Friday, February 13, 2015

Frenzied Motion Challenge...

This is the newest Design Kit Challenge!  Let me introduce you to the Frenzied Motion 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 vintage and new), rose quartz, dyed jade, mother-of-pearl, dyed coral, waxed Irish linen, vintage moonglow lucite, dogtooth amethyst, Swarovski crystal, polymer clay by me, hex-cut Japanese seed beads, vintage Italian seed beads and a Luxury Bead Blend.

The Luxury Bead Blend consists of Japanese Miyuki seed beads, Japanese Matsuno seed beads, Japanese Toho seed beads, freshwater pearls, vintage trade beads, Czech glass (both old and new), African recycled glass, jade, stone, vintage sequins, German glass, calsilica, howlite, amethyst, rose quartz, vintage lucite, electroplated quartz, bugles, Swarovski crystals, vintage Japanese glass, Javanese glass, and glass pearls.

But wait... there's more!  The picture shows 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 16th 2015!

When I was considering what color palette to pick for this challenge, I knew that I wanted to steer clear of a monochromatic one.  I looked at the Pantone Fashion Color Report for Spring 2015 and gravitated towards Aquamarine, Scuba Blue, Lucite Green, Classic Blue, Strawberry Ice, Dusk Blue, and Lavender Herb.  Seeing these colors together made me think of my early adulthood, working at and attending various nightclubs in New York City.  While there was certainly a seedy underbelly and less than desirable elements, what drew me to these places was the frenzied motion.  People would lose themselves in the pulse of lights.  They would surrender to the music and let go to the rhythm, freeing themselves of ego, insecurities, and agendas... becoming a writhing mass of energy.  I wanted to capture this sense of electricity and freedom.

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 is the limit with what you can make!  Feel free to use beads from your own stash to augment the offered selection.  Whether you use a little or a lot of your kit, make sure to keep your project secret until the reveal date!

The reveal date is set for Thursday, April 16th 2015!

Post a picture on your blog or send one to met to post on your behalf (if you don't have a blog of your own).  The Spring Challenge will end up in a blog hop, sharing all the lovely things made with your fellow participant
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 exception!)

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 we 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 tons of fun and I can't wait to see what you create!

CLICK HERE to get your Design Kit!

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

2 comments:

Alison Herrington said...

Woo hoo! It looks like a dance party!

ChristinaMarieH said...

I love the color combinations in this kit! I can't wait to get mine!