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  1. MT - many thanks for your unexpected card and gift today - so very kind of you. The card was, of course, made by MT's own fair hand - I will try to photograph tomorrow. And the beads are a mixed and ever so useful pack of bugle/ seed beads and also larger glass beads. Very generous of you, and it brought a smile to my face! You're a star. xxx
  2. Here is the delightful bracelet I got in the October swap. All the makes were lovely and i would have been happy with any of them. So it was a random choice, but I love it. Esp those little dangle charm chains, MT, so cute. And brill colours - rather unusual for me as I'm a silver person. Thanks also for the beautiful card of Ode to Autumn which was your inspiration. Thank you so much for taking the time to select beads and create this little beauty. xx
  3. Sorry about this being late - Internet problems. Many thanks for the generous participants in the October jewellery swap. Here's the pics of the lovely RAKS I received! Larger pic, from top left. The brown / green / amber beads are from Chris22, a gorgeously coloured mix. I can imagine them with gold colored charms and findings. Thank you Chris. The blue mix is from Bahrain Susie, the photo doesn't do them justice, as there are crystal bicones in there, charms, glass beads, clay beads - a real seaside holiday theme! Thank you, Susie - they will make some fab items. The three bags of multi-coloured beads are all from Maritrez, how bright and cheerful are they! Bright colours are a great challenge for me too.... watch this space!' The final group are handcrafted lampies from Purple Cobwebs, lovely subtle colours - they would work well with Chris's glass beads, I feel. Your lamp working ability is fantastic. The individual pic - this stunning little lot are from Cherry Obsidia. there are a variety of purple beads, and three bright lampies that Dee has made - delightful. Thanks Dee, like Purple Cobwebs, your lamp working also is amazing. thanks everyone for taking part. xxx
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    RAK thanks - October jewellery swap

    I especially like ALL of them! ;-) xx
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    thank you Maggie jay

    Just to point out ...the bracelet is from Bahrain Susie, not from me! ;-) Glad you like it. x
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    October jewellery Swap

    Haven't been very active on here recently, been hectic and busy! But i'm making time to do this swap this month. I'll run a poll to decide on what item to make. I thought of an autumn theme, but have changed it a bit... I love the opening lines of Keats 'To Autumn' which is 'season of mists and mellow fruitfulness' So i want you to creat your piece of jewellery around a line / some lines from a favourite poem. When you submit it, can you include a brief description of your lines and why you've used them and how it all fits together? In English by the way!! reminder - please don't vote in the poll unless you are taking part! amended: Dates: Saturday 1st October to join up and at that point we can see the decision on what to make. then makes to me by 18th October so that i can get them sent out by that weekend. OK with you all? looking forward to seeing your makes! taking part: Maggie Jay Purple Cobwebs recieved!!! 23rd Oct - gorgesou RAK too, thank you! Cheery Obsidia arrived 26 Oct. with gorgeous RAK too , thank you! ChattyKathy KolaKube Maritrez received 17th Oct with lovely RAK too, thank you. Bahrain Susie received 22th Oct with gorgeous RAk too, thank you! Chris22 received 18th Oct with pretty RAK too, thank you! be a darling helen Withdrawn clockwise from top left. From Purple cobwebs- goes to Cherry Obsidia From me - goes to Purple Cobwebs From Bahrain Susie - goes to Chris22 From Maritrez - stays with me From Chris 22 - goes to Maritrez The individual picture is from Cherry Obsidia - goes to Bahrain Susie.
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    October jewellery Swap

    Thank you Susie. They have all been posted today ... watch out for the postie over the next couple days! I took them to the PO to check the weights were all OK and to get receipts. xx
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    October jewellery Swap

    Final one here today! :cheese: posting pics on the opening post on this thread. And getting to the post office (for receipts) tomorrow. Posting at same time of course ;-) Thank you all for being patient xx
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    October jewellery Swap

    OK - swaps nearly sorted now. I was waiting on a final one coming in its on its way. Tomorrow I hope! xx
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    October jewellery Swap

    Wrapping it up tomorrow. The final one should be with me by then. xx
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    October jewellery Swap

    Just realised I hadn't posted to say Susies arrived yesterday! I altered the first post to include hers, but didn't add a message to the thread ... :red: xx
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    October jewellery Swap

    Wow - over a week late, but Purple Cobwebs make has turned up!!! It must have gone to the wrong house and whoever got it has posted it through my letter box. Its a bit stunning too and i love the interpretation of the poem too .... xx
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    October jewellery Swap

    Be A Darling Helen has had to drop out - she apologises - hasn't had reliable Internet for some time now, so wasn't getting the reminder notifications. xx
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    October jewellery Swap

    Hi Susie - not its not got here yet .... how long would it normally take? Maybe tomorrow. But as so few have arrived, I won't get them sent out before the weekend now... :long: xx
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    October jewellery Swap

    I'm doing some chasing up here! I've only received two makes so far ..... I know B Susie's is on its way and sadly Purp's make got lost in the post ... :down: Can you let me know when i can expect your makes - have you sent them, not sent them etc etc? thank you. xx
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    October jewellery Swap

    Chris - yours arrived today, great make! Thank you for the RAK it's fabulous - and a lovely colour combination. xx
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    October jewellery Swap

    MT - received yours today - its gorgeous! And thank you for the bright and colourful RAK, very kind of you. xx
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    October jewellery Swap

    Chris and CherryO - look forward to recieving them and will let you know when they get here. xxx
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    October jewellery Swap

    Me too ! will let you know when it gets here - your makes are always stunning. xx
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    October jewellery Swap

    Hope you are all doing OK ... don't know what I'm more excited about - seeing your makes or reading your poetry! Mines partially ready, but not quite there yet. xx
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    October jewellery Swap

    HI - just been checking the poll and bracelets has the most votes. I know there were 12 responses to the poll, and only 10 of us taking part .... but 'bracelets' has one more point than the rest. So ... makes to me by 18th October, with an SAE for your return item. Please also put in a little note with the line of poetry you have chosen and why. And your forum name, of course! If you don't have my address, please PM me, although I think it still on the RAK list. Any other queries, just give me a shout. Can't wait to see your makes! Maggie x :cheese:
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    October jewellery Swap

    Helen - I only speak the truth! xx
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    October jewellery Swap

    Oooh Helen, don't know if I can let you in .... your fab work will show mine up! :-S Seriously - of course you can join in and delighted you are doing so! hugs xx
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    October jewellery Swap

    Chris - hope this helps ... RAK = random act of kindness. Sometimes members on here send little gifts of bits and pieces to people who have helped them, advised them, joined in a swap etc. Or whom they want to help - if they need cheering up, or have had a rough week, that sort of thing. Its lovely when you get an unexpected present through the letter box! The RAK list is the names and address of members who want to be included. Its organised by Ultramum and she updates it, adds members etc., send it out electronically to those on the list. However if you aren't on the lsit I'll PM you (private message, like an e-mail inbox but to CB forum address). As you probably know this is an open forum and anyone can read it, so we don't post private details like addresses and e-mail addresses etc on line. Does this explain enough? :-) If not just PM me and I'll try to be more specific.
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    October jewellery Swap

    Chris and everyone - I'm on the RAK list but PM me if you don't have that... x
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