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Cabinet of Curiosities #2 - Mythical Creature

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Cabinet of Curiosities #2 - Mythical Creature
Swap Coordinator:ixykix (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Themed  Art 
Number of people in swap:10
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.90
Last day to signup/drop:October 1, 2012
Date items must be sent by:October 31, 2012
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

This is a swap series, there will be at least four items (possibly more depending on how popular the series becomes).

Sorry for the delay between the 1st swap and this one, had some serious family stuff going on. EDITED to add the "Scientific Curiousity" as the 5th in the swap series list.

There have been other curiousity Cabinet swaps which have had specific themes, but the only theme of this is a "General Cabinet of Curiosities" - along with the specific item for each swap.

  • Medicine Bottle (already done)
  • Mythical Creature (this swap)
  • Powerful Object
  • Sender's choice Curiousity (3D object)
  • Scientific Curiousity

The wiki definition lists "A cabinet of curiosities was an encyclopedic collection in Renaissance Europe of types of objects whose categorical boundaries were yet to be defined."

I have a Cabinet of Curiosities myself, I'd best be described as a steampunk and I am obsessed with Medical History (Victorian and Edwardian Medical and Scientific Ephemera) so mine is based around those themes - but yours may be different! Make sure you have plenty of clues on your profile to guide your swap partner. It is sender's choice on item design, colours, appearance etc but always nice to be guided by your partner's profile :)

For this swap you'll make a Mythical Creature. Your item should be 3D (i.e. not flat) and at least 2" tall. It would be good to check with your swap partner if they have a certain sized space to fit it into (i.e. they might not have room for a 15" tall Cthulhu!) - though you don't have to.

Please bear in mind customs regulations for what you're allowed to actually ship internationally and domestically.

Your Mythical Creature can represent aspects of a real or imaginary creature, perhaps one with magical powers!

Remember to wrap your creature well!

You'll need 5 type 3 rated swaps under your belt and a rating of 4.9. If you're a newbie or don't fulfill these criteria - message me and I'll see what I can do - I'm happy to do private swaps to help newbies build up ratings.

I will be checking profiles (make sure your profile is well filled out - if I don't have to scroll down to read it all - it's not enough, too-short-a-profile makes me worry!) and I will angel (though sure hope it never comes to that!)

Discussion

ixykix 09/21/2012 #

@HappyCrafter has asked to join the swap, given good ratings in other categories - welcome!

HappyCrafter 09/21/2012 #

I'm so excited about this swap- I can't wait to get started!

ixykix 09/24/2012 #

@tiff has messaged me and asked to join the swap - welcome!

tiff 09/24/2012 #

Hi! This seems jolly interesting, I am looking forward to getting going with it, thanks for letting me in despite my noob status..

HappyCrafter 10/ 1/2012 #

Any suggestions as to websites where I could find examples of Mythical Creatures? Would an amigurumi be too cutesy?

ixykix 10/ 2/2012 #

@HappyCrafter - I think it depends on how you use the technique, a traditional amigurumi might be a bit on the cutesy side as you say.

tiff 10/ 5/2012 #

an amigurumi cthulu would probably be made of win however

ixykix 10/ 8/2012 #

@tiff I agree!

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