- open to anyone
- not limited in number of participants
- easy to join and play
This Round Robin has a theme: Found Object Bracelet. Found objects are ....well....things you find instead of buy. See the bracelet above? On it you see a domino, a scrabble tile, a bottle cap, a checker, a spool of thread, and lots more cool stuff. Don't freak! Read the manifesto below. I will be posting some ideas about using found objects to make charms....sometime today or this weekend, not sure, come back later.
Sign up in the comments of this post, or email Imaginina at firstname.lastname@example.org. She is the Round Robin Mistress. Here we go!!
How the Found Object Charm Bracelet Round Robin will work:
• The deadline for signing up is Saturday, October 4.
• At the designated start week, each player will mail to the next person on the list:
• Her own charm bracelet with one charm of her choosing on it. Each charm added to the bracelet must include a found object. That means something you did not buy at a bead store or from a bead vendor. Maybe you add something you found in your junk drawer, or in the garage or on the street….and you write on it, wire wrap it, add beads to it, paint on it. Turn it into a charm. You may use any kind of beads or other charms as well, as long as your charm includes a piece that you found.
• 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.
• On the first page(s) of the journal, 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…the round robin should be done and back to you just before Christmas in case you want a holiday theme or a gift for someone else.
• Each player will receive an envelope in the mail that week from the person whose name is above hers on the list.
• Each player will add at least one charm to the bracelet that follows the owner’s designated theme, and the found object rule.
• 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. Please tell what your found object is and where you found it. Creativity is welcome.
• 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. I mail first class and it costs less and gets there in a couple days.
• We are not going to follow a specific mailing schedule. Please add charms and mail the bracelets in no longer than a two-week period.
• When your own bracelet has completed the round robin, you will have a bracelet with at least 8 charms and messages from 7 other people about their parts in your bracelet.
Let me know if you have questions. Stay tuned for found object charm tutorials. Then sign up!