August 4, 2021 at 8:50 pm #1645559
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.
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.August 5, 2021 at 3:34 am #1645572KhaleesiParticipant
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?August 5, 2021 at 3:51 am #1645573BodineParticipant
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😊August 5, 2021 at 5:49 am #1645574MeganParticipant
PM sent 🙂August 5, 2021 at 8:35 am #1645580Cretaceous_KParticipant
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!!
Would love to see more dinosaur windstones! ❤️August 5, 2021 at 12:47 pm #1645609MmlodaParticipant
I am in, message sent.
MarzenaAugust 5, 2021 at 1:13 pm #1645611ShiarahParticipant
Yay! I’m in, this will be my first time participating!August 5, 2021 at 6:05 pm #1645628NirvanaCat13Participant
PM sent!August 5, 2021 at 6:17 pm #1645629MikaParticipant
Sent mine!August 6, 2021 at 9:01 am #1645652
We’ve already had 21 people sign up! List is below. Please let me know if you have any questions!
the dragon collector
Karen BuchananAugust 6, 2021 at 9:50 am #1645658BodineParticipant
Awesome!!August 11, 2021 at 3:31 pm #1645882DeadflwrParticipant
PM Sent 😁August 12, 2021 at 12:11 pm #1645942
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:
the dragon collector
BigCatKeeperAugust 18, 2021 at 7:57 am #1646163PhillyDrgnLdyParticipant
That’s quite a big group! Thanks for coordinating this!August 18, 2021 at 4:14 pm #1646170Bernadette DurbinParticipant
Fun times! PM sent.
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