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New Special Edition Challenge Kit—Abundance

I remember laying on my back in my grandmother's garden behind the big white house. Dappled sunlight poured through the canopy of tomato leaves. I remember biting into the tomatoes pulled straight from their fuzzy stems, sprinkled with salt from the Tupperware saltshaker. I remember tasting summer and sunshine. We weren't rich, but we felt like kings. I think about that now as I tend my own garden. My hands are dirt stained and my brow beaded with sweat. It's hot. It's a lot of work. It'd be easier to go to the store... but there's this warm feeling of abundance as we watch the little seedlings grow into lush plants – a thousand shades of green – producing an assortment of fruits and vegetables that will pile our tables and be shared. There's a satisfaction in hefting the ample basket, heavy with hard work and the beauty of growing things.

This was the inspiration for the latest Allegory Gallery Design Kit Challenge. When we put together the kit, we wanted the capture the leafy lushness of the garden. It's made up of different shades of green, ranging from the bright citrusy greens to the darker, more earthy greens.

Here's how our Challenge Kits work: Participants of the challenge will purchase a kit. Challengers are encouraged to make something with the kit and share pictures and descriptions of their finished work in the dedicated Facebook page. Challengers can use as much or as little of the kit as they like and supplement the kit with beads from their own stash if they so desire.

There is no specific reveal date for this challenge.

Now, here's the fine print: There are only 10 Design Kits available! Once we receive your order, we will process your kit and send it out within ten business days. Usually it's faster than that, but we like to make sure that there is plenty of time to make the kits are perfect. HURRY! Supplies are limited and are on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis! (Sorry, no exceptions!) Shipping of the Design Kits can take anywhere from one business day to ten. For international orders, it may take longer! NOTE: Chosing Priority Shipping at checkout will provide for a tracking number, insurance, and faster shipping than First Class Service. All sales of the Design Kits are final and there are no returns or exchanges.

Purchase your kit here:

New Wire Wrapping Class Hosted by Jennifer Tuschong!

Hello Everyone! We hope that you're having an outstanding day today! We just wanted to put up a quick post to let everyone know that we've released a new wire wrapping class by Jenn Tuschong of JNTCreations! We know that during the Summer, people are often looking for fun things to do, and this should be a great activity here in Ligonier, PA to do with your friends—or to meet new ones!

We hope that you'll join us for a great Sunday evening in August!

Here are some details:

Students in this class will create a pair of wire-wrapped crystal point earrings similar to the pairs shown (each earring is approximately 25mm - 35mm in overall length).

This class will be held at Allegory Gallery on Sunday, August 4th 2019 from 4:30pm till approximately 7:00pm.

All materials/tools needed will be provided.

Price break down is as follows:

$20.00 Class Fee
$20.00 Kit & Materials Fee

This class is limited to a total of 6 students. If this number is reached, and more students wish to take the class, we may arrange another class.

Walk-ins will be accepted only if the class is not filled by online reservations. The best way to guarantee a seat is to purchase and reserve online. Purchasing in advance also helps us to plan for snacks and drinks.

All classes are non-refundable, however, we reserve the right to cancel classes in emergency circumstances (including severe weather). In the event that we must cancel, we will reschedule the class and automatically reserve seats for paid students—If you have paid but are unable to make it to the rescheduled class date and time, we will refund your purchase.

To sign up, please visit our Online Store here:

Bead in the New Year with Allegory Gallery!

We're big fans of creative challenges at Allegory Gallery! We decided to start the new year off right with a month-long challenge! Each day has a new prompt. You can pick and choose the challenges that appeal to you, complete them in any order (even from last to first if you're so inclined), OR you can really test your creative fortitude and try to tackle them ALL in order, carving out a little creative playtime each day! Participants are encouraged to share their projects with our special Allegory Gallery Design Challenge Facebook group. It's a private supplemental group where we encourage members to push themselves creatively and support each other in their artistic growth.

Follow the link to visit the group:

Think you're up for it? We hope you'll use this opportunity to have fun, challenge yourself, and grow in new and exciting directions! Please SHARE this post with anyone who you might think would be interested in this creative challenge! It's bound to be a wonderful time!

Bead in the New Year with Allegory Gallery!