Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sweet Honey Challenge...

Let me introduce you to the latest Design Kit Challenge: Sweet Honey!  If you're not familiar with the challenges, they are a fun way to push yourself creatively and create from an assortment of pre-selected components.

To participate, you must purchase a Design Kit.  This kit features a glittering array of Czech glass (both old and new), vintage German glass, vintage brass stampings, vintage seed beads, waxed Irish linen, and a Luxury Bead Blend.

The Luxury Bead Blend consists of a whole lotta pretty!  It is made up of Japanese Miyuki seed beads, Toho seed beads, Japanese Matsuno seed beads, vintage Venetian seed beads, vintage French seed beads, freshwater pearls, vintage Czech glass, new Czech glass, vintage sequins, jade, stone, base metal, quartz, citrine, Swarovski crystals, amber, marble, red aventurine, Japanese glass, vintage lucite, agate, tiger's eye, glass pearls and MORE!

But that's not it!  Each kit includes a special, handmade Mystery Component!  The component is a secret until it arrives at your door!  

The Mystery Component will publicly be revealed on Monday, April 20th 2015!

I was digging through some boxes and found a tray of amber.  The warm gold and topaz colors reminded me of honey.  I've secretly wanted to keep bees for the longest time.  I don't know how good I would be at it considering that I'm somewhat neglectful of living things, but it has been a fantasy of mine!  Not only do I love the rich, heady sweetness of honey, but I love the smell of beeswax.  This kit is an ode to that apiary dream.

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 fantastic assortment of beads included in the kit, but the sky is the limit with what you can make!  Feel free to use beads from your own stash to augment the offered selection.  Whether you use a little or a lot of your kit, make sure to keep your project a secret until the reveal date!

The reveal date is set for Thursday, May 14th 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 Sweet Honey Challenge will end in a blog hop, sharing all the lovely things made with your kit with your fellow participants.

There are only 25 Design Kits available (with one set aside for myself)!  Usually we only do 20 kits, but we received so many requests for additional kits, that we thought we'd try it out.  Once we receive your order, we will process your kit and send it out within five (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 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 we 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 that being said... we hope you have a fabulous time and a ton of fun making things!  We can't wait to see what you make!

CLICK HERE to get your Design Kit!

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