I was just looking to see how many people maybe interested in having a birth bead exchange? We did one in my 2011 DDC and I loved having the necklace and all the lovely notes from everyone. If there is enough interest I'd be willing to run it. We would each buy a certain amount of the same bead to be sent to each participant. Everyone would send all of their beads to me, with an addressed and paid for return envelope to have all their individual beads sent back to them. It's a little time consuming and I figure we all need time to shop, mail them out and get our beads back before someone goes into labor early. So who would be interested?
Birth Bead Exchange
Okay, I am terrible at explaining things so feel free to ask as many questions as you need. Yes, say 22 people participate, then you would buy 21 beads (or 22 if you want to keep one for yourself) and mail them to me. I would distribute those 21 beads to each person (via their addressed return envelope), and you in turn would get 21 different beads from all the participants. Then you could make a necklace or bracelet to wear while in labor. I made a bracelet. The notes were not necessary, but some moms attached little notes to their beads, just encouraging words or where the bead came from. I still have both my bracelet and all my notes, and they are definitely something I treasure from that pregnancy.
Okay, I am going to keep all of the info on this exchange in google docs so I don't get confused or forget. Please add your name in the first column under mine if you plan to participate. Once we get closer I'll have everyone edit it to say that they sent their beads out in the mail so I know to watch out for them! Then Ill let you know when they arrived safely.
Okay, you should be able to edit now as well. If it is still acting funny I may just have to add everyone's names myself.