Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Scrabble Tile Challenge!

By now most of you are probably well aware of the ubiquitous scrabble tile pendant. My friend Ryan of LittlePutBooks covered them in beautiful Italian and Japanese papers and sold them hand over fist in cute little decorated tins. Many other Etsy sellers took up the same idea and ran with it, and Ryan has since sold the scrabble tile business in exchange for some personal down-time.

Still, the cuteness and craft potential of the Scrabble tile has not disappeared! I am now selling the tiles in packages of 100 in my shop. If you want to make your own washi-covered pendants but aren't sure how, Ryan has a fantastic tutorial. I would like to challenge you, however, to make something new and different with these multi-purpose little tiles! Perhaps a different type of jewelry, your own game, even a sculpture or fantastic piece of altered art or collage. Send me your photos of your finished projects, and I will post them here in my blog. At the end of September, one lucky winner will get a $10 gift certificate to be used in either one of my shops. I can't wait to see what you make!

The first entry is from http://LydiaLayne.etsy.com This is her own version of a scrabble tile pendant in which she uses graphics that allow the natural wood of the tile show through:

7 comments:

maoiliosa said...

oooo good idea, lea! yes people, please come up with new things to do with the tiles, pretty please :D. customers appreciate originality, that's for sure!

Karin Schueller said...

What a great idea! I can't wait to see what wonderful things people come up with! I've never worked with those tiles, but I may have to sit and brainstorm!

Beck said...

Hope all is swell in Lea land!!! I love your challenge idea. The wood looks so pretty who knew? And oh my gosh anything "new" scrabble wise would rock!!!

If you're bored....I was just tagged with this quirky think by Nikki and so now if you're cool with it I'm saying you're it!!
http://littledaisychains.blogspot.com

Hope to see you in showland soon!

Beck ;O)

Christopher And Tia said...

Scrabble is my very favorite board game, by the way :)

Ms.Alisha said...

Wow - those are really cool! :) Someday in the future when I have time I am so on these!

julie said...

heyyy what a neat idea!

Danielle said...

so many tiles so little time.