July 16, 2011

Shadow Box Challenge and Blog Hop: Sign Up here!

Yes! A new challenge! I was so excited, I just had to get this post up today!! About a week or 2 ago, I contacted Sara Lukkonen of C Koop Beads about getting some of her enameled Shadow Boxes for a bit of a blog challenge. I saw these at Sara's booth when I was at Bead & Button, and have not been able to stop thinking about them.  The possibilities are endless!  SO! Sara sent me a bunch. And she's going to be adding them to her website in case you didn't snag a spot for the challenge- you can buy one instead.


Here they are in all their delicious colorful glory! She sent along many different colors, sizes and shapes.  They are really intriguing. They are about 4-5mm deep, and include holes- some have one on each end, some have more. Which I think adds to the challenge! I am really excited to see the different things that people can do with these. Use your imaginations! Stretch yourself to the limit with this! Have fun......don't let it stress you out..... and be creative and unique!


Details:

**  I have 23 shadow boxes available. (25 are pictured, but I have used one- and will use one more for the blog hop reveal day)

**  I will choose 23 random  participants. Please only leave 1 comment! I will pick winners on Monday July 18th. sometime in the evening. after work.

**  Leave a comment. If you are chosen, I will send you one shadow box, and you will create something using the shadow box.

**  All participants will reveal their final projects on Aug 27th.  Linking all of the participants in a blog hop. {You must have a blog to participate}

**  International participants are welcome!

**  The reveal/ Hop date will be August 27th. That way we'll have a little over 1 month to play around.


** I will need the 23 participants to send me their mailing address once chosen.



I put together this necklace just to wet your appetite for a little inspiration! I cut this bird image from a children's book page, and added some text. I sandwiched the papers in between some Mica tiles, punched holes that coordinate with the holes in the box, and wired it inside the shadow box with brass wire. A nice alternative to resin, I think!! My shadow box has 2 holes on one end and 1 hole on the other.  I did a simple wrapped loop on the top through the 2 holes. Then strung a brass headpin, brass round down through the hole in the mica, and down through the hole in the bottom of the box. I formed a wrapped loop and added a wire wrapped Shibuichi nest bead from Green Girl Studio.

Good luck to everyone! I hope you are excited as much as I am!!

98 comments:

  1. I would love to participate...what lovely boxes. Thanks for the inspiration too! steph2pigs at gmail

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  2. This looks like a fun project I would love to be a part of, so if I'm not to late, sign me up please.
    Therese

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  3. How fun! Oh the possibilities....I would love to participate.

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  4. those look so much fun! I love all the bright colors. I would love a chance to participate.

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  5. Seems like a fun challange! I also would love to participate...

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  6. I would love to take part, they look really intriguing and delicious colours

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  7. Totally excited!! Love, love love these. Please put my name in the hat! X

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  8. count me in, I'd love to participate! That necklace is gorgeous!

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  9. What fun looking boxes. Would love to participate in this challenge.

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  10. This will take me totally outside my box, but why not? I'm game!

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  11. I would love to take part in this challenge! It looks like lots of fun

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  12. The possibilities are endless with those yummy mini boxes! I would love to participate.

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  13. Oh please, would love to try! I llllove little boxes!

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  14. Who wouldn't want one of these darling little boxes? I already have a project idea!

    I bet you're going to have lots of comments on this post!

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  15. These are lovely and I would like to participate!

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  16. I'd love the chance to participate. Please count me in!

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  17. sounds like fun! I'd love to play!

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  18. these are great, throw my name in the hat!

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  19. Oh, yes, please - that would be great fun!

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  20. I welcome any and all design opportunities to step outside the box . . . or rather in this case, to step INTO one of these lovely boxes! {fingers crossed}

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  21. I would love to participate!

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  22. What a fun idea for a bead party! I would love to participate!

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  23. What a great challenge! Would love to participate!

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  24. They are so neat! I'd love to participate!

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  25. I am totally not sitting here drooling on myself - no way....

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  26. How exciting!!
    Please count me in!!

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  27. ¡¡¡Hola, yo quiero participar!!! que emoción. espero ser una de las elegidas, un abrazo.

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  28. Hello from Poland again :)
    These shadow boxes are super and really intriguing! I hope I will be chosen in this game :)
    And your new necklace with shadow box is gorgeous, as always.

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  29. I had not seen the enameled bezels! Yikes. they are gorgeous. Please put my name in the mix! Thanks, L!

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  30. Hi, maybe I'll get lucky once again in one of your raffles. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  31. This is a great challenge! I saw some CKoop beads in a magazine feature a while back and loved the colours. Definitely count me in!

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  32. These look like a lot of fun to play around with, please add my name to the pot. I definitely need some new inspiration down here!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  33. I would love to be a part of this challenge! :) Always eager to try something fun and new!

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  34. Woohoo....I love a challenge!

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  35. Woohoo?...I love a challenge!

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  36. Oh WOW these are amazing. I love the colours - they conjure up all kinds of ideas!

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  37. Oh I am hoping the Random gods are with me when you pick the participants!

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  38. Ooh! I would love to play along! The colors are just WOW.

    Ann
    mycriticaleye.com
    annrishell@gmail.com

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  39. Oh Lorelei! How could I resist? They are soooooo yummie!. Lovely lovely lovely. Would be so great to play around with any of them. (Funny, I placed an order from LimaBeads yesterday with some other C-Koop components included. I just wanna have all of what they do really.) Thank you to you and Sara for arranging this!

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  40. Hi there,
    I would love to participate in your challenge! The shadow boxes are lovely.
    Chris

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  41. sounds super fun and I would LOVE the challenge :)

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  42. That sounds awesome! I'm always up for a challenge!
    thanks!

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  43. What an interesting and fun challenge! Count me in ok? This would be great!! She has wonderful boxes!

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  44. Oh my! Those are gorgeous! Fingers crossed.. I'd love to participate. Thank you!

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  45. This sounds like fun, and I'll be home by then, so I hope that I'm one of the chosen!!!!

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  46. How fun!
    I would love to participate!
    Thanks...

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  47. i love a challenge. What a fun idea!

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  48. Ohhh, I would love to have a go at one of those lovely boxes ! Never saw anything like it with such gorgeous colors :) and I love to try new things for unusual jewelry....
    Love that birdie necklace You made!
    Thanks for this post!

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  49. you are so lucky to have the whole pretty pile in your possession right now. I hope I get at least one...

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  50. sounds like this could be the fun project I need to get me out of my shop and into the studio!

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  51. Im already dreaming of how i'd use it if you picked me! Excited!

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  52. Is it too late? I love them and would give up dark chocolate for a month if I get to play:)

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  53. Hey Lorelei I would love a chance for the challenge...

    Thanks, I have ideas a flowin'
    Theresa

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  54. Ohh, I would love ro be a part of that! What a wonderful idea!

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  55. Oh! They're wonderful! I'd really love to be a part of this.

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  56. Oh! They're wonderful! I'd really love to be a part of this.

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  57. Those are great components! I would love a chance to try them out!

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  58. Ok, as a beadweaver, I think this would be particularly challenging, so yes, add my name to the pot! Love the intense colors!

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  59. C Koop Beads...cool! Minnesota girls are so creative...wink* wink*. I'd love to participate!

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  60. Looks like a lot of fun! I've already got tons of ideas! I love Sara C-Koop!

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  61. I'd love a chance to participate. Those bezels look very cool -- I really like the fun colours and I love enamel.

    Your necklace is very pretty and inspiring. I like that you didn't go with resin, but tried something different.

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  62. I would love to play!
    Cilla

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  63. those are beautiful!!! i would love to participate :)

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  64. Oh, they look so fun - I'd love to go in the draw please :)

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  65. I'd love to give it a try! Thanks for the chance!

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  66. What a creative challenge! I would love to participate:)

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  67. I would like to play too!! What lovely colors. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  68. Wow they are fab, and have got my creative juices flowing, count me in!!

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  69. What fun, Lorelei! Please count me in. I would love to play. Thanks for hosting this!

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  70. I've got some resin waiting... She has done the difficult part. The rest should be easy. Sign me up!

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  71. Those are just wonderful! I would love to play!

    staci.louise@hotmail.com

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  72. Oh wow I would love a chance to join in with this challange!

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  73. I don't have a blog,I can't even get my face filled in,and I've tried,and tried.So,I am going to buy me a few,a friend of mine,Adrian Pastirei,has made some bezels real like these.Maybe he'll give me a few & you can see his bezels,if I get the pictures up!

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  74. Thanks for the chance, I'd love to partecipate :)
    Sofia

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  75. Those are so pretty. I'd love a chance to try something with them if there's still an opportunity. Thanks.

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  76. Ooo, Please include me in your random drawing.
    Emanda
    artymezia[at]yahoo, etc, etc.

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  77. Very, VERY cool Lorelei! I'd love to participate!

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  78. I would love a chance to design with the shadow boxes. I love the colors. Pick Me!!!!

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  79. Oh, no wonder you snapped those up, they're amazing! I'm crossing my fingers and toes here... ;)

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  80. Ooooh, OOhh! Those are fantastic! I was in Barbara's enameling class this weekend so I'm all about the big color and would love to be a part of this adventure! Thanks for the opportunity!
    Jen

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  81. Sounds like fun - hope I get picked!

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  82. These are really cool! I'm up for the challenge! :-)

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  83. Oh, I would love to create something around one of these adorable litttle boxes!!!! I keep my fingers crossed ;)

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  84. They look great, would love to create something with them! Cara

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  85. Lorelei, wow! The possiblities with these shadowboxes are endless! I would love to be a part of this blog hop-- I hope i'm one of the lucky ones!

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  86. Long odds here, but I will remain hopeful that you'll pick me!!
    I'll definately look for C-koop at Beadfest Philly!!

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  87. Sweet shadow boxes! I'd love a chance to do something with one. I hope I'm still on time since it's just afternoon on July 18!

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  88. That sounds like a great challenge - count me in :)

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  89. I have tons of ideas for those floating in my head! I would like to participate if chosen :) I love what you did with the one - the bird graphic and mica is very cool. I have been wanting to get some mica to play around with for awhile. Can't wait to see what everyone creates with them!

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  90. Ooh, too cool. I would love to participate!

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  91. just catching up after having family for 3 weeks. the shadow box idea is neat, sorry i missed it but looking forward to seeing what others will create.
    ~cryssT

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  92. love love love those things, inspiring me a lot!!!

    I'm a new follower of you!!!
    elena

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