Birth bead swap (Sending time!) - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 95 Old 09-21-2005, 03:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
DesireeH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 8,345
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Birth bead exchange to make a labor bracelet!

I got the last addy this morning so I just sent out a PM to everyone with their send to addy groups! Have fun!!!!

Ship date by Saturday, October 15th.

Desiree

DesireeH is offline  
#2 of 95 Old 09-21-2005, 03:50 PM
 
birthjunkie27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: IL
Posts: 1,968
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'd definately be interested! It makes sense to have each mama send out a single bead to each of the other mamas....and how about a little note or something along with the bead. Such as an affirmation or well wishes or whatever. But yes, I'm definately on board.

Bethany, mama to M (9), J (7), S (4), and baby BOY 9/13/10!!
birthjunkie27 is offline  
#3 of 95 Old 09-21-2005, 05:43 PM
 
selazenby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Lakeland, FL
Posts: 404
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds nice - I'd love to participate.
selazenby is offline  
#4 of 95 Old 09-21-2005, 06:04 PM
 
Spark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Prodromal Labor Island Ambassador
Posts: 11,290
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm in!

Spark and her four firecrackers.
Spark is offline  
#5 of 95 Old 09-21-2005, 06:37 PM - Thread Starter
 
DesireeH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 8,345
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Cool! Let's do it! How about everyone who wants to participate sign up by Monday, Sept 26th at midnight?

Desiree

DesireeH is offline  
#6 of 95 Old 09-21-2005, 06:40 PM
 
Spark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Prodromal Labor Island Ambassador
Posts: 11,290
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds good to me! you'll probably want to edit your original post and put dates to know in there. Go ahead and set the dates. We'll follow. Great job leading, BTW!

Oh, I realize I didn't respond to the how many beads to send part. I think I'd probably be maxed out at about 5. Just the addressing and stamping after picking out the perfect bead for the person. But, if that's just me, then heck, I'll go with the flow and do whatever.

Spark and her four firecrackers.
Spark is offline  
#7 of 95 Old 09-21-2005, 06:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
DesireeH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 8,345
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
5 is good too. Then if like 10 people sign up we can just do 2 groups or whatever. We'll make it work somehow! LOL

OFF TO EDIT! LOL

Desiree

DesireeH is offline  
#8 of 95 Old 09-21-2005, 09:55 PM
 
cariadanam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Boise
Posts: 351
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would love to be in the bead swap, count me in!

ETA: Im willing to do up to around 10 beads or so
cariadanam is offline  
#9 of 95 Old 09-21-2005, 10:27 PM
 
Nosy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,106
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm interested. I missed this activity with my pre-natal yoga class and baby #1 because I had DS early. (Ok, I know I don't post here much but I'm due with #2 Dec 27).
Nosy is offline  
#10 of 95 Old 09-21-2005, 10:56 PM
 
StarCat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,441
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm interested. If I understand correctly someone will post specifics on how to make it?? (for us non-crafty folks!) also can someone explain what type of beads?? I mean I know there are a million different kinds and we want to get something special for each different person we send to but is there any kind to avoid getting? We have a bead store here in town and they have so many I would be confused without guidelines!

Beccalove.gif mama to 2 girls and  IT'S A BOY!! 3/31/11 babyboy.gif
StarCat is offline  
#11 of 95 Old 09-22-2005, 12:38 AM - Thread Starter
 
DesireeH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 8,345
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I dont know much about beads either! LOL I was just going to pick out ones that looked special for each person. If there is a type to avoid please tell me! LOL They sell clasps in packages of 2 at the bead/craft stores too so I was just planning on putting mine on a string of some sort (hemp or fish wire or whatever) and then adding clasps (they tie on).

Desiree

DesireeH is offline  
#12 of 95 Old 09-22-2005, 12:28 PM
 
atozmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 448
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am in for whatever number of beads is decided upon.
atozmama is offline  
#13 of 95 Old 09-22-2005, 12:57 PM
 
Minnow_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: WA
Posts: 354
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm in. Either 5 or 10 beads is fine with me.
Minnow_ is offline  
#14 of 95 Old 09-22-2005, 04:24 PM - Thread Starter
 
DesireeH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 8,345
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Well so far I count 9 of us. So if we get one more person maybe we can do the 10 bead thing? Or maybe even 9! LOL Is that too many for the ones that wanted to do 5?

Desiree

DesireeH is offline  
#15 of 95 Old 09-22-2005, 07:13 PM
 
girrllie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 615
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm in! I think I could just do 5 beads though, that's assuming we're sending them to different people, right? If we're sending all 5 beads to the same person, then I could do 10 beads. But 5's my limit in terms of addressing envelopes to different people, etc.

I think this will be great!!!
girrllie is offline  
#16 of 95 Old 09-22-2005, 07:38 PM
 
persephone3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Odenton, MD
Posts: 64
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i'd like to participate too!
persephone3 is offline  
#17 of 95 Old 09-22-2005, 09:23 PM
 
Slightlycrunchymama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Beautiful BC Canada
Posts: 464
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
me too, just please post a mail by reminder, im kinda placenta brained already
Slightlycrunchymama is offline  
#18 of 95 Old 09-23-2005, 10:57 AM
 
littlemomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: GA
Posts: 505
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Count me in!!!
littlemomma is offline  
#19 of 95 Old 09-23-2005, 10:06 PM
 
TakeItEasyMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: LaGrange, GA
Posts: 148
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm just getting into the swing of this but am enjoying it immensly. I did this at a Blessing Way I hosted it and it was the best!! If there's room, I'd like to participate. Beads could represent the senders empowering birth stories vs. being specific to each mama we're getting to know. Just a thought. Thanks
TakeItEasyMama is offline  
#20 of 95 Old 10-04-2005, 12:21 PM - Thread Starter
 
DesireeH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 8,345
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Okay! Bumping this! Sorry, I had relatives from out of town staying with us the past 8 days so we were running around all over and sharing the computer, LOL. Anyways! There are 14 of us so far. One more person want to join? LOL Then we could do a 5 bead one and a 10 bead one for the ones that want to do 5 and the ones that want to do 10.

Everyone that wants to participate PM me your addy and I will make a list that I can forward on to those participating.

Desiree

DesireeH is offline  
#21 of 95 Old 10-04-2005, 09:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
DesireeH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 8,345
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Bumping! The first thread is updated with date info as well.

Desiree

DesireeH is offline  
#22 of 95 Old 10-05-2005, 02:34 AM
 
xkoliex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Oviedo, FL
Posts: 181
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'll be your last person! Either 5 or 10 is fine with me!
xkoliex is offline  
#23 of 95 Old 10-05-2005, 01:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
DesireeH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 8,345
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Okie dokie!!! Thanks mama!!

I have info from:

Spark
cariadanam
girrlie
atozmama
starcat
littlemomma
Takeiteasymama
xKoliex
minnow
nosy
selazenby
birthjunkie27
mama2my2

I still need addy info from:


persephone3



Thanks mamas!

Desiree

DesireeH is offline  
#24 of 95 Old 10-05-2005, 03:01 PM
 
selazenby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Lakeland, FL
Posts: 404
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey - I wanna play! :LOL Did you get my PM with my address info?
selazenby is offline  
#25 of 95 Old 10-05-2005, 04:09 PM
 
Nosy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,106
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sent you my address! BTW, I can do 10. Thanks again!
Nosy is offline  
#26 of 95 Old 10-05-2005, 04:10 PM
 
Spark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Prodromal Labor Island Ambassador
Posts: 11,290
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Erin, I'm sure you're in. It would make sense because the list has only 13 names, I'd assume you and Desiree were just left off.

Desiree, thank you for organizing this! It's great to see what I need to know in the title. And, I think it's such a great plan to feel connected!

Spark and her four firecrackers.
Spark is offline  
#27 of 95 Old 10-05-2005, 05:37 PM - Thread Starter
 
DesireeH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 8,345
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Oops! Sorry, I got you too! You are right here on my list checked off as having addy, I dont know why I forgot to type your name! It's there now. LOL Pregnancy brain!

Desiree

DesireeH is offline  
#28 of 95 Old 10-06-2005, 09:31 AM
 
selazenby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Lakeland, FL
Posts: 404
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yay! Thanks!
selazenby is offline  
#29 of 95 Old 10-06-2005, 02:27 PM
 
atozmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 448
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So if we are signed up for 10 beads, will we send out 10 or 9, with ourselves being the tenth? I am sure this would be made clear once I get the actual mailing info. Just wanting to know.
atozmama is offline  
#30 of 95 Old 10-06-2005, 04:03 PM - Thread Starter
 
DesireeH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 8,345
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Well 9 (or 4 if you are in the 5 group) really because ourselves are included in the 10 or 5 number.

Desiree

DesireeH is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off