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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Lima Beads Challenge

Kits have now sold out! Wowza you guys rock! Thanks so much and I can't wait to see what y'all make on October 8th.

One night I was online and I had the idea to contact my friend Lorelei Eurto of Lorelei's Blog and ask her if she would like to do another challenge. I had so much fun participating in her previous challenges that I was itching to do another one. Lorelei said sure and so off to Limabeads.com we went. Lorelei contacted Lima Beads (Kevin, Aly and Cathy, THANK YOU!) and they agreed to our idea of putting together our choices into kits for our readers to easily participate in this online design challenge.

Nothing challenging about it really, you just buy the kit and make something pretty with the beads.

We'll all blog about our finished pieces on a set date! The idea of this challenge is to each have the same components and beads, and then we each make something of our own imaginations, which shows the versatility of the beads chosen.

Together Lorelei and I picked some beauties - in the kit you will find all of the beads and components shown in this photo collage, but here's the rundown:
Abalone Mosaic Cylinder 20x10mm
Antique Copper (plated) Flat Oval Cable w/ Barbell Chain
Czech Fire Polished Glass Luster Prairie Green Round 10mm
Czech Glass Gladiola Flower Button 12x7mm
Czech Glass Luster Transparent Amethyst Teardrop 12x16mm
Czech Glass Wisteria Fire Polished Rondelle 6x9mm
Flamingo Glace Hand Dyed 100% Silk Ribbon 7/16"
Lemon Chrysoprase Faceted Oval 18x13mm
Lemon Ice Potato 5-5.5mm
Missficklemedia Patinated Violet Oval Toggle Clasp 20x12mm,
24mm bar Silver Green Biwa Top-Drilled 6-10x18-28mm
TOHO Matte Aquarius Cube 4mm Seed Beads
Turquoise Zebra Jasper Tumbled Nugget 7-14x10-12mm
Vintaj Natural Brass Framed Scrollwork Pendant 35x40mm
To keep the cost down, Limabeads included half-strands, or small increments of beads.

Kit details will be on the website.

FAQS:
The kits will be available on a first-come first-served basis.
There are quite a few kits available, but if you want to participate, I suggest you head over to purchase your kit as soon as you can.
You MUST use at least some of the beads in the kit. Feel free to substitute your own beads into your project.
You may make multiple pieces for this challenge, the more the merrier.
You may use an additional pendant with the Vintaj Scrollwork pendant or you can substitute something else in place of it if you want.
You can substitute a different clasp if you'd rather use something else but we really liked this one from MissFickleMedia.
You must have a blog to participate.
US and INTERNATIONAL bloggers are welcomed to participate. Just be aware of the time line. Reveal day is October 8 so be sure that you order your kits in time to be ready for the reveal date. 

Have Fun!!!

We will reveal our designs on: OCTOBER 8
To participate in the blog hop, Lorelei will be subscribing to Linky Tools for you to easily link up your posts on reveal day.
If you have any questions please feel free to email me or Lorelei.

9 comments:

Lorelei Eurto said...

The kits are now available at: http://www.limabeads.com/Lorelei-and-Shannons-Blog-Challenge-Kit-P16445?utm_source=Lorelei&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=201109-BlogChallengeKit

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Woot!!! I just ordered my kit... I love a challenge and really love purple. The colors in this kit just spoke to me! Can't wait to play!

{Hugs!}

Malin de Koning said...

It is such a beautiful kit you have put together Shannon and Lorelei! YUM. I couldn't resist it. Even though I know I will be very busy the coming period. Thank you so much!

maryharding said...

Wonderful kit. I have mine ordered already. Am looking forward to this. Thanks so much for putting it together with Lorelei.

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

Very pretty kit and great idea! Glad to see you sold out!!! Have fun!!!

SueBeads said...

Got mine!

Alice said...

Yay, I'm so excited that I managed to snag a kit. But I'm also a bit nervous. The beautiful kit came in the mail yesterday and already I'm struggling to make things look like they do in my head. I can't wait to see all the creations.

Cece said...

Can't wait until my kit arrives. Happy creating.

Cece said...

Waiting for my kit to arrive. Happy creating everyone!