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Steampunk Exchange

It's a fun little steampunk gift exchange.
Make / Write / Draw something special for 5 people.
Get something special from 5 people.
Fun concept, yes?

Location: Wherever fun, creative people are found.
Members: 44
Latest Activity: Jan 27, 2015

How it works:

1) Add a discussion (dancecard) for your name, in which you promise to make / write / draw something special for the first 5 people who ask.

2) You can then ask 5 people to make you stuff. If you don't have a lot of requests, be patient- Some of us with full dance cards would love to exchange something with you, but we're waiting until we've finished our first batch.

3) If someone asks you, you should reciprocate on their dancecard.

4) When a gift is done, message the person who asked, and get a mailing address. Mail the gift to them. ( or you can email a poem, story, song, digital art, etc ).

5) When you receive a gift, put a "thank-you" reply under your original post requesting something.

6) When you've gotten a thank-you from each recipient, let Gwen or AetherPower know and we will close that discussion.

7) After that, if you want to play again, go back to step 1 with a new discussion!

Gwen's original post:
This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

- What I create will be just for you.
- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
- You will receive your item before the end of the year (or sooner).
- You will have no clue what the item is going to be. It could be a story. It could be a piece of handmade jewelry or an art doll. I may draw, paint, collage or knit something. I might bake you something and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!
- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

The catch? Oh, the catch is that in order to receive a gift, you have to repost this with YOUR name as the header on "start a new discussion" and make and send out five surprises of your own, so if you aren't gonna follow through and make something for five others, you get nothing from me.

Discussion Forum

I'm a terrible time waster,but I think there may be hope

Started by deb by Golly. Last reply by deb by Golly Feb 22, 2012. 2 Replies

I'd be happy to make a drawing for the first five people who would like oneContinue

drawings by the fox :)

Started by Knight James South. L-569-0.. Last reply by Megan Hunter (The Huntress) Oct 27, 2011. 6 Replies

i will give the first 5 people who reply to this thread a drawing, i cant say as what it will be might be a portrait of you, an airship, or mabye a anthromorph like me ^.^, just depends on my mood at…Continue

Animal Illustrations

Started by Megan Hunter (The Huntress) Oct 27, 2011. 0 Replies

Hi there, I just joined the group so I'm going to start off small and simple, since I'm pretty busy doing work or looking for it. I'm trying to build up my stable of steampunk animals (clockwork,…Continue

Lady Elizabeth Patch

Started by LaDy eLiZaBeTh PaTcH. Last reply by Leanne Bridgewater Aug 19, 2011. 1 Reply

Tinker you this, tinker you that...A gift from me just might be a hat. Hats are all good, but what about this... Bit and bobbles painted with bliss. You could wear them, look at them or put them away…Continue

Baronness Cindy L.Q. Chisholm

Started by Princess Cindy L. Q. Chisholm. Last reply by Lady Nelly Nightshade Apr 19, 2011. 2 Replies

Would love to make something for my fellows.  I crochet (a little), sew (a lot), make jewelry (a little), work with leather (a little) and I cook.  Basically, I dabble in a lot.  Send me your likes…Continue

From Lady Oliva Clemmens - handblended Pefume Oil samples

Started by Madame Catrianna. Last reply by Madame Catrianna Feb 14, 2011. 11 Replies

For the first 5 people who request, I will send three of my perfume oil samples of your choice.  The list of perfumes is on my etsy shop site "Deep Midnight Perfume Oils".  …Continue

Hello my dears The First 5 (this will be repeated in blocks of 5 for some time so please join in ) to reply will get a gift from me

Started by Lady Nelly Nightshade. Last reply by Princess Cindy L. Q. Chisholm Feb 10, 2011. 21 Replies

I am now making things for Toast,Ris (Ren) Frau Michelle,Rachel,LC (Jarvis)I shall do as Ris has done I shall make something for each that says they will do likewise for me.To help me out, drop a…Continue

Lady Vine

Started by Elizabeth Vine. Last reply by Elizabeth Vine Nov 16, 2010. 5 Replies

I would love to make gifts if anyone would like me to. Please just let me know what sort of things you enjoy and I will do my honest best to surprise you with something truly lovely. I live in…Continue

from a tinkerer's workshop...

Started by Lady BleuTinkerton. Last reply by Lady Nelly Nightshade Nov 7, 2010. 3 Replies

oh what fun!!  .... i came in late in the game, but my tinkerings are itchin' to conquer the WORLD!  :)i would love to unlease 5... from the protective realms of my cavenous workshop...won't you be…Continue

A Secret Surprise! I love surprises (usually)! From Mariah Grey.

Started by Lt. Mariah Grey. Last reply by Lt. Mariah Grey Sep 28, 2010. 10 Replies

There is still space here!The first five to comment on this discussion shall receive something pleasantly (hopefully) surprising. I can draw and write and make jewelry, but I may decide to do…Continue

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Comment by Captain Moriba on January 2, 2015 at 11:46am

Hello Steampunk Exchange,

I like to tinker, write, collect and diseminate.

The first 5 people that respond to me directly will receive a gift from me in short order as I have been creating gadgets and collecting for a while.

You can respond to me here on Steampunk Empire.

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Comment by deb by Golly on February 21, 2012 at 4:48pm

Hi I'm new to steampunk. I'd like to send out a drawing or mailart to the first 5 people who ask.

Comment by Rachel Harrison on February 9, 2011 at 1:45pm

As you may have heard there is a Grant Foundation specifically for Steampunk Artists.

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Comment by Lady Nelly Nightshade on November 21, 2010 at 10:07pm
My gifts of choice to make and send are as follows,spats,neckwarmers,scarfs,cuffs.Send me a gift (as my gift card is now done and dusted) then choose one of the above in a colour of your choice.Note I am not a perfect stitcher in sewing but I think my spats came out rather well.Check them and my cuffs out on Show Off Corner.
Other items will be on my craft blog shortly.
Comment by Lady Nelly Nightshade on November 7, 2010 at 6:55pm
I wish I had known as it took me awhike to work what to do for you other than one thing.Hope you get yours this week and have another set of those cuffs started as they were so easy and nice to make so sure we shall do another swap soon.
Comment by Risnae Alysabaeth Renmeleon on November 7, 2010 at 3:46pm
LOL No, nothing yet but will look for it.

No mentioned the cuffs because I saw the ones you made for someone else. If you didn't happen to put any in my parcel, I would love to trade you for a pair in purple and black, maybe long ones?

One of the reasons I want to learn to knit is so that I can make the fingerless gloves. I'd like to get good enough with a basic pattern that I could make them as gifts and eventually sell them on Etsy.
Comment by Lady Nelly Nightshade on November 7, 2010 at 3:38pm
Ren did you get my parcel? I hope I sent youthe right one you have me worried with the wrist cuff mention.Oh noooo lol
Comment by Risnae Alysabaeth Renmeleon on November 7, 2010 at 10:19am
I've got Toast, Aether, Nelly, Jo, and Jarvis/Clockwork on my dance card. I've also got Sgt James South as I am on his dance card. Rachel and Lady Ka'Nib and I already did our trades (the latter in person WOOT) so those are taken care of. Sgt's will be done this week and the others will mail out in the next two; waiting for postage funding and still making things. Everyone is getting more than one thing from me, think of them as gift baskets in postal boxes. hehe Once I have everyone's done I may jump in on a couple that I found that didn't get a full 5 requests. Having fun with all of it.

Lady Nelly dear, I ADORE your lovely lacey wrist cuffs!!! They remind me of a fabulous pair of bright, deep purple and black leg warmers I got my daughter when she was in ballet. hehe I have been trying to teach myself how to knit and crochet but it is slow going. hehe I'm a leftie.
Comment by Lady Nelly Nightshade on November 7, 2010 at 2:48am
I have made and sent 3 gifts so far and recieved 2 lovely ones as well.Pics can be found at my craft blog I have another 3 in the makings but one of those is MIA so have no address at the meomnt.Has been fun and will do again as long as I continue to be in communicatoin with the giftees so I know where to send said gifts.

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