Friday, May 09, 2014

Good Earth Challenge...

This is the latest Reader's Challenge for my blog!  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 Japanese hex-cut seed beads, premium Czech glass (both new and vintage), vintage brass rounds, Indian glass, Irish waxed linen, a vintage Hamilton gold bead, artisan ceramic rounds, and a Luxury Bead Blend.

The Luxury Bead Blend consists of Japanese Miyuki seed beads, Toho seed beads, Czech glass, African recycled glass, jasper, agate, gold-plated daisy spacers, quartz, Chinese crystal, goldstone, Swarovski crystals, vintage sequins, German 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 might actually be componentS!  So you might get more than one surprise!

The Mystery Component(s) will be publicly revealed on Monday, June 2nd!

We had so much fun with the Radiant Orchid and Deep Waters Challenges that I thought that I would revisit the Pantone Fashion Color Report for Spring 2014 one more time.  I zeroed in on the warmer colors like Freesia and Sand.  I used accent colors in Hemlock, Celosia Orange, and Cayenne.  I looked out the window and drew inspiration from the scenery in front of me.  The trees were still mostly bare, but new leaves were dotting the treetops.  Yellow grasses swayed in the wind and birds fluttered from the branches.  The light was golden and warm.  After such a long winter, the warmth is very much welcome!  The Good Earth is waking up after a long sleep.

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, July 17th, 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 Good Earth 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 First Class 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.  


Ann Schroeder said...

Yay! I just ordered my kit. Beautiful.

ChristinaMarieH said...

I am so excited! I just bought my kit!
This is the first time I was able to actually get one before they sold out.
Can't wait to get beading!