileitsraining <-> Miss Barbara
april again <-> Miss Barbara
Yennamuffin <-> dopey_44
timpani~jax <-> TheManicCrafter
pseudo_pix <-> darkangelwingz
wonderwoman1976 <--> pinkmichk

gallery -

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=374219.0


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: pseudo_pix on January 08, 2011 02:21:10 AM
I'm gonna send in my questionnaire some time this weekend^^ Thanks for organizing!

Just to underline...I would love to get knitted and sewn /yarn/fabric/felt jewelry - so if you're not into 'regular' jewelry making and would still like to do this please join up :D I'm your girl ;P


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: darkangelwingz on January 08, 2011 05:21:51 AM
I'm gonna send in my questionnaire some time this weekend^^ Thanks for organizing!

Just to underline...I would love to get knitted and sewn /yarn/fabric/felt jewelry - so if you're not into 'regular' jewelry making and would still like to do this please join up :D I'm your girl ;P

yes do sign up even if you dont do traditional things, thats why I asked what techniques you know and what you would like to receive :)


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: keeperrox on January 08, 2011 09:27:08 AM
Is this not going to be the Anthropologie necklace swap anymore?


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: darkangelwingz on January 08, 2011 09:40:49 AM
Is this not going to be the Anthropologie necklace swap anymore?

that is a separate swap , already up!


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: keeperrox on January 08, 2011 09:52:54 AM
Is this not going to be the Anthropologie necklace swap anymore?

that is a separate swap , already up!

Oh, okay.  This is the link that was posted in the thread.  Thanks!


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: darkangelwingz on January 08, 2011 09:55:57 AM
correct link posted, thanks for letting me know


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: whileitsraining on January 08, 2011 10:08:32 AM
This looks fun! I make crochet necklaces and bracelets, but have never done crochet rings or earrings.  Any chance that someone would want a mix of types of techniques for this one? I sew and do all sorts of other crafts so I can defiantly offer an "eclectic" mix  ;)


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: darkangelwingz on January 08, 2011 10:17:32 AM
This looks fun! I make crochet necklaces and bracelets, but have never done crochet rings or earrings.  Any chance that someone would want a mix of types of techniques for this one? I sew and do all sorts of other crafts so I can defiantly offer an "eclectic" mix  ;)

join in!


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: whileitsraining on January 08, 2011 02:11:05 PM
alright, signed up. i will have to find a measuring tape for wrist and necklace sizes still


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: april again on January 08, 2011 05:23:22 PM
Is refurbishing/upcycling jewelry boxes allowed? Can we buy plain unfinished ones and then decorate? I can not actually woodwork one in my apartment :(


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: darkangelwingz on January 08, 2011 07:11:44 PM
Is refurbishing/upcycling jewelry boxes allowed? Can we buy plain unfinished ones and then decorate? I can not actually woodwork one in my apartment :(

yes that is what I meant :)


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: april again on January 09, 2011 07:07:26 PM
Awesome then I am in :)


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: dopey_44 on January 10, 2011 06:32:57 PM
thinking this might be fun to do again let me see what i have for the next month or so and i will let u all know thanks


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: JLKCreative on January 11, 2011 10:01:46 PM
I signed up. This is my first Swap, I'm excited!  :D


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: MEshelltakeone on January 12, 2011 09:24:06 AM
I love this idea!!

i do mainly beaded jewelry, cabs, right angle weave bracelets and the like.
 There are some cute rings in some of my mags too I would like to try...

i will seriously think about joining!!



Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: darkangelwingz on January 12, 2011 09:32:32 AM
I love this idea!!

i do mainly beaded jewelry, cabs, right angle weave bracelets and the like.
 There are some cute rings in some of my mags too I would like to try...

i will seriously think about joining!!


do join :) jewelry making is fun!


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: timpani~jax on January 13, 2011 08:45:40 AM
i signed up, this sounds like fun


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: opheliapoe on January 13, 2011 01:26:36 PM
I'll be keeping my eyes on this one. Also, instead of a traditional wooden jewelry box, could we sew a jewelry organizer with pockets or a drawstring bag with pockets? Or are you just wanting to stick to traditional jewelry boxes??


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: darkangelwingz on January 13, 2011 02:44:41 PM
I'll be keeping my eyes on this one. Also, instead of a traditional wooden jewelry box, could we sew a jewelry organizer with pockets or a drawstring bag with pockets? Or are you just wanting to stick to traditional jewelry boxes??

You can do whatever you like, just have fun with it!


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: whileitsraining on January 14, 2011 02:41:02 PM
I'll be keeping my eyes on this one. Also, instead of a traditional wooden jewelry box, could we sew a jewelry organizer with pockets or a drawstring bag with pockets? Or are you just wanting to stick to traditional jewelry boxes??

ooo that is a fun idea!


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: april again on January 15, 2011 04:17:43 PM
I have been on the lookout for boxes, I think I am going traditional. I can't wait for partners :)


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: dopey_44 on January 16, 2011 06:07:25 PM
ok singed up i love doing these kind of swaps cant wait to get started  ;D


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 16, 2011 06:47:14 PM
I spent all evening Friday making Valentine's themed, resin pins.  Tonight I spent hours making washer necklaces.  I was thinking of this swap as I was doing it.  I think I am going to send in my questionnaire.  I can crochet too, and have figured out a way to make lovely crocheted loop necklaces.


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: dopey_44 on January 20, 2011 07:48:15 PM
was wondering has anyone heard for darkangelwingz i have not seen her post here in a few days. hoope things are ok with u and ur family take care


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 21, 2011 01:26:23 PM
I hope so too!


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: TheManicCrafter on January 21, 2011 08:10:16 PM
Woohoo!  Ok, I was on the fence but I just sent my PM  ;D


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: darkangelwingz on January 22, 2011 09:52:43 AM
Hi everyone, thanks for asking about me!
I had a bit of a rough week so I was not online much but I will be updating everything tomm.  Partners will be sent out late Thurs!
yay cant wait to start , I already found a box I want to use.


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: TheManicCrafter on January 22, 2011 04:16:50 PM
Hope your weekend is better  :)  Funny that you've found the box you want to use because today I found a great lining.



Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 22, 2011 05:14:27 PM
I bought a box already too!


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: darkangelwingz on January 23, 2011 08:08:43 PM
participant list is updated!
There are only a few days left for signups, come join in.


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: bellyjewel on January 24, 2011 11:36:20 AM
I'm kinda tempted to join this swap...I'm going to decide soon lol


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: darkangelwingz on January 25, 2011 11:49:34 AM
2 more days to sign up!  Come and join in.


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: pseudo_pix on January 26, 2011 08:23:07 AM
okay okay. it's time to clean out my jewelrymaking stash :D


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: JLKCreative on January 26, 2011 07:33:00 PM
Bought the box I'm going to re-vamp, and 'skinned' it, lol. Excited to find out who I get to make stuff for, so I can get started...  ;D


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: TheManicCrafter on January 26, 2011 07:59:34 PM
I've narrowed my jewlery box options down to 2, now I just need my partners preferences.  I'm so jazzed, don't think the hubs is though, heh, he had to unwind some wire for me earlier  ::) I didn't mean to tangle it up it just kinda happened ya know?


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: darkangelwingz on January 27, 2011 06:13:00 AM
I will be adding anyone who signed up in the past 2 days later today.  Also today is the last day to signup.  I will be asigning partners tonight.


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: pseudo_pix on January 27, 2011 06:42:30 AM
WOO! Looking forwards to partners^^

Thanks daw!


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (SIGNUP 1/8/11-1/27/11; MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 27, 2011 07:24:22 AM
Can this day get any better, I ask you????  First, no work b/c of a snow day!  Then, partners tonight (I completely forgot!)!  Whoo-hooo!!!

I hope my prospective partner doesn't mind the color lime green.  It's my best friend's favorite color and she had asked me to make her something for her birthday.  While I was at it last night, I made some beads for this swap.  They came out really nifty...white and green swirls!


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: darkangelwingz on January 27, 2011 08:15:13 PM
Partners are up on the first page!!  wooohooo
start putting stuff on your wists and get to know your partner


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: timpani~jax on January 28, 2011 03:46:25 AM
yay partners! thank you darkangelwingz for getting them out so soon.


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 28, 2011 04:07:34 AM
Yes, thank you!  And I think that you partnered well, based on my partner's wists!


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: TheManicCrafter on January 28, 2011 08:45:08 AM
If I was more awake at the moment I'd be doing the happy dance, alas I was up til the wee hours yet again writing.  Why I get inspired at night I do not know but there it is, lol.

I love my partners wist!


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 30, 2011 03:27:00 PM
Even though I am planning on finishing up the other swap I am in before focusing on this one, I have been stockpiling supplies like nobody's business!  ;D


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: whileitsraining on February 01, 2011 01:48:31 PM
I have several box choices and most of my materials.  Just waiting on a reply from my partner before I begin.


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: TheManicCrafter on February 01, 2011 02:09:06 PM
Ok, this is just fun, I'm even trying a technique I haven't done before, looking nice if I do say so myself  :)


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: JLKCreative on February 01, 2011 08:45:12 PM
I've been busy already... all I have left to do is finish recovering the box, 2 earrings and a ring. And I was worried I'd cut it too close to the deadline lol


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: april again on February 02, 2011 09:25:00 AM
I am kinda struggling with the necklace..I had a great idea but I am trying to modify it based on my partner's preferences while still keeping the design the same..it is harder than I thought it would be!

I have the bracelet and ring planned out.. I have some idea for the earrings. I have the box planned as well.

Another challenge to myself is that I am trying to use stash as much as possible (due to lack of fundage and trying to use up what I have if appropriate). It is good for me though to stretch my brain a bit :)

Hoping to have the main necklace done this week and some extra necklaces...got the box planned. Things are going!


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 02, 2011 09:46:27 AM
april again, I am truly not picky at all.  As long as it is made with effort and thoughtfulness, then I will love it!  And that is really the truth.

We had a snow day today...I love these unexpected days off...I get so much done!  Me and my girls sat at the kitchen table and they had all their art supplies and I spread out all my jewelry making supplies...I too, was concerned about this swap...I am a beginning jewelry maker, and when I work on making jewelry, I put aside a chunk of time so I can focus.  I was worried about being done on time, with all the ideas I had floating around!

So far, I have started on one bracelet, finished another, and completed three pair of earrings!  I also started on three items for necklaces.  In addition, I was able to paint a first coat on the jewelry box.  Whew!  I am soooo proud of myself, and a bit less anxious about getting things done on time.


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: pseudo_pix on February 02, 2011 11:23:49 AM
Just popping in :)

I'm really busy these days. Preparing for fashion convention in Paris next week and all :D But I'm on top of this. Have done some stalking and ideas are bubbling for when I'm home again!


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: JLKCreative on February 02, 2011 07:10:56 PM
It seems that some of you making more than one necklace and bracelet? (only one is required, right?) just wondering if I should make more than what's asked for...?


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 02, 2011 08:09:46 PM
To answer your question...I am making more than the requirements because:  1)  I like to spoil!  :D and 2)  I am only a beginning jewelry maker, and I want to make sure that in what I send to my partner, there is definitely items in there that she will like and use.

Effort and thoughtfulness is going into every thing I make, I am trying my best....


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: JLKCreative on February 02, 2011 08:22:43 PM
Okay...This is my first swap, so I didn't know if 'spoiling' was an option, lol.


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: whileitsraining on February 04, 2011 11:14:36 PM
Yay, got my new partner that I won't kill :)

I tend to send extras just to make sure that my partner gets something that they like. Also I tend to try a bunch of different things and if they all turn out nice then I send the extras too lol


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: TheManicCrafter on February 04, 2011 11:56:38 PM
I broke out the dremel today, oddly sometimes jewelry making sound like the dentists office.


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: timpani~jax on February 05, 2011 08:58:17 AM
I've completed the earrings and bracelet. I'm trying to plan out the necklace at the moment but have about three different ideas so not quite sure what direction it'll end up going in.


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 05, 2011 10:27:07 AM
I've been working on this and that and just placing craft related items everywhere and anywhere.  Unfortunately, that resulted in me having to straighten up all my stuff for the last hour and a half or so.  :(  Fortunately for my partners, it resulted in my finding some items to use for this swap that I couldn't find before!  :P ;)

Now I just need to clean the rest of the house. :(  I'd rather be crafting.  ::)


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 05, 2011 06:19:53 PM
Ok, the house got clean, the kids are put to bed, and I was able to craft!  I worked on my first partner's jewelry box and I am thrilled with how it's coming out!  I also took out the resin and tried resin-ing some items that I have never used before.  If it comes out, it will be beautiful and my swap partners will get some nice pieces of jewelry!  *fingers crossed*


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: dopey_44 on February 05, 2011 09:16:38 PM
sorry i had not posted been busy and the power and net had been out not to mention i had to put my mom in the hospital on Thursday (she is doing better than when she went in ) yenna i do tend to send more that what is recommended but u don't have to do the same only do what u can and what u want to send


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 05, 2011 09:54:40 PM
Okay, son came downstairs a little while ago, took a peek at the resin items, and exclaimed over and over again about them.  If I can impress my 17yo with them, then I can impress anybody.   ;D ::)


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: darkangelwingz on February 05, 2011 11:00:54 PM
Okay, son came downstairs a little while ago, took a peek at the resin items, and exclaimed over and over again about them.  If I can impress my 17yo with them, then I can impress anybody.   ;D ::)

cant wait to see pics!


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: whileitsraining on February 06, 2011 11:17:33 AM
Okay, son came downstairs a little while ago, took a peek at the resin items, and exclaimed over and over again about them.  If I can impress my 17yo with them, then I can impress anybody.   ;D ::)

Sounds awesome! I have my box and ideas, but won't start working until everyone is back in school and at work tomorrow.  ;)


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: april again on February 06, 2011 11:42:24 AM
I finished my box and I have my rings gluing..Have the necklace idea in my head and I just need to put it together now.


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 06, 2011 05:18:27 PM
Some bad news about the resin items...some of the color left the prettiest ones, but they are still unusual and nice.  And I destroyed one trying to get it out of the mold.  (It wasn't completely dry yet.) 

I purchased a jewelry box for my second partner today and painted it tonight.  Also got out all the items I am going to use to decorate it.  It should be cute!  (She likes owls too!)

As for my first partner's jewelry box, I have been working on it each day...a bit at a time...I'm pleased with how it's coming out!


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 07, 2011 07:16:45 PM
I finished whileitsraining's box and I think she will like it.  It's cute and pretty at the same time!  ;)

I'm still doing bit by bit on april again's box.  What I'm doing to it cannot be done all at once.

Also got some more jewelry done for april again.  Want to finish hers before I start on whileitsraining's items.


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 08, 2011 05:43:55 AM
I have been working on items each and every day for this swap!  That almost never happens for me in swaps.  I even completed something this morning before work (but that may be b/c I have TWO dr. appts. tonite which means no crafting time.  :'(


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: TheManicCrafter on February 08, 2011 10:00:59 AM
I've completed the earrings and bracelet. I'm trying to plan out the necklace at the moment but have about three different ideas so not quite sure what direction it'll end up going in.

 ;D You're getting 2 necklaces because I couldn't decide on just one.


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: koalascout on February 08, 2011 07:16:51 PM
YEAHHHH!!!!!!   i might get to do this one after all. ;D :D


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: timpani~jax on February 09, 2011 12:43:31 AM
I've completed the earrings and bracelet. I'm trying to plan out the necklace at the moment but have about three different ideas so not quite sure what direction it'll end up going in.

 ;D You're getting 2 necklaces because I couldn't decide on just one.

I was actually considering doing that because I couldn't decide, so now I shall.  :)


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: pinkmichk on February 09, 2011 02:35:52 AM
just popping in to say hello as I am stepping in to partner for someone  ;D


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: whileitsraining on February 09, 2011 02:15:59 PM
Been busy messaging with my partner and planning things out :) My box is turning out super cute so far, hopefully jewelry goes as smoothly


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 09, 2011 03:10:53 PM
I stopped at the thrift store near my job today, during my lunch hour.  Picked up some things for this swap and found a great silicone mold (for resin) for 99 cents!


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: pseudo_pix on February 11, 2011 11:55:41 PM
I'm home from Paris and I did bring home a little this and that for this swap^^


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: pinkmichk on February 13, 2011 07:06:16 AM
working away on box now  ;D


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 13, 2011 07:38:26 AM
Hubby brought the girls to religion, and now is doing the laundry.  Son is sleeping.  I have craft supplies spread out all over the table!  :D  I'm in heaven!  :D  I am working on wrapping up items, finishing off one jewelry box, and seeing what else I need to make.  I can't wait for the gallery for this swap!


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Post by: april again on February 13, 2011 07:42:10 AM
I have the box, some extras and the rings done. I just need to finish earrings and necklace and bracelet. I am hoping to send out early :)


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 13, 2011 07:43:36 AM
Feel free to send out early!  ;D


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 13, 2011 09:17:46 AM
I just finished doing what I could and cleaned up my kitchen table.  April Again's jewelry box needs a little something else, and I just can't figure out what it is.  I will have to think about it.  I think crafting for so long this morning completely drained my creativity for now!  ::)

I did try some new things (for me) with resin-one for me, one for one of my partners!


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Post by: timpani~jax on February 13, 2011 10:59:36 AM
I have all the jewellery finished, just need to sort out the box which, I have a great idea for so hopefully it'll work.


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Post by: JLKCreative on February 13, 2011 02:51:50 PM
All I have to do is figure out how I'm going to hinge the box, and I'm done... can't wait!


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Post by: TheManicCrafter on February 13, 2011 09:05:16 PM
  :) I'm aiming for mailing the 23rd or 24th waiting for a needed tid bit.  I'm glad I got to really crafting before I got too busy lemme tell ya! 

It's been a nuts the past couple weeks with helping family move/unpack, a huge show to prepare- do- and input, flyers to send off for approval, and lets not forget the awesome time I got to spend with my darlin Dave for a lovely spaghetti dinner and awesome meet and great at the UU for Valentines Day! (yeah we did it early, lol)

Now if I could just craft myself an assistant who was already completely computer literate I'd be in there. Any suggestions? LOL


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Post by: darkangelwingz on February 13, 2011 09:23:07 PM
Looks like veryone is doing great with their crafting.  Sendouts are 2 weeks from tomm!


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Post by: JLKCreative on February 13, 2011 10:24:07 PM
ALL DONE! yay! sending out soon, I hope...gotta get packaging and all that fun stuff. WOOT!


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Post by: whileitsraining on February 14, 2011 08:24:01 PM
I need to get some more shrink film to play with.  That and it needs to stop raining so I can clear coat my box, I have tried doing it in the front entry in front of the open door and it still stinks up the house for hours  :'(


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Post by: dopey_44 on February 14, 2011 09:32:34 PM
hope everyone had a great valentines day.. well done with box kinda need one more thing to put on it have a set made and a few rings need to do a little more and then I'm done love making jewelry and i get carried away when i make it lol have a great night everyone  ;D


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Post by: pinkmichk on February 17, 2011 02:19:58 AM
box is done jewellery almost at pointing of being done too


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 19, 2011 11:13:26 AM
I am done!  Whooo-hooo!  This swap for me took a lot of money, time, and effort.  I really hope my partners like what I made them.  I just need to write up a note for each box and wrap them up to mail.  Will go out on Tues. and I'll PM my partners with the DC#'s.


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Post by: april again on February 19, 2011 05:06:49 PM
I am still finishing up. I was out of town all day at a training so I am seriously considering going to bed soon (it is 7PM)... :-\

I hope to finish up in the next couple days though...


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Post by: TheManicCrafter on February 19, 2011 06:53:53 PM
You ever get something and set it somewhere so that you wouldn't misplace it only to misplace your I'm not gonna misplace it spot?  Yeah  :D That's my day, got these special things for the last project and now I can't find where I put them.  Lost my coffee cup too but that's normal I'm always forgetting where I set it.


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Post by: whileitsraining on February 19, 2011 08:02:12 PM
You ever get something and set it somewhere so that you wouldn't misplace it only to misplace your I'm not gonna misplace it spot?  Yeah  :D That's my day, got these special things for the last project and now I can't find where I put them.  Lost my coffee cup too but that's normal I'm always forgetting where I set it.

ugh I do that all the time! especially with photos to mail to family and specific project items.  Super annoying because as soon as that project is done or i have ordered new pictures I find the ones I put away.


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Post by: TheManicCrafter on February 20, 2011 10:55:45 PM
as soon as that project is done or i have ordered new pictures I find the ones I put away.

Yep! That's me, I sat here bemoaning that fact that I went and lost something so important and that I should have wrote my spot down in my darn day planner, lol.  But maybe it was meant to be because I had another idea of complete awesomeness after dinner  ;D


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Post by: pseudo_pix on February 21, 2011 04:33:35 AM
I'm home from the convention and I've cleared my sofa table and are all ready to make jewelry :D


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Post by: darkangelwingz on February 22, 2011 05:05:27 AM
less than a week left!!!!


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Post by: timpani~jax on February 22, 2011 06:26:54 AM
I've nearly finished the box, hopefully I'll be sending at the end of the week.


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Post by: dopey_44 on February 22, 2011 09:29:07 PM
well I'm all done ;D should be sending out once i find a box to ship out and make my Addy label to if i can find the address


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: pinkmichk on February 24, 2011 02:31:09 AM
i should be posting tomorrow  ;D


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Post by: timpani~jax on February 24, 2011 06:43:44 AM
I've finished, I just need to find a box to send it all in.


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Post by: pinkmichk on February 25, 2011 06:27:36 AM
posted today ;D


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Post by: april again on February 25, 2011 09:46:15 AM
Not quite finished...been stressing about federal cuts and if I will still have a job :(

I am almost through though, and will be mailing for SURE on Monday if not sooner.


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 25, 2011 04:50:12 PM
april again, unfortunately, I know the feeling...we at work have been talking about how they might do lay-offs, if it comes to that.  Good luck with your situation.

Hubby FINALLY mailed off the packages for this swap.  I can't wait for my partners to get them!!!!!!!!!  j

I'm PMing with DC#'s now...


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Post by: darkangelwingz on February 25, 2011 06:15:07 PM
We have a few senders!! I will set up the gallery later today.  I will be mailing mine out Monday.

April ... I hope it all works out !


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Post by: JLKCreative on February 25, 2011 07:42:48 PM
Sent my package today :)


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Post by: whileitsraining on February 26, 2011 11:20:00 AM
Hello all! Just got home from the hospital from birthing our newest baby girl yesterday :) Trying to catch up on the posts and send out replies to my PMs.


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Post by: pseudo_pix on February 27, 2011 01:58:21 AM
whileitsraining > holy cow! That's hardcore craftsterness!

I'm just wrapping up. Making sure I've remembered it all - so I'm gonna send out tomorrow. Right on time^^


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Post by: april again on February 27, 2011 12:19:52 PM
April ... I hope it all works out !

Thanks :)

And I am done! Packaging up some extra goodies and mailing out tomorrow :)


Title: Re: Fill a jewelry box Swap (MAIL BY 2/28/11).
Post by: darkangelwingz on February 27, 2011 08:40:59 PM
The gallery is up!!
The link is on the first post.  Let us see those goodies!
Remember tomm is the last day to send.
Please pm me with the dc when you do send , if shipping international just keep the receipt in case something goes astray(hopefully not).


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Post by: april again on February 28, 2011 10:11:42 AM
I received! AND OH MY GOODNESS!!! It is sooooooooo cute! I am surprised I didn't shatter the window glass with my squee!!

I haven't even looked at the jewelry yet, been staring at the box!

Omg swap anxiety is taking over, I just photographed and packed up Ms. Barbara's...
I will be posting in the gallery in one minute!


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Post by: TheManicCrafter on February 28, 2011 03:22:24 PM
Mailed!   ;D


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Post by: dopey_44 on February 28, 2011 08:29:46 PM
mailed out today yahoo made it just in time with a little problems that were easily fixed


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Post by: darkangelwingz on March 01, 2011 08:51:34 PM
Ive gotten out of work late the past 2 days, I will update everything tomm!