Hey June Mamas!
So, this is the thread for signing up for the bead swap. Basically, this is what will happen:
We'll all sign up for the bead swap and a the end of the sign up period, around the beginning of April (does that sound good?) we'll tally how many people we have in the bead swap group and each mama will go out in to the world and buy a bead for each woman in the group. For instance, if 20 mamas sign up, each mama in the bead swap would go out and buy 20 beads. They can all be the same (I think that is preferable, so we all have a similar necklace in the end???) but if you find a bunch that all look different and they call to you, that is AWESOME too! :) No stress, only fun and happiness.
After you've collected the beads you wish to submit in the swap, you will send them all to our awesome mama Rebirth, who has generously offered her time and effort in stringing and sending out the necklaces. So after she receives the beads and makes a necklace for each mama made of all the different beads sent by all who are participating, she'll send the necklace out to you in the mail. How much fun is THAT!??
A bit of a note: Rebirth sparked this whole idea, which I think is awesome, because she had such an awesome experience with this in a DDC she was a part of previously. She said one of the nicest parts of the swap, was that each bead that the mamas sent in had a note with it which contained positive affirmations, lovely words, etc..just a short little note. Rebirth said that she still cherishes those notes. I think that sounds really great and I plan to have a note to accompany each bead that I send in...totally not mandatory, but I wanted to throw it out there because I think it's really beautiful!
If you would like to take part in this bead swap, please post in this thread saying so! I will update the thread often to keep a tally here in the original post of everyone who is taking part.
YAY June Mamas!
~~ June Mamas Participating in Bead Swap ~~ - 25 mamas so far!
ORANGE - indicates that you have received the shipping info PM. Thank you for replying!
GREEN - indicates that you have confirmed your package as shipped!
PURPLE - indicates that your beads are confirmed received by Rebirth! (If your name is not purple, don't worry...a few packages came through with no SN in them and we haven't quite matched up name and SNs....but our "numbers" are on track, so we don't seem to be missing any!!).
PrincessSputnik - *
Monkey's Mum - *
Edited by BroodyWoodsgal - 4/1/12 at 4:15pm