Friday, December 12, 2014

Marsala Valentine Challenge...

This is the latest Design Kit Challenge!  Let me introduce you to the Marsala Valentine 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 antique Venetian seed beads, premium Czech glass (both new and vintage), vintage lucite, hessonite garnet, red tiger's eye, African glass, carved jade, red creek jasper, hand-dyed recycled sari silk ribbon, Swarovski crystal, and a Luxury Bead Blend.

The Luxury Bead Blend consists of Japanese Miyuki seed beads, Toho seed beads, freshwater pearls, vintage trade beads, Czech glass (both old and new), African recycled glass, jade, rhodonite, peanut beads, rudraksha beads, jasper, agate, coral, red tiger's eye, garnets, Chinese crystal, goldstone, Swarovski crystal, vintage sequins, Germain glass, vintage Japanese glass, and glass pearls.

But wait... there's more!  The pictures show a luscious mix of materials, but what isn't show 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 will be publicly revealed on Monday, January 12th, 2015!

Pantone selected Marsala to be the Color of the Year for 2015.  It's an earthy shade of burgundy wine.  I was inspired to create the latest kit around this brick-red color.  Since this is a kit for February, I thought that I'd spotlight Valentine's Day and compliment the Color of the Year with a blend of juicy reds, deep garnets, and warm pinks.  This is a love letter to the new Color of the Year.

I also used the Pantone Spring Color Report for 2015 to select another accent color, Strawberry Ice.  It's perfect for Valentine's Day inspired creations.

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, February 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 Marsala Valentine 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 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 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.

1 comment:

Shai Williams said...

This kit looks incredible! Can't wait to play with it.