Sunday, March 28, 2010

Trash to treasure swap

I recently participated in a swap on the forums at Polymer Clay Central called the Trash to Treasure Round Robin Swap. The swap's originator thought it would be nice for members to share items they no longer wanted or needed with others on the forum; clay or anything that could be used with clay was fair game. She filled a medium size flate-rate postal box with items from her studio, and sent it to the next participant, who took out what she wanted, replaced the items with items of her own, and so on. The box made its way overseas, where it went to Scotland, Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden, and finally back to the states. After traveling around for several months (and hitting a snag or two along the way) it finally showed up at my front door, overflowing with goodies:

With a 25 item limit, it was tough to decide what to keep:

Then came the decision of what to put back in:

Here are just a few of the wonderful treasures I ended up with:

What a fun thing to do, and something I will gladly do again any time!


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