Monday, June 01, 2015

Dreaming Tree Challenge Pre-Sale...

I wanted to get the next kit launched before I left for Bead&Button.  I've gathered most of the components, but unfortunately not all of the materials arrived yet.  Even so, I thought I'd offer the kits as a pre-sale.  It'll be a bit of a mystery until I get back next week and can kit everything.  (Who knows?  Maybe I'll find something special at the show to add to the kits!)

In the most recent kits, I've been using natural gemstones as my source inspiration.  In the Endless Sky Challenge, I used aquamarine.  For the Splendid Procession Challenge, I drew inspiration from watermelon tourmaline.  For this challenge, I looked for direction from rainbow fluorite.  Fluorite is a mostly translucent stone with bands of purple, sea foam green, clear, and even touches of honey.  I love how light and airy it looks.  It reminds me of the shifting light of the aurora borealis.

Some people believe that the stone has metaphysical properties that include aiding visualization, mental clarity, and grounding.

I remember one of my first experiences with the stone.  It was in a group meditation activity.  We sat in a circle around a substantial sized piece that was cut into the shape of a point.  The guided meditation included imagining that our energy was a tree, with roots connecting to the earth and branches that extended into the sky and out into the universe.  As we extended our conscious mind upward and outward, it was like we moved through levels... almost like the bands on the stone.  So now whenever I see the stone, I think of this tree, made of light and energy and consciousness.

The Dreaming Tree Challenge Design Kit is a lovely mix of these shades of pale purple, misty greens, and airy clear.  The Luxury Bead Blend is composed mostly of the stone, with Czech glass (both old and new), Swarovski crystal, vintage sequins, and Japanese seed beads.  Each kit will also include a strand of fluorite and a Mystery Component.  I won't give away too much more though!  I'll reveal the final kits on Friday, June 12th when I get back.  So it'll be a surprise until then!

In the meantime, you can still order one of the kits.  There are 30 kits available (with one set aside for myself).  They sell out fast, so claim your kit quick!  CLICK HERE to order your Dreaming Tree Challenge Design Kit during the Pre-Sale.

1 comment:

Gloria Allen said...

Pins and Needles Andrew. I am waiting for the reveal of the Kit. I am so excited to have purchased pre-sale.