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August 22nd, 2013, 06:34 PM
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I was wondering if anyone was thinking about this or interested in doing this?? I have seen it in other DDCs. If you aren't sure what it is here is the explanation that I found:

You get a volunteer to take a poll as to who all would like to participate. You count up how many want to and then give the number to the girls of the due date club. Like we have 25 girls participating so we are all buying 25 beads. Every girl will buy 25 beads that are the exact same bead and mail them to the volunteer that is keeping track of everything with a self addressed and stamped envelope included with them. The job of the volunteer is to either make the bracelets or just organize the beads and mail them back to everyone. Each person gets one bead from everyone that participated in order to have a reminder that we are all there for you during the time you deliver.
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August 22nd, 2013, 06:51 PM
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I really want to do birthing beads this time so id be in
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August 22nd, 2013, 07:06 PM
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Sounds like a good idea to me.
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August 22nd, 2013, 07:44 PM
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I think this sounds like such a cool idea. I'd be interested.
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August 22nd, 2013, 08:32 PM
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Thats neat
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August 22nd, 2013, 08:40 PM
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Love this idea! I'd love to participate!
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August 22nd, 2013, 09:52 PM
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I love this idea too! I'd be in!
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August 23rd, 2013, 12:14 AM
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I would do it!!
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August 23rd, 2013, 08:21 AM
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I'll do it! That's a lovely idea!
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August 23rd, 2013, 09:28 AM
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I am glad to hear that there are others out there interested in this too I was looking around on amazon.com for ideas and I think I have already found the beads I want to buy I was thinking though that pretty much all beads are acceptable except pony beads (here is a pic of what those look like Amazon.com: One Bag of 1 Lb Darice Pony Beads 9mm Pearlized Multi: Arts, Crafts & Sewing).

So here is what I was thinking, taking a list of the ladies interested until August 31st. Those who chose to participate we will start collecting beads, I guess I will give those ladies my home address. From there I will sort all the beads and make a list/legend of who sent what bead. Then I will mail them out to ya'll and you can do what you want with them (make a necklace, bracelet, key chain, rosary, etc). How does this sound to everyone?? I was thinking of sending the beads out sometime in October, that way it gives everyone plenty of time to shop for them and ship them to me. I won't be able to do it any sooner than that due to us going on vacation to Disney at the end of September/beginning of October.
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August 23rd, 2013, 09:40 AM
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If you're too busy with vacation and things to want to take on the task, I don't mind being the one to collect/sort/mail out the beads. My only hesitation was trying to make them into bracelets for people! But if we can just send the beads out, I'm cool with that!

Totally up to you, though... if you want to do it, go for it!
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August 23rd, 2013, 11:54 AM
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That sounds really cool! I'd be in!
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August 23rd, 2013, 02:04 PM
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i love the idea of just sending the beads so we can make whatever we want but if you wernt thinking of it id still atleast put them on a knotted string or something to keep them together so that non squezze there way out of envolopes.

I also know that one of the other DDCs had a huge problem with ppl trying to send the beads in reguler evelopes and when they went through the sorting machines the beads got smashed out of the envelope and they were arriveing to the girl organizeing everything as just a torn up envolope with nothing in it. so im pretty sure they had to be sent in those padded envolopes with the bubbble wrap inside.
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August 23rd, 2013, 10:35 PM
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If you're too busy with vacation and things to want to take on the task, I don't mind being the one to collect/sort/mail out the beads. My only hesitation was trying to make them into bracelets for people! But if we can just send the beads out, I'm cool with that!

Totally up to you, though... if you want to do it, go for it!
I don't mind doing it at all. I just want to give everyone plenty of time to shop and mail the beads and I thought the whole month of September would be plenty of time to do that (in case money is tight for some). I had already thought the other part through and wouldn't imagine sending the beads in anything different than a padded envelope so they don't get smashed or broken.
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August 24th, 2013, 08:33 AM
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I think that's a cool idea! I'm in!
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August 24th, 2013, 10:07 AM
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It's a cute idea but not one I'd be interested in. Sounds like there is lot of interest here though.
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August 24th, 2013, 04:11 PM
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OK so far I have these people listed as interested:

1. sammyjo83
2. Brookem
3. smsturner
4. sammy1892
5. NewGurl
6. melaniek85
7. kalia20
8. ImALittleTeaPot
9. JewJewB
10. lilflower
11. Elessara


Just want to remind ya'll that I will leave this list open until August 31st if you want to join in. Only stipulations so far are no pony beads and when you mail me your beads they must be sent in padded envelope.
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August 24th, 2013, 05:02 PM
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Sounds really cool! I'm in!
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August 24th, 2013, 06:13 PM
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I'd love to do this too!
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August 24th, 2013, 06:39 PM
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I'd be in!
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