Fall 2021 PYO Swap Sign Up Thread!

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  • #1645559
    Brenda Lower
    Participant

    Please read below for how to join the Fall 2021 PYO swap.

    The rules/dates are as follows:

    Sign ups are open thru August 25th. By September 1st, I will send out forum PMs with everyone’s swap partners. Your finished PYO should be shipped as early as November 1st and no later than November 10th. This gives everyone about 2 months to order and complete their piece. I will send out a PM around October 15th to ask if your piece is ready and get an idea if anyone will be delayed.

    To sign up: Send me a PM through the forum and include “Fall 2021 PYO Swap” in the subject. I will reply to each PM to confirm receipt, as well as updating this thread with the forum names of the participants.

    PM should include:

    1.Forum name, full name, and mailing address. Make sure it’s an address that can accept packages, since this is where your swap partner will be sending your piece.

    2. Requests for what sculpts you’d like to receive and if there are any you’d prefer to NOT receive. Store stock is a little low, so this swap will need to be more open-minded towards sculpts. If you are only interested in a very few of the 20 PYOs Windstone offers, for example “dragons only,” please do not sign up. Also, please do give a prompt for the painter. Part of the fun is getting to paint things you might not paint for yourself, and another part is receiving something painted just for you. Prompts can include desired color schemes, animal inspiration, or a general subject.

    Some things may come into stock after you sign up and before the swap ends, so I suggest listing three or so different sculpts in order of preference (but also be open to something out of that short list), or something like “no unicorns” or “anything but X and Y.” No harm in indicating a preference for one that is not in stock – some of us may have some sitting around unpainted, but let’s make sure that every participant will be able to fulfill your request. The painting period has been extended a month to try to allow for restocks of PYO sculpts. If painters want to wait on ordering, please do keep in mind the ship date period in regards to your painting speed.

    3. Whether you will be willing to ship outside the country.

    This would also be the place to say if you have anything you just absolutely hate to paint – we want everyone to have a good time with the swap after all.

    All partners will be determined by random drawing. If Melody is participating, her recipient will be drawn first so that everyone has an equal chance. After that, I will make adjustments as needed to accommodate requests as best I can, but the primary method of selection will be random. I will not be in the drawing for Melody’s recipient.

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    Things to remember:

    *You are responsible for buying a blank PYO, painting it, and mailing it by the ship date. In return, you will receive a painted piece.

    *Please do not ship early.

    *You are probably not painting for the person who is painting for you. This is more of a “secret santa” type exchange.

    *If you do end up shipping out of the country, please declare the value of the piece as $10. This will avoid most customs charges.

    *If you’ve never shipped Windstones before – please take note of how the blank you receive is boxed from the company. Windstones are very fragile and must be double boxed. Your safest bet is to reuse the packaging it comes in. If you need any guidance in packing, feel free to message me and I will walk you through it.

    *Sign the felt pad before you ship your piece. Naming your piece is a nice touch, but not required.

    *To keep in the spirit of the swap, don’t post any pictures of your piece (even in your private gallery) until your recipient has received it. No spoilers.

    *Everyone is welcome. Just do your best. If you need help, reach out.

    *We do this not only to give, but to receive. Please commit to following through on shipping the piece to your recipient. If you must drop out, let me know ASAP so that we can reorganize recipients, or arrange something else.

    #1645572
    Khaleesi
    Participant

    I’d like to sign up for the fall swap. I’ve never done this…I don’t understand forum setup…any help would be great. I LOVE the dragons. I’d be ok with a unicorn as well. I’d like to stick within USA. Melody…help. is this all I need to do right now?

    #1645573
    Bodine
    Participant

    Hi all,Brenda has asked me to lend a hand with the swap so if you have any questions or problems you can contact me also so she will not get overwhelmed.One note:please send Brenda or myself the track number when you ship your recipient’s piece AND if for some reason,and we know things happen,that you cannot fulfill your part,PLEASE, let us know before the shipping date that you are not able so we can replace it.We do not want anyone left out.Thank you.
    Brenda thank you for hosting this swap.
    Kahleesi,pm’d you😊

    Every act matters,no matter how small.
    ISO:STONE LAP
    Grail wish...MALE HEARTH💘One day...

    #1645574
    Megan
    Participant

    PM sent 🙂

    #1645580
    KAYLEE WESTOM
    Participant

    I’m so excited I saw all of the wonderful pyos for spring and I was really looking forward to the fall swap!! Please enter me in this super fun event!!

    Could you imagine shark windstone editions? I think they would be beautiful!!

    #1645609
    Mmloda
    Participant

    I am in, message sent.

    Marzena

    #1645611
    Shiarah
    Participant

    Yay! I’m in, this will be my first time participating!

    #1645628
    NirvanaCat13
    Participant

    PM sent!

    #1645629
    Mika
    Participant

    Sent mine!

    #1645652
    Brenda Lower
    Participant

    Hi all!
    We’ve already had 21 people sign up! List is below. Please let me know if you have any questions!

    Silverpullet
    darkflowernightshade
    Leigha
    Brenda Lower
    Sarahbue
    Amber
    Khaleesi
    Megan
    Bodine
    silencewhisper87
    PhillyDrgnLdy
    Kaylee
    the dragon collector
    Kevin Garrison
    Melody
    Mmloda
    Shiarah
    Cwgrlup911
    Nirvanacat13
    Mika
    Karen Buchanan

    #1645658
    Bodine
    Participant

    Awesome!!

    Every act matters,no matter how small.
    ISO:STONE LAP
    Grail wish...MALE HEARTH💘One day...

    #1645882
    Deadflwr
    Participant

    PM Sent 😁

    #1645942
    Brenda Lower
    Participant

    We’ve had a few more express interest in joining the group! Just a reminder to let me know if you are interested before August 25th. Everyone is really excited to paint and swap!

    Here’s the current list participants:
    Silverpullet
    darkflowernightshade
    Leigha
    Brenda Lower
    Sarahbue
    Amber
    Khaleesi
    Megan
    Bodine
    silencewhisper87
    PhillyDrgnLdy
    Kaylee
    the dragon collector
    Kevin Garrison
    Melody
    Mmloda
    Shiarah
    Cwgrlup911
    Nirvanacat13
    Mika
    Karen Buchanan
    Dragonlady590
    Eelowyn
    A.Drakkon
    Paula
    Deadflwr
    BigCatKeeper

    #1646163
    PhillyDrgnLdy
    Participant

    That’s quite a big group! Thanks for coordinating this!

    #1646170
    Bernadette Durbin
    Participant

    Fun times! PM sent.

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