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Title: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Magister on May 12, 2008, 09:03:27 AM
Welcome to the RF.com Faire Favors and Tokens Thread


This thread is for everyone to post their favorite designs or tokens and favors. It doesn't matter what it is - if you're proud of it show it off. As usual, just a few rules to help keep everything straight.

Rules for Posting


1. This thread is for faire favors and token postings and discussions ONLY. Please do not post random comments about the sky, grass, or kittens - unless you are giving them away as favors.

2. Please be respectful of those that take the time to post their work.

3. Have Fun!

Mag
Crafting Forum Moderator
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CelticOne on May 13, 2008, 10:34:09 PM
Well here goes,

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a31/Moonracer3/1210734646-1.jpg)

Pardon picture quality & size my phone isn't the best for pictures but you get the idea.

A little polymer clay, embossing powder and other assorted madness = one Phoenix shaped favor for this year. 2 done 48 to go, maybe I should get put on bedrest just so I can get these finished. ;D
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: DeadBishop on May 13, 2008, 10:56:46 PM
Excellent favor design!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on May 14, 2008, 06:34:14 AM
maybe I should get put on bedrest just so I can get these finished. ;D

Hey it worked for me! Here are mine...and they're DONE....well actually I ran out of sheep and wheels so I gotta buy more.

(http://www.rawkstar.org/images/08favors.jpg)

Baaaaaaaaaaa!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: divapixie on May 14, 2008, 08:04:04 AM
I don't have pictures of my actual favors yet but no two are alike... apart from the fairy charms I'm using.  I'll take pics tonight and post them... and then get my butt working on finishing the rest.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Blue66669 on May 14, 2008, 08:29:46 AM
My favors for this year will be tiny litte replicas of my faire hair. Kinda like taking a little piece of me with you..... EVERYWHERE!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Lady Ann of Draycott on May 14, 2008, 09:47:34 AM
CapnFaye, those favors are so cute!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: divapixie on May 14, 2008, 05:39:23 PM
OK... I took some pics but they really aren't very good pics.  Enjoy anyway!
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a238/divapixie/Fools%20and%20Jewels/Divapixiefavors006.jpg)
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a238/divapixie/Fools%20and%20Jewels/Divapixiefavors008.jpg)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Lady Cristina on May 14, 2008, 06:04:40 PM
Oooh, I love those divapixie!!!  Where did you find those cool charms?  I've been looking forever for a good pegasus, so if you know of any, let me know.   :D
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: divapixie on May 14, 2008, 07:30:17 PM
Captain Bacardi will tell you I am the queen of finding strange beads and charms.  Those particular charms I order through a lady on etsy who orders them from a company who specializes in wholesale jewelry pieces... Tierra Cast is the company's name.  There is some kind of minimum order rule(s) that apply which is why I simply let her know what I need and when and she and I do combined orders.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on May 14, 2008, 07:49:36 PM
Blue, you should add some whip charms to yours.  ;)

I found some on a site...  ;D :D
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CelticOne on May 14, 2008, 10:53:47 PM
Thank you for the complement DB, they are a pain to make but worth it.

Faye, I think those are so fun & unique.

Diva, very pretty I love the how each one has different colored beads.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Cobaltblu on May 20, 2008, 12:15:20 PM
(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg132/cobaltblu1/FavorPinNecklaceAFaireLover.jpg)

(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg132/cobaltblu1/FavorPinTheodoreCrest.jpg)

Regards,

CB
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Element of Air on May 21, 2008, 01:53:59 PM
(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg132/cobaltblu1/FavorPinNecklaceAFaireLover.jpg)

(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg132/cobaltblu1/FavorPinTheodoreCrest.jpg)

Regards,

CB

Ok Cobaltblu, I just have to say that those are GREAT! did you make them or have them made? Are you selling them or handing them out? Either way they are really cool!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Cobaltblu on May 21, 2008, 05:54:12 PM
"Ok Cobaltblu, I just have to say that those are GREAT! did you make them or have them made? Are you selling them or handing them out? Either way they are really cool!"

Element of Air:

I am giving them away, mostly to people I meet at my home faire, The Sterling Renaissance Festival.  I designed them and had a company make them for me.

Regards,

CB
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Element of Air on May 22, 2008, 01:44:37 AM
Quote
I am giving them away, mostly to people I meet at my home faire, The Sterling Renaissance Festival.  I designed them and had a company make them for me.

Oh my gosh, that is great! How cool to have a company make them for you. Congrats to that! I am sure they are going to go very quickly! You have some wonderful designs and I am sure everyone who receives one will be very honored.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: mehan on May 23, 2008, 08:17:53 AM
CB would you be willing to share the company's info?  My favor lady stopped her favor biz to persue other interests.....
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Trillium on May 23, 2008, 08:23:37 AM
Diva, I love the new favors!!  The faeries are beautiful!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Cobaltblu on May 23, 2008, 01:54:30 PM
CB would you be willing to share the company's info?  My favor lady stopped her favor biz to persue other interests.....

Lapelpinsuperstore for the Theodore Pins

Monterey Company for the "A Faire Lover" ones.

You can google them.

Regards,

CB
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: mehan on May 23, 2008, 04:05:48 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: renren on May 25, 2008, 10:47:47 AM
Beautiful work,all of them!

* thinks a minute*

Aaah! I have to get to work on mine for Twig!
BTW, I actually learned some jewelry making skills, so they sahouldn't fall apart this time!LOL!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: act2redux on June 17, 2008, 04:30:36 PM
This was my first time working OR going to our local Faire...it was such a hoot, I can't believe I missed it all those other times!!  We are working on coming up with a coursing demo and making much needed improvments in our space in the Scottish encampment as well.  I have heard people talking about and have seen at a distance some favors from past faires...I am a bit confused as to just what the " requirements" are for these.  Some of them look really professional and then there are those at the other end of the spectrum, but look great!  I am wondering what do's or don'ts you might have to share re: favors , the way they are presented, the way the attach...pretty much anything!  Does anyone ever do pieces that can be added to the following year??
....come on, spill it~!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Once Debauched on June 17, 2008, 06:18:57 PM
I believe favors are anything you want them to be.  As long as it fastens in some way I don't believe there are any set rules or strict guidelines.  Least I hope not for the gods know I didn't follow any!

Craft to your little hearts content!

 ;D

Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Angus on June 17, 2008, 10:37:28 PM
I too, am curious about "Favors"...

Is there some "Protocol" as to giving and getting them?
How should one display a "Favor"?

...more to follow.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: susannah on June 18, 2008, 08:28:43 AM
Here are my first favors...I gave them out this year at GARF. I'm attending CRF this year, so I'll take some with me to pass out there too. I've learned that favors can be anything...usually they are able to be fastened to clothing (like mine are pins) but they don't have to be. They are to be passed out to ren friends or cast or performers that you enjoy. I gave favors to the Nickel Shakespeare Girls and to my fave musical group Three Quarter Ale this year. I hope to meet more people from the forum and will be happy to share favors with them too. You can exchange favors with others, if they make them as well...its a token, from you to show your appreciation for someone. The design on mine is a fleur de lis...I have this tattoo...so, I thought it was something to remind people of me, but also fit the theme of faire! My favors were very easy to make...and a lot of fun. I used a stamp on "shrinky dink" plastic and baked it. Once cooled, I glued them to the round wooden backing and attached pins to the back...I wrote my name and the faire initials on the back of the pin so people remembered who and when it was from. I hope all this helps...I'm a newbie to favors, but this has been my experience! Enjoy!! Have fun making them!

(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k279/Susannah_Faire/Random%20Pics/DSC_0001.jpg)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: susannah on June 18, 2008, 08:34:25 AM
Here's another example...this is Joni Minstrel, from the Georgia Renaissance Festival. Her favors are displayed on her hat...I know others who make a sash to wear on their belts to attach favors...when they run out of room on their lapels, bodices, hats...etc!
(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k279/Susannah_Faire/GA%20Renaissance%20Festival%202008/DSC_0118.jpg)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Doberman on July 10, 2008, 05:27:51 PM
Anyone else?

Can some of you that've collected them over the years post a pic of the ones you've been given?  I'm working on designing one for a friend and always like to see what approaches others have taken.

Thanks.

Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Pinn on July 11, 2008, 07:38:18 AM
Sorry..... I don't  have any photos of the favors I hand out.Yet.  But I take three miniature silk roses and glue them onto a pin back.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Blue66669 on July 15, 2008, 07:20:50 PM
Hey Pinn, I think I have some of your favors from TN. I'll post a pic if you'd like...
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: eloquentXI on July 16, 2008, 01:48:35 AM
I've heard the piece of cloth that is sewn specifically for favors called a brag swag or something of the like.
Some people wear every single favor ever given to them, while others, only wear some very special to every faire/season they attend. I have not made my favors yet but Element of Air and I are having our little favor making party next week when I drive down to see her.

I thought I'd take a photo of the favors/favor like gifts that were given to me this past season of Scarborough. There's a lot of great memories attached to these...

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/shyangelkisses/IMG_6673.jpg)

The SF Town Crier ribbon was given to me by my friend, ladymysty on the old board, who was Apprentice Town Crier at Scarby this past season. Usually only the kids would get these for doing stupid human tricks. But I wanted one of these ribbons so I told her that I'd do a stupid human trick. What entailed though, was taking a handfull of the roasted Kings Nuts and walking out to near one of the seated areas and yelling loudly for all to hear, "Not only are these nuts warm, but they're hairless!" ...oh did I mention, I had to yell it three times? :P

White orange and red fathered favor was given to me by Element of Air, the English coat of Arms from Lady Guiniviere aka Guinny, the handcuffs from Stefan de Deva, the RF in runes on wood from JM Gryphon, the rose from Lady Ann of Draycott, and the treasure chest from Trigger.

Sure does make me miss everyone...  :-*
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Pinn on July 16, 2008, 07:06:43 AM
That would be great blue66669. Right now I am glued to my sewing machine making garb for my renfamily who need it in a hurry. ;)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: eloquentXI on July 30, 2008, 09:47:30 PM
I just got my favors done last week...

(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn213/megsfairephotos/IMG_6827.jpg)

what do ya'll think?
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CelticOne on July 30, 2008, 09:58:45 PM
Cool, are they flowers with beading the center? I'm only asking becuase that's what it looks like to me.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: eloquentXI on July 30, 2008, 10:09:06 PM
There, thats the right way of looking at it. ^_^;
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CatAshtrophy on July 30, 2008, 10:09:31 PM
Those look really neat. And good picure of them too.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Yrose on July 31, 2008, 09:52:59 AM
Heck Eloquent, I was wanting one when I saw them at AARG. Very nice....
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Blue66669 on July 31, 2008, 11:25:33 AM
BTW Pinn, um, my kids have absconded with my dem camera, so I can't take any pics till it's found.

Sorry booger...
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Pinn on July 31, 2008, 11:27:53 AM
At least you are doing better than me. My camera died at VARF, got a new one and can't figure it out yet. ;D
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Pinn on August 01, 2008, 04:23:09 PM
Here are some pictures of my favours.
http://s289.photobucket.com/albums/ll228/mewingunicorn/Favours/
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: lady serena on August 01, 2008, 04:51:43 PM
Those favors are really nice eloquentXI and PinnMcrack.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: eloquentXI on August 01, 2008, 04:56:05 PM
Those are really cute, Pinn! :D
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CelticOne on August 02, 2008, 10:35:52 PM
Cute Pinn, it makes me want one.

You know as much as I have been putting it off I think I finally have my favors more or less done for this year, all 60 of them minus a few that I already gave out. I just hope that its enough as the MN crew seems to be getting bigger everytime I see them. ;D
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: eloquentXI on August 03, 2008, 12:29:38 AM
I've got about...38 made, but with all my faire friends, near and far, I'm having a feeling that I'm going to need to make another 30...because between having enough for everyone at TRF, on R/F and not, and for friends met...oiy! >.<
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: MKDesigner on August 31, 2008, 10:20:10 PM
Well, darn.  My son & his family are involved in SCA over in Sacramento, CA.   After reading through this thread, it looks like I'm going to have to re-think the little coin sacks my son wanted me to knit up for favors since items seem to need to be pinned on?  This is what my little sacks look like:

(http://www.mkdesigner.com/images/coinsak_200.jpg)

They're simple little knit cotton sacks that have a long enough knit cord to loop over a belt.  Now to figure out what to knit that can have a pin attached and be small enough to put onto a hat or sash!

Time to put on my thinking cap ...

Marge
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: WindChime on September 01, 2008, 12:32:47 AM
I wouldn't rethink your idea.  Everyone can always use more little poches to stash little items in.  I think the pouch looks really good.  A favor can be any thing you want it to be. If the person wants to pin it on they can always use a saftey pin or even one of the other favoes they have to attach some place.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: susannah on September 04, 2008, 09:25:48 AM
I agree with WindChime...It's always nice to have another pouch on the belt. If they'd like, people could even use that to pin favors to as well. Your design is great and the pouch is wonderful. I wouldn't change it.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: MKDesigner on September 05, 2008, 09:22:44 AM
Thanks for the encouragement to go ahead with the little belt pouches.  I mentioned it to my grand daughter that I was going to be making a couple dozen for her Aunt & Uncle and she immediately wanted to know if I could make some for her friends in the finer chenille yarns for the ladies!  Oooookay.  I know what I'm going to be doing!

Thanks again,

Marge
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Bugsy on September 10, 2008, 10:53:03 PM
My sister, Lady Pegos, and I made our favors today.

They're made out of FIMO.  Mine are supposed to look like dragonflies (the wings I wear are dragonfly wings).  And Lady Pegos made turtles (Pegos = Galapagos, she studied there)

I don't have a picture of hers, but here are mine .... there are pins on the back.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g224/klozier4/20080910_4.jpg)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Grov on September 27, 2008, 11:26:27 AM
My favors for this year will be tiny litte replicas of my faire hair. Kinda like taking a little piece of me with you..... EVERYWHERE!
I have some of your favors already, haha. One of the red ones keeps turning up.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Element of Air on October 02, 2008, 02:52:12 PM
Chris said that my favors for TRF 2008 look creepy..... :'(

They are supposed to be the Element of Air. (All the feathers are different colors for each one)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3070/2908176250_5b22a60c11_m.jpg)
They are made out of sculpty with feathers and pin backs on them. At least their eyes are closed... :-[
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Grov on October 02, 2008, 09:42:36 PM
Chris said that my favors for TRF 2008 look creepy..... :'(

They are supposed to be the Element of Air. (All the feathers are different colors for each one)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3070/2908176250_5b22a60c11_m.jpg)
They are made out of sculpty with feathers and pin backs on them. At least their eyes are closed... :-[
I think they look serene.  I'd love to have one.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Element of Air on October 03, 2008, 12:16:02 AM
I think they look serene.  I'd love to have one.

Awe, thank you Grov, and of course you may have one. I have them in all combinations of colors so feel free to pick one to your liking. I will be making some every weekend due to me running out I am sure of it. I am not sure where I might locate you but I can say that I can be found every day at 11:45 right in front of Lord Randolphs Chain mail booth getting ready for the parade. As well as after the parade I will be in the fashion show at 12:30. So you can meet me there if you like! ^_^

Hope to see you soon! YAY for TRF in one week!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: eloquentXI on October 03, 2008, 02:19:20 AM
I really like them, Cass. Maybe a little bit of beading or a swash of paint...needs some white to it! :)

I'm in the process of making a swag rag to put all of my favors on but that's not going so well. The fact that I don't have a sewing machine makes it interesting so all sewing is done by hand.

Not to mention the favors I need to make this week. >.<
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Grov on October 03, 2008, 06:42:33 AM
Guess I'll have to pay attention to faces at the Chainmail Show this time, haha.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Peddlin on October 03, 2008, 07:42:00 AM
Well, I think they are lovely. Very nice job.   :)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Element of Air on October 03, 2008, 08:10:34 AM
I really like them, Cass. Maybe a little bit of beading or a swash of paint...needs some white to it! :)

I'm in the process of making a swag rag to put all of my favors on but that's not going so well. The fact that I don't have a sewing machine makes it interesting so all sewing is done by hand.

Not to mention the favors I need to make this week. >.<

Thanks Elo, I was going to put some kinda shimmer on them then perhaps glaze them or something. I am not really sure but that is the base and even if I can not get anything else added to them, at least they are all put together and could be given as is. But I might find something else really cool to add to them. ^_^
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: mieljolie on October 03, 2008, 02:12:25 PM
Those are very nice favors, Element of Air.  Did you use a mold? 

I used white shimmery eye shadow on some beads I made not too long ago and it turned out pretty nice.  I baked it on the surface of the clay, but you can mix the eye shadow with the glaze, too.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Element of Air on October 03, 2008, 02:22:05 PM
Those are very nice favors, Element of Air.  Did you use a mold? 

I used white shimmery eye shadow on some beads I made not too long ago and it turned out pretty nice.  I baked it on the surface of the clay, but you can mix the eye shadow with the glaze, too.

I would love to say that i did not use a mold but alas, i did! I am thinking about putting a shimmer pigment on them and then placing a glaze over that to seal them from everything.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Blue66669 on October 03, 2008, 03:16:44 PM
OOO!!! Save a pretty red or black one for me!!!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Yrose on October 03, 2008, 04:28:32 PM
I think they are cool. Tell him that's ok all my ren friends like em.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Nailin on October 03, 2008, 05:14:52 PM
I've struggled with coming up with favors probably for about 3 seasons till finally in Kentucky
I met someone who had given an idea lots of life and was extremely kind enough to pass it along
now I've just got to get the basics down pat & paint them differently
I'm a bit skittish as I'm trying to make it my own and not look like theirs
I've got permission from the original designer (thank you again) - i just need to get artsy and crafty
hopefully I'll have some to hand out at CRF

it's hard coming up with something original and i give major props to those that can
and am very thankful to those that pass on their ideas to help others
all the favors i have are special to me & remind me of that friendship
they also help remember those that have gone on and special events
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Element of Air on October 03, 2008, 11:40:42 PM
OOO!!! Save a pretty red or black one for me!!!

Of course blue, I have a pretty red and black one set aside just for you actually!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Element of Air on October 03, 2008, 11:42:29 PM
I think they are cool. Tell him that's ok all my ren friends like em.

Thanks Yrose!  ;) Raise your Fin a fellow Landshark! I am Guppy #25  ;D
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: eloquentXI on October 04, 2008, 02:57:26 AM
Ooo, a glaze would be extra pretty! With shimmer! :)
I found this really cool multi-colored bag at a local store and I altered it and it's perfect for favors and tokens, even with a small little zipper pocket on the inside for my favors to give and small things so it'll be perfect for the light stuff. Can't wait to show it to you next weekend!

No onto making favors again.... Oiy.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on October 04, 2008, 07:37:40 AM
Element of Air, please hold one for me - your favor is exquisite!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Element of Air on October 04, 2008, 09:19:49 AM
Element of Air, please hold one for me - your favor is exquisite!

I definitely will Taffy Saltwater! If you find me on the opening weekend and I don't have any more, don't fret, I will be there every weekend with at least 30 favors on me in all different colors.

Oh and Eloquent, I did add the glaze with shimmer, some have silver, some gold, and some a light bronze. Really really pretty! I also need to find a pouch to carry them all in from my hip, but it does need to be light enough to wear with my chain mail. *Starts Searching* I might just make one....
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on October 04, 2008, 09:26:46 AM
There's a very good chance I will be making a move to San Antonio soon - very soon - for work.  I love San Antonio but the timing is just awful - will be there at least opening weekend & Thanksgiving Friday.  Fudge.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: mieljolie on October 04, 2008, 08:26:54 PM
...I also need to find a pouch to carry them all in from my hip, but it does need to be light enough to wear with my chain mail. *Starts Searching* I might just make one....

I just made a really quick and easy no-sew pouch this morning before Middlefaire based on something suggested on here somewhere.  Here it is:

...my pouch is made from a large piece of suede cut into a circle (about a 20" dia, I'm guessing)  but I don't hang it by the drawstrings. did that for a year and got tired of it always swinging on my side and having to untie it from my belt 1st if I needed my something inside of it.  I took a scrap of leather from making a belt about 8" long and attached it to the pouch on the side oppisite of where the drawcord gets tied.  its very easy to attach a strap to any pouch with a few chicago screws that can be found in any store that has farm or horse stuff in it.

You just cut a big circle and poke holes about 1-2" from the edge all around for a drawstring.  The fabric I used was a wool sweater that was already somewhat felted so it won't unravel.  I think fleece would work well.  It was a lifesaver at faire today.  I'm going to use it again for my can tab favors I'm working on for TRF.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Element of Air on October 05, 2008, 12:23:29 AM
Oooooo great idea! Thank you! *huggles*
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Element of Air on October 08, 2008, 09:43:59 AM
So now I have some more favors and this is the first batch I had made, just add some glitter shimmer in bronze, gold, and silver to the faces.
(I posted one images of these already)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3289/2924648056_ed34a1b542.jpg)


Then I have Second Edition / Version 2! Oooo Ahhh!

These took some more time and have slightly larger not so fluffy feathers on them. The faces also have been completely coated with the metallic pigment before they were baked rather than putting as much as would hold after they were baked (that is what happened for the First Edition.)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3269/2923795411_f0d841b441.jpg)

YAY Favors. I don't think there is a way to date them with the year and Fair unfortunately. not enough room on them to do so easily.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Peddlin on October 09, 2008, 08:01:51 AM
They are beautiful.    :)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Nailin on October 12, 2008, 06:06:07 PM
WoW....those are incredible Element
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CatAshtrophy on October 17, 2008, 11:04:24 PM
Those are really neat, Element. I like that it still has the feather element from last year.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Alessandra on October 20, 2008, 10:40:16 PM
I'm working on these for TRF (Nov 1 weekend).  My grandson, Carter, has AHO - a rare genetic disorder.  Mint green is the awareness color. 

Are these ok or 'too personal' ? 

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/baylee1961/IMG_4168.jpg)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Peddlin on October 21, 2008, 07:12:24 AM
Alessandra -

My new favors are personalized, and they are not for such a noble or worthy cause. I see no reason for you not to show support for your grandson, and anyone fortunate enough to receive one of your favors should be proud and happy to do the same.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Pinn on October 21, 2008, 08:46:20 AM
They look great to me and I would be proud to wear one in honor of your grandson
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Alessandra on October 21, 2008, 09:44:27 AM
Thanks.  This is my first year to make favors and I didn't want to offend anyone by giving something too personalized.  My little man is the perfect inspiration.  :)

He's 2 years old and weighs 58 lbs.  A tad hard to miss -  he'll be the most cutest darn Robin Hood at the faire !  ;) 
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Peddlin on October 21, 2008, 05:19:27 PM
No doubt, he will be most adorable!    ;D
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Taarna on October 26, 2008, 02:41:43 PM
Wonderful favors everyone!

I've just finished mine. The glass hearts were ordered last year but unfortunately didn't arrive in time for Faire (they were shipped from China) so they are favors this year. This is my first year to make favors. I hope folks will like them.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y151/KP171/Ren%20Faire%202008/100_3714.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y151/KP171/Ren%20Faire%202008/100_3718.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y151/KP171/Ren%20Faire%202008/100_3717.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y151/KP171/Ren%20Faire%202008/100_3715.jpg)

Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Lishy on October 26, 2008, 03:15:03 PM
I finally got around to finishing mine- my first attempt at favors.  I am doing 2 different sets, one to represent each weekend we will be there.  These are for Pirate's weekend. . . the photo lokos alittle funny due to the flash, but oh well. 

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b369/LilTxQt/Favors001.jpg)


(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b369/LilTxQt/Favors002.jpg)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Nailin on October 28, 2008, 01:29:05 PM
wow
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on October 28, 2008, 06:09:19 PM
I'm working on these for TRF (Nov 1 weekend).  My grandson, Carter, has AHO - a rare genetic disorder.  Mint green is the awareness color. 

Are these ok or 'too personal' ? 

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/baylee1961/IMG_4168.jpg)



I think they are lovely.  I am a kidney recipient, and my favors are the looped green ribbon with the letters R, S, and B on them.  For Renee and Steve Buchanan.  Anything to bring attention to debilitating diseases is  very good.  They look great.   ;D
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CelticOne on October 29, 2008, 11:48:54 PM
Such creative people wae have here, if I were closer to ya'll i'd love to get one from each of you, those are simply fun.

Great job everyone and keep up the great work.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Tammy on November 18, 2008, 11:16:27 PM
Chris said that my favors for TRF 2008 look creepy..... :'(

They are supposed to be the Element of Air. (All the feathers are different colors for each one)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3070/2908176250_5b22a60c11_m.jpg)
They are made out of sculpty with feathers and pin backs on them. At least their eyes are closed... :-[

These are incredible! I love sculpey, and I've got that same mold set!!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: mieljolie on November 20, 2008, 01:33:04 PM
Finally got around to taking a pic of my favors from TRF.  Please forgive the wrinkles in the ribbon.  They've been in my pouch since I got back from All Hallow's weekend at TRF.  And, I'm too lazy to press them.  :)

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee2/thinnen/can%20tabs/favors.jpg)

Next time I want to add a bottle cap in the center with the faire, year, and my info in it.

Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Tammy on November 20, 2008, 07:44:43 PM
Those are incredible!!  Wow...everyone has such great favors!!
I'm guessing I'll have something cooked up for next year.

Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Codi Lyn on November 20, 2008, 09:08:36 PM
I absolutely LOVE these all, you're (all) such terrific artists and they're beautiful. ^_^ I haven't started mine, but alas, I have but a little money yet much enthusiasm! I've not started mine yet, but top priority is to buy myself a digital camera before AZ Faire in the Spring so I will be improvising with all my materials at home (I have quite a bit, so I'm not too worried) and am looking forward to it. Cheers to your generosity, my ladies (and m'lords who I've not seen speak up as yet)!

~ Codi
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on December 25, 2008, 10:36:36 PM
Alright, I've got some new ones. I haven't decided on whether to make these special favors or to just do these... I still have a TON of sheep & ship wheels so maybe a special one would be good... Hmm, dunno. ;)

(http://www.rawkstar.org/images/favors_se.JPG)

The charm on them is a little pirate hat and sword I found at Chubby Chico Charms. I love the different bottles. The gold one (round bottle) actually has Pyrat XO Reserve in it.  :D
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: eloquentXI on December 25, 2008, 11:50:23 PM
Wow, those are really awesome Faye! Definitely fits you perfectly!

Hopefullymaybeyoulovemeenoughtosendmeone?  ;D
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on December 27, 2008, 01:19:49 AM
Wow, those are really awesome Faye! Definitely fits you perfectly!

Hopefullymaybeyoulovemeenoughtosendmeone?  ;D

Hehe of course, dahling! Hmm...maybe I should start planning a trip to Scarby so I can deliver it in person.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Imestra on December 27, 2008, 05:25:38 AM
Yay! Faye! 
Hold back one XO reserve for Curtro! 
He's gonna flip when he sees this...
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: WindChime on December 27, 2008, 04:26:10 PM
soooooooooo  pretty Faye 8).  Can I have one? ;)
I'm woring on mom & dads and my favors.
I got bells ;D for me.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on December 29, 2008, 04:43:44 PM
Yay! Faye! 
Hold back one XO reserve for Curtro! 
He's gonna flip when he sees this...

As soon as I saw the round bottles...I knew I had to fill them with Pyrat and save some for you and Curtro! ;D
Wind chime, you KNOW I have one ready for you! Can't wait to see you all at the castle!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: eloquentXI on December 29, 2008, 05:13:30 PM
Wow, those are really awesome Faye! Definitely fits you perfectly!

Hopefullymaybeyoulovemeenoughtosendmeone?  ;D

Hehe of course, dahling! Hmm...maybe I should start planning a trip to Scarby so I can deliver it in person.


Ooooooo! Even better! You know, Blue is having this big shin-dig for her birthday...*nudge nudge* ;)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Grov on January 11, 2009, 10:53:38 PM
Blue is having a birthday?  I thought she was eternal like the Muses or the Elements.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Blue66669 on January 12, 2009, 03:52:35 PM
Well, I am, but one has to have a orgy party thrown in her honor at LEAST once a year...

Hell, even the lesser dieties got that much!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Grov on January 12, 2009, 09:35:04 PM
>thumbs through the mail again<  Nope. I don't think so.  There's no way you'd be planning a shin-dig without letting me know what dates I'll have to pine away, (most likely) unable to attended.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Lady Missy on January 17, 2009, 11:20:19 PM
Alright, I've got some new ones. I haven't decided on whether to make these special favors or to just do these... I still have a TON of sheep & ship wheels so maybe a special one would be good... Hmm, dunno. ;)

(http://www.rawkstar.org/images/favors_se.JPG)

The charm on them is a little pirate hat and sword I found at Chubby Chico Charms. I love the different bottles. The gold one (round bottle) actually has Pyrat XO Reserve in it.  :D

Ooh Ooh I want one too!!! Now i gotta get on the ball and get mine together.  I have all the stuff..i just need to put it in action haha!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on January 18, 2009, 02:29:48 AM
You think I'd leave you and James out!? Psssssssshaw! I need to order more beads and charms cause I am quickly running out!  Thank goodness I finally found a couple of wholesale sites! ;D
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Tammy on January 18, 2009, 12:15:16 PM
You think I'd leave you and James out!? Psssssssshaw! I need to order more beads and charms cause I am quickly running out!  Thank goodness I finally found a couple of wholesale sites! ;D

I wanna know where you got the little bottles from??? They are adorable, and I'd have SO many uses for them!!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: SirBlackFox on January 18, 2009, 07:19:39 PM
Here's a free token for the first 500 subscribers to faire magazine. . .  we're almost there but there are still plenty of free pins to give out!  http://www.fairemagazine.com

(http://www.fairemagazine.com/images/pin2.jpg)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: wildthingjew on January 18, 2009, 07:47:18 PM
Here's a free token for the first 500 subscribers to faire magazine. . .  we're almost there but there are still plenty of free pins to give out!  http://www.fairemagazine.com

(http://www.fairemagazine.com/images/pin2.jpg)

i can't recall did i get one with my subscription?
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Maeve McMayhem on January 21, 2009, 09:09:22 PM
Alright, I've got some new ones. I haven't decided on whether to make these special favors or to just do these... I still have a TON of sheep & ship wheels so maybe a special one would be good... Hmm, dunno. ;)

(http://www.rawkstar.org/images/favors_se.JPG)

The charm on them is a little pirate hat and sword I found at Chubby Chico Charms. I love the different bottles. The gold one (round bottle) actually has Pyrat XO Reserve in it.  :D

Ooh Ooh I want one too!!! Now i gotta get on the ball and get mine together.  I have all the stuff..i just need to put it in action haha!

Ahem.. Iwantone..Ahem.. Whew.. that -cough-. :D
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on January 21, 2009, 09:25:07 PM
Hehe of course. :P I'll be bringing them to the castle!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: SirBlackFox on February 01, 2009, 11:08:13 AM
I'm working on a faire favors article for the next issue of Faire Magazine.  Please send me photos of your home-made favors and the explanation behind them and you'll see your hard work in the pages of our quarterly magazine.  If we can use your posted photos and information in this thread, please let me know of that as well!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CelticOne on February 01, 2009, 12:42:39 PM
I'm working on a faire favors article for the next issue of Faire Magazine.  Please send me photos of your home-made favors and the explanation behind them and you'll see your hard work in the pages of our quarterly magazine.  If we can use your posted photos and information in this thread, please let me know of that as well!

Your welcome to use my info on mine(I believe its on pg. 1.) If its not I made mine out of sculpy, ink, embossing powder, & embrodery thread. If there's any other questions just ask.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: eloquentXI on February 01, 2009, 01:15:09 PM
Ay, you can use the photos of my favors also! :D
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Jezzy MacPeaks on March 13, 2009, 07:02:25 PM
My favors for this year will be tiny litte replicas of my faire hair. Kinda like taking a little piece of me with you..... EVERYWHERE!

Oh, but I did and DO still love the little Pirate Egg...Mom?  :)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: WindChime on March 13, 2009, 09:59:22 PM
Hey all. I am finished with my dad's (Sir Jim)favor. I'm almost done with mine and have a little to do to finish mom's(Lady Helen). My goal is to have them all 100% done for the next castleteer get together.
 
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Jezzy MacPeaks on March 14, 2009, 12:01:39 PM
I've begun mine, but as I was making the first one, I realized that they would make excellent favors to give to my wedding guests, so I kind of made them more to fit that occasion.  I'll come up with something else for my Faire Friends, and they'll be just as nice!

By the way, I do wear mine on my hat, as you can see in the pic above, however, I now have so many, I'm going to have to consider a sash!  The hat be gettin' a bit heavy on the noggin' now.  :)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: eloquentXI on March 14, 2009, 12:09:54 PM
I'm thinking about making some new favors for Scarby this season but then again...I might have decided too late to do that.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Tim T on March 20, 2009, 09:22:29 PM
I've got an idea for some favors- dangly ones.  I'd rather not use a safety pin to attach them.  Is anybody out there aware of something like a tie tack that has a ring of some sort on the front so that I could hang my favors from?  I've looked at all the big online jewelry findings stores online, and haven't found anything yet.  Any ideas??
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Angus on March 20, 2009, 11:30:38 PM
Tim T,

My Renaissance Family Motif is the Penhallow Tree of Life, Every member of our famliy wears one, as well as my "extended" family. So, I did my Favors in a similar vein, Dangle Green Glass Leaves off of a stick pin to represent "Leaves" off of our Tree...

I found the "Stick Pins" at Fire Mountain Gems and Beads:

http://www.firemountaingems.com/details.asp?PN=H205177FD (here is a link)

I found them to be inexpensive, and durable...
I made about 100 favors and spent less than $50.00.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on March 21, 2009, 09:58:31 AM
TimT, check out this site. Prices are fantastic. :o
http://www.fancifulsinc.com/mall/lobby.htm?I1.x=89&I1.y=9
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Tim T on April 01, 2009, 11:14:30 PM
Angus-

Thanks very much!  I think that will do the trick, although I had to do a search to figure out how to use them.  I'm not familiar with jewelry making, but I found that same site has a whole series of how-to videos which helped me figure out a few things.

Lady Joyce Ann-

Thanks for the link, I'll hold on to that.  I think I've got my charms figured out, though.  Just need to do a bit more thinkin' and a start shoppin'.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Kat Rose on April 05, 2009, 04:46:16 PM
Call me a big Chicken...but I've made some favors...two different styles...mug charms for those with mugs...and pins for those with out. 

But alas, I've only give two out..and they were to family members (real world ones too).   I so need a kick in the Bloomers before my pouch of them makes me fall over...LOL
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: WindChime on April 06, 2009, 03:22:58 PM
Well I finally got some pictures up.
Dads
(http://)(http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww155/BearChime/My%20Jewelry/S6301693.jpg)

Mine
(http://)(http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww155/BearChime/My%20Jewelry/S6301694.jpg)

Moms
(http://)(http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww155/BearChime/My%20Jewelry/S6301691.jpg)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Lady Ellie on April 11, 2009, 09:35:56 PM
How many do you make ? As a newbie I am excited about meeting my fairemily in person and getting to know them.

Thank you,

Lady Ellie
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: WindChime on April 12, 2009, 08:01:07 AM
I made about 60 - 70 of each style. I already need to make more after 1 Castleteer event.
I' m starting to make about 20 of each and see how the supplies last.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Blushing on April 17, 2009, 11:25:16 PM
TimT, check out this site. Prices are fantastic. :o
http://www.fancifulsinc.com/mall/lobby.htm?I1.x=89&I1.y=9

Thanks for the link!  I'll certainly have to get some goodies from them.  =)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: tcindie on May 02, 2009, 12:27:29 PM
I was totally inspired by the favors Faye Cutler posted ... so, kudos to her for the idea. ;)


This is what I'm making for MNRF this year, though it's not quite complete yet, I'm waiting on an order of miniature shells, so each of these bottles will have a shell or two as well.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3654/3493885357_926b2d6939.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3654/3493885357_992af3c379_o.jpg)
(Click image for larger size to see some of the detail better)

There is a little miniature treasure map, some loose sand (crushed recycled glass silica sand substitute), and as I mentioned there will be a real shell or two in there as well, when those get here.  I just wrapped the pin back and the bottle neck with some embroidery floss, leaving a bit between the two so it can swing freely.  Only problem with the crushed glass sand is that it kind of fogs up the glass a bit if it gets stirred up too much.  so, I'm debating whether or not to just encase everything in some clear resin or just leave it as is, I kind of like it loose and able to move around.

If anyone is curious... this is the map:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3356/3493958277_59bdebf0aa_o.jpg)

slightly modified image I found through google image search, shrunk down to be 1" tall.. printed out a few sheets full (I was able to fit 90/sheet) then aged the paper using the good ol' tea dying method.. I think it came out pretty good. :)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Tim T on May 02, 2009, 01:20:51 PM
That is really cool!  Well done, sir!

I wonder if you could use the gravel they make for model trains or diorama making so that you have a larger particle in lieu of the sand?
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: tcindie on May 02, 2009, 02:22:50 PM
I had thought about that too.. Though at this point I'd rather not dump any more cash into these if I don't have to.. I think the crush glass sand will probably be ok, and it was pretty darn cheap too.  If anybody has a need for some, I've got more than enough... bought a 5lb bag of it because I couldn't justify paying twice the cost of the item just for shipping, so now I have oh... 4.5lbs more than I need or so. haha
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Cobaltblu on May 05, 2009, 12:00:32 PM
I had some ideas for favors this year and sent them out to a small group of people and selected one to use.

It is two hands grasping each other in a hand shake with the words "Well Met".

Here is the preliminary artwork.

(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg132/cobaltblu1/Misc/WellMet3.jpg)

What do you think?

This would either be a die-pressed design with raised sections which are polished and lower sections which are textured and darker/antiqued, or a 3-D cast pin which has a more 3-D appearance and has a variety of heights to increase contrast.  These would be in an antique silver or antique bronze or antique gold or antique copper finish.  It would be 3 inches wide with two pin posts on the back and possible a hidden loop on the back so it could be worn as a necklace pendant.

Regards,

CB
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: tcindie on May 05, 2009, 01:43:33 PM
(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg132/cobaltblu1/Misc/WellMet3.jpg)

What do you think?
In a word... awesome. :)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: susannah on May 05, 2009, 02:44:10 PM
I agree! Great image and text! Nice work, Cobaltblu!!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Cobaltblu on May 11, 2009, 11:18:05 AM
This is the artwork converted into 3-D.  It will be a cast 3-D pin.

(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg132/cobaltblu1/Misc/WellMetFavorArtwork.jpg)

Regards,

CB
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Moldy Forest on May 15, 2009, 12:53:21 AM
I'm thinking of doing the whole bottle idea too... but with a picture of me making a stupid face inside. No one will forget that haha.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Cobaltblu on May 25, 2009, 10:53:48 AM
This is the evolution of the artwork and the final pin.

(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg132/cobaltblu1/WellMetFavorFinalAll.jpg)

Regards,

CB
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: susannah on May 26, 2009, 09:52:37 AM
Lovely!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Anna Iram on May 26, 2009, 11:55:57 AM
Nicely done Cobalt.  :)

I have been inspired to make favors but I need some advice. I have finally, after four years ,come up with something that will convey *me*. Problem is, I am not a beader and don't quite know how to put them together. There will be two beads and they need to hang vertically as the holes go top to bottom. 1)I wanted to hang them on a tie tac sort of pin,  but can't find a good price..anyone have a good source? 2) Is there such a thing as a tie tac with a hole to attach a wire ( for the beads to dangle) ?

Thanks all.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Sir William Marcus on May 27, 2009, 03:19:08 AM
Outstanding Cobaltblu!  The pin is most excellent!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Cobaltblu on June 03, 2009, 04:10:40 PM
A good number of the pins will be made since I am extremely happy at how they came out.

I decided to sell a number of them and posted an ad in the buy-sell-trade section of the forum.

I give these away at The Sterling Renaissance Festival which is my home faire but figured people might like one who don't go to Sterling.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Grov on June 04, 2009, 11:15:52 PM
Nicely done Cobalt.  :)

I have been inspired to make favors but I need some advice. I have finally, after four years ,come up with something that will convey *me*. Problem is, I am not a beader and don't quite know how to put them together. There will be two beads and they need to hang vertically as the holes go top to bottom. 1)I wanted to hang them on a tie tac sort of pin,  but can't find a good price..anyone have a good source? 2) Is there such a thing as a tie tac with a hole to attach a wire ( for the beads to dangle) ?

Thanks all.
I've seen several favors with ribbons hanging from the holes on these with a variety of things threaded onto them.  Perhaps your beads could do the same?

http://www.orientaltrading.com/ui/browse/processRequest.do?demandPrefix=12&sku=68/45333&mode=Searching&erec=0&ms=search&D=metal+pin+back&cm_mmc=google-_-otc+sendtec+beading-_-pin+back+findings-_-pin+back&Ntt=metal+pin+back&Ntk=all&Dx=mode%2bmatchallpartial&Ntx=mode%2bmatchallpartial&searchTerm=metal+pin+back&N=0&BP=8895&requestURI=processProductsCatalog&source=google&sd=Silvertone+Metal+Pin+Back+Mix (http://www.orientaltrading.com/ui/browse/processRequest.do?demandPrefix=12&sku=68/45333&mode=Searching&erec=0&ms=search&D=metal+pin+back&cm_mmc=google-_-otc+sendtec+beading-_-pin+back+findings-_-pin+back&Ntt=metal+pin+back&Ntk=all&Dx=mode%2bmatchallpartial&Ntx=mode%2bmatchallpartial&searchTerm=metal+pin+back&N=0&BP=8895&requestURI=processProductsCatalog&source=google&sd=Silvertone+Metal+Pin+Back+Mix)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: eloquentXI on June 06, 2009, 08:03:54 AM
I've got plans this summer to match another batch of favors because I've given away the 50+ that I made last summer...

my question is, do I make them the exact same as the ones I made last summer, or do I go for something a little different? Make different flower/bead colors or different paint colors on the stone?
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Grov on June 06, 2009, 09:36:44 AM
A slight alteration would be good to distiguish the first and second versions.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Blushing on June 07, 2009, 01:10:16 AM
Cobalt, those are awesome!  A friend has promised to teach me about working with pewter during the local faire run, but I don't think I'll have the nerve to share photos of what I manage to make!

Anna - I can't recall every seeing something like a tie tack with holes ... pins with plain bar backs usually have holes in them (Hobby Lobby sells them in packages, often on sale) and some craft stores sell pins the don't have a  coil - it's just a loop.  There are also pins that are made to dangle charms and such (http://www.jewelrysupply.com/jewelry_findings/base_metal/kilt_pins.html).  And headpins would work to dangle them from - and they're fairly easy to find.

eloquent - Depends on what you want to do!  My faire favors this year are very "Colorado" with the snowflake, and I decided to pass them out in Colorado anyways, even if they were more fitting for California.  Last year I used different colored inks on the favors I gave atr my home faire and the faires I visited.

I should explain ... this year my faire favors were simple, I'll try to take a photo to post.  I found small smooth-edged glass tiles at Hobby Lobby, and stamped an almost-Celtic snowflake on them with a StazOn ink.  Then I added a clear coat of modge podge (which ended up being a bit sticky, so next time I'll find another kind of sealer).
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Anna Iram on June 07, 2009, 08:43:45 AM
Thanks for the feedback Blushing and Grov. I'll have to poke about in Michaels and JoAnns ad see what they have. The bar pin with the holes might do the trick...

Eloquent I've seen some peoples favors that remain essentially the same each year with a small change that might commemorate a particular gathering or the years date. You could certainly change them completly though if you'd like.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: mieljolie on June 11, 2009, 03:40:33 PM
Eloquent, a slight change might be nice, but your favors were very pretty the way they were.  Of course, If you go changing them too much, everyone you have already given one to will want another.  ;)

I need to get me rear in gear, again, and make some more of mine.  Is it already June????  My goodness!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Duckie84 on June 11, 2009, 03:50:13 PM
I have plans to make favors that will go with my steampunk outfit, so a special edition for first time favor. Just have to get a toaster oven and get started.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on June 21, 2009, 09:37:04 AM
I keep changing mine year to year, but I think I've hit something solid. I have the sheep/ship wheels from 2008 that I like to give out to general folks (mainly bc I STILL have a ton of the parts to make them), but I also have the oh-so-fabulous message in a bottle favors that I like to give to people who are special to me. So far it's mostly been Castleteers getting those, but I plan on giving out more. Then there's also the little rum bottle ones, but those only go to very few people as I am willing to part with a very little bit of my Pyrat rum. ;) Anyways, here you go:

(http://www.rawkstar.org/images/favors.jpg)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Bonny Pearl on June 23, 2009, 08:48:12 PM
wow these favors are really inspiring!  i wonder if i can get in a crafty vibe and come up with somethin'..... ::)

so on average, how many favors does everyone usually make for faire?  i've never made them before and my craft skills are a bit lacking.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Tammy on June 23, 2009, 10:39:12 PM
Everytime I think of something I check this forum again...and someone else has made something similar!! I can't think of anything original! Ugh. I need something that deals with raccoons I think...
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on June 28, 2009, 05:12:20 PM
Would someone post a link for those little bottles, Thanks.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: eloquentXI on June 28, 2009, 06:16:22 PM
It depends on how many you want to give out, Bonny, I mean you want to give out a limited amount at a certain time, think about how many people you want to give said to. I know at first I made a list...and then starting giving them out. And ran out. And then made more. And ran out again. I think I made another round of favors, and am about to run out. The first round was...probably thirty or so...then between the second and the third, there had to be at least another thirty to forty.

With many coming for the invasion on All Hallows Eve, I know I'm going to have to made another round...but then again, this is just what I do.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Ozium on July 08, 2009, 07:20:59 PM
Here is what i came up for this years favours, All on a cord and sealed for use. I almost
need to go into production now. Even gave one to Woody from the Crown and Feather,
it's a perfect size for him.



(http://n2hyo.com/tankard.jpg)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Tammy on July 08, 2009, 07:24:39 PM
Ozium...that's AWESOME!!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Ozium on July 08, 2009, 07:38:30 PM
They are 1 1/8th " tall and i have not measured but if they hold 1/2 oz. i bet it's alot. It is the
first week of Sterling and i have given 20 away and everyone is having a blast playing with them.
Even been suggested that i start making them to sell, but that would ruin the spirit and fun
of making them i think. Would rather make and gift, means more to both then.

Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Rani Zemirah on July 08, 2009, 07:51:59 PM
Well... I've started designing a new favor for the SteamPunk invasion of TRF also, and I'm hoping to actually start them soon.  I've got my Ren favors started already, but with so many projects in the works it's going to take all the time I have between now and All Hallows to get everything finished!!!  

I love everyone's work, btw, and have lurked here for a very long time squirreling away ideas for my own favors, so thanks, everyone, for being my muse/s...   :D

Oz, I'm so excited to finally see the finished product!!!  I know you've been developing the idea since this winter, and they turned out to be absolutely amazing!!!  Good show!!!

CB, I adore the new pin... and I may just have to buy one!  The A Faire Lover will always be my favorite though... just because it was given with such kindness...  :)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Ozium on July 08, 2009, 08:24:33 PM
Thanks Rani, everyone is enjoying them, and that's what matters. Folks are
having great fun with them.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Rani Zemirah on July 08, 2009, 09:03:36 PM
Wouldn't mind having one myself, but not sure I'll be able to make it up to your neck of the woods anytime soon...  just have to shoot for next year, maybe!   :)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Duckie84 on July 09, 2009, 04:53:28 AM
Ozium those are just great!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Tygrkat on July 09, 2009, 05:44:57 AM
Wouldn't mind having one myself, but not sure I'll be able to make it up to your neck of the woods anytime soon...  just have to shoot for next year, maybe!   :)

That would be FANTASTIC, Rani!  ;D We'd love to have you visit our Shire!

Ozium, your favors are ADORABLE! They must have taken quite some time to make ~ how wonderful!

I'm not sure that I'll have time to make any sort of favors for Saturday, but I would love to make something to share.

Hmmm....I still have a TON of peacock feathers leftover from my wedding, some ribbon, and a hot glue gun....maybe I can whip something up if I have enough time Friday  ;) 
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Pinn on July 09, 2009, 06:54:33 AM
Ozium...... those are adorable...
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Rani Zemirah on July 09, 2009, 08:35:36 AM
Wouldn't mind having one myself, but not sure I'll be able to make it up to your neck of the woods anytime soon...  just have to shoot for next year, maybe!   :)

That would be FANTASTIC, Rani!  ;D We'd love to have you visit our Shire!

Ozium, your favors are ADORABLE! They must have taken quite some time to make ~ how wonderful!

I'm not sure that I'll have time to make any sort of favors for Saturday, but I would love to make something to share.

Hmmm....I still have a TON of peacock feathers leftover from my wedding, some ribbon, and a hot glue gun....maybe I can whip something up if I have enough time Friday  ;) 

Hey, if you need to get rid of any of those feathers... I have a pretty incredible idea in mind!  I'd be happy to pay you for any that you don't use for your favors!!!

I would be thrilled to be hosted by you and all the other wonderful R/Fer's up there, Tygerkat, and can think of little I would enjoy more than a trip up to visit your lovely Shire... (sigh)  I'll just have to figure out a way to get up there! 
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: wyckdblyss on July 09, 2009, 11:19:09 AM
Uggh...Having trouble coming up with something to make as a favor...that has not already been done that is  :(
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Tygrkat on July 09, 2009, 12:36:59 PM
Wouldn't mind having one myself, but not sure I'll be able to make it up to your neck of the woods anytime soon...  just have to shoot for next year, maybe!   :)

That would be FANTASTIC, Rani!  ;D We'd love to have you visit our Shire!

Ozium, your favors are ADORABLE! They must have taken quite some time to make ~ how wonderful!

I'm not sure that I'll have time to make any sort of favors for Saturday, but I would love to make something to share.

Hmmm....I still have a TON of peacock feathers leftover from my wedding, some ribbon, and a hot glue gun....maybe I can whip something up if I have enough time Friday  ;) 

Hey, if you need to get rid of any of those feathers... I have a pretty incredible idea in mind!  I'd be happy to pay you for any that you don't use for your favors!!!

I would be thrilled to be hosted by you and all the other wonderful R/Fer's up there, Tygerkat, and can think of little I would enjoy more than a trip up to visit your lovely Shire... (sigh)  I'll just have to figure out a way to get up there! 


I'll have to dive into the closet & see what I can find, and I'll RenMail you after this weekend, Rani. I should have plenty to share after I put some favors together ~ and still loads left for the cat- she LOVES them!   :D
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Lady Amy of York on July 09, 2009, 01:46:26 PM
Ozium  what  neat looking favors.   Yes, i heard  from Lady julie, that Woody got  a favor  from you.  How  perfect  !

I  am making favors  to  hand  out  at faire.   Since  my character is  suppose  to have descended  from the house  of " York "  and  the house of " York"  was  represented by  a white  rose  in  the " War of  roses "   i am  doing  something  with   white silk roses, and  ribbons  in the color of  my gown.  I    did not make  too many, so  try to catch  me  this  weekend.


  Rani,  you deffinitely have  to  come  and vist  our shire   sometime  girlfriend.   And  we shall have  to get our ren  sister  Luci  to  come  too. :)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Ozium on July 09, 2009, 07:46:25 PM
Thank you all for the kind responses, they are really cool and like Rani said i have been working
on them for awhile. Anyone coming to Sterling try and look me up and one will be yours.

For the others on the forum here  i would be willing to send you one, may have to make more
but just PM me if you would like one, and i will do my best to get one in the mail.

Air fairs are down or were down, my brother is flying up for faire from dallas round trip for $225.

Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on July 12, 2009, 02:55:37 PM
Well... I've started designing a new favor for the SteamPunk invasion of TRF also, and I'm hoping to actually start them soon.  I've got my Ren favors started already, but with so many projects in the works it's going to take all the time I have between now and All Hallows to get everything finished!!!  

Rani, I've been working on my SP invasion favors today.  You know I'm hold one just for you and I can hardly wait to see what you make.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Rani Zemirah on July 12, 2009, 03:08:50 PM
Oh, I've got two different sets of favors to make, one set for SP, and one set for the next day!  I've got one of each for you, also, Taffy!

Lady Amy, I would soooo love to come up there and visit for Faire... maybe one of these days!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Lady Amy of York on July 14, 2009, 03:28:21 PM
Oh, I've got two different sets of favors to make, one set for SP, and one set for the next day!  I've got one of each for you, also, Taffy!

Lady Amy, I would soooo love to come up there and visit for Faire... maybe one of these days!

I'm  going to  hold  you  to  that  girlfriend  ! :) ;)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Blue66669 on July 14, 2009, 04:44:16 PM
Here is what i came up for this years favours, All on a cord and sealed for use. I almost
need to go into production now. Even gave one to Woody from the Crown and Feather,
it's a perfect size for him.



(http://n2hyo.com/tankard.jpg)

OZ, I will be very disappointed if you don't send me one LOL....
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Ozium on July 14, 2009, 05:19:37 PM
I'll will get you one Blue, may not be till after Sterling ends, just trying to keep up with
the demand as it is.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Trillium on July 14, 2009, 08:23:00 PM
Aww...it's a wee faerie mug!!!! :D ;D
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: mieljolie on July 22, 2009, 09:01:16 PM
That tiny mug is adorable!!!   :o   Awesome job!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Ozium on July 22, 2009, 09:39:36 PM
Thanks Mieljolie, i have gotta many a hug and kisses from the women with them. I think
i have given about 50 away in 3 weekends at Sterling i think. Even muged the folks from
Pirates Way / Faire magazine this past weekend. I have become a hunted man this season
and i am having a ball with them, as is everyone else. One of my better ideas i guess!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: MadamNina on July 23, 2009, 12:55:21 PM
These are the favors for my shop this year.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30568273&l=54931f19fe&id=1151536859

I also custom make favors and pendants.  I'm also the supplier for the Tudor Rose Awards this year at TRF!

Nina

[M.N.]

Removed link to Etsy shop.  Not place to advertising.  Please use Merchant's or B+S+T.

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Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: LadyFireKissed on August 12, 2009, 08:33:19 PM
so just a question, being a newbie here, if you have favors what is the proper. . . protocol?  for giving them away,  and what does it mean to give one to somebody?  I just do not want to be standing there looking like more of a fool than I already get myself into?
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on August 12, 2009, 10:59:34 PM
I give favors to new friends I meet, and old friends I see. Also at big gatherings favor swaps are good too! :D I'm running out of room on my HUGE pin sash and may have to resort to a big baldric type sash. x_X;;
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Thumper on August 31, 2009, 02:56:15 PM
I am trying to come up with something cute as a favor.  I dress up as a Scottish Shepherd and have my sheltie with me at faire.

I was thinking of something sheep like, so I can tell those that get a favor that they are now part of the flock.

Any suggestions on how to make something sheep like for a favor?
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: LadyAnna on August 31, 2009, 03:17:50 PM
Here's a cute origami lamb. Maybe you could put a pin on the back and glue some cotton balls or quilt batting to the ears?

http://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/simple_origami_lamb.htm

This is not at all HA or period, but I just thought it was adorable so I had to add it. It's a safety pin sheep: http://familycrafts.about.com/library/projects/blspbdsheep.htm
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Lady Kett on August 31, 2009, 06:17:12 PM
This is not at all HA or period, but I just thought it was adorable so I had to add it. It's a safety pin sheep: http://familycrafts.about.com/library/projects/blspbdsheep.htm

Oh dear, is that adorable or what?! That's something crafty that even *I* can do!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CelticOne on August 31, 2009, 09:41:04 PM
I made some simple favors based off what I had lying around the house from the last time I made them. Currently I have no pictures but as soon as I have a chance I'll get some.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Thumper on September 03, 2009, 09:14:28 AM
I liked the origami sheep, but was worried about them getting wet.  So I did a sheep's face but with pompoms.
(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/4011/flock.jpg)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: LadyAnna on September 03, 2009, 09:17:11 AM
Those are adorable!  :D
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Rani Zemirah on September 03, 2009, 12:41:42 PM
Niiiice... I want one of those!!  The blue ribbon is a particularly nice touch!!!  LOL
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Duckie84 on September 04, 2009, 04:07:30 AM
Why Rani I think you might have a dirty mind.
 :D
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Rani Zemirah on September 04, 2009, 02:04:10 PM
Wha'...?  Who, me?!?  Why, whatever gave you that idea?!?!?!? 

(wide eyed, innocent gaze, digging toe in dirt, hands behind back and whistling tunelessly in my best "I din't do nuthin" pose...)

ROFL
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: ladylissame on September 06, 2009, 10:01:39 PM
I started making favors this year. I am currently buying the charm as they go on sale (every other week) at hobby lobby, but my rogue says I should just order them as a large batch online (at full price though....not 50% off).
The idea came about as my faire name is Lissame Rhosyn (Rhosyn means rose).
I am currently threading a red ribbon through the clasp up top so it can be tied to whatever the receiver likes.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2584/3895358784_7c6ac12a93.jpg)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Lady Ellie on November 11, 2009, 09:38:08 AM
If you are adding a a ribbon rose to a ribbon cross would you use hot glue or fabric glue ?  I want them to stay together for at least a little bit.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: ladylissame on November 20, 2009, 06:13:37 PM
Try using hot glue. I've done ribbon to ribbon with fabric glue and it just did not stick well.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: WindChime on November 20, 2009, 10:46:09 PM
I ues E6000 glue for everything. It is holding one of my concret statues together after it had a accident.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on December 05, 2009, 08:27:46 AM
I ues E6000 glue for everything. It is holding one of my concret statues together after it had a accident.

I second the stuff! It works just like hot glue, holds together much better, and you don't get burned! :)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Blue66669 on December 05, 2009, 10:39:47 AM
OH YES YOU DO!!!. I used E6000 to glue a group of pewter bunnies doing dirty things to my boob this season at the shop. My boob started BURNING! E6000 heats and irritates skin as it cures.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: mieljolie on December 05, 2009, 01:16:59 PM
OH YES YOU DO!!!. I used E6000 to glue a group of pewter bunnies doing dirty things to my boob this season at the shop. My boob started BURNING! E6000 heats and irritates skin as it cures.

OH MY GOODNESS!!   :o  :o  :o  You didn't?!  I can't even stand having that stuff on my hands for very long!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on December 08, 2009, 05:29:35 PM
o_O;;; I had no idea that crap got hot!! WHY WOULD YOU PUT THAT ON SKIN!? Chemical burns = BAAAAAAAAD!

I try to be careful when working with any glue, and when that stuff gets on my hands I'm really good about washing it off quickly. I work in a lab, super paranoid about getting chemicals on my skin. :)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Blue66669 on December 08, 2009, 05:42:17 PM
It's because I'm a freak and I thought it was funny. Those bunnies were glued to my boob and it was freaking hilarious! But see, not only were they glued to my boob, but they were glued to each other in dirty positions. It was GREAT!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on December 15, 2009, 07:46:41 PM
*snort* That is awesome! I need to get to making more favors...I ran out at the castle. Whoops! Gotta have a bunch ready by RENdezvous!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Finnian on January 25, 2010, 07:16:07 PM
I've never made (or received now that I think about it) any faire tokens or what not before. But looking through this thread, makes me want to try and make some! I am trying to think of things I can do on a relatively short amount of time, since faire starts in like....2 weeks or less >> so I was thinking of making a bunch of tiny clay mushrooms/toadstools, and probably just putting little hoops on them so they could be pinned/keychained/hung etc. I'm a fae...I was trying to think of something in theme. XD Maybe next year I will work on something that has a more "personal" touch to it, and I was thinking about making little tags so people remember who they got them from, what year, what faire....maybe on the back my character's myspace or something so people can find me when it's off season. ^^
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Tammy on January 26, 2010, 12:59:37 AM
Finnian, that sounds like a wonderful start!! Love the idea of the little tags!!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Finnian on January 26, 2010, 07:07:25 AM
I saw someone use shrinky dinks as a tag. You can print on the plastic film with a printer, cut it out, bake and voila!

Ooohh that's not a bad idea. I was thinking of making little "old paper" looking tags, and maybe laminating them so they didn't get destroyed. I have a heat laminator in my house thankfully. XD
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: ArielCallista on January 26, 2010, 10:08:33 AM
I've never made favors before...and hadn't recieved any until the Midwinter exchange when I got one of Pinn's threerose pins she posted earlier! I figured with RenDevous coming up I should come up with something...in the past 10 minutes I have (in my head since I'm in class) pretty much designed my favors and my pouch thing I'm going to make to carry mine in that I can pin any I recieve on to! yay! I think I'm going to make some simple dangly beaded things like several people have done before. Since I love disney princesses more than any adult should...and if i can find them, I'm going to get disney princess beads/charms to hang from the bottom...and the beads can all be color coordinated to the princess...something silly like that. I think it will be a great way to tie in who I am...especially since at Rendevous I'll be i my first noble garb ever as Snow White! yay! Finishing the garb is priority right now but as soon as I'm done I'll get the stuff together for favors...
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: WindChime on January 26, 2010, 10:17:11 PM
I'm already in the process of making 3 different favors for this year.I make them for both of my parents and myself. Theirs were some what easy to think of mine is the problem , but after some debating I think I know what I want. I'll post pictures as soon as I get some made. I love working with the poliymer clay for them.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Finnian on January 27, 2010, 07:28:39 AM
I could use the input. Can anyone tell what these are?
(http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo255/GoodyTombShoes/P1270190.jpg)

They look like flower pins....? >> Is this a trap?
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Drac on January 27, 2010, 08:11:17 AM
I would say roses but the flesh tone behind it makes it hard for my sailor mind to not deviate...

Drac
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: amy on January 27, 2010, 09:02:56 AM
BWAHAHA!   Love em!!!!  Thanks, that made my day.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Kate on January 27, 2010, 09:08:04 AM
I'm an aspiring baker so they looked like roses on sugar cookies to me!  :)  CUTE!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Finnian on January 27, 2010, 10:53:13 AM
XD That's rather funny!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: WindChime on January 27, 2010, 10:44:04 PM
Goody - you made my day. those are to cute.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Rani Zemirah on January 27, 2010, 10:50:53 PM
That'll do. Thank you. I wanted to be certain the buttcheeks weren't very obvious. Rosy Bottoms...

Rosehips...  :P  heheh
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Rani Zemirah on January 28, 2010, 03:39:45 PM
That's so cute!!!  heheh 
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Becky10 on February 17, 2010, 11:05:30 PM
So I've been making little clay tokens (mini masks,mugs, shoes) and I've lost steam on what other mini-faire related items to make. Any good ideas? I love those little roses but flowers just refuse to be made by me.  :D
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Lady Rebecca on February 18, 2010, 11:38:39 AM
I've never done faire favors before, but I think I'm going to for BARF. Are felt rosettes overdone?
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Becky10 on February 18, 2010, 07:36:44 PM
Quote
thinking thinking... swords, roses, corset busts, coins, turkey legs (j/k). I'll have to ponder this one and return

ROFL! I acctually made a batch of mini-turkey legs right after posting! ;D
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: ArielCallista on February 22, 2010, 09:53:57 PM
I love the funny ideas everyone comes up with for favors...like puns about who they are...after stalking this thread for awhile I finally decided what i wanted to make for mine...I haven't quite finished them since I've got some other more important projects...but I will post soon!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on February 22, 2010, 10:27:38 PM
I've been steamrolling my favor making... I was down to 2 but thankfully the wench boards had a favor exchange so I've been forced to make more! Yaaaaaaaaay! :)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Finnian on February 23, 2010, 07:46:36 AM
I never got time to make my tokens for this year, boo! :( I felt really bad once we got to faire, and I saw Merilee Effingham's stuff covered in tokens, I would have loved to add one to her collection! Maybe next time, I guess. :)

And now I'm trying to figure out cool tokens for my new character, but I want them to involve the theme of my character (which is halloween/samhain themed), so I was thinking jackolanterns with different faces/colors (carved clay pins or pendants). I would also have little individually wrapped candies to go with whatever I make....how could I be the spirit of halloween/samhain without giving some treats? (Just gotta keep them hidden from the kids or I'll be tackled and robbed! lol)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: ladylissame on February 23, 2010, 06:59:36 PM
I may have some for KYRF this year (not castle though  :'( )
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on February 23, 2010, 09:53:35 PM
Ya know, I thought about changing my favors this year as I have every other year in the past, but I *love* the favors I have now (and I get a SUPER DEAL on the charms), and I put so much work into them that I think I may just stick with them. Everyone loves them so far and I feel like they're just... Me! Only thing I've changed is the beaded charm colors bc I can't get the original blue beaded charms anymore, and the light blue ones are becoming harder and harder to find....so I've been using purple ones too. I guess it's a change...not much of one.

2009 - with the dark blue charms
(http://www.rawkstar.org/images/favors_se.JPG)

2009/current with light blue charms (next to my 2008 AWESOME favors)
(http://www.rawkstar.org/images/favors.jpg)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: ladylissame on February 23, 2010, 10:01:18 PM
Yea, I'm using that site you recommended for this years favor
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on February 24, 2010, 06:17:24 PM
*grin* Chubby Chico Charms is awesome! Sign up for their email bc they always send discount codes!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: WindChime on February 25, 2010, 10:31:16 PM
Thanks Faye. Now you got me hooked on another web site as if I don't have enough to drool at. ;)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Tammy on February 25, 2010, 11:12:38 PM
Wow! I LOVE the charms on that site!! Thanks ladies!!!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on February 25, 2010, 11:17:20 PM
Hey just passing it on, one of the ladies on here turned me onto it! <3
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: ladylissame on February 26, 2010, 09:05:54 AM
How many faire favors do you typically make in a batch? I will be making mine and my husbands and I am not sure how many charms to order.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: WindChime on February 26, 2010, 10:07:57 PM
I make between 60 - 90 each. I make 3 different ones for me and my folks.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on February 26, 2010, 10:15:08 PM
How many faire favors do you typically make in a batch? I will be making mine and my husbands and I am not sure how many charms to order.

I think it depends on how many faires you will attend and how many times at each faire.  We got almost every weekend to Bristol, plus 5 or 6 other faires every year, so you run into a lot more people than if you go to a one weekend smaller faire.  If you're going to RenDezvous or St. Molden's weekend at BARF,  you'll want a lot, because there will be lots of RF members there.  Some people like to exchange favors with as many people as they can, so you'd want more.  Otherwise, some people make very few favors and just give them out to a few special friends.

It depends on what you want and where you're going.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Lady Rebecca on February 27, 2010, 04:15:06 PM
What is the average size of a faire favor? I feel like mine are so big!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on February 27, 2010, 08:47:52 PM
I try to make as many as I'll need in a year, but luckily with keeping the same design this year I won't have to make as many as every other year. I order the charms in batches of 50 each, and right now I'm sitting on about 100 loose ones (it was the "make mine a double" sale!). Same for the beaded charms that I get on another site. :)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Becky10 on March 07, 2010, 02:31:56 PM
CapnFaye
I am a complete sucker for those kind of sales!


So my clay tokens have finished firing now I gotta figure out what to do with them. I was thinking of stringing them on some yellow,blue and green thin ribbon with a few beads and a bell but as for the actual charms should I paint them or leave them in the raw?
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Dinobabe on March 15, 2010, 12:02:53 PM
I've decided with my new embroidery machine that I can make awesome faire favors.  I've been using handkerchiefs as practice items and will also be giving them out as favors at TNRF.  Here is what I have so far.  If you have any requests let me know! ;)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_XqxuHS0FflU/S511z-M10LI/AAAAAAAAAV0/vpQnWyj8O7w/s640/IMG_1740.JPG)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: amy on March 15, 2010, 02:34:51 PM
Those are fantastic!  What a great idea!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: ladylissame on March 15, 2010, 05:18:45 PM
I love them! I wish I could be at TNRF
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Dinobabe on March 17, 2010, 10:13:54 AM
And they're fun to make, too!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on March 17, 2010, 10:53:56 AM
Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! I want a blue pirate skull! Or black! Lol ok I just want one w/a skull! I'll see you at TNRF!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: LadyStitch on March 17, 2010, 03:59:20 PM
*grin* Chubby Chico Charms is awesome! Sign up for their email bc they always send discount codes!

You are an evil evil person.  They have a flamingo charm. And a sewing thread one   You do realize this means Jean Flamingo and I are going to have to have favors this year. And we are going to have to have something for Rendevous.  Maybe I can talk jean into making the favors if I finish his garb. hmmm  ::goes off to plot::

Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on March 18, 2010, 01:27:48 AM
Yeah, and they're running their "Make It A Double" sale, too right now. :x
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Tammy on March 18, 2010, 01:56:03 AM
Did you HAVE to tell us that???  :o  ;) :D
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Lady Catherine on March 19, 2010, 11:48:20 AM
capn faye, I still dont have a bottle from you!!  wink, wink, nudge, nudge!!
dinobabe, I WANT that Cletic knotwork!!! Sunday, May 2nd??

aww, dude, i need to get going on mine again!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on March 19, 2010, 03:22:02 PM
now i can finally make charms for the crew of the fiesty lady thanks to faye and the chubby charm site Yeaaaa
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: WindChime on March 19, 2010, 09:50:22 PM
I'm almost finished with my 3 sets of charms. I made Lady Helen ( my mom ) a angel wing, Sir Jim ( my dad ) another celtic knot style and now I have to start on my glo in the dark ghost. I am making 100 of each for now but depending on if we get to TenRen I may need to make more. I'll try to post a piture as soon as I am finished with mine which will be before the 27th of March when my first get together is.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: ladylissame on March 20, 2010, 08:42:52 AM
Yeah, and they're running their "Make It A Double" sale, too right now. :x
You are an evil woman you know that?  ;)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Dinobabe on March 21, 2010, 07:54:05 PM
capn faye, I still dont have a bottle from you!!  wink, wink, nudge, nudge!!
dinobabe, I WANT that Cletic knotwork!!! Sunday, May 2nd??

aww, dude, i need to get going on mine again!

I'll be there either the 15th or 29th.  Is that the only day you are coming?  I'll save it for you!  What color?
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: ladylissame on March 21, 2010, 09:40:44 PM
Here is my newest favor. I added the 2010 charm for the photo

(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs464.snc3/25491_715070271495_21421727_39958400_1938687_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Lady Catherine on March 22, 2010, 07:10:16 PM
capn faye, I still dont have a bottle from you!!  wink, wink, nudge, nudge!!
dinobabe, I WANT that Cletic knotwork!!! Sunday, May 2nd??

aww, dude, i need to get going on mine again!

I'll be there either the 15th or 29th.  Is that the only day you are coming?  I'll save it for you!  What color?

actually, no, ill be there a lot! noble garb, though, most all of it i think, gold and maroon.. any color, yay!!!!!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Aiacha on March 31, 2010, 07:32:37 AM
Finally making my first favors, and hopefully I'll have them done in time for RenDevous...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Aiacha/clip_image001.jpg)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: mieljolie on April 03, 2010, 08:34:47 AM
Finally making my first favors, and hopefully I'll have them done in time for RenDevous...

Lovely, Aiacha!  I see you used your the Kumihimo braiding and the beading.  Very nice combination!  I look forward to the classes.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: ladylissame on April 09, 2010, 02:36:58 PM
Dinobabe, it looks like I will be at TNRF opening weekend. Will you perchance be there and we may swap favors?
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Dinobabe on April 16, 2010, 01:44:13 PM
Dinobabe, it looks like I will be at TNRF opening weekend. Will you perchance be there and we may swap favors?

I won't be there opening, maybe the 15th or 29th.  May is a VERY busy month for me! :o
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: ladylissame on April 16, 2010, 09:18:03 PM
Ah. I will only be there opening weekend.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Tygrkat on May 24, 2010, 12:47:07 PM
So, maybe this year I'll get my favors together before Faire?  :P It didn't happen last season, but now that I'm only working part time I'll be able to hold still long enough....
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Queen Genevieve on June 23, 2010, 05:33:28 PM
How many favors do you make per season?  How many do you pass out during one day?
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: lady serena on June 24, 2010, 01:44:26 PM
It all depends on how many you would like to give out to friends and people that you meet. When I make mine I make around 20-30, I have seen other R/F people make 50-100. So make as many as you want and have fun. :)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: ladylissame on June 25, 2010, 09:03:21 PM
I made 50 and that wont be enough it seems
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: WindChime on June 25, 2010, 11:44:29 PM
I make 100 and some years I have to make more. It depends on what type of get together I'm at on how many I give out at a time. I have done 20 plus in one day at a Loveland Castle get together.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Tink on June 26, 2010, 03:44:28 PM
Curious:  Has anyone given out a favor only to get a look of confusion in return?

Also, if someone gives a favor, is the recipient supposed to give one in return?
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Dinobabe on June 27, 2010, 04:50:44 PM
Curious:  Has anyone given out a favor only to get a look of confusion in return?

Also, if someone gives a favor, is the recipient supposed to give one in return?

I would never expect one in return.  Especially if the other person is new and doesn't have them (yet), is saving theirs for people they know, or doesn't have many.  Giving favors is just that, a gift.  If you are concerned about the cost or whatever then you can make the decision of how to give yours.  Say to only people that give you one first or people that you have known for a while.
Some of the favors I have seen on here seem expensive and the givers give them to EVERYONE!  Totally cool.  But it is always up to the giver.  Have fun! ;)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Brenna on July 15, 2010, 01:04:57 PM
I would love to make some favors!  Too much fun!!  The ones on this thread look amazing! Great job, rennies!  I can't wait to come up with my own to share!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Lady Rosalind on July 27, 2010, 01:35:20 PM
I made new favors this year while working out new processes at work on our laser cutters. I spent $5 on the wood, and twice that on the tack-back pins, but I ended up with a bunch to give out to friends. I took clip art and turned it into a file that I could use with our cutters. I also made a few tudor roses that I give out while in noble garb, but I like these a lot more!  ;D

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs313.ash1/27808_756145371620_16925321_43469510_6043531_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Bonny Pearl on July 27, 2010, 01:36:50 PM
WOW that is awesome!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Brenna on July 27, 2010, 01:45:14 PM
How did you DO that! Now that's amazing! I've been playing around with different mediums for my little "B"utterfly type tokens but I haven't settled on anything quite yet.  Was thinking some little ceramic or clay type butterflies with wire antennae and a ribbon tie?  Still not sure. I'm more focused on my sewing but will need to get busy with this eventually.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Lady Rosalind on July 27, 2010, 04:11:45 PM
Thanks! I used a laser cutter to engrave and cut the favors. As part of my work duties, I train students to use the laser cutters. This was just another way to stretch my skills, and make something fun!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Rani Zemirah on July 27, 2010, 04:12:20 PM
Lady R, those are gorgeous!!!  How fantastic to have a laser cutter at your disposal, and how very fun to be able to render Faire images into woodcuts... I'm terribly envious!  What a very creative idea!  Does your machine use vector files, or did you have to convert it to some other file type?  

Have you thought about the potential for profit that this would represent if you could rent the use of that machine and software for a few hours on the occasional weekend?  Faire inspired holiday tree ornaments, plaques... oh, the list could be endless!  
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Lady Lil on July 27, 2010, 08:24:07 PM
 I love it!!! Great job
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: arbcoind on August 10, 2010, 09:03:21 AM
(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa108/Gina3102/100_09211-1.jpg)

My favors for PRF.

Gina
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Brenna on August 10, 2010, 11:33:13 AM
Perfection Gina!!!  Way to go! 
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Aniroaldawen on August 20, 2010, 10:40:02 PM
Here's the start of my favors for Kansas City Renaissance Festival.  I recently got the faire name "Stowaway Allie" (wench who loves the pirates and is always trying to stow away on their ship and run off to sea with them), so they're nautical-themed...

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=7158010&l=74acb17a25&id=681825459

I'm probably adding nametags...maybe with shrinkydinks as I saw someone else post in this thread. I'm making 40. My first favors...I hope people like them! (I've done swaps for Girl Scouts for years and years, so this was right up my alley.  ;D )
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Brenna on August 21, 2010, 08:01:30 PM
Allie those are so amazing!!!!!  I love these! :D 
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Aniroaldawen on August 27, 2010, 10:23:52 PM
 ;D Thanks, Brenna!

I got my shrinkydinks today, so here's the "finished" (I still have to seal the shrinkydinks) version of my favors! I have 20 made so far, and since my favor pouch is completely full, I think I'll wait until later in the season to see if I need to make more. Now I have to figure out a way to wear the two I'm keeping and any others people might give me...:-)

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=7233514&l=c61f574a51&id=681825459
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Rani Zemirah on October 22, 2010, 06:31:30 AM
Yeah, I'm a slacker...  This is a shot of the pirate favors I made for TRF... LAST year.  ::)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs905.snc4/71840_1537427208012_1604843044_31300530_7011785_n.jpg)

I used Antiqued Gold Rub-n-Buff to get rid of the shiny brass finish on the charms (although you can't really tell in this pic), wired the ships wheels to pin backs (that was a pain), made all the bead dangles myself with brass wire and glass beads, and even made the jump rings.  It took forever, but it was fun...
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Lady D1 on October 22, 2010, 12:12:21 PM
Great Job Rani!  Love them! 

I have to figure out something to do for next year!  too much time has wasted away this year.   
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Aniroaldawen on April 26, 2011, 11:14:23 PM
With my first faire of 2011 coming up in a few weeks, I've just ordered the beginning of my 2011 favors!

http://www.chubbychicocharms.com/Products/1136.jpg
http://www.chubbychicocharms.com/Products/1560.jpg
http://www.chubbychicocharms.com/Products/1026.jpg

I'm going to string all three of them on a safety pin with colored beads and a ribbon with my faire name/the year. I ordered 35 of each for now. It wound up being like $1 per favor but they're SO cute and SO "me"! I may have to end up ordering more for my home faire in the fall, but this should get me through my weekend at my spring faire! I'll have to be frugal with them! I'm super excited to get my charms!!  ;D
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Sabrina Black on April 29, 2011, 02:42:41 PM
Ok just curious, does anyone ever do favors for their babies or children? I have an awesome idea for favors for my little boy but not sure if I should. Thoughts?
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Scotty Hunter on April 29, 2011, 09:11:42 PM
Ok just curious, does anyone ever do favors for their babies or children? I have an awesome idea for favors for my little boy but not sure if I should. Thoughts?

To give to the children, or in honor of them? ???  Cos at the bottom of page 5, someone made a ribbon charm in honor of their grandson as public awareness of sorts for an illness.

I personally see no problems with it, if that is your meaning. Having no charms (err, well having never been to a faire yet) I for one would gladly wear a personalized charm.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Sabrina Black on April 29, 2011, 10:19:40 PM
Ok just curious, does anyone ever do favors for their babies or children? I have an awesome idea for favors for my little boy but not sure if I should. Thoughts?

To give to the children, or in honor of them? ???  Cos at the bottom of page 5, someone made a ribbon charm in honor of their grandson as public awareness of sorts for an illness.

I personally see no problems with it, if that is your meaning. Having no charms (err, well having never been to a faire yet) I for one would gladly wear a personalized charm.

They would be for my little boy to give out.  Well, actually, I'd be giving them out for him lol.  He's going to be a pirate and I thought about getting some little pacifier charms from a party store and paint them gold like baby pirate treasure, and then give them out.  I figured it would be cute :)  Just wondering if anyone has done something similar to this.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Adriana Rose on April 30, 2011, 03:15:08 PM
I know of one kiddo that has one, they are very cute just like the little one that hands them out
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Aniroaldawen on May 11, 2011, 12:10:46 AM
After being "misrouted", taking about three days longer than they were supposed to in shipping, and two weeks after I ordered them, my charms finally arrived and I've started work on my 2011 favors! Just in time--I'm attending the Oklahoma Renaissance Festival this weekend!

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n168/ani_021/100_3746.jpg)

I love them and think they're turning out great so far!!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Bonny Pearl on August 18, 2011, 08:45:44 PM
So.... here is my first attempt at making favors....  not sure if I like the design or not.  Things always seem different comparing my imagination to application lol.


(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6080/6057390367_66a933c929.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41799285@N04/6057390367/)
 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41799285@N04/6057390367/)  (http://www.flickr.com/people/41799285@N04/)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Ozium on August 18, 2011, 08:50:40 PM
Looks great to me. I love giving as well as receiving, so much fun and making someone
smile. Mine are Wee Tankards, there are a few down you way that you may see.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Bonny Pearl on August 18, 2011, 09:00:54 PM
Thanks Ozium!  I am still debating on the size of the pearl on the disc portion.  I think I might go down in size, this is a 6mm.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Lady D1 on September 22, 2011, 11:02:49 AM
Thanks Ozium!  I am still debating on the size of the pearl on the disc portion.  I think I might go down in size, this is a 6mm.

I think they look perfect and would not change a thing!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: scarletnyx on September 23, 2011, 12:53:17 AM
All this talk about favors..I cannot wait until I get my first one!

I am picking up that usually these are "earned" in a manner, i.e tricks, goofing off, ect. Is that typically true?
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on September 23, 2011, 05:44:21 AM
I give my favors freely, mostly to people I've met and spoke with, also if we meet any RF members at faire.

I've also given favors to a couple of small children, when they've approached to ask if they could have their pictures taken with us.

Never asked anyone to do anything to get one, nor have any of my friends asked either us before giving one, or others to whom they gave favors.  Maybe it's a regional thing?
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: arbcoind on September 23, 2011, 08:02:45 AM
^^^That's how I give them.

Gina
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Bonny Pearl on September 23, 2011, 08:09:59 AM
Thanks Ozium!  I am still debating on the size of the pearl on the disc portion.  I think I might go down in size, this is a 6mm.

I think they look perfect and would not change a thing!

Thanks Lady D!

All this talk about favors..I cannot wait until I get my first one!

I am picking up that usually these are "earned" in a manner, i.e tricks, goofing off, ect. Is that typically true?

Favors are usually given like Lady Renee just said.  W:)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Rowan MacD on September 23, 2011, 10:47:28 AM
I give my favors freely, mostly to people I've met and spoke with, also if we meet any RF members at faire.

I've also given favors to a couple of small children, when they've approached to ask if they could have their pictures taken with us.

Never asked anyone to do anything to get one, nor have any of my friends asked either us before giving one, or others to whom they gave favors.  Maybe it's a regional thing?
   Same here ;D.   I primarily give them to friends, favorite vendors and sometimes to a particularly hardworking minor cast member whom I might not know personally but is obviously going the extra mile to engage the patrons.  This is important to me, since I have attended a few faires where the primary cast members stayed in a group and barely spoke to anyone other than each other.  I acknowledge that this makes it easier for them to stay in character, and some actors are just too busy with complicated scenarios to spend much time playing with the crowd.
  That responsibility falls to the lesser players who bust their humps to make sure the paying customers feel like they are a part of the show.   I seek them out to let them know that I appreciate their work. 
 
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: justsomeguytn on October 20, 2011, 03:33:44 PM
http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop_uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DWPRq08h3pxI&v=WPRq08h3pxI&gl=US

I gave stormy brimstone a box that lights up with a constellation.

[Mod Note]

The correct link to view this video on a PC is: http://youtu.be/WPRq08h3pxI

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Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Rogue Hidesmith on February 07, 2012, 08:47:12 PM
Hey look, I actually did something ahead of time. Here are my favors for this upcoming season. It's the Hebrew word for Life, "chai".

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/425487_2709573853666_1086445855_32114724_1269951212_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Coch on February 27, 2012, 10:18:54 PM
I tried my hand at my first tokens. A small shield in my colors. I'm thinking as a handout to kids in costume.

(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/DSCN6254-2.jpg)(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/DSCN6253-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Rani Zemirah on February 28, 2012, 03:12:07 AM
Oh, that's fun!!! 
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Pinn on February 28, 2012, 06:50:15 AM
I propose a favour exchange.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: amy on February 28, 2012, 10:49:20 AM
I second the motion
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: WindChime on February 28, 2012, 03:47:09 PM
I third the idea. Of course that means I would need to think of something new to do since I took last year off. I try to make a different style each year plus I make one for Lady Helen and Sir Jim also. So in total I normally make 150 - 300 favors for the year so I think everyone sees why I took a year off.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Rowan MacD on February 29, 2012, 10:12:15 AM
  The tiny shields and runes are so cute! 
 
   
  The more the merrier! 

 
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Phelyp, Lord Maydestone on August 04, 2012, 01:06:48 PM
So.... here is my first attempt at making favors....  not sure if I like the design or not.  Things always seem different comparing my imagination to application lol.


Very nice my lady!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Bonny Pearl on August 11, 2012, 07:32:08 AM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Sir Stout on August 13, 2012, 02:45:07 PM
I tried my hand at my first tokens. A small shield in my colors. I'm thinking as a handout to kids in costume.

(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/DSCN6254-2.jpg)(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/DSCN6253-1.jpg)

Hi, Coch.  I really like these shields, nice job!  Are they metal, and where did you find them?

Thanks! - Josh
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: markste on October 06, 2012, 07:04:30 AM
very beautiful design.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: scarletnyx on October 10, 2012, 08:03:15 AM
I have a question about the "etiquette" of handing out favors, if I may.

I do not hand our favors, but a few weeks ago at the Sherwood Celtic Fest I saw a Captain Jack lolling around the lanes, shouting " Faire Tokens, faire tokens! " or something to that effect. My experience with receiving tokens ( I got a few last year from the TRF fairies ) was that one procured them by interacting with whomever had them. When I saw the captain shouting that he had favors, it kinda... grated me. I prefer to get favors by interaction, but is what the Jack did also "acceptable"?
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Rani Zemirah on October 12, 2012, 11:21:23 PM
I'm wondering if what he was hawking wasn't one of the cheaply bought or made little things that some "characters" (NOT to be confused with CAST characters, you understand) hand out to everyone they encounter in the lanes who will stand still long enough for them to do their "bit", so that they get the attention they have come looking for?  There's a huge difference between those things and the Favors that are designed, crafted and handed over to old and new friends each season by those who truly wish to give a Gift to those they meet and enjoy spending time with at Faire. 

I'm guessing that if this Jack was handing them out like candy then he neither put much time OR effort into them... and likely not much expense, either.  For most, Favors are something special, and to be kept and displayed season after season... or at least rotated when you've been given so many that you no longer have room for them all!  You can definitely tell who at Faire is generally well liked, though, by the weight of their "brag rag"...  ;D 
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: scarletnyx on October 14, 2012, 12:45:03 PM
I'm wondering if what he was hawking wasn't one of the cheaply bought or made little things that some "characters" (NOT to be confused with CAST characters, you understand) hand out to everyone they encounter in the lanes who will stand still long enough for them to do their "bit", so that they get the attention they have come looking for?  There's a huge difference between those things and the Favors that are designed, crafted and handed over to old and new friends each season by those who truly wish to give a Gift to those they meet and enjoy spending time with at Faire. 

I'm guessing that if this Jack was handing them out like candy then he neither put much time OR effort into them... and likely not much expense, either.  For most, Favors are something special, and to be kept and displayed season after season... or at least rotated when you've been given so many that you no longer have room for them all!  You can definitely tell who at Faire is generally well liked, though, by the weight of their "brag rag"...  ;D 

Sadly I didn't think to get one to "research" it, but I think you're right. He just seemed so flippant about it. And really, captain jack? No one remembers any of the Captain Jacks they see around faire anymore ( at least, I don't ). So why try to stand out if you can see another Captain jack across the lane from you?

Bless his heart though, he was trying..? ???
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: iain robb on November 21, 2013, 08:25:04 AM
Does anyone know who it was who made the Tudor Rose favors and was giving them at the recent Kansas City Rendedezvous? I really should remember, but of course I don't. I need to know how they were made, since I want to make something similar.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Ms Trish on November 21, 2013, 09:10:51 AM
Does anyone know who it was who made the Tudor Rose favors and was giving them at the recent Kansas City Rendedezvous? I really should remember, but of course I don't. I need to know how they were made, since I want to make something similar.

Was it Lord Gauwyn's wife?
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: iain robb on November 21, 2013, 09:16:07 AM
I don't know. I am such a loser when it comes to remembering names and faces. I'll try to get a photo of the favor at lunchtime and post it. That might help.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on November 21, 2013, 11:25:00 AM
I don't know. I am such a loser when it comes to remembering names and faces. I'll try to get a photo of the favor at lunchtime and post it. That might help.

I am pretty sure it was m'lady Addilay - I hear you want to know how she made them - I will ask her tonight and let you know.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: iain robb on November 21, 2013, 04:20:50 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on November 22, 2013, 02:04:29 PM
Does anyone know who it was who made the Tudor Rose favors and was giving them at the recent Kansas City Rendedezvous? I really should remember, but of course I don't. I need to know how they were made, since I want to make something similar.

the basic piece is an item from Spare.Parts called 1" Round Clear Epoxy Stickers.  She used photoshop to create the image and to this she applied a firm felt back with glue (like Aileens tacky).  The epoxy stickers have an adhesive back so she just attached the image/felt piece to it an hot glued a pin (you can get the pins and stickers I know at Hobby Lobby or most craft stores).

Let me know it you have any other questions.

Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: iain robb on November 23, 2013, 06:00:40 PM
Thank you! That's simple and inexpensive -- two of my favorite things. I really appreciate the help.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: RefMom3 on November 25, 2013, 10:14:04 AM
What a charming idea. I've never given or received any, but it looks like such a nice custom.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Rowan MacD on November 26, 2013, 04:22:10 PM
Thank you! That's simple and inexpensive -- two of my favorite things. I really appreciate the help.
  I like to give out a little something each year, to friends and as a token to entertainers and characters who go the extra mile. 

   I like the concept for the rose token.  I've seen some similar bits at Hobby Lobby. I'll keep my eye out.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: iain robb on December 02, 2013, 06:10:38 AM
Well, I have the clear epoxy stickers -- I went with square that I'll turn and use as diamonds. I have the pin backs. I have the glue. I have the felt.

Just waiting on an artist to finish the logo for my book series, and I'll digitize it, print them out and make favors with it.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Rowan MacD on December 26, 2013, 06:28:19 PM
Does anyone know who it was who made the Tudor Rose favors and was giving them at the recent Kansas City Rendedezvous? I really should remember, but of course I don't. I need to know how they were made, since I want to make something similar.

the basic piece is an item from Spare.Parts called 1" Round Clear Epoxy Stickers.  She used photoshop to create the image and to this she applied a firm felt back with glue (like Aileens tacky).  The epoxy stickers have an adhesive back so she just attached the image/felt piece to it an hot glued a pin (you can get the pins and stickers I know at Hobby Lobby or most craft stores).

Let me know it you have any other questions.

Gotta get to Hobby Lobby-I have some glass version of these-but they are too heavy.
   Will your Lady be handing these out at DMRF next year?
 I don't want to duplicate anything she is crafting too closely. 
   I can make a significantly different version, perhaps with a thistle.    I'm fond of dangling bits that sparkle.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Epona on June 18, 2014, 03:41:17 PM
Played around with  leftover clay and beads from the craft room yesterday. Figured I'd give them out to kids.(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/10363232_485596671586674_4490366424176276254_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: PollyPoPo on June 18, 2014, 08:43:30 PM
I like 'em.

Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Rani Zemirah on June 19, 2014, 03:55:35 AM
I bet the kids will love them, also!  They're cute, and colorful!  :) 
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Epona on June 19, 2014, 04:31:20 PM
Thank ye most kindly, Polly and Rani. :D
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Serenity on June 20, 2014, 03:25:04 PM
Very cute!  Heck, forget the kids....I'd want one  ;D
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Epona on June 22, 2014, 11:09:32 PM
Very cute!  Heck, forget the kids....I'd want one  ;D

If you're ever at Bristol this season, find me, and you may have one  ;)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: RefMom3 on July 02, 2014, 10:18:12 PM
*I* will be at Bristol; several times, including this Saturday ;)
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on July 03, 2014, 06:45:58 PM
Bristol is our home faire, and we will be there 6 of the 9 Sundays.  We have favors, too, so anyone there those Sundays, we'd be happy to give one to you.  Now I only have to remember to take them!
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Epona on July 03, 2014, 08:12:47 PM
I'll be at Bristol every weekend, both days. I love sharing, so if any of ya'll want a favor, PM and I can let you know my whereabouts.
Speaking of which: Less than 38 hours until Bristol begins! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: RefMom3 on July 04, 2014, 11:23:27 AM
Well, Lady Renee, it sounds like you've given a good reason to aim for some Sundays for our future visits! Since I work alternate Saturdays (life in a public library), Sundays are sometimes easier.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Serenity on July 07, 2014, 12:30:56 PM
I would love to make it to Bristol one year.  WHEN I make it (not if  ;)), I will definitely find you all.
Title: Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on July 07, 2014, 02:49:31 PM
Didn't see any RFMembers at Bristol on Sunday. Favors will return this coming Sunday to see if there are any takers.