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2016 Magless Exchange

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:04 am
by KaCe
Members,
Forget the rain, wind, and cold. Global warming will continue with our without your participation in the Magless Exchange. But if you'd enjoy being part of the 2016 Magless Exchange, please sign up with your name and email. You will experience your own sense of warming as you work on your design with your kiln and again when you experience the extasy of opening your exchanged box full of the traded kiln-worked Magless "jewels". I will confirm with each person who posts here that they want to participate. Sign up is active from February 15 to March 1.

I think we need a minimum number to do the Exchange. (I will do it even if there are only 3.) So, if two more people want to do it it's a go. Sign up. We can be fluid about the postage until we see how many want to participate. Would anyone enjoy there being a theme? If yes, I was thinking either a theme like: nature or the sea
or theme like: show and emotion with you magless
or no theme... I want to make it enjoyable, educational and easy... three E's.

2016 Magless Exchange List
Your Name
XxXxXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX EmailXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXFee Received

1.*KaCe Whitacre, organizer this year atwozstudio@gmail.com
2. Debbie Shank aka Grammy. dennisanddebbieshank@gmail.com
3. Joyce Walters beadedpony@bigsky.net
4.Nancy Barry glasslady21107@gmail.com
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Re: 2016 Magless Exchange

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:41 pm
by grammy
Debbie Shank aka Grammy. dennisanddebbieshank@gmail.com

Re: 2016 Magless Exchange

Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:50 pm
by KaCe
With only three of us participating in the magless exchange I'm sure this signals the end of this endeavor. We can use the small US Postal box.
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When you ship your maglesses, enclose enough money to ship back the box. Put a label in the box, so I can put it on a new box. And we have an exchange. I'm not sure who gets the yearly samples...but will find out.

Each of us will send the others one of our maglesses PLUS one for the board. Total= four.

KaCe
The game is a foot...

Re: 2016 Magless Exchange

Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:23 pm
by Buttercup
Won't you need bigger packages or are they unusually small males? Are you cloning them to get three? Interesting project.....

Re: 2016 Magless Exchange

Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:39 am
by KaCe
We are making tiles no larger than 2" square. It could be 1.5 x 2 or 1 x 1, I suppose 1 x3 or some other combination. As there are only three signed up that should hold all of the tiles. Did you want to join in the fun? I'll add you to the list if you wish to participate. Let me know.

KaCe

You are so funny. It took me rereading and correcting spell checker to get your joke. Spell checker had changed magless to males... cloning would be an interesting project, indeed. :lol:

Re: 2016 Magless Exchange

Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:59 pm
by Buttercup
I guessed it was spellcheck being bossy. I tried to put a smiley face at the end of my message but couldn't make it stick. Jen

(Still can't add a smiley!HELP!)

Re: 2016 Magless Exchange

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:59 pm
by KaCe
Jen,
Just do it the old fashion way with a colon: a dash- and a right bracket) = :-) Easy Peasy (it substitutes the emicon automatically)

KaCe

Re: 2016 Magless Exchange

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:03 pm
by KaCe
I think this is the smallest exchange for anything that I have been in. It ought to be easy and fun. Last call for participants... anyone else want to join the fun?

KaCe

Re: 2016 Magless Exchange

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:58 pm
by Buttercup
Thanks KaCee. Didn't know that would automatically substitute. I don't get out much. How do you type the embarrassed emoticon?? Jen :oops:

Re: 2016 Magless Exchange

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:25 pm
by nancyB
I would like to join if it is not too late to do so..
nancy barry

Re: 2016 Magless Exchange

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:41 am
by Buttercup
KaCe, will you be posting pics in this thread? With only four participants that should be doable. I'm sure I'm not the only person who'd love to see them. Jen

Re: 2016 Magless Exchange

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:27 am
by DrRourke
I think their may need to be a wider range to sign up for something like this. Perhaps a couple months in place of a couple weeks would help?

Re: 2016 Magless Exchange

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:56 pm
by KaCe
@DrRourke, I'm not sure how long the exchange has been going on, but it wasn't just begun this year. It is an on-going endeavour. The announcement was over a couple of months. I enjoy the making of something that helps me "stretch". I'm not sure if it will happen next year. That isn't up to me. I only volunteered to manage those who wished to join this year. If you're interested in join in and doing the exchange be sure to watch the thread in January. In February of this year it was announced the sign up would end on March first, so the participants would have a little more than a month to make their submissions. but one person asked to join late, and that wasn't an issue. This assumes that the more than 100 who have participated in the past and know the time of year it happens, are watching to sign up. Next year if it happens the coordinator can announce it earlier or run it later. It is a wonderfully fun thing to do. the notes are worth doing it. It helps others to make what you made. I will be posting photos and "how tos" here when they are in.

Re: 2016 Magless Exchange

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 9:03 am
by Melodie
As someone that was there for the first exchange it's very sad to see this exchange dying off. :cry: :cry: I haven't done any glass work in the last couple years so I haven't participated. I was just coming to see the pics of this years exchange. Wish I had checked sooner, with so few people I would have joined in too.

Re: 2016 Magless Exchange

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 11:51 am
by grammy
KaCee are you ready to post pictures?

Re: 2016 Magless Exchange

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 12:26 pm
by Kevin Midgley
Melodie, get back to working glass. Yours were the most amazing creations. Your rose is on the fridge as I write but I must confess to having to use epoxy when the tack fuse failed but at this point I can't remember the circumstances of that event other than I don't think it was a self destruct.

Re: 2016 Magless Exchange

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 7:59 am
by Melodie
Hi Kevin!

I've always loved your work also, I use the dish you sent me long ago every day. :) If I had known the Magless was going to be so small this year I would have dusted off my glass, torch and kiln. I remember a time when it would take me a couple months to get enough pieces made to send in. Making 75 - 125 pieces was always a challenge. I really would have loved to have been a part of this again, so sad that I missed it. :cry:

So sorry your rose piece came apart! :oops: I was trying to tack those at a little lower temp so the petals didn't totally droop. Could be I didn't go quite high enough to get a good bond.

Re: 2016 Magless Exchange

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 9:32 am
by Kevin Midgley
Do not be :oops: over the tack fuse failure which was at least partly my doing for that was what the original magless exchanges were about. The intention was to do something you had not done before and to not necessarily tell everyone how it was done but rather to make them think.
Yours of course inspired awe. =D> =D> =D>
I have finally been gluing magnets on them and I look at them as little treasures. Well, not all of the maglesses were little treasures, some of them I have let go of as they did not and were not about to inspire me. Those were good for the experiences of the makers.
The exchange has run its course at this point and it served its purpose.
I review the old magless pieces, 275 or there abouts, each time I go to the fridge and they still inspire.
Glass is such an amazing material it is sad to see what is happening to the manufacturers.
I have a pendant piece I made with some dichroic glass I have never seen anywhere since and know like many of the maglesses such as your Rose or Calla, never to be repeated by anyone.
So get back to work! :lol:

Re: 2016 Magless Exchange

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 2:14 pm
by JestersBaubles
I have Melody's dark pink rose on a black base... (I think that is it). It is the most beautiful piece I ever received in the maglesses. =D>

Dana W.

Re: 2016 Magless Exchange

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 5:51 pm
by Kevin Midgley
That is the one. Be gentle with it or you too may be getting out some epoxy. The glue job is totally invisible if done carefully. It is incredible that the tack fuse was able to be completed without the destruction of the blossom shape.