Swap name: Bead Soup Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: jennieingram
Sign-up date range: June 11-June 21, 2009
Date to send item by: July 1, 2009
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
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
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 13 years old: YES
- Participant lives in the United States: NO
- If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES
Details of swap:
Every beader ends up with too many of some beads, or some beautiful ones that maybe aren't your style. This delightful Bead Soup Swap will help you share that goodness with other crafters, and reinvigorate your own bead stash!
This swap will be done in groups of 3, so you will send to and receive from two other swappers. The minimum send out limit will be 1 cup of "average sized" (5mm) beads per partner. You can send out more if you wish, but you must check with your partners so no one feels slighted if they send more, but only receive the minimum. It will be left to partners to decide the fairness on swapping other sized beads, like teeny-tiny seed beads or giant over-sized wooden ones. Partners will be based on what people HAVE
to give and WANT
You must also discuss with your partners before you decide to send any alternate items like charms or jewelry findings, so you can work out a fair "trade" for everyone involved. The swap will also include
one "small" beaded item as a gift for our partners, like a bracelet or pair of earrings. These should be kept small so that you have enough time to make both, as well as pack and send out, in 8 days. If you are new to Craftster, or are hard to stalk here, try to include information for your partners that will help them design something for you, as well as pick out beads to send you. Be sure to include a link to your wist if you have one!
If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Bead Soup Swap
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 13 years old (yes/no)
What is/are your favorite color(s)?
What are your favorite colors to use in beading? (You might love purple tees, but have no use for purple beads!)
Favorite metallics or spacer beads? (gold, silver, copper, antiqued gold/bronze, etc.)
What is your favorite type of beads to work with? (glass, crystal, stone, seed, wood, plastic, polymer clay, etc.)
What types of beads do you NOT wish to receive?
What kinds of beads do you have lots of that you'd like to share? (glass, crystal, stone, seed, wood, plastic, polymer clay, etc.)
What kinds of jewelry/crafts do you like to make? (earrings, strung bead necklaces, charm bracelets, junk jewelry, hemp necklaces, tree of life pendants, sun catchers, etc.)
Do you use charms, spacers, buttons, etc. in your beading/jewelry making?
What kind of jewelry do you wear the most?
Do you have pierced ears?
Favorite bracelet length?
Favorite jewelry metal? (gold, silver, copper, etc.)
Do you have any jewelry based allergies? (sensitive ears, etc?)
What are some of your interests other than beading? (Other crafts, favorite books, favorite movies/music, etc.)
Do you want to include anything else, that perhaps you have too much of, in your swapping? (For example, do you have WAY too many earring wires or clasps, and want to share some?)
Are you in desperate need of something else, like earring wires or clasps?
Is there anything else you'd like your partner 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
to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.
I wish you all HAPPY SWAPPING!