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post #41 of 199

I would love to join too!

post #42 of 199

Is the deadline approaching?  I plan on doing some shopping tomorrow (I live about an hr away from stores w/ any sort of a bead selection), and would love to pick up beads while I'm out and about.  If we've still got some time, maybe I'll just approximate how many we'll need. 

post #43 of 199
Thread Starter 

We said to sign up by April 30th, so I think if you just bought a few extra you'd be good.

 

There was some talk about doing two beads each to make a longer necklace, but I don't know what the consensus was?

post #44 of 199
I prefer a shorter necklace, so I'd rather do 1 bead for each person. If people want a longer necklace they could always add their own plain beads on the ends.
post #45 of 199
I want in! I loved doing this with my last birth!!!
post #46 of 199
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Originally Posted by thecoffeebean View Post

I prefer a shorter necklace, so I'd rather do 1 bead for each person. If people want a longer necklace they could always add their own plain beads on the ends.

I did this with my necklace to make it longer. If I think about, I'll post a pic.
post #47 of 199
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Originally Posted by thecoffeebean View Post
 
If people want a longer necklace they could always add their own plain beads on the ends.

This is a great idea!  I'll want a longer one, so I'll do this.  Thanks.  :)

post #48 of 199
Thread Starter 

I kind of like getting a smaller neutral-colored bead to put between each one.  It makes it longer and it makes each bead stand out more.

 

One bead it is!  One of our local JoAnn's was liquidating a store to make the move to a new one, so I scored some there this weekend (in addition to copious amounts of fabric at ridiculously low prices)!

 

Everyone, just double-check that your name is on the list in case I missed anyone.

post #49 of 199

I just joined yesterday - am I allowed to participate??  It sounds neat.  So we just get all the different beads and make our own necklace to wear to our birth?
 

post #50 of 199
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mommy2noah View Post

I just joined yesterday - am I allowed to participate??  It sounds neat.  So we just get all the different beads and make our own necklace to wear to our birth?
 

Absolutely, I'll add your name!  And yes, you have the right idea.  :)

post #51 of 199
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Originally Posted by GISDiva View Post

Absolutely, I'll add your name!  And yes, you have the right idea.  :)


Yay!  Thanks!  :)

post #52 of 199
Thread Starter 

Looks like 24 beads are needed to do one for everyone unless there are any stragglers.  Last call!  *squee!*  I love shiny pretty things...

 

One of these days I'll message everyone on the list my address.  I think the way my DDC did it last time is that the envelope should include the beads plus another self-addressed envelope with the same postage on it as it took to get them to me.  If there are any slight overages, I don't have a problem in covering those since I won't have the expense of shipping.  :)

 

Does that sound right to everyone?  Am I missing anything?

post #53 of 199
Small flat rate padded envelopes are about $6 in the US, if that helps for return shipping.
post #54 of 199
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Banana731 View Post

Small flat rate padded envelopes are about $6 in the US, if that helps for return shipping.

There you go, thank you for that.  I haven't shipped anything lately...

post #55 of 199
Another suggestion for adding length... Add a knot or two between beads. I did this with my mala beads and it turned out quite nicely, also if your string ever breaks you have less risk of losing the beads!
post #56 of 199

Is the address where we need to send them in the thread and when are we supposed to have the beads there? Thanks!!

post #57 of 199
Quote:
Originally Posted by marci mommi View Post

Another suggestion for adding length... Add a knot or two between beads. I did this with my mala beads and it turned out quite nicely, also if your string ever breaks you have less risk of losing the beads!

What kind of strong did you use?

post #58 of 199
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mirpmama View Post

Is the address where we need to send them in the thread and when are we supposed to have the beads there? Thanks!!

It's on my to-do list to send a private message to everyone with my address, I'll try and do that this week.

 

As for when, shall we shoot for June 1st?  That gives us the whole month.  I'll make sure and do a quick turn around, scouts honor.  :)

post #59 of 199

June 1st works for me. I'm excited about this!

post #60 of 199

June 1st sounds great! Thanks!

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