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Byn0604

Byn0604
Date Joined: March 21, 2022
Last Online: June 19, 2024
Birthday: June 4
Country: United States
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About Me

Profile last updated: 3/22/24
Don't feel like reading a bunch of rambling? Then go ahead and scroll down to the DO/DON'T list at the bottom.

Hi there! I'm Robyn, but my friends call me Byn. (That's Robyn without all the ra ra ra) and my pronouns are They/Them, but I'm not going to get mad if you use She/Her.

First things first: I am a bit of an odd duck, and not everyone is going to like me. And I'm ok with that.

I believe that:

Black Lives Matter

LGBTQ+ rights are fundamental and important human rights

Trans men ARE men

Trans women ARE women

Kindness and acceptance of varied religious beliefs are keys to a happy life.

If these things don't line up with your belief system, we probably wouldn't make great pen pals or swap partners.

I'm heading into the back end of my 40s, and have finally come to accept myself as I am. I'm probably best described as a "hot mess of random information, bits of chaotic energy, and I have the attention span of a goldfish some days. I'm a Gemini, so very creative, and thrive in my cluttered home life.

I am an Eclectic Witch- leaning heavily towards the Christian Witch / Hoodoo side of things. I recently completed a correspondence course on Hoodoo by Catherine Yronwode- one of the most popular contemporary sources on knowledge of hoodoo. I highly recommend any books that are published by her company- LuckyMojo. I have had the honor of working with several different magical mentors to guide me along my path. I have always loved art, and working with various mediums.

In October of 2022 I got my first job since becoming disabled over 10 years earlier! I'm now happily working part time as the secretary for the little Presbyterian church in my town. It's challenging and rewarding, and I love every moment of it. I thought it was a little funny when they asked me to work there, before agreeing I said "You've seen my facebook page, and you know I'm a pansexual witch right?" They said "We know, we don't care, and you can do whatever you want. Just try to keep swear words out of the bulletins." Most open and accepting place I've ever been and it surprised the heck out of me.

I wasn't the greatest mother in the world, but did have the honor of bringing 3 beautiful amazing smart and snarky daughters into the world. All three are in their 20's now. I also have 3 granddaughters and 1 grandson.


please note

I mark my items sent on the date that I put the package / envelope into the mailbox at the post office, and it may not match the date that the postal workers scan the item in if I drop it on the weekend or after 3pm when the post office is closed. If it is a larger package than an envelope or postcard, I will always have tracking information on it. Please message me if it's been longer than 2 weeks from the sent date so we can try to find the missing package or send out a replacement.



Favorite Crafts

I love creating art using a combination of Wood, metal, glass, paper, found items, acrylic, watercolor, pen and ink, resin, gemstones, legally and humanely acquired animal parts, fur, feathers, leather and more.

I want to put a special shout out here to some of the absolutely amazing Swap-bot users, but don't want to accidentally leave someone's name out so-

Hey, you... yeah you... you know who you are.

Thank you so much for being an amazing and supportive person.
Thank you for your kindness, in both actions and words.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge, tools, and tips.
Thank you for being you.

favorites

Favorite types of swaps: ATCs - Zines - Decos - handmade dolls - postage stamps - playing cards - stickers and supplies

Please let me know if you would like to do a private swap, I love doing one-on-one swaps and trades, especially for larger items that require a box instead of an envelope

Do / Don't list

No Thanks

Please DO NOT send:

Anything that smells strongly of cigarette smoke unless there is a warning on the outside to allow it to air out a bit- one of my frequent house guests is very sensitive to cigarette smell.

Jewelry of any type- I don't go out and dress up enough to justify wearing them, and would hate to have something just sit in a box forever.

Heavily soiled or torn and damaged items that cannot safely be repurposed for art projects.

Items that are stating that I'm going to hell for practicing witchcraft.


Other than those few things, I'm super excited to receive anything you would like to send. I happily give out hearts for swaps that I feel like people put time and effort into instead of just slapping something together in a few minutes. Adding in a little note about how you created something - the method behind your madness, if you will - is almost always guaranteed a heart.


Yes Please

Ideas for themes of things I'd love to receive in swaps:

A - Art Bell (radio host), Axolotl, Aardvarks, Asian art, Any excuse to use the word “Antidisestablishmentarianism”, Advertising art, Aliens, Anatomical art

B - Bumblebees, Butterflies, BOB ROSS, buttons, Buddha, B&W Photos, Bigfoot, BUSINESS CARDS- I'd love one of your personal business cards or cards you find from others. Especially interested in cards from metaphysical stores, psychic readers, and tattoo artists.

C - CATS, clowns, creepy things. Coins and tokens (especially ones that are said to bring good luck or old discontinued currency type coins from around the world. Please DO NOT send coins/currency that you feel may have a high resale value. I collect these to use in art projects or just to use as something fun and interesting for my best friend's twins to learn about other countries with), Circus themed items, Cryptozoology

D - dogs, Dried herbs / flowers / teas, dolls (old broken creepy dolls especially loved. Not fond of plastic dolls or “cutesy” dolls)

E - ET, elephants with their trunk up

F - FROGS, freebies (Honestly, who DOESN’T like free stuff?), Funeral Home items, Fidgets

G - glue (E6000 , Aileens tacky glue, elmers glue sticks), ginger beer/ale/tea, Gothic theme, glitter, GNOMES, GOATS

H - Halloween themed items from pre-1970s era, House Hippos

I - Incense- sticks, cones, or resin, (But I only like ones that use natural ingredients and not highly chemical / artificial smelling.) HEM brand and Satya are my favorite brands for stick incense, and I’ve not found a scent in those brands that I don’t like yet.

J - Jokers/Jesters

K - Kindness

L - Lace

M - Mister Rogers, Metal dies and stamp/die sets, mushrooms, magic, mystery , MONSTERS- cute monsters, scary monsters, all types of monsters are something I love.

N - Nesting Dolls, Narwhals, New Age, Notebooks

O - ODDITIES, Opossums

P - Postage stamps ( Mostly interested in used ones. The same as with the coins/currency - please only send "crafting quality" stamps and not ones that may have a high collector value. I'd also love any postage stamps for USA that are new / uncanceled that I can use for swaps). Playing cards - see bottom section for more details

Q - QUEENs (the band, drag, and royals)

R - Refrigerator magnets, religious items (especially catholic saint prayer cards, saint relics) But I’m honestly happy with items depicting any world religion or culture. I find faith super interesting as a way to understand more about other people and their life perspectives), recipes

S - Sequins, Shiny rocks and crystals (especially carved stone skull and animal figures), SKULLS, silicone molds for resin, Steampunk, succulents, sloths

T - TURTLES, thrift store finds, Tigers (not tiger king tho)

U - UNICORNS

V - Vintage pin-up girl style, snarky, inappropriate, blasphemous, or otherwise odd and quirky art

W - Washi tape, washi stickers, walrus, watercolor, witchcraft, witches, wolves

X - vintage X-ray images

Y - Yellow, Yeti, Young Frankenstein

Z - Zebras

PLAYING CARD SPECIFIC: I absolutely love the Jokers, advertisement cards, rule cards, and double backers that some decks include. I will also happily accept any "Plain Jane" card backs (solid colors with no pattern, or standard Bicycle / Bee / Aces High etc. to use for altered playing cards / ATCs)

Ratings

Lyndylou5 rated for ATC Bag #141 (USA) on May 17, 2024
5
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Comment: Thank you for ATC Bag #141. It irritates me how many things I receive that are clearly marked "non-machinable", and have non-machinable stamps on them, but the post office runs them through the machine anyway. It's a really big pet peeve of mine. Thankfully everything in this swap arrived in tact.
Response: I'm glad the machines didn't eat it. And I agree it's super frustrating. I handed it directly to my local postmaster, and know for a fact she puts it in the non machinable bin for the sorting station. Apparently the guys up there decide to randomly toss stuff onto the conveyer lines instead of hand sorting it
5
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Comment: WOW! you're extremely talented! I absolutely think the chicken is adorable and the donut is so colorful. They look great on my school backpack. Thanks bunches! Hugs
Elyse rated for HG: Making Mug Rugs (USA Only) on Apr 23, 2024
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for my mug rugs. Love them 💕
TinaM rated for Library card pocket swap! on Apr 18, 2024
5
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Comment: I did not receive an envelope, I moved and forgot to change my address, so it’s my own fault.
Response: Tracking on your package shows that it was delivered on February 20th to the address in Lancaster PA, 17602. I wish you had mentioned earlier about the issue. If you would like to send me your new address I will resend.
Phish rated for ATC - Dark and Twisted #3 on Apr 14, 2024
5
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Comment: Very nice. love the stamping and all the extras too. Thank you !
JJcrafty rated for Vintage Button Swap on Apr 12, 2024
5
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Comment: Thank you
Robinarie rated for ATC Bag #139 (USA) on Apr 4, 2024
5
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Comment: I will forward on the ATC bag. Thanks for including extras of my favorites, especially your business card! Robin
5
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Comment: Thank you! Love the cover.
Aleesha rated for ATC Bag #138 (USA) on Mar 13, 2024
5
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Comment: Thank you for the Atc bag, happy to add to it and pass it along.
5
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Comment: thanks for all the cards!
5
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Comment: sorry, for some reason when I rated the other one, I didn't rate yours...
cowboypoodle rated for SPOTIFY Playlist: Word Tag on Feb 23, 2024
5
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Comment: Thank you so much, I love all the songs you picked! :-)
tonat80 rated for Library card pocket swap! on Feb 21, 2024
5
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Comment: Cute library pocket - I especially like the happy mail stickers you included. Thanks!
Tara21cd rated for Library card pocket swap! on Feb 20, 2024
5
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Comment: Thank you for the library card pocket. Love the crocheted owls! and I will make great use of the postage stamps. Thank you. ❤️♥️❤️
5
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Comment: Love the envies and all of the wonderful goodies.
Robinarie rated for ATC Bag #137 (USA) on Feb 17, 2024
5
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Comment: Thank you, Robyn, I will send home.
5
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scrappermama rated for Pocket with Tag on Jan 31, 2024
5
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Comment: Got it. TY. Love the dictionary bits and pocket. Happy new year! Be well!!
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the very cute Valentine's pillow! I absolutely love it! Also thanks for the stickers. They will come in handy.
JJcrafty rated for Winter ATC on Jan 22, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Love the gnome atc

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Comments

Starforest on Feb 2, 2024:

Thank you so much for the forum tag swap package! I loved everything so much, especially the owl pellet bones- how neat!! 💕 🖤

yvonne401 on Jun 16, 2023:

Thank you so much!

yvonne401 on May 29, 2023:

Welcome to Hell's Grannies! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

PrairieKittin on Mar 8, 2023:

Thank you SO much for the beautiful hand-made scarf!! It is beautiful!! Everything in the box was truly above and beyond. Thank you!!!!

feverfawn on Dec 31, 2022:

Hope you have a great NYE & a Happy New Year!

feverfawn on Nov 30, 2022:

Belated thank you for the happy thanksgiving wish you posted on my profile ~ I hope you're doing well and enjoyed your holiday as well!

HausOfImps on Nov 25, 2022:

Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

lyssathemermaid on Nov 24, 2022:

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving! ❤️

OrigamiGrace on Nov 24, 2022:

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CrystalZ on Oct 2, 2022:

Thank you for the cute Halloween themed atc you made for me for my September wishlist! The extra themed goodies I will be using this year and the yummy sounding recipe I will be trying soon as well :)

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