Friday, January 09, 2015

Spring Awakening Challenge...

This is the latest Design Kit Challenge!  Let me introduce you to the Spring Awakening Challenge!  If you're not familiar with the challenges, 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 premium Czech glass (both new and vintage), vintage lucite, African glass, carved jade, magnesite, waxed Irish linen, calsilica, vintage Japanese seed beads, and a Luxury Bead Blend.

The Luxury Bead Blend consists of Japanese Miyuki seed beads, Toho seed beads, freshwater pearls, vintage trade beads, Czech glass (both old and new), African recycled glass, jade, stone, vintage sequins, Germain glass, vintage Japanese glass, and glass pearls.

But wait... there's more!  The pictures show a luscious mix of materials, but what isn't show 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, February 16thth, 2015!

I've really been enjoying the Pantone Fashion Color Report for Spring 2015.  In the Spring Awakening kit, I wanted to focus on bright combinations of greens and blues – capturing the freshness of earth and sky after winter.  I blended Aquamarine, Scuba Blue, Lucite Green, Classic Blue, Tree Top, and Woodbine to create this kit.  I wanted to capture the feeling of things bursting into life!

If you've seen the challenges before, 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 desires.

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 can make! Keep your project secret until the reveal date!

The reveal date is set for Thursday, March 19th, 2015!

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 Spring Awakening 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 five 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 Priority mail. This can take anywhere from one business day to fourteen. For international participants, 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 kits out as early as possible, but unfortunately 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.


Alice said...

It's a lovely kit and I managed to get one. Happy me!

Anonymous said...

Oh Happy Day I received my kit in the mail just now! Fabulous colors!! Fabulous components!!! ! Whoohoo!

Shai Williams said...

What a beautiful kit and some of my favorite colors. I really hate being on a bead buying diet.