Thursday, February 27, 2014

Deep Waters Challenge

This is the latest 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.  This kit features a selection of Japanese hex-cut seed beads, premium Czech glass, vintage lucite, African glass, Irish waxed linen, a silver-plated clasp, and a Luxury Bead Blend.

The Luxury Bead Blend consists of Japanese Miyuki seed beads, Toho seed beads, freshwater pearls, aquamarine, Czech glass, African recycled glass, Chinese crystal, Swarovski crystal, vintage sequins, Germain glass, vintage Japanese glass, and Swarovski crystal pearls.

But wait... there's more!  The pictures show a luscious mix of materials, but what isn't shown is the Mystery Component!  Each kit will come with a special, handmade component that will remain a mystery until it arrives at your door!

The Mystery Component will be publicly revealed on Monday, March 31st!  Please keep it under wraps until then.

We've had such a great time with the Radiant Orchid Challenge.  I almost forgot how much fun it is to see all the different creations and how each artist brings something new and different to the kit.

In selecting the components for this kit, I thought about the Pantone Fashion Color Report for Spring 2014.  I zeroed in on two colors:  Dazzling Blue and Placid Blue.  They reminded me of water and the kaleidoscope of shimmering blues of light penetrating deep waters.

If you're familiar with these challenges, then you know that there are lots of different design choices that can create unique pieces, and a single kit can produce 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 assortment of beads included, but the sky's the limit with what you make!

Keep your project secret until the reveal date!

The reveal date is set for Thursday, April 24th, 2014!  Post a picture on your blog or send one to me to post on your behalf (if you don't have a blog of your own).  The Deep Waters Challenge will end in a blog hop, sharing all the lovely creations with your fellow participants!

There are only 20 Design Kits available (with one set aside for myself)!  Once we receive your order, we will process your kit and send it out within three business days.  Hurry!  Supplies are limited and are on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis!  (Sorry, no exceptions!)

I also wanted to mention that all the Design Kits will be shipped with First Class mail.  This can take anywhere from one business day to fourteen.  For international orders, it may take longer!  If you know that it takes a long time to reach your destination (from Southwestern Pennsylvania) please place your orders early!  I will do my best to get your kit out as early as possible, but unfortunately I can't be held responsible if it arrives late due to the postal service.  All sales of the Design Kits are final and there are no returns or exchanges.  With that being said... I hope you have lots of fun and I can't wait to see what you make!

CLICK HERE to get your Design Kit!

Disclaimer:  This challenge is not associated, affiliated, and/or sponsored by Pantone.


Carolyn said...

Thanks for having another challenge blog hop. I was finally able to get a kit after several previous tries.

Better hurry to get your kit as Andrew's challenges are very popular.


Alice said...

Awww darn the kits are all sold out! And it was my favorite color to work with. Maybe I'll catch the next one.