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monarch
04-01-2009, 12:24 PM
If you are into handmade charms this swap is for you.......

Due Date is June 20, 2009
Unlimited Number Of Players
5 - 10 charm trade

Create your own charms anyway you like.......
The charms should be no larger than 1 1/4 inchies in diameter and no larger than an 1 1/2 inchies long........
Remember these charms will probably be used to make a bracelet........

Attach a jump ring to each charm and to the jump ring attach a tag showing your usersname..................

US Players - Please send a self addressed envelope with the same amount of postage that it costs you to mail to me........

Overseas and Canada - I'll pay for your postage but please send a self addresssed envelope...............

REMEMBER TO KEEP YOUR CHARMS SMALL AND DON'T FORGET THE JUMP RING AND TAG SHOWING YOUR USERSNAME.......

HAVE FUN AND GET CREATIVE.......

PM me for my address......


1. monarch..............................North Dakota
2. ceedee................................Wisconsin... ...............................Received (5)
3. joni owens...........................South Carolina............................Received )10)
4. adifferentstory......................United Kingdom..........................Received (10)
5. avaelizabeth.........................Texas........ ..............................Received (10)
6. phrixy..................................Canada.... ................................Received (6)
7. icekat..................................Canada.... ................................Received (6)
8. icequeen07...........................California... ...............................Received (10)
9. rosienj.................................New Jersey.................................Received (10)
10.chronata.............................Wisconsin. .....................................Received (5)
11.knesi07...............................New York.......................................Receive d (10)
12.goodmorningstarshine............Missouri....... .................................Received (10)
13.dannijean............................Idaho..... ......................................had to withdraw~~~~~~~~~~~
14.obviousfront........................Illinois... ........................................Received (10)
15.timeinmyhands.....................Ohio......... ....................................Received (5)
16.sometomato........................Vermont...... ................................Received (10)
17.corduroy cat.......................London.................. ........................Received (10)
18.terrorgirl.............................United Kingdom...............................had to withdraw~~~~~~~~~~~
19.trina..................................Missouri .........................................Received (10)
20.deedles..............................Pennsylvan ia..................................Received (10)
21.cairlae...............................South Carolina................................had to withdraw~~~~~~~~~~~~
22.malicea10...........................Colorado... ....................................Received (10)
23.lavenderlizard......................South Carolina...............................Received (8)
24.tiaragoth...................................... ........................................Received (10)
25.chaosatlanta.......................Georgia..... ...................................Received (10)
26.cheeka...............................Missouri.. .....................................no charms~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
27.teri....................................Texas.. .......................................Received (6)
28.niteowl..............................Nebraska.. ....................................Received (10)

cdraz/ceedee
04-01-2009, 03:00 PM
I am in again, if you will have me......and first too!!

Joni Owens
04-01-2009, 04:23 PM
I'm going to have enough charms & beads for a ton of jewels!! Sign me up, I'll start thinking up new ideas!

adifferentstory
04-01-2009, 04:50 PM
Count me in please.

AvaElizabeth
04-01-2009, 11:28 PM
YAY! I had such a great time in the last one, please count me in. Thanks to Joni I have some new techniques!

Phrixy
04-02-2009, 12:01 AM
Sign me up ^^

icekat
04-02-2009, 12:02 AM
Oh, I'm in again. The last one was fun. Phrixy and I ship together. *flicks Phrixy's nose for impertinence*

icequeen07
04-02-2009, 12:12 AM
i want in, please.thanks

monarch
04-02-2009, 08:35 AM
Thank you guys sooooo much for signing up!!!!

RosieNJ
04-02-2009, 09:24 AM
Good morning ladies. I would love to join you all in this swap. I have pm'd our hostess to introduce myself and promise you all I am not a flaker nor new to making charms.

Now..do you all base your designs around beads or altered items such as dominos or scrabble pieces and such? Just trying to get a general idea what everyone prefers.

icekat
04-02-2009, 10:22 AM
It's a free-for-all on design, Rosie! It's great that everyone works differently. And welcome aboard to AFA!

monarch
04-02-2009, 11:49 AM
rosienj - Thanks so much for signing up!!! and welcome to the site!! Can't wait to see what you come with.............

adifferentstory
04-02-2009, 12:31 PM
Good morning ladies. I would love to join you all in this swap. I have pm'd our hostess to introduce myself and promise you all I am not a flaker nor new to making charms.

Now..do you all base your designs around beads or altered items such as dominos or scrabble pieces and such? Just trying to get a general idea what everyone prefers.

Welcome to the site.

I've made charms using beads, handmade beads, watercolour stock, shrink plastic, scrabble tiles and dominoes. Not sure yet how i'm going to make these charms though.

Chronata
04-02-2009, 12:42 PM
Please add me to the list! :D

TimeInMyHands
04-02-2009, 12:52 PM
This involves my other passion...making jewelry!!:jiggy:

*I am just lurking at the moment...but can anyone post or give a link to show a few examples of charms suitable for this swap? I have lots of ideas...just need a 'visual"!!
Thanks and I'll be back!!;)

Phrixy
04-02-2009, 01:31 PM
I found a couple in the gallery when I searched for charms, hope no one minds if I post them here. :)

alteredmommy (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=62030)
malicea10 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=56908)
Icekat (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=56027)

There were lots more there too, you just have to look, TIMH.

monarch
04-02-2009, 03:31 PM
chronata - Thanks for signing up!!! Can't wait to see what you come up with!!!!

phrixy - Thanks for posting some links for timeinmyhands!!!

knesi07
04-02-2009, 03:58 PM
i haven't made charms before, but have strung my own necklaces and bracelets. i think i can handle this!
can i sign up please monarch?

boatbird
04-02-2009, 06:11 PM
Seriously thinking about this :) will lurk an watch!

goodmorningstarshine
04-02-2009, 08:06 PM
I'd like to join again, please!

monarch
04-02-2009, 08:47 PM
goodmorningstarshine and knesi07 - Thank you both for signing up!!!!!

RosieNJ
04-02-2009, 11:41 PM
Thanks for the welcome ladies. I've used all sorts of items like adifferentstory has. The hard part is narrowing down one specific design and going with it. Too many ideas and never enough time to get 'em done.

monarch
04-03-2009, 09:04 PM
dannijean - Thanks for signing up again!!!

JaneD
04-03-2009, 11:41 PM
This is tempting, I'm definitely going to lurk this one for a bit and see if I come up with any ideas or extra time! :P

obviousfront
04-06-2009, 11:14 AM
Been looking for another round of charms, please count me in,
Now just let me bash up a few old TVs and I'll get started

monarch
04-06-2009, 12:06 PM
obviousfront - Thanks for signing up again!!!! What do you make your robots out of...............

TimeInMyHands
04-09-2009, 11:32 AM
I can't stand it anymore!! SIGN ME UP PLEASE!!!:jiggy:
*Two quick questions though...Do the charms all need to be the same theme/mediums or can each one be something different? And if they are wrapped with wire for hanging do I still need to attach a jump ring?
Thanks!

sometomato
04-11-2009, 01:03 AM
I have been scarce lately due to my shoulder operation, so I just saw this swap.
May I join, please? (Besides, with Obvious Front in this swap, things could get VERY interesting!)

TimeInMyHands
04-12-2009, 07:14 PM
YAY! Glad your joining, sometomato, and glad your on the mend too!:jiggy:
NOW, if we can just get a swap hostess to sign us up! LOL!;)

monarch
04-13-2009, 08:42 PM
I am so sorry you guys........Some how I got unsubcribed to this thread, so I didn't see the updates........Sorry.......Anyway thank you two a bunch for signing up!!! Have fun!!!

TimeInMyHands
04-13-2009, 11:20 PM
Thank you!!

corduroy cat
04-15-2009, 06:32 PM
i suppose i should sign up, seeing as i've started mine already! :idea:

monarch
04-15-2009, 07:25 PM
corduroy cat - Thanks so much for signing up again!!!! Can't wait to see what you come with...............

TimeInMyHands
04-16-2009, 02:00 PM
*Two quick questions!:idea:...Do the charms all need to be the same theme/mediums or can each one be something different? And if they are wrapped with wire for hanging do I still need to attach a jump ring?
Thanks!

Terrorgirl
04-17-2009, 02:35 AM
me please this looks like fun !!

monarch
04-17-2009, 08:26 AM
timeinmyhands - Your charms can be all different and no you don't need a jump ring if you make the charms with something else to hang them with...............

terrorgirl - Thanks a bunch for signing up!! Have fun!!!

TimeInMyHands
04-17-2009, 02:08 PM
OK...Thanks monarch! I can't wait to get started on these! It will be a nice change!

Trinasatc's
04-18-2009, 12:59 PM
I would love to join this swap also.This will be soooo much fun.

Trinasatc's
04-18-2009, 01:02 PM
I do have one question if you don't mind.Will the same person be getting these charms? Would only like to know because I could make them with a theme, say Geishas or fairys ect to use on bracelet.Just did not know.Thank you.

monarch
04-18-2009, 01:22 PM
trina - If you send in 6 charms, 6 different people will be getting your charms and you will get 6 different charms from 6 different people..................Thanks so much for signing up!!!! Have fun!!

corduroy cat
04-18-2009, 04:26 PM
i finished mine yesterday! they are 8 altered raw brass lockets with text inside, i call them "globes of wisdom", and a 3 are round brass charms with map pictures that i call "you are here". hope you like them! :jiggy:

monarch
04-18-2009, 05:16 PM
Your charms are sooo soo awesome!! Can't wait to see them in person!!!!! Which one is the one in your hand??

icekat
04-18-2009, 05:21 PM
Wow, really neat locket charms! I just love the variety that comes from this swap!

Deedles
04-19-2009, 01:49 AM
I would love to join!!

monarch
04-19-2009, 11:26 AM
deedles - Thanks for joining us again!! Have fun!!

TimeInMyHands
04-19-2009, 03:37 PM
OMGosh! Those are lovely corduroy cat!! The "map picture" ones are wonderful!!!!:jiggy:

corduroy cat
04-21-2009, 03:51 PM
awh thanks everyone, i'm glad you like them :D i posted today monarch!

monarch
04-21-2009, 08:28 PM
corduroy cat - I'll let you know when they get here.......

AvaElizabeth
04-22-2009, 09:37 AM
What great charms, what did you make those out of?

Joni Owens
04-22-2009, 01:09 PM
My charms are ready - I kept them a bit simpler this time. Decided to go with an Asian theme and used some recycled Rumikub tiles.

25378

icekat
04-22-2009, 01:14 PM
Very pretty, Joni!

corduroy cat
04-22-2009, 02:38 PM
those are really pretty joni! i like the asian theme you did.

cairnlae
04-22-2009, 04:29 PM
mmm..obviousfront..can't wait to see what you come up w/ you clever evil....corduroy cat...those map charms are DELICIOUS...and joni"o"...well, what can I say about my little neighbor Joni...:DLOL..she's like the craftiest chicka(besides myself) in the Upstate!!!I haven't participated in a swap in a really long while...kind of off atc's...would love to make some charms(I have some wonderful "junk" to recycle into hopefully something beautiful)..can I play?

malicea10
04-22-2009, 06:20 PM
Oh My gosh! Lovely charms ladies!

Carole,
I have a new idea for some so would love to jump in and play again too!
Thanks!

Joni Owens
04-22-2009, 07:33 PM
Thanks everyone!!! You are all the art-ego-boost I need. Cairnlae, jump in, you need a swap to do!!! You come up with neat ideas! I thought the Asian theme would work out better than the first - I tried to make charms out of chocolate but kept eating them.

monarch
04-22-2009, 08:20 PM
joni owens - I love your charms!!!!! Thanks for posting so we all could see!!!!

cairnlae and malicea10 - Thank you both for signing up!! Have fun!!!

cairnlae
04-23-2009, 12:13 AM
Someone really needs to keep Joni away from the chocolate...;) She's hyper enough as it is...you should see me trying to corral her through a thriftstore or Hobby Lobby(and i still missed that p.b. cup she snuck into her basket)...:D

I'm thinking of either using wooden puzzle pieces(with a map on one side) or bottle caps...not sure yet....

Deedles
04-23-2009, 12:45 AM
Great charms Joni!

adifferentstory
04-23-2009, 02:06 AM
i finished mine yesterday! they are 8 altered raw brass lockets with text inside, i call them "globes of wisdom", and a 3 are round brass charms with map pictures that i call "you are here". hope you like them! :jiggy:

What cool way to use the lockets. I would never have thought of that. Love the map ones too.


My charms are ready - I kept them a bit simpler this time. Decided to go with an Asian theme and used some recycled Rumikub tiles.

25378

Oh Joni you know I love anything asian themed and these charms are just wonderful.

I started mine this morning. actually it's the second time I started. Didn't like the first ones. When they are finished i'll post pics.

RosieNJ
04-24-2009, 06:31 PM
Joni, your charms are just lovely!! I am stressing big time about this one. I have mine done but not sure I want to send them now. I've done probably 2 dozen charm swaps with all type of mediums over the past year and a half or so and I'm driving myself crazy because I'm new to the board. UGH...deep breathes rosie...LOL

goodmorningstarshine
04-25-2009, 12:16 AM
I mailed mine yesterday!

knesi07
04-25-2009, 09:41 AM
well, i've started mine and i'm making the little birds nests like deryn mentok. i'll add my own things to it, but that is my base. i hope that is ok.

LavenderLizard
04-25-2009, 10:16 AM
May I join in this one as well?... :jiggy:

AvaElizabeth
04-25-2009, 10:57 AM
Joni--You are the charm queen, I sure hope I get one of your asian ones.

Rosie--Welcome, and please don't be nervous. We were all new and believe me, we're all apprehensive about our own art. Let's see those charms, girl!

Knesi--Birds nests? How unsusual!

LavenderLizard
04-25-2009, 11:36 AM
Corduroycat and Joni, what AWESOME CHARMS!!!!

knesi07
04-25-2009, 09:34 PM
well said, dannijean! ditto!

monarch
04-26-2009, 06:11 PM
goodmorningstarsine - I'll let you know when they get here....................

monarch
04-26-2009, 06:16 PM
knesio07 - Can't wait to see yours bird charms!!!

rosienj - Your charms will be great!!! Don't worry and please post so we all can see!!!!

monarch
04-26-2009, 06:19 PM
lavenderlizard and tiaragoth - Thank you both for signing up!!! Have fun!!!!

icekat
04-27-2009, 02:59 AM
I'm bad with numbers and sizes, as I buy things in person and just eyeball it.

As to the little bags, for that last charm swap I just sealed each one just like that, and put a little card in so it showed from the back for sorting etc. I think it worked well, and kept them from cutting into the envelope or something similar.

adifferentstory
04-27-2009, 06:56 AM
My charms are ready to mail and just need Carols address. I've packed them though and forgot to take a pic. You'll just have to guess what they are like if I say they are a wirework heart.

goodmorningstarshine
04-27-2009, 08:20 AM
Hi there,
I've never bought any jump rings before, but I've had a look and there are different metals and sizes. Could someone advise me please? Would 5mm be OK size wise? How about silver plated? Are they open jump rings?
Which sort of jump rings do you guys use?
Any help would be much appreciated as I'm a bit (OK, very) confused.
Thanks.
Rachel x
PS I have little square seal-able plastic bags that I keep my small beads and charms in. Will it be OK to send each charm in one of those if I put a card in with my name?

I sent mine in the little plastic baggies. I also chose the size of my jump rings based on what size my charms are. My charms are not too big or too small, so I think I did use 5 mm. I used to use the ones that were more twisty, like a keychain, but it's really hard to get your charms on them. Now that I have 2 pair of plyers it's much easier to use plain old jump rings.

monarch
04-27-2009, 08:52 AM
tiaragoth - The bag work great if you have them............

adifferentstory - I'll let you know when they get here........

chaosatlanta
04-27-2009, 09:15 AM
oh, I love a good charm swap! Please sign me up.

monarch
04-27-2009, 09:26 AM
chaosatlanta - Thanks so much for siging up!!! Have fun!!!!

Joni Owens
04-27-2009, 12:54 PM
Thanks everyone!!!!

RosieNJ
05-02-2009, 09:13 AM
Good morning. I have a picture of my charm in my gallery if you want a peek.

knesi07
05-03-2009, 10:02 AM
very nice rosie!

monarch
05-03-2009, 12:18 PM
rosie - Your charm is sooo cute!!! Awesome work!!!

TimeInMyHands
05-03-2009, 01:08 PM
Ver pretty Rosie! The wings really "make it"!!

monarch
05-08-2009, 03:27 PM
goodmorningstarshine - Your charms are here...Thanks so much for the extra one and for playing in this swap!!!!

monarch
05-08-2009, 03:32 PM
corduroy cat - Your charms are here..........Thanks so much for the extras and for playing in this swap.............

cdraz/ceedee
05-11-2009, 05:21 PM
Sending mine soon.....................Pictures aren't so great..............

Phrixy
05-12-2009, 03:22 AM
Those are really neat! I love the purple and blue ones!

monarch
05-12-2009, 08:40 AM
ceedee - Your charms look darling!!! Can't wait to see them in person....Thanks for posting them!!

RosieNJ
05-12-2009, 10:48 AM
JCI...your charms are great ceedee. Mine are bagged and ready to go, Just need to get them mailed.

Joni Owens
05-13-2009, 12:39 PM
My charms are on the way!

monarch
05-14-2009, 08:47 AM
joni owens - I'll let you know when they get here...........

RosieNJ
05-14-2009, 01:05 PM
Hi ladies. My charms are in the hands of the postal service. I have a dc# if we need to track it. Thanks for letting me play along.

TimeInMyHands
05-14-2009, 05:28 PM
Sorry about the delay! Things got hectic around here (as they always do!:rolleyes:) so I'm just now getting around to posting a pic and will send them off tomorrow, Saturday at the latest!
Here are mine.....
(The first two are collaged sea glass, 3rd is "Tiki Man" and last two are birds nests!)

knesi07
05-14-2009, 09:49 PM
i'm doing birds nests too! i like yours in black. mine are silver. i also love the collaged sea glass, oh and tiki man too! very nice. i still have to package mine up.

TimeInMyHands
05-14-2009, 11:11 PM
Oh cool Knesi! I got the idea from a girl (hers were silver wire too) who was selling them at a local shop! Didn't buy a thing but went out of there with LOTS of ideas!!;)

corduroy cat
05-15-2009, 08:21 AM
tiki man is awesome!

TimeInMyHands
05-15-2009, 08:48 AM
Thank you both!!
corduroy cat...I'm hoping for one of your adorable "you are here" charms!!;) *hint hint*

knesi...I just read back and saw the link to deryn mentok's ETSY site! Wow!! Amazing pieces...AND I saw the birds nests too!!

Cheeka
05-15-2009, 12:33 PM
Oh boy I almost missed this one - may i play?

malicea10
05-15-2009, 12:40 PM
Oh you all have been busy! I love all the charms!!!
I can't wait to get them to fondle :twitcy:


Woot Woot! Cheeka is in the house!

Cheeka
05-15-2009, 12:43 PM
Well I've been limiting myself on swaps but mine is almost finished and the other swap i was in is done completely so it's time to do some ART. I love charms, the possibilities are endless. Has anyone ever made a catarpillar bracelet? I might with my charms!

Terrorgirl
05-15-2009, 01:38 PM
all the charms are gorgeous so far im going to have to get working

AvaElizabeth
05-17-2009, 11:13 PM
My charms are getting a little chunky... I better slim it down. I love this swap!

knesi07
05-18-2009, 10:23 AM
cheeka- what is a caterpillar bracelet?

icekat
05-18-2009, 06:31 PM
Some combination of these will be heading your way as soon as Phrixy finishes hers. I like the Nile goddess image for playing with too--she's great for theming on.

sometomato
05-19-2009, 12:43 AM
icekat, what are those made of?

icekat
05-19-2009, 03:44 AM
It's shrink plastic, ink, and coloured pencils. :)

goodmorningstarshine
05-19-2009, 08:28 AM
They're pretty!

monarch
05-19-2009, 08:33 AM
timeinmyhands - Your charms are awesome!! Thanks for posting them and I'll let you know when they get here.......

monarch
05-19-2009, 08:36 AM
obviousfront - Your charms are here...Thanks so much for the circuit atc and for playing in this swap!!!!

monarch
05-19-2009, 08:41 AM
cheeka - Thanks for signing up!!!!

monarch
05-19-2009, 08:44 AM
icekat - Your charms are awesome!!!! Thanks for posting!!!!

cdraz/ceedee
05-19-2009, 09:12 AM
I mailed mine a week ago.....yikes!!...hope they are there soon!

TimeInMyHands
05-19-2009, 09:38 AM
Awesome charms icekat!!

monarch...actually I haven't mailed my charms out yet (sorry!:unsure:)...things got hectic and they kind of got pushed to the side but I am ready now!!
Just having trouble trying to decide how to send them! Did everyone else just use a plain large size business envie? I'm concerned it will be too bulky and even though they are wrapped in bubble wrap, worried they will get crushed!:huh:

Did anyone use a bubble mailer and if so, how do you go about using it for returns?
Sorry, I've never done a swap with anything bigger than an ATC!
Thanks!...I'll check back later!

monarch
05-19-2009, 03:39 PM
Use a bubble envelope and send a large self addressed label and I can reuse your envelope........

monarch
05-19-2009, 03:40 PM
Yours are here ceedee.......I am just behind.......I have been home much the last 2 weeks...Sorry...............

knesi07
05-19-2009, 04:45 PM
love your goddesses icekat!

knesi07
05-19-2009, 04:47 PM
my charms are finished. i just need to package them up, i'll try to do that tonight and mail them tomorrow.
here's a sneak peek:

LavenderLizard
05-19-2009, 07:42 PM
GODDESSES!!!! Oh wow--they are lovely! The nests are great too--very elegant! This is going to be an awesome group of charms.

TimeInMyHands
05-19-2009, 11:13 PM
Use a bubble envelope and send a large self addressed label and I can reuse your envelope........
Good idea!! (DUH!! I seriously have no brain!! :huh: LOL!) Thanks monarch!!!

Your nests are lovely, knesi! The little feather charm really makes them!

knesi07
05-20-2009, 07:44 AM
thanks timeinmyhands...

knesi07
05-20-2009, 07:48 AM
rosie, it is so easy, just twisting the wire round and round, then fasten the eggs.

monarch
05-20-2009, 08:31 AM
knesi07 - Your charms are darling!!!

Phrixy
05-20-2009, 09:01 AM
I really like the green eggs! They look like emeralds :)

knesi07
05-20-2009, 10:12 AM
thanks monarch and phrixy...

monarch
05-21-2009, 09:06 AM
knesi07 - I'll let you know when they get here.................

adifferentstory
05-21-2009, 01:53 PM
I'm getting worried about my charms. I can't remember when I mailed them but i'm sure it was 2 weeks ago.

chaosatlanta
05-22-2009, 08:54 AM
Everyone's charms are so wonderful!

Here are my charms for the swap:
(made from polymer clay)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/323/small/1_polyclay_charms2.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=79957)

I mailed them off this morning.

Thanks,
Cheryl

corduroy cat
05-22-2009, 09:37 AM
wow those are beautiful!!

adifferentstory- the post seems to be really slow lately between uk and us, give it a few more days before you worry ;)

knesi07
05-22-2009, 09:47 AM
really nice cheryl!

icekat
05-22-2009, 09:47 AM
chaos--Those really are cool polymer charms!

TimeInMyHands
05-22-2009, 05:10 PM
chaos...Beautiful charms!!

I sent mine postal today (finally!) just like you said to, monarch, so please let me know when they arrive!
Thanks!!

Chronata
05-22-2009, 07:45 PM
The charms in this swap are incredible! I wish I had made more! I want one of everybody's!

Mine are already mailed...I think it was yesterday.

Here's a peek.
They are polymer clay, and acrylic

icekat
05-23-2009, 07:27 AM
Wow, Chronata, those are really cool charms!

goodmorningstarshine
05-23-2009, 08:10 AM
They are cool! That moon kicks arse!

corduroy cat
05-23-2009, 08:21 AM
i love the mermaid one!

TimeInMyHands
05-24-2009, 10:02 AM
OMGosh Chronata!!!:jiggy: I LOVE that full moon with the little star dangling from it at the bottom!!! Those are just awesome and I can't wait to see my returns!

monarch...have mine made it there yet by any chance? Your so lucky you get to play with everything before you swap them out!!;)

monarch
05-24-2009, 10:37 AM
chaosatlanta and chronata - Your guys charms are so awesome!!! Thanks for posting them!!!! I'll let you know when they get here.....

monarch
05-24-2009, 10:39 AM
dannijean - I'll note that you had to withdraw........Thanks for telling me.....

monarch
05-24-2009, 10:41 AM
timeinmyhands - I'll let you know when they get here....................

monarch
05-24-2009, 10:47 AM
ceedee - Your charms came the other day....I dont't know where they have been but you had a wrong zip code off 58509 instead of 58059......................Anyway, thanks a bunch for the extra charm and for playing in this swap!!!!

monarch
05-24-2009, 10:55 AM
rosienj - Your charms are here.......Thanks a bunch for playing in this swap!!!!!

monarch
05-24-2009, 11:03 AM
adifferentstory - Your charms are finally here........ Thanks a bunch for the extra one and for playing in this swap!!!!!!

monarch
05-24-2009, 11:07 AM
joni owens - Your charms are here...... Thanks a bunch for the extra one and for playing in this swap!!!!!

monarch
05-24-2009, 11:46 AM
chronata - Your charms are here....Thanks so much for the fantastic prints that you sent me and for playing in this swap!!!!!!

teri
05-24-2009, 05:08 PM
Can I join? I have my charms all ready.

monarch
05-24-2009, 05:48 PM
teri - Your charms are soo soo cute!!! I love them and thanks so much for signing up!!!!

goodmorningstarshine
05-24-2009, 06:36 PM
Adorable!

malicea10
05-24-2009, 09:20 PM
Teri those are great!:jiggy:

Every one is making some wonderful charms!!

TimeInMyHands
05-26-2009, 08:18 AM
Yikes! Mine haven't made it there yet? I'm getting worried now!:unsure:

monarch...are you playing in the swap too?

cdraz/ceedee
05-26-2009, 11:12 AM
ceedee - Your charms came the other day....I dont't know where they have been but you had a wrong zip code off 58509 instead of 58059......................Anyway, thanks a bunch for the extra charm and for playing in this swap!!!!

Funny, cause I did have the wrong zipcode and the PO person fixed it, so she must have gotten it wrong also..........

Chronata
05-26-2009, 11:28 AM
awwww...teri...those little cupcakes look deliciously sweet!

knesi07
05-26-2009, 01:12 PM
love those cupcakes terri...they are sweet! ;)

AvaElizabeth
05-26-2009, 01:58 PM
Oh wow, I am blown away by the charms you guys are making!

teri
05-26-2009, 05:41 PM
Thank you all for your kind remarks! They were fun to make.

Patti M
05-26-2009, 06:09 PM
Great charms everyone!

TimeInMyHands
05-27-2009, 11:09 PM
monarch...have my charms arrived yet? I'm getting really worried!:unsure:

monarch
05-28-2009, 08:58 AM
They came in yesterday..................I'll get things update

Deedles
05-29-2009, 01:17 AM
What awesome charms everyone has made!!

monarch, My charms are ready and I've pm'd you for mailing addy. So glad you have hosted this swap again!

TimeInMyHands
05-29-2009, 10:44 AM
Whew!!!:v_spin: Thanks monarch!! I can quit worrying now!

sometomato
05-30-2009, 12:50 AM
I got inspired and finally made charms. I will scan and upload pics tomorrow evening as I am too tired at this time and have to work Saturday. Most were made with some paui shell (New Zealand abalone) chips I had. I am not sure how the scans will work, but they are irridescent and pretty.

sometomato
05-31-2009, 12:07 AM
And here are the pics of mine. I put a penny in each scan to show the size. I am not sure about the bead charms - they didn't scan really well. Most of the others have Paui shell chips suspended in Diamond glaze on a bed of hand-made paper, and a few have centers of paper patchwork. I'd be interested in feedback, as I won't send them until I am satisfied.

icekat
05-31-2009, 01:27 AM
Sometomato, I think your charms look really cool based on the scan!

Tiaragoth, are yours on bottlecaps? The pics are a bit small to tell. Looks like there will be some really great returns from this swap again!

malicea10
05-31-2009, 10:42 AM
WOW!! Really great charms!! Woot!

TimeInMyHands
06-01-2009, 11:13 AM
~BeAuTiFuL!~ charms sometomato and tiaragoth!!! LOVE them all!

monarch
06-01-2009, 05:10 PM
trina - I'll let you know when your charms arrive........

timeinmyhands - Your charms are here....Thanks so much for playing in this swap!!!!!

monarch
06-01-2009, 06:48 PM
chaosatlanta - Your charms are here....Thanks a bunch for the extra charm and for playing in this swap!!!!!

monarch
06-01-2009, 06:57 PM
tiaragoth - Your charms are so awesome!!! Thanks for posting them and I'll let you know when they get here.....................

monarch
06-01-2009, 07:03 PM
sometomato - Your charms are awesome!!! Thanks a bunch for posting them so we could see them!!

monarch
06-01-2009, 07:10 PM
knesi07 - Your charms are here....Thanks a bunch for the extra one and for playing in this swap!!!!!

Cheeka
06-02-2009, 08:58 PM
wowsa everyone - i better get busy! actually, I plan on working on my charms tonight!

malicea10
06-02-2009, 09:02 PM
that's what i am doing cheeka! i just hope they turn out. i don't have much time to make more.:swoon:

LavenderLizard
06-03-2009, 10:34 AM
Mine tonight...wish me luck!

sometomato
06-05-2009, 12:22 AM
Mailed mine off today, monarch! 10 for 10 and two for you, your choice.

Deedles
06-05-2009, 01:48 AM
Mailed my charms out today. Please let me know when they arrive.

LavenderLizard
06-06-2009, 09:26 AM
Carol, I will be sending out my charms on Monday...bottle caps are not too large for this swap, are they? I have some scrabble tiles as well.

Random question to other participants: I lost about 2/3 of my bottle caps this time because the diamond glaze cracked as it dried. Has anyone else experienced this? Any recommendations to keep it from happening again? I only want INTENTIONAL crackles in my charms!

monarch
06-07-2009, 03:52 PM
I'll let you guys know when you charms arrive..................

monarch
06-07-2009, 03:55 PM
tiaragoth - Your charms are here....Thanks a bunch for the extra one and for playing in this swap!!!!!

LavenderLizard
06-08-2009, 01:43 PM
Okay, my bottle caps are NOT going out today. I went to pack them up and they were all cloudy. I don't get it! They were almost dry and clear Saturday, then I leave them to cure all the way and they turn to mist...I've posted asking for advice in the forums (added on to someone else's question about diamond glaze) trying to figure out what I am doing wrong!

I'll try again with a different sealant and get them out!

Terrorgirl
06-09-2009, 03:37 AM
So sorry i am going to have to withdraw had problems at work that have taken to much time and it is UK artfest this weekend so will have no time. Hope i can join if you run this again

Sorry Terrorgirl xx

LavenderLizard
06-10-2009, 11:27 AM
Polycrilic spray is working!!! Mine will be in the mail once they cure. YAY!!!!

NiteOwl
06-10-2009, 01:56 PM
I'd like to jump in here. I'm getting used to my new computer and will make my charms this weekend. :jiggy:

LavenderLizard
06-11-2009, 12:50 PM
My charms were mailed today! Several scrabble tiles, two bottle caps, and a few made using paper and UTEE beads. I hope you guys like them!

Phrixy
06-11-2009, 05:16 PM
I'm going to paint mine tonight and hopefully, if all goes well, they'll be out tomorrow with Icekat's. :)

NiteOwl
06-14-2009, 12:17 AM
OMG! I just noticed these are due in a week. Eeek! I have mine made and was putting the jump rings on them. I can't get my scanner to work with this new computer so I can't show mine. They didn't turn out at all like I planned. I used 5 layers of polymer clay (pearl, gold, orange, brown, white and translusant). They are not bright and pretty like I planned and they were suppose to have a ghost of an image that I stamped on it and then cut through the layers. *sigh* But it didn't turn out like that. So I did some doodles on the back with gold pen. I also bought some gloss made for the clay and put it on an extra one but the stuff wanted to separate. I made an extra one for monarch.
I'll get these in the mail on Mon.

teri
06-14-2009, 09:22 AM
I will be packing mine up today and have them in the mail tomorrow.

malicea10
06-14-2009, 10:45 AM
Mine will go in the mail in the morning.

Mine did not turn out like I invisioned. Hope they will be ok.
I did polymer clay in the shapes of hearts, T-bears and stars.

cairnlae
06-14-2009, 02:46 PM
sorry guys, I got a new job and have been training for the last few weeks...been busy busy busy and forgot all about this swap...I'm going to have to drop out and walk the walk of shame....thhhpppp....

icekat
06-14-2009, 09:49 PM
Phrixy and I will have our charms in the mail tomorrow (Monday)! Hers are so cute, I had to restrain myself from stealing one while packing them. lol

icequeen07
06-14-2009, 11:32 PM
sending mine out tommorrow !

Deedles
06-15-2009, 12:30 AM
Showed my charms were delivered to you on June 8th with my delivery confirmation but I haven't heard anything from you about it.

monarch
06-15-2009, 01:38 PM
sometomato - Your charms are here....Thanks a bunch for the extra one and for playing in this swap!!!!!!

monarch
06-15-2009, 02:06 PM
deedles - Your charms are here....Thanks a bunch for the extra charm and for playing in this swap!!!!!

monarch
06-15-2009, 02:11 PM
terrorgirl - I'll note the list that you had to withdraw.......Thanks for letting me know....

monarch
06-15-2009, 02:13 PM
niteowl - Thanks for signing up!!!! I'll let you know when they get here.................

monarch
06-15-2009, 02:17 PM
I'll let you guys know when your charms arrive.........

carinlae - Good luck with your new job!!! I'll note the list that you withdrew and thanks for telling me!!!

TimeInMyHands
06-15-2009, 03:25 PM
Getting close to swap out time!! YAYY! I can't wait!!!:jiggy:

monarch
06-15-2009, 03:48 PM
trina - Your charms are here.......Sorry for the late posting but something came up last week that I had to tend toooo.......Thanks for the extras and for playing in this swap!!!!!

teri
06-15-2009, 04:44 PM
Mine are definitely, finally, absolutely on their way as of 1pm today. :) Leave it to me to wait until the last minute.

malicea10
06-15-2009, 06:14 PM
mine went out today also!

icequeen07
06-15-2009, 09:15 PM
carol , i was going to send my charms today , but thought i better check for addy, i ll send am tommorrow if i get your addy before going to work i ll keep checking my pms, thanks

NiteOwl
06-16-2009, 01:48 AM
I sent mine today...er...well for you day people I guess it was yesterday. To me it's still Monday until I go to bed and get up on Tue. :huh: Anyway they are on there way. And I made an extra one for our host.

AvaElizabeth
06-16-2009, 08:00 PM
Would someone mind PMing me Carol's address? (I swear, I should know it by heart now, she hosts so many great swaps!) I sent her a PM requesting it this weekend and haven't heard back. She's probably busy, I just don't want to send them any later than they already are!

icequeen07
06-16-2009, 09:37 PM
me too, please pm me her address/mine are ready to go

icequeen07
06-17-2009, 07:41 PM
My charms have been mailed out, they should arrive on time says postal agent!

icequeen07
06-18-2009, 02:08 AM
Ava , sent you the addy.

AvaElizabeth
06-20-2009, 05:12 PM
Thanks, mine went out yesterday. Forgot to take a pic, but I made scrabble charms using the techniques I learned from the queen of scrabble tiles, Joni. Can't wait to get the returns!

LavenderLizard
06-22-2009, 09:02 AM
Can you describe the technique? I'm getting more and more obsessed with scrabble tiles! :jiggy:

sometomato
06-23-2009, 09:51 PM
Sarah, wasn't it you who taught me about scrabble tiles????
(Maybe not, maybe it was something else you taught me.)

When I make scrabble tile charms, I generally collage and/or paint the blank side, and use a high-speed drill with a tiny bit to drill a hole in one corner. You need a good drill because the wood is pretty hard; a dremel won't do it.
If I am painting the tile I will drill first; if I am collaging I drill afterwards and touch-up as needed. I always coat the finished tile with diamond glaze or something similar until the surface is hard and shiny. Then I put a large jump ring in the hole, or make my own ring with wire. (It is hard to get jump rings that big sometimes.)

Some people who are good at soldering will wrap the edge of the tile in soldering foil, and solder a ring into the edge.

Lately I have been trying different ways to make the charms easier for the recipients to attach them as wanted, and have been trying out little clasps on the jump rings.

LavenderLizard
06-24-2009, 09:04 AM
I've taught a couple people, but my diamond glaze has been failing me of late (cracking and/or bleeding), so I'm asking for advice wherever I can! Thanks...

sometomato
06-25-2009, 12:21 AM
I have just found another diamond glaze and am comparing the two.... One is definitely thicker and more durable. No cracking with either though.

LavenderLizard
06-25-2009, 10:28 AM
I did some research, and apparently I bought part of a bad batch that was bottled in November. I mailed it back to them because the website offered a replacement, so maybe that was my only problem!

monarch
06-27-2009, 04:15 PM
icequeen07 - Your charms are here.....Thanks a bunch for the extra one and for playing in this swap!!!!!!

monarch
06-27-2009, 04:41 PM
niteowl - Your charms are here...Thanks so much for the extra one and for playing in this swap!!!!!

monarch
06-27-2009, 04:45 PM
teri - Your charms are here...Thanks so much for playing in this swap!!!!

sometomato
06-30-2009, 08:36 PM
I thought the deadline was the 20th?

icekat
07-01-2009, 10:48 AM
Did our charms not arrive? I thought they had, but they aren't marked in the first post. *worries*

AvaElizabeth
07-01-2009, 11:56 AM
Mine should be there by now too.

malicea10
07-01-2009, 08:47 PM
oh my!! mine should have been there by now!

AvaElizabeth
07-01-2009, 11:20 PM
I'm sure they'll get there just fine!

TimeInMyHands
07-04-2009, 02:07 PM
Have the returns for this swap been mailed out yet??:unsure:
Thanks!

Trinasatc's
07-05-2009, 12:08 AM
Wondering also if the charms have been sent?

Jean
07-05-2009, 08:14 PM
We've heard from Monarch - life got in the way, as it sometimes does. She's ok, and we should see her posting again shortly. Thanks for your patience, all!

AvaElizabeth
07-05-2009, 09:51 PM
Thanks for the update, Jean.

NiteOwl
07-06-2009, 03:40 PM
Thanks Jean. Glad to hear she's ok!

malicea10
07-06-2009, 08:20 PM
Thanks Jean!!

Glad to know Monarch is well, just busy!

TimeInMyHands
07-08-2009, 12:01 PM
Thanks for the update Jean! So when do we get our much-awaited returns for this swap?

sometomato
07-08-2009, 04:33 PM
(waiting, patiently.... and lurking.......)

adifferentstory
07-10-2009, 09:18 AM
I have sent a pm to carol to see if I can find out what is happening. I'll let you know as soon as I hear something.

TimeInMyHands
07-10-2009, 02:13 PM
Thank you!! I also PMed Jean yesterday about the MIA swap hostess and charms but haven't gotten a reply yet.

According to the members list, monarch last visited the site on 7-8-2009 so I am not sure why she didn't reply to the thread?

adifferentstory
07-12-2009, 01:54 AM
She did update the 10 themed inchies swap. Jean probably didn't reply as i'd told her i'd left a message on here that i'd sent monarch a pm. Not heard anything back yet.

TimeInMyHands
07-12-2009, 11:57 AM
Is anybody else getting alittle concerned/upset about this?? I am! :huh:
Do you suppose our charms are lost for good? I just want to know so I can move on and quit thinking about them!

monarch...if you are reading this...please post or PM someone and let them/us know what has happened. What ever it is, I'm sure we can find a solution if we work together! Please don't take advantage of the people here who trusted you...do the right thing!

corduroy cat
07-12-2009, 01:02 PM
well normally i'd be pretty peeved, but carol has hosted a ton of other swaps so i doubt she's absconded with the charms. ;)
i'm more concerned she's ill? sit tight, i'm sure we'll find out soon!

TimeInMyHands
07-12-2009, 01:08 PM
Has she?? I wasn't sure as I only just joined in February! I really hate to think such things...I mean, I don't normally think that way and try to see the goodness in all but you just never know when you are dealing with so many different people and different personalities on the internet!

I hope no one holds that against me...I just want to know what happened and when we can expect our returns or whatever?? I also would hate to think something awful has happened to her...but without any info...the mind begins to wander, ya know?

Joni Owens
07-12-2009, 03:51 PM
Carol, whatever you're going thru right now, know we're here to help any way we can.

adifferentstory
07-12-2009, 05:10 PM
Carol is one of the best host we have an normally she is so dilligent in keeping her swap thread updated. I'm pretty sure she will sort this out when she can. I sent her a pm and so far she hasn't replied. I haven't looked but I don't think she is logging in. I asked in the moderators forum if someone could caller her bt i don't think anyone has seen it yet. I've changes over my phone package which doesn't start until Tuesday. They disabled my calls gto the US until then so if no one else can do it i'll try calling her on Tuesday. Please be patient for now until we can get in touch with her.

Jean
07-12-2009, 07:13 PM
I spoke to Carol this afternoon. She is ok, and she will post to the thread re: mailing the charms out.

TIMH, you can relax. Carol has an iTrader of 100% on OVER 1300 points; that means 1300 successful trades and/or swaps. I have full confidence in Carol's integrity. I trust her totally.

TimeInMyHands
07-12-2009, 08:32 PM
Thanks both of you! I hope monarch is OK and will be back soon! Being somewhat of a newbie still, I will know better next time not to get so worried when a swap host goes MIA for awhile!

AvaElizabeth
07-13-2009, 08:56 PM
Good to hear everything is okay, life gets to us all sometimes.

monarch
07-14-2009, 12:30 PM
malicea10 -Your charms are here......Thanks for playing in this swap.......

monarch
07-14-2009, 12:38 PM
icekat and phrixy - Your guys charms are here and thanks for playing in this swap.....

icekat - Thanks so much for the extra ones!!!!..

monarch
07-14-2009, 12:44 PM
I want to thank you all for your concerns and I am soo soo sorry about this delay.....I am normally up to date on everything but I don't really know what happened ................. I am updating the thread and I'll get back to you about the mailing of these charms.....My deepest apologies again.........

knesi07
07-14-2009, 12:55 PM
glad to see you're ok. monarch. no worries here.

adifferentstory
07-14-2009, 12:56 PM
Thanks Carol. We were concerned because it's so unlike you. I'm glad nothing serious got in the way.

monarch
07-14-2009, 12:59 PM
avaelizabeth - Your chatms are here................Thanks so much for playing in this swap!!!!

TimeInMyHands
07-14-2009, 12:59 PM
monarch...I was concerned about why this thread had suddenly died, no information left or anything and then when I voiced my concerns I was made to feel like I had done something wrong...and I felt bad.
I noticed several times in the last couple of days that you have logged in to the site, uploaded pics and are even hosting a swap on the Illustrated ATCs site and keeping upt to date on that. Why could you not do the same for this swap and the members here?

I would like to have my own charms returned to me please in the bubble envelope I sent!
Thank you.

monarch
07-14-2009, 01:10 PM
timeinmyhands - I am sorry about this delay......This is the first time something like this has happened seen I have been active on this site in fours years........Like I said I don't know what happened but I think I was just burnt out.... I will return your charms to you as requested and I am so sorry that you don't understand how life can go sometimes and we do things and we don't know why ......I can't say I am sorry enough.................

TimeInMyHands
07-14-2009, 01:27 PM
monarch...all is forgiven and I totally understand...probably more than you'll ever know how life goes for some of us. Its no biggie...really...but if its no problem I would just like my charms returned.
Thanks

Trinasatc's
07-14-2009, 01:51 PM
Monarch, We understand if you do not feel up to swapping them out but if you do not have a swap out date please send mine back also, No problems... just would rather not make it any more complicated for you.

monarch
07-14-2009, 02:42 PM
The charms will go out Thursady or Friday and I' will post.................

monarch
07-14-2009, 02:45 PM
lavenderlizarrd _ Your charms are here....Thanks for the extra one and for playing in this swap!!!

LavenderLizard
07-14-2009, 05:08 PM
Thanks, Carol! I'm glad you're okay!

Trinasatc's
07-14-2009, 05:17 PM
Thank you for Posting:jiggy:

AvaElizabeth
07-14-2009, 08:25 PM
Glad everything is back on track. Can't wait to see what I get in return!