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ORGANIZED SWAPS => ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED => Topic started by: faemystique on January 23, 2014 04:38:32 AM



Title: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: faemystique on January 23, 2014 04:38:32 AM


GALLERY: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431828.msg5166047#msg5166047 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431828.msg5166047#msg5166047)

Swap name: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Faemystique
Sign-up date range: 1/23/14-2/13/14
Date to send item by: 3/6/14

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

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

Additional Age requirement? no

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

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES



Details of swap:...

This will be for two to three altered wine cork ornaments per partner. If enough people participate we will split into groups of three with two per partner (4 total). If there are less people, we will group in pairs and send three ornaments to our partner. There will be three weeks to craft our items and send off to their new homes.

Extras are at the discretion of you and your partner/s.  Mak3 sure you communicate as needed to plan your packages.

Remember to post at least once a week during the crafting process.

If you need more information or inspiration see the following links:

http://www.pinterest.com/bearynice2u/altered-corks/

http://theupcycleblog.com/?p=1672

http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=wine%20cork%20ornament

http://www.pinterest.com/aletalouise/wine-cork-ornaments/

If you want to participate, SEND QUESTIONAIRE information to organizer: Please PM Faemystique with "Wine Cork SU" in the subject line.

QUESTIONAIRE TO ANSWER:

Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO):
What are your favorite colors:
Least favorite colors:
do you have any allergies *(feathers, etc):
What are some of your favorite themes? *(ie: christmas, halloween, steampunk, angels, vintage etc):
Is there anything you would like your partner/s to know about you?:


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.
Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html) to find other rules about participating in a swap.





Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/06/14; MAIL BY 2/28/14).
Post by: faemystique on January 23, 2014 02:35:08 PM
Sent
Received
Sent and received
Late conact organizer asap
Feedback given
Sending late w/ communication


Participants

1. Faemystique
2. KimmyLynne82
3. cindibee
4. HSG
5. blupaisan
6. lovesclutter
7. waterbaby
8. gala_apples

PARTNERS:

KimmyLynne82 and gala_apples
HSG and blupaisan
lovesclutter and cindibee
faemystique and waterbaby


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: gala_apples on January 24, 2014 09:02:00 PM
All five of my swap slots are filled, but if I get one open before the 13th, I'll be joining  :)


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: faemystique on January 24, 2014 11:30:31 PM
Here's to hoping!


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: blupaisan on January 25, 2014 07:45:29 AM
very very tempted. Will see how my finances are as the SU period draws to a close...


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: faemystique on January 27, 2014 10:37:07 AM
People have looked but not one has signed up or commented other than you two... Its my first swap so I welcome any constructive critisism or advice? Those passing by maybe help let me know what could change to make this more appealing? Thanks!


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: Wulf on January 27, 2014 04:54:13 PM
Don't worry, faymistique, it's early yet. I think when you first post a swap that isn't a new round of a favourite swap, people will naturally be slow to sign up. And it always happens with long sign-up periods, too. Don't forget to remind people occasionally as the end of the sign-up period approaches. I don't think it's because there's anything wrong with your swap idea, which sounds great, or with the way you've set it up.

I think it will fill up nicely as mid-February approaches.

Wulf


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: faemystique on January 27, 2014 08:21:32 PM
Thank you!  I purposely made it long because I had not had a huge amount of interest in the new swap ideas thread, thinking maybe a longer period could garner more folks and allow other swaps to be caught up on before adding more!  Thanks for your input, I was nervous making my first swap! 


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: thepeachmartini on January 29, 2014 08:06:35 AM
Oh what the heck...count me in!


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: faemystique on January 29, 2014 09:24:22 AM
Thanks for joining!


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: thepeachmartini on January 29, 2014 10:24:11 AM
Wow, small group, eh?  ;)

I am sure it will fill up before too long. If not, we can just craft our little hearts out :)


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: faemystique on January 31, 2014 05:41:43 AM
Well at least I have a partner if all else fails! haha... its my first time organizing and I have been wanting to do this swap for awhile, I really think or thought it would be one to spark enough interest, time will tell! 


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: lovesclutter on February 04, 2014 09:52:46 AM
I'm still interested, so I don't understand. You said groups of 3 so 6 ornaments.  My main concern is shipping, so I would only need to send to two? Make 2 or 3 ornaments? I think I can do this.


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: faemystique on February 04, 2014 11:43:42 AM
Lovesclutter thank you!! I did need to clarify that... good eye!

Please check in swap details for updated information everyone.

Cindibee welcome to the swap!

I'm still interested, so I don't understand. You said groups of 3 so 6 ornaments.  My main concern is shipping, so I would only need to send to two? Make 2 or 3 ornaments? I think I can do this.


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: HSG on February 05, 2014 07:38:55 PM
Sending info. :)


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: faemystique on February 05, 2014 11:18:35 PM
Welcome to the swap HSG!


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: cindibee on February 05, 2014 11:35:00 PM
So excited! I have a whole bag of corks I can alter. I drink a lot of wine.


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: blupaisan on February 07, 2014 02:29:36 PM
I am off to fill out my Q!


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: waterbaby on February 11, 2014 11:41:32 PM
Just sent my questionnaire.  This is such a great idea, I'm surprised there hasn't been a flood of interest!  The first picture in the opening post is right up my alley -- looks like something I'd buy at a craft fair.  Where is that from, faemystique?


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: thepeachmartini on February 12, 2014 04:55:34 AM
So happy to see the participant list fill out a little more :) I solicited co-workers for wine corks, so I have a decent amount of them to work with. I'm excited for this swap!!


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: faemystique on February 12, 2014 06:00:47 AM
Welcome to the swap waterbaby and lovesclutter! Im sure its from one of the links in the description.  Its the first picture that got me interested in the first place.  Pretty sure it was a pin on pinterest.

Just sent my questionnaire.  This is such a great idea, I'm surprised there hasn't been a flood of interest!  The first picture in the opening post is right up my alley -- looks like something I'd buy at a craft fair.  Where is that from, faemystique?


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: waterbaby on February 12, 2014 01:03:37 PM
Welcome to the swap waterbaby and lovesclutter! Im sure its from one of the links in the description.  Its the first picture that got me interested in the first place.  Pretty sure it was a pin on pinterest.

Just sent my questionnaire.  This is such a great idea, I'm surprised there hasn't been a flood of interest!  The first picture in the opening post is right up my alley -- looks like something I'd buy at a craft fair.  Where is that from, faemystique?

Will have to scrutinize those links some more....


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: faemystique on February 13, 2014 01:02:33 AM
I looked on a google search and pinterest and cant find it now! Partners will post Friday morning... yayyy


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: gala_apples on February 13, 2014 03:30:09 PM
I think I sneaked in just in time? *crosses fingers*


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: faemystique on February 14, 2014 08:49:04 AM
And gala makes it an even 8.... I will have partners up in a couple of hours!


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: faemystique on February 14, 2014 10:09:55 PM
Sorry I was unable to log on to craftster before falling asleep (night nurse here) so I got these up late, but you should all have PMs with partner info now!  Happy stalking!  I am excited to see what we all come up with for this swap!! Been wanting to do one for awhile now!!  HAPPY VALENTINES DAY EVERYONE!


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: lovesclutter on February 15, 2014 06:14:25 AM
Partners, yay, getting right on the stalking.


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: faemystique on February 15, 2014 10:58:28 PM
waterbaby I found this:
http://jujucrafts.com/altered-steampunk-wine-cork.html


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: faemystique on February 15, 2014 11:44:00 PM
I found some inspiration if anyone needs some!! a few videos!

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/104568022571000330/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPm_nJbS8uo&feature=share

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XafVxuuw4g0

and for the christmas themed ones someone requested:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t_SA9s1hhU


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: gala_apples on February 16, 2014 08:08:11 PM
Step one...find where in the entire open plan basement that has three different crafting areas, and a hardware area, that I put my eyelet screws.

Because it's fine and dandy to want them to LOOK pretty, but I need to actually be able to hang the bases first.  :)


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: HSG on February 17, 2014 03:04:05 AM
Got some ideas formulating in my head and hope to mess with them today. :)


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: faemystique on February 17, 2014 11:17:27 AM
Went thrift shopping and procured some jewelry to disassemble for mine!


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: blupaisan on February 19, 2014 10:42:28 AM
Hunting thru my cork collection for the best ones. My partner's questionaire was ridiculously similar to mine... so much fun!!


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: lovesclutter on February 20, 2014 04:49:41 AM
checking in. Have started. LOL May change them 100 times, but I did get started.


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: waterbaby on February 21, 2014 09:16:09 PM
Thanks for finding that link for me, faemystique, and for posting the other new ones as well.

Have been sick all week and done absolutely nothing besides sleep late, watch streaming video (and doze), and take the dogs out (no yard so getting them out a few times a day is a must).  So far I don't feel any better than I did on Tuesday when it fully hit, but (knock on wood) also not too much worse.  In other words, there's been no crafting for waterbaby.  :'(

However, I've had corks at the ready since signups and some ideas percolating, and hopefully I'll be able to start playing with them by the start of next week.


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: faemystique on February 22, 2014 02:21:57 AM
I am 3/4 done with 2 corks and 1/4 done with a 3rd one!


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: gala_apples on February 22, 2014 04:24:14 PM
Right now I'm at the point of HOW MANY DIFFERENT SHADES OF GOLD/SILVER/BRONZE PAINT DO I HAVE (my partner likes steampunk). Turns out I have a lot, without having to buy anymore. Score one for me!


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: thepeachmartini on February 23, 2014 06:23:08 PM
Just checking in…have a slew of corks lined up, just waiting for inspiration to strike…any time now…really…


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: lovesclutter on February 25, 2014 09:26:21 AM
Checking in as well, have corks and whimsies. One started.


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: HSG on February 25, 2014 11:50:42 AM
Hope to mail out tomorrow :)


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: blupaisan on February 26, 2014 09:24:38 AM
Just found an awesome tip on handling my corks


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: faemystique on February 26, 2014 05:39:35 PM
Gallery is up...  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431828.0#axzz2uUEzNgZw)


I plan on making finishing touches tonight and mail in the morning to my partner!


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: waterbaby on February 27, 2014 03:17:33 PM
Crafting underway and having a corking good time with it!


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: faemystique on February 27, 2014 11:07:08 PM
Hey there partner waterbaby!  I finished your stuff, packed it, got some we extra goodies but did not make it sufficiently awake enough to go to PO.  I might not ship till Monday AM as this is my week to work the night shift again.  I want to keep them for myself, so I hope that means you will love them as well!  Can't wait to see what we all came up with!


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: faemystique on February 27, 2014 11:07:56 PM
Just found an awesome tip on handling my corks

is it the soak in water trick? I started altering mine and forgot to do that!! But it worked out okay I think.


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: faemystique on March 01, 2014 08:36:51 PM
We shall soon have photos in the gallery as we have a receiver!!


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: lovesclutter on March 03, 2014 07:44:38 AM
I am down to the wire. I have all the materials, but getting them to assemble is the issue. So I should soak them in water?


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: blupaisan on March 03, 2014 11:25:08 AM
I am down to the wire. I have all the materials, but getting them to assemble is the issue. So I should soak them in water?

Yes, it is the soak-in-boiling-water-for-10-minutes trick! Makes it possible to cut/carve without it all falling apart.
having sooo much fun finishing mine up. Very very impatient to go to my old place tomorrow where I left my hyper glue so I can finish.


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: thepeachmartini on March 03, 2014 11:59:44 AM
I am not gonna lie, I've had a $&#*@ time with this swap. I hope to send out this week yet, but I've only got one of them finished, and I don't really like it, if i"m honest. You'd think being trapped in the house because of bitter cold temps and snow out the wazoo would make it easy to be crafty, but my motivation must be some place warm and sunny!!  ;)


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: cindibee on March 04, 2014 11:06:19 AM
Just posting real quick to check in!

I have one of three done, and materials assembled for the other two.

The one I have finished looks AWESOME. :)


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: gala_apples on March 04, 2014 04:23:06 PM
Yeah, I'm gonna be sending out like half an hour before the post office closes on the last day. I can't even get my last supplies until wednesday morning. How's this for a creative excuse: the Michaels where I get everything is closed, as well as a ton of other businesses, and the entire freakin MALL, because of a massive water main break. Apparently 600 houses are without water right now.  :-\


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: faemystique on March 04, 2014 10:45:22 PM
KimmyLynne82 have you tried looking at the videos and links I posted? might spur some inspiration?  Hang in there, just keep up communication.  Cindibee I am excited to see what you come up with!!! I can't wait for my partner to get hers, probably saturday... I took bad pics so waterbaby I am counting on you to do em better than I did... lol, gala_apples, its one of those winters, either its snowing, things are going awry with water mains, I can't seem to mail cuz I am a night shifter, we are all having the issues crop up it seems!!  Except here in Alaska where its in the forties and virtually like hardly any snow... while the lower 48 is in a polar vortex from hell.

Best wishes for everyone's continued crafting and inspiration!! See the posts I made with youtube videos, there may be some inspiration to be found, think outside the box... ttyl


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: lovesclutter on March 06, 2014 05:31:08 PM
I got done and sent today.


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: faemystique on March 08, 2014 01:05:21 AM
Ok I have heard from everyone but my partner only 2 sending late.  Let me know if anything is missing.


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: HSG on March 08, 2014 06:37:45 PM
Received late today and will post pictures tomorrow. :)


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: faemystique on March 12, 2014 03:35:03 PM
All swap statuses should be updated now.  All have sent except one.  And we are starting to have more receivers too! cant wait to see more corks~


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: thepeachmartini on March 16, 2014 06:50:50 AM
Finally sent the other day. Nasty snow storm, then nasty illness prevented my from getting to the post office on time, but I did mail out on Thursday! And I just realized I totally forgot to get pics of the corks before I packed them up.   ::)


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: faemystique on March 19, 2014 08:49:41 PM
I hate when I do that, there have been several swaps where I forgot to take pictures too.  One I really regret because my partner never posted any at all and I had really liked what I had made.


Title: Re: Altered Wine Cork Ornament Swap (SIGNUP 1/23/14-2/13/14; MAIL BY 3/6/14).
Post by: thepeachmartini on March 24, 2014 05:17:40 AM
I hate when I do that, there have been several swaps where I forgot to take pictures too.  One I really regret because my partner never posted any at all and I had really liked what I had made.


That's frustrating!! I alwasy think "OK - I still have time before a seal the package at the PO..." then I'm flustered because there's ALWAYS a huge line and people already think it's weird that I'm wrapping up oddly decorated items to begin with ;) Ah, the joys of being a Craftster :)