Non Clayers in Team
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I have noticed this too. That's fine if you make clay stuff and don't have any in your shop, but adding non-clay items to the new listing threads on a clay team and what not shouldn't be allowed, I don't think. I'm not trying to call out, but maybe we should let the Captain know about it.
Posted at 12:47 pm May 2, 2012 EDT
I agree. Non-clay items should not be posted to new listings in a polymer clay team.
I can see that maybe some are joining teams because they are interested in learning about a craft they haven't tried yet. And they want to show their newest items off to the team, but I think that they should also join a team related to the craft that they are doing and post their new stuff their.
I am also in 2 jewelry related teams 'Beads team' and 'Wire Geeks' and I would in no way post one of my polymer clay FIGURINES in either of those teams as it is completely unrelated.
I would post my polymer clay jewelry in the Beads team since my beads are of polymer clay. But even though both teams are jewelry related, I wouldn't list those same beads in the Wire Geeks team if there was no wire wrapping as part of the item.
Maybe we shouldn't title the thread 'New listings' but use 'New Polymer Clay listings' instead. Additionally, team members who have some or all Non-clay items could start a separate thread titled 'Non-Polymer Clay - New listings' and post their items their.
Posted at 1:14 am May 3, 2012 EDT
I'm glad I'm not alone. I like the idea of a non clay thread. That way we show some our other creations.
I know not everyone just does polymer clay but I still dont think that someone who has no clay items at all in their shop should be in a clay guild.
Posted at 3:50 pm May 3, 2012 EDT
I think the basis for membership should be a LOVE of polymer clay whether you are crafting with it or simply admiring it. I don't think non-clayers should be excluded from membership.
Someone who crafts finished jewelry may want to be part of this team because we are a fantastic source for OOAK beads, pendants and charms.
But I firmly believe that new listings in a polymer clay team should be limited to items that actually include polymer clay.
Posted at 9:50 pm May 3, 2012 EDT