Friday, September 25, 2015

Gold Dust Special Challenge...

In one of the online forums, someone asked where they could see examples of what people made for the challenges.  So I posted the links to ALL the reveals.  In the process, I started counting them and realized that the next kit that I did would be the 25th kit since we rebooted the Design Challenges.  It boggles my mind that over 500 kits have been shipped out world-wide.

This is the latest Design Kit Challenge: Gold Dust!  If this is the first time you're finding out about these challenges, it's an informal and fun way to push yourself creatively by using an assortment of components that I've picked out.

To participate, you must purchase a Design Kit. This kit features a selection of premium Czech glass (both new and vintage), vintage lucite, waxed Irish linen, vintage German glass, vintage seed beads, 24k gold plated copper, brass, recycled sari silk ribbon, plated faceted pyrite rondelles and a Luxury Bead Blend.

The Luxury Bead Blend consists of Japanese Miyuki seed beads, Toho seed beads, Japanese Matsuno seed beads, vintage Czech seed beads, freshwater pearls, glass pearls, Czech glass (both old and new), pyrite, stone, vintage sequins, vintage German plastic, dyed wood, German glass, electroplated hematite, Swarovski crystals, vintage Japanese glass, Javanese glass, and vintage lucite.

But wait... there's more!  Each kit will come with a special handmade component that will remain a mystery until it arrives at your door! It may be more than one piece!

The mystery component(s) will be publicly revealed on Monday, November 9th, 2015!

When I started to plan this kit, I had already wanted to use pyrite as the source inspiration.  As I worked with it more, it reminded of a time when I found a piece of fools gold and felt like I had won a million dollars.  I wanted to capture that luxurious feel and bumped up the gold-tones, yellows, and metallics.  I broke the budget and splurged a little on some of the components.  I also wanted to launch the kit today, because it's the 25th and this will be the 25th 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 you'll pull from the components in the kit and spotlight them, but 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 secret until the reveal date!

The Reveal Date for this challenge is: Thursday, November 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 Gold Dust Special Challenge will end in a blog hop, sharing all the lovely things created with your kit with your fellow participants.

There are only 30 Design Kits available (with one set aside for me)! 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 ten. For international orders, it may take longer! If you know that it take 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. Sorry!

With all that being said... we really hope you'll enjoy working with the kit and have a ball playing with it! We can't wait to see what you make!

CLICK HERE to get your Design Kit!

1 comment:

Alison Herrington said...

Happy Birthday Andrew!