Birth Bead Swap (SEND YOUR BEADS NOW!) - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 114 Old 09-29-2005, 08:09 AM - Thread Starter
 
sunnylady303's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: KY
Posts: 1,043
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ok - here is what I am thinking.

1. Everyone get say....16 beads. From what I understand after calling the bead store here there's not really a good way to measure the hole size. Just get a kind of standard size bead - I think it will be ok. LOL When we all get our beads then we can get spacers or whatever else we might want to do if they aren't all quite the same size.

2. Print out 16 or so small pieces of paper saying a little about yourself and why you picked this bead as well as maybe some kind of blessing or a picture if you want.

3. Mail them to me by say...November 10. Is that enough time? PM me for my address whenever you are ready to send them. I'm thinking maybe each mama should include as many stamps as it took to get the beads to me so that I will just have to buy envelopes.

4. And I should be able to get them out very quickly after that. Can you tell I have no life outside my toddler? :LOL

Here is the list Jana put together of who wants to participate so far. If you want to be added just post and I will add you.

sunnylady303 (Kristin)
Greenie
MamaTaraX (Tara)


What does everyone think? Does this sound ok?

I have received beads from:

GreenMommy (Alicia)
KensJen (Jen)
Hollin
ehsclt (Emily)
because (Jessica)
jayayenay (Jana)
Wugmama (Tracy)
ozzyemm (Emily)
Stargirl
Jlse
beachcomber (Victoria)
sunnylady303 is offline  
#2 of 114 Old 09-29-2005, 09:20 AM
 
jayayenay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,612
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
.
jayayenay is offline  
#3 of 114 Old 09-29-2005, 12:06 PM
 
Hollin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: South Texas
Posts: 1,060
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds like this will be really awesome! I think for the envelopes, you could just reuse the ones that we send the beads to you in. I know I will probably send mine in a padded envelope. I don't know how to calculate the number of stamps I'd need, I usually just go to the post office and have them charge me there!
Hollin is offline  
#4 of 114 Old 09-29-2005, 02:35 PM
 
Greenie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 2,365
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds good!!! I'm happy to send my info with or seperate. Either way.. There are little ziplock bags at Hobby Lobby that are a good size for the beads. I can probably include a couple of packs with my stuff so that each bead comes with the little slip of paper? Just an idea. Like, the info is on a businiess card sized slip and it's in with the bead, or if it's bigger, it's stapled to it.

I'll probably send a big envelope with a smaller one inside with paid postage. That makes since to me. jayayenay, that makes loads of since to me, since I don't have a printer!

This sounds like it's going to be pretty cool! I've never done anything like this before.. So, It'll be really neat to have beads from all over.. It might be funny if someone chooses the same bead!
Greenie is offline  
#5 of 114 Old 09-29-2005, 02:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
sunnylady303's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: KY
Posts: 1,043
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Jana, I think that's a great idea and the only question I have is that if we send the beads and the papers separately then how will we know for sure which bead goes with which person? Or am I confused?
sunnylady303 is offline  
#6 of 114 Old 09-29-2005, 02:59 PM
 
Wugmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,452
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Rockin' mama to Allison (9), Asher (5) and Alethea (3), head over heels in love with my sexy husband, Tony.

Wugmama is offline  
#7 of 114 Old 09-29-2005, 03:26 PM
 
MamaTaraX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 9,152
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I thought we were going to do this in November or so? We'realready doing the gift swapthing right now. Maybe we could push thisback a few weeks?

Namaste, Tara
mama to Doodle (7), Butterfly (2), and Rythm (due at home 1/06)
MamaTaraX is offline  
#8 of 114 Old 09-29-2005, 06:55 PM
 
Greenie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 2,365
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If we add a description of the bead, and why we chose it, I'm sure it will be pretty easy to distinguish, but then again, someone might choose beads that are the same or very similar, so I don't know!!

I'm sure we'll figure out which bead belongs to who!

Tara, we just have them in by Oct 20. Is that enough time? I need a week or so to get it done.. I don't have a car, and the bead store is far, so I have to work out a day on the bus.
Greenie is offline  
#9 of 114 Old 09-29-2005, 08:37 PM
 
MamaTaraX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 9,152
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I guess that is three weeks...but then we only have one week or something to do the gifts for the swap. That's a lot for me to do and remember. I handpaint beads so it'lltake me a couple of days to make mine anyway. Plus I had myheart set on doing this in November, like a November project Then again, that is themonth of Thanksgiving, people travelingand whatnot. So, I dunno... I feel like some kind of party-pooper or something.

Namaste, Tara
mama to Doodle (7), Butterfly (2), and Rythm (due at home 1/06)
mama to
MamaTaraX is offline  
#10 of 114 Old 09-29-2005, 09:13 PM
 
jayayenay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,612
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
.
jayayenay is offline  
#11 of 114 Old 10-01-2005, 07:53 PM - Thread Starter
 
sunnylady303's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: KY
Posts: 1,043
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Tara, you aren't a party-pooper!! I just posted this thread because it seemed like three or four people were eager to get this done with before the holidays started. I don't care - I sort of expect not to have baby til February :LOL . Do we need to have longer than October 20? What do you all think? This is so exciting!!
sunnylady303 is offline  
#12 of 114 Old 10-02-2005, 12:42 AM
 
Hollin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: South Texas
Posts: 1,060
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't think you're a party pooper either, Tara. It is a little close to the other swap. Well, I'm due late Jan too and also suspect I'll have a February baby. So really, later is just fine with me. I think that if we sent the beads by Nov. 20 even those due early January would still have enough time. I wonder what everyone else thinks?
Hollin is offline  
#13 of 114 Old 10-02-2005, 03:36 AM
 
Greenie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 2,365
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds good to me!! Whenever, really. I think that either way, it'll be all good. As long as they get there eventually, there are no worries.
Greenie is offline  
#14 of 114 Old 10-02-2005, 01:11 PM
 
jayayenay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,612
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
.
jayayenay is offline  
#15 of 114 Old 10-02-2005, 03:53 PM
 
ehsclt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 592
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Whenever is good for me, too, especially knowing I am going to receive a hand-painted bead!!!
ehsclt is offline  
#16 of 114 Old 10-02-2005, 04:39 PM
 
Nature's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: In Aspieville
Posts: 6,537
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I was kinda thinking this was going to go on in November. With the baby swap this month, and a fixed income, I'm not sure I can participate in both.

treehugger.gifAutistic pagan mama with five kiddos on the spectrum, learning through living life. autismribbon.gif  computergeek2.gif

Nature is offline  
#17 of 114 Old 10-02-2005, 05:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
sunnylady303's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: KY
Posts: 1,043
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here is my totally unsolicited thinking. Why don't those who want to get it out of the way go ahead and send their beads now? And why don't we extend the deadline til November 10 so that everyone can participate? I should not have any trouble getting all the beads out before Thanksgiving so everyone has plenty of time to make their bracelets or necklaces or whatever. Once I have them I can get them out fast - I've already mentioned that I have no life. So send them now, send them later. We want everyone to play. So just PM me when you are ready to send them, be that this week or next month and we will just have them all sent by November 10 and I will get them back out quickly. Does that work for both the wanting to get it out of the way before the holidays folks and the need more time folks? I really hope so. I want this to work for everyone.
sunnylady303 is offline  
#18 of 114 Old 10-02-2005, 08:07 PM
 
because's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: here
Posts: 2,104
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds good to me!

Thanks for doing all this organizing!!
because is offline  
#19 of 114 Old 10-02-2005, 08:49 PM
 
Nature's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: In Aspieville
Posts: 6,537
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds good!

treehugger.gifAutistic pagan mama with five kiddos on the spectrum, learning through living life. autismribbon.gif  computergeek2.gif

Nature is offline  
#20 of 114 Old 10-02-2005, 09:45 PM
 
Hollin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: South Texas
Posts: 1,060
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Awesome! Waiting until Nov. will actually work better for my budget too!
Hollin is offline  
#21 of 114 Old 10-02-2005, 09:49 PM
 
MamaTaraX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 9,152
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds groovy to me! More time for me to remember LOL

Namaste, Tara
mama to Doodle (7), Butterfly (2), and Rythm (due at home 1/06)
MamaTaraX is offline  
#22 of 114 Old 10-16-2005, 04:04 PM
 
beachcomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Vancouver Island, Canada
Posts: 1,449
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bumping this for convenience ...

Weary SuperMama superhero.gifto my  amazing neurodiverse 6 y.o. DD hearts.gif and to my on-the-go neurotypical 3 y.o. DS wild.gif

beachcomber is offline  
#23 of 114 Old 10-16-2005, 04:22 PM
 
Stargirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Moving Centre
Posts: 415
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi everyone,

Just wondering if we have a final list of who is participating. The most current list has 15 people so I am wondering if we only need to buy 15 beads instead of 25.

Thanks!

joy.gifUnitarian Universalist Family:  fairy.gif06 & guitar.gif08
 
 
 

Stargirl is offline  
#24 of 114 Old 10-17-2005, 02:00 PM
 
ozzyemm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: CA
Posts: 1,304
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds like a good idea. Instead of cluttering up the boards with "sign me ups" maybe we could just email or PM sunnylady? Then she could update the list?
ozzyemm is offline  
#25 of 114 Old 10-18-2005, 11:22 AM
 
beachcomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Vancouver Island, Canada
Posts: 1,449
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi all,

Sunnylady and I just had a PM chat about what size the beads should be. I was wondering since beads come in about a billion sizes. How about if we set a standard that it needs to be big enough to fit on a piece of standard hemp string (like the kind you buy in bead stores and craft stores to use in making knotwork jewellery).

What do you all think? That way we can buy ourselves some hemp for stringing our beads on and they'll be a good size to play with in our hands as we labour.

Weary SuperMama superhero.gifto my  amazing neurodiverse 6 y.o. DD hearts.gif and to my on-the-go neurotypical 3 y.o. DS wild.gif

beachcomber is offline  
#26 of 114 Old 10-18-2005, 03:01 PM
 
ozzyemm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: CA
Posts: 1,304
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have already made my beads. I don't have hemp around, but the holes are toothpick size. Tell me if I am going to have to make more!
ozzyemm is offline  
#27 of 114 Old 10-18-2005, 06:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
sunnylady303's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: KY
Posts: 1,043
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Emily, I think that should be fine. I am going to say that if you want to be a part of the swap then you need to let us know right away so we aren't buying 10 extra beads....I'll put it in the thread title.
sunnylady303 is offline  
#28 of 114 Old 10-18-2005, 08:12 PM
 
jayayenay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,612
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
.
jayayenay is offline  
#29 of 114 Old 10-29-2005, 09:23 AM
 
Stargirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Moving Centre
Posts: 415
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi ladies,

So do we know our final number of participants yet?

~Stargirl

joy.gifUnitarian Universalist Family:  fairy.gif06 & guitar.gif08
 
 
 

Stargirl is offline  
#30 of 114 Old 10-29-2005, 11:10 AM - Thread Starter
 
sunnylady303's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: KY
Posts: 1,043
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think 15 is the number. No one else has said anything so let's say 15.
sunnylady303 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