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1  "I've always wanted to learn that!" Swap in New Swap Theme Ideas by IsikkahJai on: April 17, 2018 09:34:41 AM

I know there are a ton of crafts out there I haven't been able to learn (yet) but for one reason or another, they keep eluding me whether the excuse is time, space or fear of failure etc. I propose we have a swap where:
--We make a list of crafts we've always wanted to learn and our partner sends us a simple DIY kit within two weeks of pairing. 
--Then WE have two-three weeks to craft something with it and send it back to our partner!

It would be a somewhat longer swap, especially if we have overseas crafters, but so rewarding! And it's for the sake of crafting and knowledge, two things that I believe is time well spent on. PLUS...

...NO MORE excuses!!  Cheesy

  Whatcha'all think?
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2  Re: Necklace Swap 2017 GALLERY (Sendouts Aug. 14) in The Swap Gallery by IsikkahJai on: August 24, 2017 03:26:39 PM
Yay for my net finally working and YAY I'm glad you like the peacock nekkie!! Cheesy It was scavenged materials from a necklace that broke and I know you prefer reused so it was perfect!

I really love all my necklaces from this swap. I've worn them all at least once and I get compliments every time <3

From Patty_o a lovely agate slice that I didn't realize was colored until I looked at it through the light putting it over my head one day. It looked pitch black but it really is a beautiful root beer color. The charm also makes a lovely tinkling sound against the stone slice, as if I have a wee tinkerbell around my neck. It's so charming ^_^

From Artmom, a WICKED cool laser cut owl necklace with what looks like....adventrine (?) stone or possibly moss agate. Whatever it is I LOVE the dark green!! It makes me chill out and be grounded on my hectic days <3

From Abbee, a whimsical and glittery fairy wing. I loovveeeeee wings (except bugs wings...ew ><) and this is outlined in hand embroidered black so it reminds me of stained glass. If I could handle earrings, this would make an excellent earring too  Grin It's so light weight and sparkles in the sun.

From La Chapa, a GENIUS packaging idea....altoid tin! I was amazed at this and will be stealing this idea for future swaps. The necklace is SOOOO beautiful! It's sculpted clay in my most favorite Fall colors. It's the perfect length too. Lovveeee this and I can't wait to wear the clothes that match it  Cheesy

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3  Re: 'Shipping Swap: Two hearts made one! Gallery in The Swap Gallery by IsikkahJai on: May 09, 2017 07:41:24 PM
My gawd I've had a week. Not exactly a good one but I'm alive. Yay. I feel bad I haven't posted pic or the package yet. Imma take care of one now. Chr1stchan deserves super uber mega praise because she's the BEST EVER.

my most favorite thing of all time...hand drawn artwork. Sophie and Howl from Howl's moving Castle. OH MY GOSH! With bonus Calcifer Cheesy I'm going shopping tomorrow so I can find a frame for it. I want to kid proof it asap.

Little Harry and Hermione chibis. Isn't it the cutest darn thing?? Blushy harry <3

And then a nod to probably one of my favorite Ships ever: Zuko and Katara from Avatar the last airbender ^__^

Chr1stchan, please excuse my lateness these shoulda been posted ages ago. I love it all!!
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4  'Shipping Swap: Two hearts made one! Gallery in The Swap Gallery by IsikkahJai on: April 11, 2017 05:02:23 PM

We have a senddeeerrrrrrrrr  Grin BADUMP BADUMP!! My heart is already going pitter pat in anticipation of all the goodies to be had Grin

1. Noxika
2. Thimbles71
3. Oath Keeper
4. Pioneer9
5. Dfabbric
6. Griminspirations
7. Chr1stchan
8. Inselaeffchen
9. WaveLight23478
10. SevsOnlyGirl
11. Acadian Driftwood
12. Isikkahjai


1. Pioneer9 Feedback posted Positive
2. Inselaeffchen--waiting on pics
3. Oath Keeper Feedback posted Positive
4. Griminspirations feedback posted Positive
5. Acadian Driftwood--waiting on Pics
6. Dfabbric Feedback posted Positive
7. SevsOnlyGirl--waiting on pics
8. WaveLight23478--waiting on pics
9. Thimbles71--waiting on pics
10. Isikkahjai--feedback posted Negative
11. Chr1stchan Feedback posted
12. Noxika
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5  Re: Vikings, Pirates, & Ninjas Swap Rd 2 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by IsikkahJai on: April 11, 2017 10:22:38 AM
I LOOVVEEEEE that raven and rune hoopla! <3

Sorry it's been so long for me to post my goodies. My phone apparently didn't want to upload photos so I had to go a round about way to do it. Rockingbear knows the pattern of my heart and it is indeed PLAID  Kiss

Whole package

Most excellent and awesome clip that I will be turning into a hair accessory soon. SO gonna sport that!

The purse that rocks with a chain and proudly displays my love of plaid  Kiss

Action shot of her generous "extra". A beautiful grey cloak she had no need for since Ren Faires in texas apparently are hot  Grin Go figure. I will happily put this to use!! THANK YOU RBB! How's the tooth btw? Or rather, lack of one?

LOL I just realized my Scotsman poppet photobombed the cloak picture on the shelf in the background! haha Cheesy

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6  Re: Medicinal or Herblore Swap 2017 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by IsikkahJai on: March 15, 2017 12:18:07 PM
Ugghhh fianlly took pictures! Been a weirdly weeiirrddd week Shocked Sarasmile SPOILLEDDD MEEEEEEEE!!!!

The WHOLE package. I was/STILL AM elated about this box of earthy goodness. Stones from her own collection, embroidered bag AND altar cloth, a wonderful scented oil bracelet (lava beads can be dabbed with oil and they will absorb it!) And probably the best thing ever on the face of the planet: hand cut cherry Wood Rune Set. (She also sent be a beautiful clay herbal imprint necklace that isn't pictured. I shall remedy that when my phone is off the charger Wink )

Aren't these just the sh*t??!! Her dad hand cut them and she wood burned each of them herself \O/ The first one to roll into my hand was the hourglass shaped one, Dagaz. And it's been following me ever since  Cheesy It's so funny too because I had actualyl asked another crafter on here to make me some for a personal swap (Which got put on the back burner (SORRY ABBEE!!) and now I have my very own set! I love them. The vibe with me so well Smiley

Carnelian, (rose?) quartz, blue tigers's eye, Adventrine, and clear quartz. I THINK. Correct me if I'm wrong Sara  Cheesy Adventrine and Carnelian are "my" stones so she really hit these spot on.

lava bead bracelet. I have to purchase some oil to rub on them. All I have is tea tree, which doesn't exactly smell nice.

Close up on the Rune bag, Isn't it divine?

A package from the heart. I'm so grateful and blessed to have had Sara as my partner. Thank you!!  Kiss Kiss Grin
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7  Merry Saint Birthentine's swap? in New Swap Theme Ideas by IsikkahJai on: March 06, 2017 01:41:44 PM

I probably shouldn't admit this openly but I'm a terrible procrastinator when it comes to gift giving. I have every good intention to start, finish, and give the present on time but somehow it kinda ends up a month late. Or several. (I'm sorry Dfabbric! and Silver Moon!) So I propose we have a swap to make amends for a person, or persons, that we may have forgotten last year. It can be a belated gift OR a gift for someone for the future so you can put your mind at ease and not worry about it being belated. One less thing on your list!

I would probably open this toward the end of March with send outs in may, after Easter madness. I'm going to propose a 3 point system, which equals: 1 LARGE -OR- 1 MEDIUM AND ONE SMALL -OR- THREE SMALLS Or roughly 4+ hours of work/$30+ $$

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8  'Shipping Swap: Two hearts made one! Signup now-March 22; Sendout April 26 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by IsikkahJai on: March 06, 2017 01:22:55 PM

Gallery of Awesome! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452126.0

Swap name: Shipping Swap: Two Hearts made One!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: IsikkahJai
Sign-up date range: March 6- March 22nd
Date to send item by: April 26 (MODIFIED TO THE 29th!)

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

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? 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

This swap is all about LOVE! Your love of all the adorable couples out there in love on TV or in Books or in Real Life. They can be an established couple like Kate Middleton and Prince William, Buffy and Angel, Aladdin and Jasmine, or Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. Couples that are already together and you think are perfect just they way they are. OR you can break them up and allow them to take the road not traveled. Harry Potter and Hermione Granger? YES PLEASE! Katara and Zuko from Avatar the Last airbender? LETS DO IT! You can even cross movies or TV shows! Wanna see Lois Lane with Wolverine? Nows the time to do it! Do you want to make Sheldon from Big Bang Theory break out in a sweat and pair him with Katniss? DO IT! OR maybe you're of the Bromance/ non-romantic variety and you just LOOVVEEEE to see these two people together, hanging out, making you laugh, making you cringe... Whatever makes your heart go pitter pat, it's all gravy! Its all up to you Smiley ...and your partner, of course.

This swap will be for 1 Medium and 1 small OR 3 smalls. Extras are absolutely allowed but please discuss with your partners first so that the swap is even.

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

Name of swap: Shipping Swap: Two Hearts Made One!
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:

Please list at least 5 of your favorite couples, established or part of your wish-fulfillment, and where they are from (for research purposes for your partner)

What kind of items would you like to receive?
What kind of crafty skills do you have?
Any BIG WISH items youd love to see? (No promises...)
Anything you don't want to receive?
What style do you want? ie. Creepy, realistic, whimsical, Chibi etc.

Favorite colors?
Least favorite colors?
Favorite Patterns or designs?
Least favorite pattern or design?
Any fabrics youd prefer not to recieve (ie burlap, linen, wool)

Any allergies?
Any allergens in your home (include smokers)?
Are you able to post pictures in the gallery?
Do you have an Etsy favorites or pinterest?
What is your...? (List only what you would like to receive)
shirt/tee size?
head measurement?
foot measurement? (shoe size & measurement in inches)
preferred bracelet length?
preferred necklace length?
preferred bag/tote/purse size/style? (small, medium, large, shoulder, cross body)

Is there any other information your partner or the organizer should know?

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.
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9  Re: Mixed Media Valentine Swap Gallery (Sendouts by Feb. 6) in The Swap Gallery by IsikkahJai on: February 27, 2017 09:00:46 AM
Ohhh mannnn D: I hope the package is okay >_< All well. If it's not then I get to make more heartful awesomeness  Grin

And here's what Ann sent to ME! It's so perfectly me. Book pages in a foreign language with orange weaving. 1000% me and I LOVE it!

All those extra candies didn't make it very far xD Why are kinder eggs illegal to send? Cuz dannggggg Americans are missing out! I shared them with my cousin, who was so touched she recieved something from the swap Cheesy Which bring me to the next little bit of awesomeness that is Annchen. She sent a little extra for my Swedish-lovin' cousin. A wee Winnie the Pooh book! Excellent beginners book to learn the language Cheesy

sorry took so long! Busy darn week >_< And why is that image upside down? D: Haallppppp!
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10  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong - Ostara Term 2017*~ Join anytime! in Craftalongs by IsikkahJai on: February 08, 2017 02:54:26 PM
Class: Headmistress Challenge
House: Gryffindor!!
Item: Pendants, tempera-ture and tempera-mental  Angry
Description: I was working with clay recently for a swap I did and decided to try something from my pinterest while I was waiting for the clay to bake. I've loved these clay pendants for so long and I just went for it but I don't usually use so much small detail in my work. Boyyy did I figure out the HARD WAY how hard it was to manipulate clay down to a quarter sized level Angry First the clay stuck to the table because I didn't have a proper surface to roll it out on. Then it stuck to my fingers, ruining the shapes I created. and THEN the clay that was stuck to the table hitch-hiked onto my other clean clay balls and smudged them with color. GWAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!! All that and I still had to put the clay bits ON the pendants. Oh gawd I wanted to table flip the whole thing by the end of the fifth one. I thought Cherry Blossoms were supposed to inspire peace and love! HA! (They did turn out great though  Wink there will be 10 all together for my kids' teachers.)

Class: Alchemy ANNNNNNDDDDDD Iron Chef Hogwarts: CURRY
House: Gryffindor!!
Item: Curry Paella
Description: This recipe in the past has never really come out right for me. I kept tweaking it and tweaking it and I could never get the proportions right. It was too spicy or too plain or the veggies were over cooked or the rice was under cooked...whatever bad could go wrong with it, it's happened with this recipe! It was always wrong. This time, naturally, it was under spiced (I ran out of curry powder) but! I made up for it by adding some delicious herbs and some more veggies. And a tad of Sriracha. Cuz who doesn't love Sriracha??

Recipe: https://www.mrfood.com/One-Pots/Skillet-Paella

(Yes, that's Squirtle in the background  Grin He's for another project...)
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