Monday, June 16, 2008
Girl World Announces the Round Robin Charm Bracelet Project. You are invited to play. A round robin is a project in which each participant ends up with a charm bracelet full of charms added by each person in the game. It can be fun and surprising.
If you are not a jewelry maker, this is a good project to start with. All you have to do is attach a charm or two. I will teach you some ways to quickly and easily do that. Anyone can do it.
Read the information below to fully understand what is involved. A commitment means you must participate in all of the bracelets, that is why I am limiting the number of participants. It also means you will agree to mail 8 envelopes.
If you have any questions, please email my assistant Imaginina at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave them in the comments section here.
We will begin when the group is lined up.
How the Round Robin Charm Bracelet Project will work:
o Participation will be limited to 8 people.
o At the designated start week, each player will mail to the next person on the list:
1. Her own charm bracelet with one charm of her choosing on it
2. A small journal (can be a couple papers stapled together, a journal from the $1 bin, or something fabulous and handmade that will fit into a 6”x9” padded envelope
3. A description of the theme chosen for her own charm bracelet (can be as simple as “purple” or it can be a thought, a poem, a sentiment, a location, anything, you name it
o Each player will receive an envelope in the mail that week from the person whose name is above hers on the list.
o Each player will add at least one charm to the bracelet that follows the owner’s designated theme.
o She will then write a message in the journal for the owner of the bracelet. It can be an explanation of the charm she chose. It can be a description of how the charm was made. It can be a poem. Whatever. Creativity is welcome.
o Two weeks will be allowed for each mailing cycle, unless everyone gets done sooner.
o She will then pack up the bracelet and mail it to the next person on the list. She will always mail to the same person. The list will be set up geographically to allow for short mailing times.
o When your own bracelet has completed the round robin, you will have a bracelet with at least 8 charms and a message from 7 other people about their parts in your bracelet.
To join the round robin charm bracelet project, send an email to Imaginina (email@example.com) that includes your name, mailing address and email address.
Looking forward to playing with you!