Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Restarting the 25 motif challenge and stepping it up a notch!!

Okay, I have no idea how many motifs I completed this last round! :o(
I start more than I finish, so, there's really no telling.

But, any.... way....

I was just about to start Marilee's Atom pattern from Up and Tat 'Em.  I saw that the pattern called for an 8mm bead.  I went looking for a comparably sized bead.
What did I find?

LOTS and LOTS of beads!

Now, if you have been following me for long, then you probably already know that I've only really used beads in a couple of projects.  So, WHY???? do I feel the need to buy so many friggin beads????

So, I decided it was time to try to make money back on these beads.  How?

Well, I am going to restart the 25 motif challenge, but this time, my goal is tat 25 items that are worthy of being sold.
My Rules:
1. I will NOT buy any more supplies until this challenge is over.
2. By following rule number 1, I will use only beads that I already own.
3.  I will use at least one item from my "Challenge Box" in each item of the 25 items that fufill my challenge.
4. All items from this challenge, will be either placed in my Etsy shop or Storenvy shop.  (Which means I actually have to finish them!!! lol)

So, what are the contents of my "Challenge Box"

See?  Now, that's not even all that I have and like I said already... I really don't use beads all that often. 

Do you think there is enough here to  make 25 items??
I think so!

If you have an over abundance of stuff... I challenge you to do the same.  

I guess you could call this a "Use it Up" challenge, taking an initiative from Bonnie....

To "Up the Ante" ....
Once I finish this challenge, if I have anything left in my "Challenge Box"
... I will give the contents away in a giveaway!!
This may seem counter productive since I am trying to make 
my money back on this stuff, but that will push me to actually use this stuff, ya know???


  1. Sounds like a great idea!!! :)
    Have fun and I can't wait to see what gets made with all those wonderful supplies!! :)

  2. I love working with beads. Have a great time.

  3. have a great time with this challenge. good for you. I will be interested to see what you come up with.

  4. I have the same problem but my stash comes in all those mooncake tins and more boxes. I love your challenge and wish you lots of luck. Yes I think there is enough for more than 25 items.

  5. I think that is a great idea, what a wonderful way to clean out the clutter and then you will have room for new goodies :D

  6. Good challenge! I've set myself my challenge, so I won't join you, but I look forward to seeing what you make.