Friday, July 18, 2014

Festival Lights Challenge...

This is the newest Reader's Challenge for my blog!  Let me introduce you to the Festival Lights 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), Indian glass, Swarovski crystals, carved acrylic, and Irish waxed linen.  The kit also includes a Luxury Bead Blend.

The Luxury Bead Blend consists of Japanese Miyuki seed beads, Toho seed beads, Czech glass, charlottes, African glass, rose quartz, quartz, Chinese crystal, Swarovski crystals, antique Venetian seed beads, vintage sequins, German glass, vintage Japanese glass, glass pearls, freshwater pearls, Matsuno seed beads, bugles, and trade beads.

But wait... there's more!  The pictures show a gorgeous 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 more than just one bead or pendant.  It's always a surprise.

The Mystery Component will be publicly revealed on Monday, August 18th!

We have been having so much fun with the kits and people have been asking for more, so we're going to do a trial run and start offering them on a monthly basis.  You'll still have about two months to work on your project, but we'll be opening up the opportunity to work with them.  In selecting the components for this challenge, I imagined a blur of fiery oranges, rosy reds, citrusy yellows, candy pinks, and cobalt blues.  The inspiration for this blend was from a swirl of colorful lights, as seen from a carnival ride.  

If you're seen the challenges before, then you know that there are a lot 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 selection of beads included, but the sky is the limit with what you can use and make!

Keep your project secret until the reveal date!  (Of course if you want to post teasers, please do!  It'll add to the excitement!)

The reveal date is set for Thursday, September 18th, 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 Festival Lights 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 seven 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 Flat Rate 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 all 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!


ChristinaMarieH said...

I snagged a kit again Oh Happy Day!
And a kit a month???? I am on Cloud 9. I can't wait to get creating again, these colors look amazing!

Ann Schroeder said...

I'm so excited by your design kits! I swear I've already designed one thing in my head just looking at this post. Thank you!

Alice said...

Yay I just snagged a kit! I can't wait to see all the goodies!