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handmade items for swap

Post by Op Ivy » 22 April 11 9:35 am

Just wondering if anyone here swaps handmade items into caches and if so what type of things you make?

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Re: handmade items for swap

Post by Zalgariath » 22 April 11 10:34 am

Do Pathtags count? :twisted:

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Re: handmade items for swap

Post by listmaker » 22 April 11 7:12 pm

I haven't made any swaps, but have swapped small pre-loved treasures in the past. I've often thought I should get off my butt and make some tiny, stuffed felt animals.

You don't need to swap; it's mainly folk with young kids who do.

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Re: handmade items for swap

Post by squalid » 23 April 11 6:41 pm

We (well one of us) used to make acrylic fridge magnets, just used to leave them and not take any of the MacDonalds toys.

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Re: handmade items for swap

Post by FourW » 26 April 11 4:44 pm

I have not hand-made swaps, but I have been hand-making the cache containers. Only put 1 out so far, but it is a box made of western red cedar that used to be a fitting in the house that became redundant, so I put it to a better use. The others are waiting for the right location...
I haven't thought of anything to make (out of wood) that wouldn't take too long.

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Re: handmade items for swap

Post by Op Ivy » 28 April 11 11:03 am

Zalgariath - now that I've looked up what pathtags are - yeah, they count - actually its the kinda thing I had in mind just didn't know they had a name. Have you made some? Got pics?

I've been thinking I might make some coins out of brass/copper/pewter - but they'd probably be more pathtags than swap items now that I understand how it all works.

Squalid and FourW - got any pics to share?

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Re: handmade items for swap

Post by Zalgariath » 30 April 11 10:35 am

100's of pics on Pathtags.com! :D

<------- Or you could look to the left! That is my tag. Lots of GCA'r have tags as their avatars and use them as swags, swaps, and gifts :D

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Post by PrincessDiala » 30 April 11 8:21 pm

Or you can check out the GCA shop ^ (up there on the green bar)...

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Re: handmade items for swap

Post by Just a cacher » 01 May 11 8:58 am

Op Ivy, what you're talking about making is "signature items". Sounds great! I love those! I like to see how inventive people are, and how much fun they have, making signature items.
I like pathtags too, of course, but they are quite expensive to get made. Some people start with the signature items, and progress to pathtags once they've saved up a bit.

You do whatever is your thing! Have fun with it!

Wendy

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Re: handmade items for swap

Post by Op Ivy » 04 May 11 11:00 am

Thanks Wendy - its taking me a while to get around all the terminology - will get there eventually... :)

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Re: handmade items for swap

Post by Dvixen » 05 May 11 9:16 pm

I've done handmade swaps since I started - first set was magnets made with my photographs, some are bracelets and other jewelery, or a while it was a simple bag of random 'shiny things'. Handmade signature items are one of my fave things to find in a cache. :)

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Re: handmade items for swap

Post by SamWalkers » 06 May 11 2:45 pm

We have some personal signature items out there:
There is the Bead Dawg series...
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The Scrimshaw series...
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and the Pewter Gnome series.
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Usually we turn them into swaggies before setting the free.

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Re: handmade items for swap

Post by oz lurker » 06 May 11 9:48 pm

I love my gnecro-gnome (thanks Phil!!!)

I was going to drop him in a cache and watch him travel, but I just can't seem to pry his sharp little teeth off my fingers!!!

I guess he staying with me (awww shucks :-& )

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Re: handmade items for swap

Post by Op Ivy » 08 May 11 9:26 pm

Thanks for sharing Sam - I'd get a kick out of finding any of them in a cache. I particularly like the middle one. How is the linework done? (Ink, etching?)

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Re: handmade items for swap

Post by SamWalkers » 08 May 11 11:26 pm

The bone is cleaned sanded then polished.
The lines are scratched in and then tinted up with brown coloured pencil.

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