Studio Musings

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Color of Red Freeform Peyote Challenge

Thought I'd take a break from working on my upcoming Kickstarter campaign to share something fun happening over on the Freeform Peyote Facebook group.

Based off of the survey Mandi conducted last year, we've decided to host regular freeform challenges. 

This month, the challenge is:


The Color Red
Reveal: February 15th

Red. It's the color from Christmas, to Chinese New Year, through to Valentine's Day. The color carries so many meanings - love, passion, heat, danger, adventure. In old Russian, they used the same word for 'red' and 'beautiful' (guess how Red Square got it's name).  Mandi noted that red is also a color of wealth in feng shui, with people painting their front doors red to welcome wealth in.

What does red mean to you?

A little inspiration
This month, we challenge you to use red in one of your pieces. Anything from a wash of red to a single drop - the choice is yours. Then tell us about any special meanings the color has for you in your piece.

Your piece must include freeform peyote, but may include other beading stitches or mixed media techniques as well and is not limited to jewelry.

On February 15th, I will set up a special 'The Color Red Challenge' album to make it easier for everyone to find all of the pieces from this challenge.  Members of the group participating in the challenge can load your images to this album, making it easier for everyone to see the entire challenge as a whole. No signups required.

Mini Blog Hop February 15th

Because blogging is what I do, I'm also planning to host a mini Blog Hop for anyone participating in this challenge.  A blog post allows so much more room to talk about your piece and show extra pictures.

* If you have a blog: I will need your name and the name of your blog by Thursday, February 13th.

* If you don't have a blog and would like your work to appear in a guest post here on Baublicious, I will need your photos and a short writeup by Sunday, February 9th.


  1. This is just the kick in the rear I needed to get the beading needle geared back up! I have the perfect focal...but I may need to do a little shopping for accents. Darn it. ;-)

  2. ha! I'm with Bobbie ... any excuse to head to the bead store :) I think I'm in on this one too

  3. Hello,Karen:-))
    If there is a place for me in this 'Red Challenge'-I am willing to take part in.
    I like the topic,so this would be my second 'Blog Hop' with You.
    Best Greetings

  4. I would like to join in too. Great idea thanks, ;)

  5. Fun, I'm ready for a challenge!

  6. Woo Hoo! It looks like we have ourselves a Blog Hop. Can't wait to see everyone's work. I've just pulled together the beads for my piece, now I need to start stitching!

  7. I have never tried free-form peyote. I do recall you gave fairly good directions sometime last year. I really ought to give it a try.

    I also really ought to finish up the project I started before Christmas- I just ordered some wired so I could finish it.