To participate you must purchase a Design Kit from my Shop, featuring a ceramic "magic" bead by Diane Hawkey, a ceramic floral charm by Marsha Neal, a lampwork glass bead by Sue Kennedy, a lampwork glass bead by Bernadette Fuentes, vintage acrylic, Swarovski crystals, copper chain, and a Luxury Bead Blend.
The Luxury Bead Blends consists of Japanese Toho seed beads, freshwater pearls, coral chip, garnet rounds, jasper rounds, vintage sequins, and other semi-precious stones, and Czech glass.
In selecting the pieces of the Design Kit, I thought a lot about the "magic of summer". I drew inspiration from ideas like summer love, the beginning of the harvest, and the heat of summer. The color palette reflects these themes in the bold reds and juicy berry colors. I really wanted to spotlight beautiful, artist-made pieces. The piece are really versatile and can go in a lot of different directions. If you saw the pieces from the first challenge, then you know that there are a TON of design options!
With your kit, using as much or as little of it as you like, create a piece that showcases your creativity, individuality, and artistic expression. Ideally your creation will spotlight the great artisan components included, but the sky's the limit with what you make. Keep your project secret until the reveal date!
The reveal date is Monday, August 29th! Post a picture on your blog or send one to me (before the Reveal Date) to post if you don't have your own; the August Reader's Challenge will end in a Blog Hop with your other participants to showcase your beautiful creations!