New Swap Announcement.... Black & Gold Swap

New Swap Announcement.... Black & Gold Swap

Post by canegur » Sun, 30 Aug 1998 04:00:00



Okay.  Ravensdale is over and I'm ready to host a new swap.  The swap
is the Black & Gold bead swap.  

The guidelines as they stand today.  Maybe to be refined later....

15 participants.  If large response, maybe multiple swaps.

Each participant makes sets of TWO beads for each participant.

FIRST person to respond and request it, gets to make ONE pendant for
each participant.  Also black and gold only.  No specific size
requirement... use your good judgment.  If not the first respondent,
then beads are to be made.

Only Gold and Black Premo/CFC Clay visible in bead.  (I.e., you can
place the clay over s***clay, but only Gold & black on the surface.)

Any shape okay, but should be the equivalent of starting with a 10-12
mm ball before shaping.  Round, oval, bicone, etc. from that size.

If interested, respond by e-mail and be sure to use the header "Black
& Gold Swap", so I can track accordingly.  I get a LOT of e-mail and
don't want to lose you.

Deadline to be determined.  Probably end of October-ish.

Put each swap in a small zip lock bag (jewelry style) along with your
name and where you are from.  You can also include other info,
like a description of your technique, brief personal bio, mailing
address, etc.  Place your items, with sufficient packing material for
protection and re-shipping, into a STURDY! UNSEALED box with your
label and postage (if you've provided a stamp) and place that box into
another box or envelope to be mailed to me.  (I'll provide address
later.)  (The US Post office has nice priority mail boxes that can
then fit into the priority envelopes for mailing to me.

Be sure to provide me with a return label and either a Priority Mail
stamp, or three dollars to purchase one.  It's easier for me if you
pre-buy the postage and send it along.  If you in Hawaii, Alaska or
out of the country, I may need more postage.  

That's about it for now.

Looking forward to hearing from swappers!

Cheers!

Linda G.

Seattle, WA  USA

 
 
 

New Swap Announcement.... Black & Gold Swap

Post by Samantha McPherso » Sun, 30 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Place your items, with sufficient packing material for
> protection and re-shipping, into a STURDY! UNSEALED box with your
> label and postage (if you've provided a stamp) and place that box into
> another box or envelope to be mailed to me.

Something that I have started doing when mailing swaps... I use one of the
smaller 2 sizes of the Priority mail boxes that are free from the post
office (the big ones come pre-assembled, so you can't do this with them).
I first write my address in the address area and apply a 3 dollar stamp
where it belongs.  Then I assemble the box in-side-out, so that the brown
part of the box is on the outside and the Priority mail part (with my
address and the stamp) are on the inside.  Put my swaps in and tape it shut
(don't use the self-stick strip!).  Then when the swapmeister gets it, she
only has to turn it right-side-out and it's already stamped and addressed
to me.

It can still be sent Priority Mail to the swapmeister, just apply the
proper label and stickers, and 3 bucks for postage!

Just a tip!
:-)  Sam
--
http://www.network-one.com/~bartmcph/sammp.htm

 
 
 

New Swap Announcement.... Black & Gold Swap

Post by Polycla » Tue, 01 Sep 1998 04:00:00


As a Swap miester I will say that this inverted box is nice BUT sometimes you
get a swap item that will allow the swap miester to use the box with postage
affixed. So in the intrest of a better way how about taking a bit of plastic
like Saran Wrap, fold your stamp and address labble in it and then tape that to
the brown side of the box. Now if need be we can get another larger box and
affix them to it.
Thank you.

Lysle

 
 
 

New Swap Announcement.... Black & Gold Swap

Post by Samantha McPherso » Tue, 01 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Well, swappers need to use their best judgement when choosing a box to mail
their swaps in.  In a bead swap the chances of someone sending something
larger than your box is not likely.  But as a swapmeister myself I think
it's also the meister's job to remind swappers exchanging larger items that
there's a good chance someone will send something bigger than their own
swaps.

So from the meister's point of view.... getting stamps instead of cash and
labels that are self stick (not just pieces of paper needing to be taped
on) is going to make the job WAY easier for the swapmeister!  Even if it is
not already affixed to the box.

:-)  Sam
--
http://www.network-one.com/~bartmcph/sammp.htm

Quote:

> As a Swap miester I will say that this inverted box is nice BUT sometimes
you
> get a swap item that will allow the swap miester to use the box with
postage
> affixed. So in the intrest of a better way how about taking a bit of
plastic
> like Saran Wrap, fold your stamp and address labble in it and then tape
that to
> the brown side of the box. Now if need be we can get another larger box
and
> affix them to it.
> Thank you.

> Lysle