My Butterfly Exhibition Challenge Kits are now available!
(Open to 10 participants).
Every time my eyes dance across that quote, I am struck by the potential it reveals. Of what could be forged by myself and anyone reading this. And that our trials ask us to access the Herculean type strength we were born with to morph into a better version of ourselves.
I chose butterflies as the inspiration for this challenge for that reason.
That and they’re pretty
And I have a butterfly with the face of a tiger in its wings tattooed on my back.
What’s an Exhibition Challenge?
Well, I made it up. I wanted to create a safe space for creative expression with beads- no voting, no winners, no prizes. We will celebrate creativity and beading as an art form, and I am excited to promote you and your work! This is the second Exhibition Challenge, and I invite you to check out the stunners from last year’s Ocean-themed challenge.
There are only 10 kits available. Participants must use something from the kit in their beadwork and incorporate beadweaving techniques. Beads from your stash can be included. I will be showcasing each piece on BeadCircle.com along with the artist’s name, story of their piece, and website. Photos of your piece must be submitted by September 15, 2014 to be included in the big reveal exhibition.
Ideas for using the inspiration
You can interpret the theme literally or not. You can get ideas from the quote, from the movement of a butterfly, a memory they remind you of, even something the queen of butterflies might wear. Think of words that you associate with butterflies, and create a piece that reflects those words: whimsical, free, transformation, metamorphosis, ballerinas of the animal kingdom, serene, graceful, energy, and ease.
Most importantly, stretch, play, and have fun!
Small Fabric Cabochon- purple with glitter
Medium Fabric Cabochon- turquoise swirls
4 grams Two-hole Triangles- Matte Turquoise
30 4mm Czech Pearls- Dark Purple
17 Swarovski 4mm bicones- Indicolite
10 grams 11/0 seed beads Aqua Color Lined Neon Green
10 grams 11/0 seed beads Capri Color Lined Purple
10 grams 11/0 seed beads Capri Color Lined Metallic Teal
polymer clay butterfly charm
metal butterfly charm
I’m really excited about offering a different type of challenge and to promote other bead artists and their work. Please message me if you have any questions, and I’m looking forward to seeing your creations!
Peace & Love,
P.S. If you’re scared of challenges, this is for you because its a laid back,
supportive & encouraging space. If you love a challenge, this is for you because
we all want to see how far you’ll push it. Either way, grab a kit before they’re
P.P.S. Photos of your piece must be submitted to mandibeads [!at] gmail. com
by September 15, 2014 be included in the big reveal exhibition.