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April 24th, 2013, 11:40 AM
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What is a Birth Bead Swap? Essentially, what happens is this: Everyone involved buys a certain number (however many people sign up to participate - specific # to be determined later) of beads with a special meaning to them (reason for special meaning can vary: how the bead looks, what material it is made of, design, color, whatever reason....). They then ship the beads they chose to share in a small padded envelope to the "distributor".The 'distributor' then organizes the beads (so that each person participating receives a bead from all other participants) and sends each participant their new set of beads. Once you get your beads in the mail, you can string the beads onto a string or a chain (to make a necklace or bracelet) and use it as inspiration during labor/birth. It is a nice reminder of all the women on this group who support you and are going through the same change at the same time as you!

Please when you send your beads to the distributor remember to send a second self addressed envelope, padded as well that way your beads make it back safely. Postage should be roughly the amount of 6-8 stamps, depending on how many people participate, but you should double check with your post office. So if you could place the stamps on your return envelope or have them placed in the package that would be awesome, (I have extra stamps always on hand if need be, so please don't worry bout that, if 6 isn't enough to get your beads to you).

Our lovely international ladies if you would like to participate please let us know and I'm sure we can figure out away for you to participate. No body will be left out!! I won't allow that to happen.

Please if you sign up and change your mind please let us know before the beads are due to be shipped to the distributor. It is only fair. Exchanges will be a big part of our DDC/ PR future & we would love to count on the members who agree to participate.
If the distributor does not receive your beads you will not receive beads in return.

A PM with a final list of participates and the distributor's mailing address will be sent out on May 10th & final instructions. PLEASE SIGN UP BEFORE MAY 10th TO BE INCLUDED IN THE BEAD SWAP!

Please keep in mind, if you do not feel comfortable sharing your actual living/home address, perhaps a work address or address of a friend would work.

For the "Ship By" date, I think May 31st is good. That will give two weeks for the beads to get to the distributor and then a week to get packages together and another two weeks for everyone to receive their beads. Participants should expect to receive their beads by June 21st.

If you would like to be the distributor, please PM me. I am happy to be the distributor, but want to offer others the chance to participate if desired.

Wow, that was a lot of words! Hope you all got thru that!
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April 24th, 2013, 11:47 AM
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I LOVE this idea so much! Thanks for coordinating! How big do the beads need to be, is there a size limit? This is my first time..cant wait!
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April 24th, 2013, 11:50 AM
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Love this idea! Count me in
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April 24th, 2013, 11:55 AM
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Ditto the loving it. And the inage.
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Last edited by QL1516; May 8th, 2013 at 05:25 PM. Reason: realized i said i indicated my love but not my participation. doh.
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April 24th, 2013, 12:03 PM
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This sounds fun! I'm in.
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April 24th, 2013, 12:05 PM
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Love it, and I'm in
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April 24th, 2013, 12:10 PM
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April 24th, 2013, 12:14 PM
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Love love love it! I'm in!
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April 24th, 2013, 12:41 PM
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April 24th, 2013, 12:57 PM
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I'm in. sounds like fun!!
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April 24th, 2013, 01:38 PM
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April 24th, 2013, 02:41 PM
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Awesome!

For the bead size, I would say 10mm-16mm would be good. Nothing too small or too big

Click on the link below to see an image of what that might look like

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April 24th, 2013, 02:53 PM
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I love this idea. Count me in, please!
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April 24th, 2013, 02:55 PM
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April 24th, 2013, 03:11 PM
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I'm in!
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April 24th, 2013, 03:21 PM
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this is a great idea..count me in but I won't be home around June 21 to receive mine...
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April 24th, 2013, 03:36 PM
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Oh, me, me, me!!!
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April 24th, 2013, 06:12 PM
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Loni - I or the whoever the distributor ends up being can mail them later - just remind us
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April 24th, 2013, 06:29 PM
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Count me in too!
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April 24th, 2013, 09:46 PM
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I think its a great idea!! I just don't know where to find cool beads.. I am going to look and if I find some I will be in
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