Friday, August 15, 2014

Royal Feather Challenge...

Many thanks go out to those who participated in the Royal Feather pre-sale!  Thank you!  The kits are all sold out!

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.  Although all the kits have been sold out for a few weeks now, I wanted to share what is included in the Royal Feather Kit.   I'm super excited to see what everyone who got a kit will make!

To participate, challengers had to order a Design Kit.  This kit features a selection of premium Czech glass (both vintage and new), vintage lucite, vintage Japanese glass, vintage French seed beads, Chinese crystal, decoupaged bamboo beads, African glass, vintage Hamilton gold, and banana leaf covered bamboo beads, 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, Matsuno seed beads, Czech glass, charlottes, semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystals, antique Venetian seed beads, French seed beads, vintage sequins, vintage Japanese glass, glass pearls, and freshwater pearls.

But wait... there's more!  The pictures show a lovely 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 their doors!  The Mystery Component might actually be more than just one bead or pendant!  It's a surprise!

The Mystery Component will be publicly revealed on Monday, September 15th!

Participants will have approximately two months to work on their projects.  In selecting the components for this challenge, I imagined a fan of peacock feathers in jewel tones.  I wanted to blend verdant greens, regal blues, and luscious purples with pops of aged bronze and burnished golds.

With the kit, using as much or as little of it as one likes, participants create a piece that showcases their creativity, individuality and artistic expression.  Ideally the creations will spotlight the gorgeous selection of beads included, but the sky is the limit with one can use and create!

We've asked that the Challengers keep their projects secret until the reveal date!  (Of course, if you want to post teasers, please do!  It'll add to the merriment and excitement!)

The reveal date is set for Thursday, October 16th.  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 Royal Feather Challenge will end with a blog hop, sharing all the amazing creations with your fellow challengers!

There were only 20 Design Kits available, with one set aside for myself!

The Design Kits will be shipped out Tuesday, August 19th via Priority Mail.

Thanks again for purchasing the kits via the pre-sale!  And keep your eyes peeled for the Reveal on October 16th!

The next kit that will go on sale is Moon Garden!  Moon Garden will be available for pre-sale tonight at 9PM EST.


Sarajo Wentling said...

I'm excited to finally see what I ordered. I couldn't resist the idea of peacock colors and I'm glad that I took the plunge.

Anonymous said...

Can't Wait!! ;))