(Update: Go to last page for a complete list of those from whom I have received an entry questionnaire)
It’s been a day or so, and nobody’s said nuthin, so I’m gonna go ahead and start this baby up!
Registration will be open for 7 days until January 31st, and you will receive swap names by the evening of that following Saturday, Feb 2nd. All markers should be mailed NO LATER THAN Feb 11th, in order to make it by Valentines Day. Is that enough time for you all, or would you prefer one more week?
Here are the rules:
You make 25 stitch markers: 5 full sets, 5 stitch markers each set. You keep one set and mail off 4 of them to 4 separate people (you will be receiving these names and mailing addresses from me shortly after the signup deadline).
I thought 5 would make a better “set” than 4 because you could have a central marker and two on each side. I dunno, 5 seems more “complete” to me than 4, but if anyone disagrees speak up!
You don’t have to make 25 IDENTICAL stitch markers, but please make sure that each SET MATCHES ITSELF. Don’t just go willy nilly silly stringing beads onto your wire. Also, please keep the marker itself to about an inch in length, give or take. The first time I made some I made them like 2" long, waaaay too much for my little projects. I had more marker on my needles than yarn! :teehee:
The stitch markers are the only thing required, though being a Valentines swap, you are free to send your love in whatever way you wish in addition to the markers.
Ok, everyone who wants to participate, give a hoot on the thread, fill out this questionnaire and send it to me via PM.
Are you okay with 5 sets of 5, or would you prefer to make more/less? Please be specific.
What size needles do you use MOST often? (This will help the person who’s making the markers to gauge how big/small of a jump ring to use for the actual part that goes ON the needle. No need for a 6mm ring for someone who only uses size 1-2 for socks!)
What are your favorite colors?
What are your favorite kinds/types of beads? (ex. glass, metal, stone, gem, funky shapes, etc)
Please rate your level of “artistic skill” when it comes to making stitch markers/jewelry/working with wire from 1-5 (1 being a newbie, 5 being a pro). This will help me determine the swap order so people end up with a roughly even distribution of complexity in their markers.
How shall I maintain contact with you? PM or alternate email?