There’s been a nice amount of interest in a friendship bracelet swap, and I’ve decided to follow the method used by the best-organized craft swap on the web! If you’d like to play along, here are the rules:
Signing up: There’s no need to sign up or notify anyone in any way that you intend to swap. Have your friendship bracelets at the address below by Monday, July 18, and you’ll be swapping. If you don’t have them there on time, they’ll be returned to you. I’ve set up a Flickr group you can join, but you don’t have to.
The bracelets: Each participant is required to make five bracelets in the same pattern but can vary the colors as much as desired. Pick your pattern, go crazy with the colors, and have fun! Finished bracelets should be 5-7” with additional length for ties. They can be as narrow or wide as you want to make them. Remember, people have different sized wrists, so leave plenty of room for tying!
Quality: If you’ve never made friendship bracelets before, take a look at some of the tutorials listed below, and practice! Please send your very best work. I found that after one wonky bracelet, the rest turn out great. The wonky bracelet will stay with me, though!
Please use embroidery floss. To keep postage costs consistent, please don’t add charms, beads, or any other extras. Each bracelet should be labeled with your name, town and state, and any other information you might want to include—pattern source, favorite summer activity, Twitter, Pinterest, or Ravelry handle, etc. Please tie the label onto the bracelet securely or use a safety pin to hold it on. Make sure the label won’t get separated from the bracelet!
If these requirements aren’t met, your bracelets will be sent back to you.
Swapping: Once your bracelets are received, I’ll select five different bracelets to send back to you. You’ll have a wrist full of fun before the end of July!
Postage: Please send a SASE with $1.71 postage. International swappers will have to have a paypal account so I can bill them for their postage.
Deadline: I’ll need to receive your bracelets by July 18. Please mail them to:
ORW, PO Box 122, Granby, CT 06035
Email me at email@example.com or ask in the Flickr group.