March 13, 2013

Resin Bauble Slider Challenge

So, yesterday, I'm at Michael's getting some beading wire. The clearance sections were huge, so I start looking at beads, which leads me to looking at other beads. Then, I run across these.


My first thought was, Oooooooo look at those gorgeous colors! Then I thought Oooooooo what the heck IS IT?  Looking into it, I found that they are actually cool slider bars, and there are 3 to a package. They are nice and light-weight because they're RESIN! They have plated gold on the backside. I picked up a package of the teal and also one with purple. These are the only 2 colors I saw in the store.  Here's a peek at the back:


Interesting eh?  So I think we're due for a little Michael's challenge, whatdoyasay??  If you want, go to your local Michael's and pick up any color of these sliders you like, create something fabulous with them, and we'll show the final reveal in a few weeks! Sound good?


I wish I had gotten more, and I might go back for a few more packs. I think they'll be so cool - a bunch of them used together in a piece. And this week by the way, Michael's has all of their Bead Gallery beads at 50% off!!  
But for the purpose of the challenge, you have to at least use 1 pack. I can't wait to see what people do with them. 


Here are the details:

You must have a blog to participate.  (Don't have a blog? Learn how to start one using my easy ebook - it's for sale here!) 

 I am picking a fairly early reveal date for this challenge,  March 27th.

Keep this in mind when commenting- if you feel that you won't be able to create something in 2 weeks, you may not want to participate in the giveaway. International peeps- If you can get your hands on these, please feel free to play along.

On that date, we will blog about our final designs, and include links to all participants. Please make sure you get your blog links to me by March 26. so that I can distribute them to all of the participants.


ONE FINAL SUGGESTION! 
Use your IMAGINATIONS! Come up with something NEW! Stretch your skills, think outside the box, and come up with something no one has done before! If it doesn't work out, that's fine!  I think there are so many options with this type of component- wire wrap them together, string them with beads, use them in 3 different pieces,  use ribbon! Use cording! Create a pendant using the sliders- layer them with other things!  Do something FUN and CREATIVE! And trust your FIRST instincts!

If you are wanting to join in, go ahead and leave your comment now. I will announce the participants on Thursday morning, yep, that's TOMORROW.

32 comments:

  1. I'm going to go for it Lorelei! Running to Michael's at lunch today.

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    1. so far, it's just me and you! :) share it on fb if you have time. maybe people are scared of these??

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    2. Found 'em! I bought 2 sets of each color. Yep, I'll share the challenge too.

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  2. Ok, I'm such a sucker for challenges, and I never get to enter yours, so I'm game! You're right, they are seriously cool looking beads!

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    1. I'm so happy!! I hope everyone can find them okay!

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  3. Lorelei, I'm in, too! I will be heading up to Michael's sometime over the weekend. Hopefully, they will have the resin beads in the store.

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    1. YAY! Glad you can join us!

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  4. I love the sliders from Michaels! They are fabulously blingy. As part of my Bead Gallery Design Team duties this past year we have been working with them A LOT! I actually used these in one of my first projects for them last summer. I think this is one challenge that I could actually do since it is like a mini-Michaels in my basement studio! ;-) So...count me in! Just to clarify... you want us to use this exact slider, right? I hope that I can find it still there! Enjoy the day, Miss Lorelei. Erin

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    1. yup this same one. It wasn't on clearance at my store yet, so I'm hoping it's still available in stores too!
      Good luck! Glad you can join us!

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  5. Sounds fun! I would love to play!

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  6. Hi Lorelei! I think I will be joining you guys too. I'm heading to Micheal's tomorrow, since we don't have one in this tiny little town of mine. I have some ideas a'brewin'!

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  7. I would like to participate, too! I have been working with the Michaels sliders all February, getting ready to teach the new "Elegance" classes at my Michaels.

    {http://www.facebook.com/pages/Louises-Jewelry-Crafting/102399663200717}

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  8. I wouldlove to give it a try. Thanks for hosting.

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  9. Just got back from Michael's ... count me in! =)

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  10. Count me in, that looks like fun!
    mary@govaars.us

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    1. I need your blog address if you are participating in tomorrow's reveal!

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  11. I had a spare 20 minutes and zipped in to Michaels and found 'em! I'm thinking about making something totally unlike me - cant wait!

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  12. I'd like to try. I hope to get to Michael's tomorrow. I hope my Michael's has them. If not, I'll let you know.

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  13. Count me in. I had hoped to get over there today, but it will have to be tomorrow.

    Ann
    mycriticaleye.com

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  14. Those are so cool. I think I may have to break my "no buying more beads for awhile". Count me in!

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  15. Interesting and nothing I would normally go for so I want to try this! Oh no I just noticed it's 9:22 here which means after mindnight by you. Am I too late? I knew I should have went ahead and commited earlier, but I was letting the idea fester......

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  16. Sounds like fun! Unfortunately I was not able to find those components. I stopped in at two different Michael's stores that were in my travels yesterday (one in Maryland and the other in Virginia, where I live). I didn't go home empty handed though! ;)

    I look forward to seeing what people create!

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  17. I would like to participate as I have never participated in anything like this. Hoping they have them at my Michaels.

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    1. Great!! Just get me the link for the reveal day on the 27th = can't wait to see what you make!

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    2. Blog
      sadiejewelrydesign.blogspot.com

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    3. I'm sorry it's williams.dawn67@yahoo.com

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  18. Please, count me in :) Wonderful component and fun challenge! Thank you!

    www.JewelSchoolFriends.com

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  19. Can't add anything else to the plate at this moment, but those are very cool! So glad you showed the backs, because I was having a heckuva time figuring them out from just the package shot. Looking forward to seeing what everyone unveils on the 27th!

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