Friday, July 17, 2015

Warrior Stone Challenge...

Say hello to our latest Design Kit Challenge: Warrior Stone!  If you're not familiar with the challenges, they are a fun way to nudge yourself creatively and create from an assortment of pre-selected components.

To participate, you must purchase a Design Kit.  This kit features a shimmering array of Czech glass (both old and new), vintage acrylic, labradorite, waxed Irish linen, labradorite chip strand, vintage small bugle seed beads, and a Luxury Bead Blend.

The Luxury Bead Blend consists of Japanese Miyuki seed beads, Toho seed beads, Japanese Matsuno seed beads, freshwater pearls, glass pearls, Czech glass (both old and new), labradorite, stone, base metal, vintage sequins, German glass, jade, Swarovski crystals, vintage Japanese glass, and vintage lucite.

But that's not it!  Each kit includes a special, handmade Mystery Component!  The component is a secret until arrives at your door!

The Mystery Component will publicly be revealed Monday, August 31st, 2015!

Labradorite was one of my first "stone crushes" and I've hoarded it for years.  According to Inuit legend, once the aurora borealis went missing and a warrior was sent to look for it.  As he was about to give up, he saw a sparkle in a stone, where it had been trapped.  He speared the stone and released the Northern Lights.  Some of the light remained in the stone and some say that's the origin of the flashes of light and chatoyance in the stone.  There are also those that believe that labradorite is a stone of magic, transformation, and protection and can increase the wearer's intuition and psychic development.  The stone with it's shimmering gray with hints of blue, gold, green, and purple was the inspiration for the kit.

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

The reveal date is set for Thursday, September 10th, 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 Warrior Stone Challenge will end in a blog hop, sharing all the lovely things made with your kit with your fellow participants.

There are only 25 Design Kits available (with one set aside for myself)!  Once we receive your order, we will process your kit and send it out within seven Allegory Gallery 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 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.  Sorry!

With all that being said... we hope you have a great time working with the kit and have a lot of fun!  We are super excited to see what you create!

CLICK HERE to get your Design Kit!

1 comment:

Ann Schroeder said...

Ack! I missed this one, and labradorite is a favorite of mine. It will be so fun to see what all the participants do with it! I am going to try to make something with some of my hoarded labradorite before the time of the reveal in my own little challenge inspired by this one!