Monday, October 10, 2011

October Reader's Challenge...

This is the fourth "Reader's Challenge" for my blog. It's a fun and informal way to play, create, and challenge yourself with a pre-selected set of components. Let's see what you can make!











To participate you must purchase a Design Kit, featuring a ceramic bead from Keith O'Connor, a terra cotta bead from RareEarth Beads, a lampwork glass headpin from SueBeads, a carved blue tiger's eye round bead, natural brass peanut chain, Swarovski crystals and pearls, glass ancient bead replicas, and a Luxury Bead Blend.


The Luxury Bead Blends consists of Japanese Toho seed beads, Miyuki seed beads, freshwater pearls, blue aventurine, sodalite rounds, lapis lazuli rounds and other semi-precious stones, vintage sequins, German glass, and Czech glass. Each kit also includes as special MYSTERY component!


The mystery component will be publicly revealed on Monday, October 17th! Please keep it under wraps until then.


In selecting the pieces for the Design Kit, I thought about the brilliant blue October skies.  There's a crispness and cleanness to the autumn skies, that ranges from electric blue to dark navy.  The color palette reflects the airiness and limitlessness of October.
If you saw the first three challenges, you know that there are lots of different design choices and a single kit can make several pieces if one wants.
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 Friday, November 4th! Post a picture on your blog or send one to me to post if you don't have your own; the October Reader's Challenge will end in a Blog Hop with your other participants!
There are only 20 more Design Kits available! The first ten sold out within an hour!  (Last kit shipped Saturday, October 17th.) CLICK HERE to get your own Design Kit for the October Reader's Challenge. Hurry! Supplies are limited and are on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis! (No exceptions)


I also wanted to mention that all Reader's Challenge Design Kits will be shipped with First Class mail. Due to the relatively short timeframe of this challenge, if you know it takes a long time to receive orders, please place your order early! I will do my best to get your kit out as early as possible, but unfortunately can't be held responsible if it arrives late.  With that said... I hope you all have lots of fun and I can't wait to see what you make!

6 comments:

Alice said...

It's a beautiful kit!!! I can't wait for mine to arrive in the mail!

Putting my thinking cap on now.....

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Super Kit! Blue is my favorite. I have a ton of ideas already...

Shaiha said...

I am so excited! I was finally able to get one of your kits. I guess the secret is stalking your blog :)

Katie said...

I'm also SO glad I was able to get a kit...Especially with the beautiful blues in this kit! And thanks for having an option for the non-bloggers among us!

I can't wait to get the kit and let the creativity flow!

Crimson Frog Designs by Kinga Nichols said...

I missed it again:(((( Oh well, I will keep on trying. Very pretty kit Andrew.

My Life Under the Bus said...

Gorgeous colors this month love that Sue Beads head pin!