STATUS UPDATE: The challenge is over and sadly I didn’t win, but there was some tough competition and I was told it was close. I am happy with my project and can’t wait to wear it. It’s all good!
Recently I entered a bead challenge at my local bead shop ‘Thistle Beads’ in Niantic, CT. I bought a challenge packet of assorted beads with a picture of the color pallet from the web site of Design Seeds http://www.design-seeds.com/
The colors weren’t exactly colors I wear and had trouble relating to it and at first I thought, who can I give this to when I am done with the challenge. But then I got inspired by ‘Starry Night” by Van Gogh and I suddenly had a plan. I had been doing a jigsaw puzzle on my Kindle of his painting, Starry Night and that’s when I first had the “ah ha!” moment.
I think I may have been one of the first to turn mine in and tomorrow, Thistle Beads will put the finished pieces on display from all those who entered the challenge and when customers come in, they can vote on which one they like best. The last challenge Thistle Beads had my sister won, it was our first time and I was very happy for her. I am not sure what the prize is for this challenge but she won a $25 gift card; I think it’s a small box of assorted beads (but I am not sure). It doesn’t matter if I win or lose, I like the challenge of having to think outside the box; not always an easy task and if you were to ask Shaylynn, she might say I complained; but I am glad she encouraged me.
So, if you live local and read this, visit Thistle Beads and cast your vote; I won’t tell you to vote for mine but do vote for the one you like best.
Until next time. . .