The temperature had dropped, the sky had darkened, and a increasingly more vigorous breeze picked up. Rushing home, afraid to get drenched, I looked up and saw quickly forming storm clouds. When you ask a child what color clouds are, they generally say, "white". And for the most part, they are correct. However, if you look closer, you'll notice a luminous range of pale grey, tints of yellow, shades of lavender, and even a little black. And if you wait long enough, sometimes those storm clouds will be illuminated by bright shocks of lightning and announced by rumbling thunder. This kit was inspired by the summer storm, the dramatic and majestic. Looking at the intense sky, I was reminded of labradorite with its flashes of color and used that as another source inspiration.
If you aren't familiar with the kits, they are a fun and relaxed way to push yourself creatively! The idea is to work from an arrangement of materials selected by us and see where your muse takes you. We have a suggested reveal date, where we encourage participants to share what they made using as much or as little of the kit as they like.
To participate, you must purchase a Design Kit. This kit features a selection of premium vintage Czech glass, vintage lucite, vintage acrylic, vintage glass, waxed Irish linen, labradorite, a strand of labradorite chip, marble, vintage hex-cut seed beads, and a Luxury Bead Blend.
The Luxury Bead Blend consists of Japanese Miyuki seed beads, Toho seed beads, Japanese Matsuno seed beads, vintage Czech seed beads, vintage French seed beads, freshwater pearls, glass pearls, manik-manik Indonesian lampwork glass, Czech glass (both vintage and new), cat's eye, LOTS of labradorite, marble, ceramic, stone, agate, vintage sequins, vintage plastic, Swarovski crystals, Swarovski crystal pearls, vintage Japanese glass and vintage lucite.
Each kit will also 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, August 22nd, 2016!
Above is a picture that I took of some storm clouds moving in, lit up by the sun!
You can make a lot of wonderful things with the kits! Some designers focus on one piece, while others will produce an entire collection! It's up to you! The sky is the limit with what you do with the components and how you use them. You can use as much or as little of the kit as you like. You can supplement your creations with your own beads from your stash.
The reveal date is set for Thursday, September 1st, 2016!
The Storm Cloud Challenge
will end in a blog hop, sharing all the lovely creations with fellow participants! The blog hops are done through our Allegory Gallery Design Challenge Group. CLICK HERE
to visit the page. Not only will you be able to interact with other participants, but you can keep up to date with all our current information. If you don't have a blog, not to worry! You can still participate! And if you miss the deadline... don't fret! You can adds your creations to the group at any time!
Because of popular request, we upped the number of kits offered this time. There are only 30 Design Kits available. Once we receive your order, we will process your kit and that can take up to five business days. Hurry! Supplies are limited and on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis!
Have you ever run out of something from the kit and wished you had more? For the first time ever, we are now offering kit upgrades! These must be purchased with the Design Kit. They will ONLY be sold with the Design Kit and are available for a very limited time. Once the kits have sold out, the listings will vanish. ALSO... supplies are limited and once we're sold out, we're sold out!
Take a look at some of the possible upgrades:
I also wanted to note that we ship all our kits out with Priority Mail. This can take anywhere from one day to fourteen days, depending on where you live. For international participants, it may take longer! If you know it takes awhile, make sure to place your order early. We'll do our very best to get the kits out in a timely fashion. You'll have plenty of time to make your creation for the reveal date! ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO RETURNS. NO EXCHANGES. With that being said, we hope you have lots of fun and create many beautiful creations!
We're excited to see what you make!CLICK HERE
to go directly to the kit.