July 15, 2010

Who's Up For a Jewelry Swap?

In April, I posted about a jewelry swap I did with my friend Dawn of Designs By Dawn Marie.  Well, I thought it might be fun to plan a bigger jewelry swap with more people.  Here's what I'm thinking...

I'll take names for the jewelry swap for one week.  If you're interested in participating, leave a comment on this post and I'll include you.  Feel free to send the information to any other jewelry artists you think might be interested.  All they need to do to be included is comment on this post.  You can also blog about this or provide information about it via other social media outlets if you think others would like to hear about it.  The more people who are involved, the better this event will be!

After taking names for a week, each person will be assigned one other person (you will not be paired up, so the person you are creating for will be different than the person who is creating for you).  You should send a series of questions to the person you are assigned (you can ask questions about jewelry -- what color do you like, what style do you like, etc... or you can ask questions to learn about your person's personality -- what do you like to do, what's your favorite book, etc...).  Based on the answers to your questions, you should design a custom piece for the person.  I think it will be really interesting to find out how others see us and what kind of jewelry they create based on questions they ask.

Each designer will have two weeks to create the custom piece and send it to the person he/she is assigned.  To make sure everyone receives an "equal" piece, we should set some limits for how much to spend in materials.  If you're interested in participating, please let me know how much you think is a good amount to spend/invest.

Have fun with this!  Be creative, and try to come up with something new and great for the swap.  Hopefully we'll all leave this event with a few new friends in the business and a whole lot of inspiration.


marsspyder said...

I would love to take part in this! But, I have no ideas on what sort of materials limit to set...

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Hey Kel! I'm so in! Count me, I'll re-post about it this a.m. on my blog & FB! Should be a lot of fun. BTW, I get SOOOOOO many compliments on your bracelet! I just love it!

Hope Miami is treating you well! Have a fabulous weekend!

Davinia said...

I'd love to take part if someone would like to swap with an Aussie (postage can be a bit of killjoy)as for a limit.....that's a hard one. Maybe some others will have an idea.

Kell said...

Hi Ladies, and welcome to the jewelry swap! I'm so excited to have you join (and Davinia, I think that having people from different countries makes the swap even more fun)! Hopefully we'll see a few more people join. I'll announce the assignments on Thursday night. I'm so excited for this!!!


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