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Do you have a penchant for handicrafts? If so, stay a while and look around, for this might be of interest to you. Everyone's heard about art trades. We here at Craft Exchange wish to take that concept and apply it to all things crafty. Whether it be jewellery, knitting or sculpture that is closest to your heart, feel free to join in.

Should you like to participate, just add your name on the list of members and see if there are any items that are currently up for exchange. If the inventory is empty, you can always nudge people or add something yourself. You may also see if there is something in members' personal craft wikis that you like and ask whether they would be willing to make another for a trade. However, all members are encouraged to add pictures of duplicable items in the CE Gallery - check there first.

Since the crafts will obviously have to be sent via snail mail, we recommend that after expressing your interest in a certain item you move the conversation into private messages - unless, of course, you don't mind displaying your address on a public wiki.

Have fun!




Members
[Linderel]
Type(s) of crafts
jewellery, bookbinding, knitting
Location
Finland
[SilverFire]knitting, crochet, mask-making England
[nehirwen]sewing, felt figures, stuffed animals Netherlands
[Thunder Cid]wood, leather, and metalwork United States
[hanhepi]beading, clothespin bags, dream catchers United States
[Flisky]cloth hats, weaving, other sewed items United States
[Akayume]sewing, knitting, jewelry making/resin rings United States
[9jlriexqk,ktpk]making jewellery and playing with wire. United Kingdom
[Mortified Penguin]cheap paper cranes United States
[Mirime] beading supplies; maybe some necklaces USA





Items up for exchange


[Linderel]
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[Akayume]
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Sorry the quality is so poor. :( I made this for me, originally (if can call it making, it's a pendant on a necklace) but it sits funny. :/ It's super pretty though! I want it to go to a good owner. :3

[9jlriexqk,ktpk]
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First attempt at making a necklace. There's errors, but I think it is still pretty. I love the elephant. (Negligee not included, just thought it would make a nice background ;))

[Mirime]
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I have lots more pictures, so check out Mirime's Beads to see what I'm offering :)

[SilverFire]
<img350*0:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/5555birdfeet.jpg>
Pretty sure I still have these in all the above colours. They were made for a play, but they're just taking up an entire drawer in my room so I could do with losing some of them.



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2011-05-18 [SilverFire]: Yay!

2011-05-18 [Akayume]: :D I agree!!

2011-05-18 [Linderel]: D'you think people's locations should also be listed?

2011-05-19 [Linderel]: <poll:77321>

2011-05-19 [Linderel]: And we has a bannah!

2011-05-19 [SilverFire]: *cheers*

2011-05-19 [Triola]: *stalks*

2011-05-19 [Linderel]: How's it look nao?

2011-05-19 [SilverFire]: Amazing. :3

What about if a user hasn't posted anything specifically for exchange, but they've just made something we really like and posted it on their craft wiki. Can we approach them and say 'omfg, will trade you if you make another one of those for me, pretty please iloveyou'? Should there be a gallery or something where people can post pictures of things they're willing to make, if asked?)

2011-05-19 [Linderel]: ^___^

Yar, I was thinking about the same thing. :3

2011-05-19 [Linderel]: Derp derp.

2011-05-19 [Alexi Ice]: I wish someone here could quilt...>> And wouldn't charge me an arm and a leg for it! Hahaha

2011-05-19 [SilverFire]: I can. O_o But it's just so... time-consuming. (well, it is for me, because I keep going 'oh hai, let's make this mahoosive thing!! Yay!')

2011-05-19 [Alexi Ice]: Lol. I want my friend's baby to have a homemade blanket but I am...>> Fail when it comes to crafts of any kind (and crochet is SO expensive!)

2011-05-19 [SilverFire]: Whut? Crochet is expensive? O_o You mean to buy something hand-crocheted? 'Cause acrylic wool (which is what you' want for a baby-blanket, since you need something that can just be stuffed in the wash and not worried about) is pretty cheap, and hooks are hardly expensive. I'm pretty sure I could buy a hook and all the yarn necessary to make a baby blanket for under £10.

Edit: sorry if the wool/yarn thing causes any confusion. Technically, if it's not made from animal fleece it's not wool, but just yarn. However, in England we just call it all wool. X_x

2011-05-19 [Alexi Ice]: I mean something hand croched is expensive (I would have no clue how to do it! Hahaha)

2011-05-19 [SilverFire]: Crochet is dead easy. :3

2011-05-19 [Linderel]: Everyone put stuff in the gallery! :3

2011-05-19 [hanhepi]: baby quilts might not be that hard to do. i had to re stitch a few for my kids. no idea how to add a ruffle to anything though.

2011-05-19 [Linderel]: I'd say painting is more of a visual art than a handicraft, Nio. It's a fine line, though... especially since handicrafts kind of are visual art, too xD But I hope you get what I mean.

2011-05-19 [Nioniel]: Sure.

2011-05-19 [Linderel]: :)

2011-05-19 [Nioniel]:  :D

2011-05-19 [Linderel]: I think I'm gonna get back to knitting in the summer... although there's actually only one thing I can currently do, and that's simple scarves. xD

2011-05-19 [Triola]: I only crochet, which like... anyone can do <.<

2011-05-19 [Thunder Cid]: Is it okay if I put one of my samples up?

2011-05-19 [hanhepi]: i can't crochet! anything that involves miles of yarn and i get tangled up in it.

2011-05-19 [nehirwen]: I'm going to try to knit a hat, I hope it's finished when winter comes. :p

2011-05-19 [Linderel]: Cid, please do!

2011-05-19 [Linderel]: Samples go in the gallery. *cough* Only things that are actually in existence and available should be put on the main page. :3

2011-05-19 [Thunder Cid]: Right...>_>

2011-05-19 [Linderel]: Is this a problem? :o

2011-05-19 [Thunder Cid]: Not at all. I was just trying to get through the day without a special moment.

2011-05-19 [hanhepi]: ok, i signed up. took me a while to come up with 3 different things i can do. :D

2011-05-19 [Linderel]: It doesn't have to be 3, you know :P But yay. :)

2011-05-19 [SilverFire]: Noo! Everyone must be tricraftual! :P

2011-05-19 [Nioniel]:  :(

2011-05-19 [hanhepi]: tricraftual. i like that term. i guess i'm more polycraftual than tricraftual, but i only listed the ones i was fairly confident i could complete in a reasonable amount of time.

nioniel, you do those tea bag things, those are pretty much embroidery from what i saw.

2011-05-19 [Nioniel]: Didn't know if they'd count...Lami?

2011-05-19 [Nioniel]: Or if that's the sort of thing that anyone would even want, lol. :P

2011-05-19 [Linderel]: I'd count them. :) And they're cute.

2011-05-19 [Nioniel]: Cool. ^^ & thanks!

2011-05-19 [Nioniel]: I can be tricraftual too! :P

2011-05-19 [Linderel]: Amg the wiki is being overrun by Yankees :P

2011-05-19 [Thunder Cid]: I'll pull out then.

2011-05-19 [Linderel]: Noooooo doooooon't! I was kidding, y'know. <_<

2011-05-19 [Flisky]: Yeah, us damn Yankees and our craftual know how....

2011-05-19 [Linderel]: It's horrible! *melodramatic sob*

2011-05-19 [Thunder Cid]: Gotcha. Just watch who you call Yankee :P

2011-05-19 [Linderel]: We call everyone yankees here. Our vernacular for Americans is "jenkki" which, as you can see, is pretty much a direct translation. No one thought about the political implications when the word came here. xP

2011-05-19 [Thunder Cid]: Ah.

2011-05-19 [Linderel]: It's a loaded word to this day, eh?

2011-05-19 [hanhepi]: *is offended at being called a damn yankee* *spits* that having been said, i've always wondered why over there all americans are called Yankees. was it a term before the Civil War, or do we all get called that because the Union won?

2011-05-19 [Alexi Ice]: ^^ I'm down south so I have to deal with being a hillbilly and all that crap.

2011-05-19 [hanhepi]: joke: "What's the difference between a Yankee and a Damn Yankee? A Yankee comes down from up north, stays a little while then leaves. A Damn Yankee stays."

2011-05-19 [Linderel]: I honestly have no clue why. :P It might be as simple as "hey, here's a short word, let's use it to mean every American". But I guess it's slightly derogatory - similar to "ruski" and stuff. But one can also use the term to refer to the country when used in the plural: if you say "meen jenkkeihin" you're saying "I'm going to the States".

2011-05-19 [Akayume]: I wish my camera didn't run out of battery. :( I have some AWESOME resin sticker rings I made recently. :D I am quite proud of them.

2011-05-19 [hanhepi]: it's easier to say than Usaians too.

2011-05-19 [Mortified Penguin]: Aw, I have no skills.

2011-05-19 [Skydancer]: Adds to the list of rather interesting places.

2011-05-19 [hanhepi]: sure you do mort! the ability to bullshit is a valuable skill. it's just hard to trade it for a tangible item.

2011-05-19 [Mortified Penguin]: YOU'RE a tangerine!

2011-05-19 [hanhepi]: and you're a lime. :P

2011-05-19 [Mortified Penguin]: You callin' me limey, boy? *cracks [Skydancer]'s knuckles*

2011-05-19 [Linderel]: Oi. Could I request less randomness? Otherwise you might find yourself covered in orange juice, and I don't like to waste good orange juice.

2011-05-19 [Mortified Penguin]: <poll:77038> (relevant)

2011-05-20 [Mirime]: I have tons of beads that I keep thinking I will use someday and never get around to using... mostly glass, or some fake pearls, that kind of thing. I could take pics if anyone might be interested.

2011-05-20 [Linderel]: Do. :3

2011-05-20 [9jlriexqk,ktpk]: May I join? *Looks around shyly*

2011-05-20 [Linderel]: Go right ahead! ^___^

2011-05-22 [Linderel]: There. First item up.

2011-05-23 [Akayume]: My picture is really crappy, and it's one of my first jewelry pieces. >.> Be gentle. DX

2011-05-23 [9jlriexqk,ktpk]: Its nice actually. And I like the design of [Linderel] It's not too fancy but its still pretty. I like chocolate colors for staple wrist wear. I made my first twisty leather surfer bracelet a couple days ago and I am wearing it! :D It looks like what I would buy :P

2011-05-23 [Flisky]: *wants one of those like Akay makes* I would...um...make you a hat! ^_^

2011-05-23 [Akayume]: Me? :O :O REAAAALLY? *loves hats* What kind of hats? :O :O

2011-05-23 [Akayume]: Ps- The choker is kind of long (or I have a tiny neck, either or), so I'll give you the measurements and if it's too big I can run out and buy another choker "base" and make a different one. :D

2011-05-23 [Flisky]: I just recently made an owl hat for [Chimes]. It's felt and has ear flaps and everything. I could make you a 'theme' hat, like Cthulu, or a bunny hat, or something. (Right now I have a bit of black felt left, enough to make another hat, anyways.)

2011-05-23 [Akayume]: OMFG SO CUTE. X3 That sounds adorable! :D I like the sound of dis. (We could continue this convo in PMs as to not flood this page with comments. XP)

2011-05-23 [Linderel]: I'd had those beads ready for ages. I just hadn't got around to making the bracelet for some reason. :O

Also, yay for trades happening!

2011-05-23 [Flisky]: Okays. ^_^

And yes, trades are happening.

2011-05-23 [Akayume]: Yesssssss. Indeeeeeeed... *chin stroke* :P

2011-05-24 [Mirime]: *totally needs a hat with kitty ears*

2011-05-25 [Flisky]: I'm nearly finished with Akay's. One more seam then it's done. I have enough cloth left to make one, maybe two if I'm careful, more hats. ^_^

2011-05-25 [Akayume]: YAYYY. :D :D I demand pictures! :P

2011-05-25 [hanhepi]: i just added "clothespin bags" to my skills. i forgot about those. lol

2011-05-26 [Alexi Ice]: May I make a suggestion? I think it would be cool to see the craft exchange um...like...what's the word? In progress? That would be really neat ^^ To see whose getting what/trading for what/exc.?

2011-05-26 [Akayume]: There's a page for finished trades. :O

2011-05-26 [Akayume]: I took down the other necklace since it will go to Flisky. :D

2011-05-26 [Linderel]: That's adorable :O

2011-05-26 [Mortified Penguin]: YOU'RE adorable.

...wait...

2011-05-26 [9jlriexqk,ktpk]: Ooooh I LOVE the peacock!

Would anyone be interested in my elephant one perhaps?

2011-05-26 [Linderel]: You should put it up here. :)

2011-05-26 [Akayume]: I love that elephant. :O

2011-05-26 [9jlriexqk,ktpk]: whoo

2011-05-26 [Akayume]: X3 You know what I really want? Elephant earrings. >.>" Dunno why...

2011-05-26 [Mortified Penguin]: We have plenty of elephant themed jewelry and apparel 'round these parts.

2011-05-26 [Akayume]: Coolio. Do you live in India? :O

2011-05-27 [Mortified Penguin]: Close enough. 'Bama, where the elephant is the mascot for our university as well as our political party.

2011-05-27 [Akayume]: X3 Nice.

2011-06-02 [Sunrose]: lol@paper cranes

2011-06-02 [Mortified Penguin]: lol@your face!!

2011-06-02 [Akayume]: Oh hey this was featured! :D Congrats.

2011-06-03 [Sunrose]: I'm sure they're lovely mort :P

2011-06-08 [Linderel]: Nio, that doll is adorable. :3

2011-06-08 [Nioniel]: :D Thank you!!

2011-06-08 [Ghost the Hybrid]: I would be willing to trade some amigurumi tortoises but I usually make them after the wishes of the person that is receiving them so they always get a personal and customised amigurumi, with other words i only have pics of tortoises that I've already have given away.

2011-06-08 [Linderel]: That's okay too, you can put those pictures in the gallery. :)

2011-06-08 [Ghost the Hybrid]: really? that's awesome...i could take some pics of the amigurumi fishes too

2011-06-08 [Linderel]: Yes. Like it says up top, the gallery is meant for pics of pieces you would be willing to make again upon request. :)

2011-06-08 [Linderel]: And do add yourself to the list of members!

2011-06-08 [Ghost the Hybrid]: well i love making the tortoise amigurumi even if it can be a bit tricky at points, the fish is super simple and i've also made some balloons

2011-06-08 [Bookwyrm]: Just wanted to point out that I think this is a pretty awesome idea. :D

2011-06-08 [Linderel]: Thanks. :D

2011-06-08 [Ghost the Hybrid]: i agree^^

2011-06-09 [Mirime]: Yay, more things!

2011-06-09 [Ghost the Hybrid]: [Mirime] you have something i'd want but atm i don't have anything to trade>_<

2011-06-09 [Akayume]: But at the moment you don't have anything to trade... at the moment? :3

2011-06-09 [Ghost the Hybrid]: sorry i'm a bit tired and don't pay attention to what i type^^'

2011-06-09 [Akayume]: S'oke. I thought it was funny. :D

2011-06-09 [Ghost the Hybrid]: yeah

2011-06-10 [Mirime]: Yume: I'm open for ideas :) If I sent you extra beads, for example, you could make something for me and send that later.

2011-06-10 [Ghost the Hybrid]: no need for extra beads and i'd like to send it at the same time but i could tell you what thing i'd like and i could make the thing you want and tell you when it's done and then we could trade if that's ok with you?

2011-06-11 [Mirime]: Well, what kind of things do you like to make? :) I like silvery and cool colors, usually.

2011-06-11 [Ghost the Hybrid]: i make amigurumis, if you look at the second pic in my house you'll see the biggest amigurumi i've made this far^^' i love making turtles, whales, fishes, balloons...i can get some pics i just need to charge my camra battery*has been too lazy to charge the battery*

2011-06-12 [Mirime]: SO CUTE! :D I like the idea of a turtle!

2011-06-12 [Ghost the Hybrid]: want me to take a pic of one?

2011-06-13 [Mirime]: yeah ^___^ I guess cats might be kinda hard to make... whales sound cute too actually... well, I'm easy. Comment on my beads page with the things you'd like-- def pick a few!

2011-06-13 [Ghost the Hybrid]: i triried to lake a cat not too long ago but it didn't go that well^^'

2011-07-04 [Flisky]: I feel stupid...But Silvie...what are they?

2011-07-04 [SilverFire]: Leg warmers/boot covers <img100*0:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/5555Aristophanes11.jpg> They're pretty popular in the alternative scenes here, but I just have way too many: there's only so many you can wear at once. <_<

2011-07-04 [Flisky]: *wants*

2011-07-04 [SilverFire]: Haves?

2011-07-04 [Flisky]: I can...make you a hat?

2011-07-04 [SilverFire]: Sure. :3

2011-07-04 [Flisky]: What sort of hat would you like?

2011-08-03 [Linderel]: Hello my crafty people! What's happening? :3

2012-01-04 [Linderel]: *prod*

2012-01-07 [Mirime]: Happy New Year :) It was such a crazy November and December for me... how about you?

2012-01-07 [Mirime]: and also, did someone ever trade for that peacock charm? because it makes me sad to see it if it's long gone :(

2012-01-07 [Akayume]: The one I posted? Nope, still in mah room.

2012-01-10 [Mirime]: cool :) although I don't know if I have anything to trade :( hmm.

2012-04-01 [9jlriexqk,ktpk]: Helloooooo! Will anybody trade or have the people all vaporized into ghosts?

2012-04-01 [Akayume]: I am here. :D

2012-04-01 [9jlriexqk,ktpk]: But are you trading missus?

2012-04-01 [Akayume]: I am! :O

2012-04-01 [9jlriexqk,ktpk]: Oo

2012-04-01 [Akayume]: I have something up there too!

2012-04-01 [9jlriexqk,ktpk]: Oh yeah, the peacock! I love peacocks x

Do you like the elephant or would you prefer something else?

2012-04-01 [SilverFire]: I also have stuff up there, and am generally willing to trade most things, but I just don't wear a fat lot of jewellery outside earrings.

2012-04-01 [9jlriexqk,ktpk]: Okay well I don't mind trading a pair of earrings. I can't paste pics onto here, I'm on an android and I have no idea how to do it but I have some things on my page or in the photo's if you click into them. You live in the u.k so it will also be easier for postage.

2012-04-01 [Akayume]: I love elephants. :D

2012-07-09 [Linderel]: Unless someone suddenly finds that they want the bracelet in trade, I'm probably going to take it down and put it up for sale instead. <_<

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