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Bead Swap at the Beads-0f-Clay Yahoo Group

Marla James, one of the administrators of the Beads-of-Clay Yahoo Group , is organizing a Bead Swap. Just in case you haven't heard. I am planning to participate and have in a number of them over the years. I notice that many others are planning to as well. They are lots of fun. And now that we have so many interested, the swap is divided up into groups of 20 so that no one feels overwhelmed.

Here are the rules for this swap:

These are Marla's words:

"Marti Conrad is the person that will handle the actual swap goodies!I will get her address to all the participants once we have a list.

And as for the rules this time.After we have a final count of participants, I will tell you how many beads to send. I will close the list at 20 people. So you will send no more than 19 total. Please don't sign up for this unless you are sure that you can participate!You will be given an address to send your beads to.(Marti's)Please package each bead/pendant in a seperate baggie with your info/business card inside. THis makes repacking SO much easier!You will send $6.00 with your beads/pendants to cover return Priority shipping and a very small handling fee to pay for tape and labels. :-)Then sit back and wait for your goodies to arrive!The deadline to join is Saturday the 14th of November.The deadline to ship your beads/pendant is January 15th. Your goodies will be sent back to you by January 31st. If you have questions, please post them here. Marti and I will be happy to answer them for you!"

To participate in this swap contact Marla or Marti at the Beads-of-Clay Yahoo Group

I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone is going to make.


  1. Is the swap for bead-makers only?

  2. Hi Lorelei,
    Usually the swap involves clay bead makers swapping with each other. But I am sure we are open to other ideas. What is your creative mind thinking of??

  3. I would also love to participate. I just joined the Beads-Of-Clay Yahoo group. I do ceramic beads and pendants.

  4. ahh, now I really, really wish I made clay beads instead of collecting them! the swap sounds like so much fun, I know the beads will be inspiring!

  5. Hi Sabine, I see that you signed up. that's great.

  6. Hi Cynthia, I'll post a pic of what we get when they arrive in January. I'm glad you like ceramic beads. They are really wonderful.

  7. Darn I packed all my beads away since I am moving, maybe next time.

  8. This is going to be so much fun! I'm going to get cracking tonight at the studio!


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