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Fabric Jewelry Charm Swap

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Fabric Jewelry Charm Swap
Swap Coordinator:Hanane (contact)
Swap categories: Fabric  Jewelry  Inchies 
Number of people in swap:11
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:July 6, 2009
Date items must be sent by:August 10, 2009
Number of swap partners:3
Description:

Well I have been wanting to give this a go and I thought why not do it as a swap with other people who might be interested.

You will create 6 1-2" inch fabric charms, for 3 people. 2 charms each.

make six send 2 to 3 people

Rules: It must not be bigger than 2" It must be made from fabric. It must be reinforced (no floppy charms) It must be able to be hung from a bracelet or necklace.

You can embellish them any way you see fit.
Please make it something YOU would want to wear yourself. It should be hard for you to pack them up and send them off.

4.5 or 5 to participate. Newbies welcome with a filled out profile. If you feel you were unfairly rated let me know. I reserve the right to ban anyone I feel is a flaky.

Discussion

TC 06/26/2009 #

Oo, this sounds interesting! Watching for now...

Tatiswaps 06/26/2009 #

Oooh, I wish this was International, so I could join... =(

mintcondition 07/ 2/2009 #

To my partner: It doesn't have to be a charm, a bobby pin or brooch would be really cool, too! :)

grimmlynn 07/ 6/2009 #

Does anyone know where there is a tutorial for these charms?

mintcondition 07/ 6/2009 #

I haven't been able to find a good instructional website, but I did find this on a google search: http://ruthrae.blogspot.com/2007/02/fabric-charm-swap.html There are so many photos with great examples! :) I'm pretty new to sewing, so I'm taking baby steps with this. For this swap I started ages ago, so if I mess up I can start over. I hope it turns out nicely!

TC 07/ 7/2009 #

Here's another site for inspiration (and some minimal instruction): Metallic Fabric Inchies

And a tutorial for one way to make fabric charms: Simply Charming

And another: Studio Threads

If you do a google search for "fabric inchies," you'll find quite a few sites with pictures. To make fabric inchies into jewelry charms, you just need to add an eyelet and ring for hanging, or thread some beading wire or cord through your charm. Or, if your partner likes brooches or hair pins, a simple pin back added to the back of your project.

Hanane 07/ 7/2009 #

Thanks for the links guys!!!!!

mintcondition 07/ 7/2009 #

D: I'm regretting parting with them so soon... and not making any for myself! D'oh!

Maggles45 07/ 8/2009 #

Here's a suggestion. I have made fabric inchies and then put a grommet/eyelet in a corner and added a jump ring - Ta dah - a charm!

mintcondition 07/ 9/2009 #

I've never made inchies before and interpreted this swap a little differently... (A lot differently!) I hope my partners receive it soon and let me know if it's okay, or if I should resend. A little worried...

mintcondition 08/ 6/2009 #

I've been working on a re-send for a long time... It's a little frustrating because even with tutorials and practice, my skills don't seem to be improving. I hope to have them out on or before the 10th. It depends on whether my sewing machine's lower thread will stop jamming or not. I'm really sorry, but I didn't know about the "drop from swap" option before and this was my first swap on swap-bot.

Maggles45 08/ 8/2009 #

Mint - you do not have to resend to me - I am happy with what you originally sent. Maggie

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