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Secret Message Crafting

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Secret Message Crafting
Swap Coordinator:mediatinker (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Crafts  Miscellaneous 
Number of people in swap:6
Last day to signup/drop:April 14, 2008
Date items must be sent by:May 14, 2008
Number of swap partners:1

Do you like codes and ciphers? Puzzles? Secrets?

For this swap you will encipher a message and send it to your partner, along with the plaintext message sealed in a separate envelope. If your partner needs a tool, key, or hint to decode the message, please include that, too.

The Message

A friendly greeting, sage advice, favorite quote, a personal secret, or whatever you like. It should be long enough to decipher but not so long it will be tedious. A sentence or two? Maybe more, maybe less depending upon the medium.

The Code

Your choice! ROT-13, alphabetic substitution, QR code, Morse code, ASCII binary...there are many to choose from.

The Medium

Here is where the crafting comes in. No scribbling your coded message onto a sheet of paper and calling it done. Be creative in presenting your message. You might create coded embroidery, weaving, beading, or knitting. Maybe a painting or collage. Perhaps a jigsaw, acrostic or crossword puzzle.

This is an international swap. Swappers in good standing only, please.


sultrypeacock 04/ 3/2008 #

This sounds like a super fun swap! I wish I weren't so swamped with deadlines right now. I'll have to see if I can make time for this one anyway. :)

mediatinker 04/ 3/2008 #

It would be great to have your creativity in the mix; I hope you'll drop something to make room for secret message crafting.

mediatinker 04/13/2008 #

I've been thinking about messages and codes. I haven't settled on one yet; I think I will wait til I assign partners and then tailor it a little bit.

Have you got an idea for your coded craft yet?

spoonergregory 04/14/2008 #

I'm undecided too at the moment, although I have a couple of ideas... I have at least decided on the message I'm going to encode, which is a start!

mediatinker 04/15/2008 #

Here we go! Partners are assigned. Enjoy the coding and crafting.

mediatinker 05/ 7/2008 #

Hope everyone is getting their messages coded. If you think you'll need more time, please contact your partner.

I ended up doing a binary-encoded wrap necklace. It spelled out a quote from my partner's favorite fiction. She liked it!

spoonergregory 05/11/2008 #

My package is all ready to go to the post office on Monday morning - hope you enjoy it!

mediatinker 05/11/2008 #

Can hardly wait to see what you've done!

mediatinker 05/16/2008 #

OMG, that was brilliant, spoonergregory. Thank you!

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