I received 50 amazing entries and am reminded, as always, of the ability to transform a standard set of instruction into a representation of the artist. Ahem, 50 different artists, mind you. And as each entry arrived in my email, I wished I'd been the one to create it. I fell into each design so easily and wrapped myself in the natural pull towards the art of wire wrapping. You guys gave that to me, whether or not with intent, and I'm eternal grateful.
And now I bet your wondering who the winners are, right?
Well, the Group Favorite was voted on by each participant in the contest, who cast a single vote on another entry. And the winner of the Group Favorite is Olga Jones, who will win $25 payable via PayPal, my version of the "Finish It!" design, and three tutorials of her choice. You can view the Group Favorite winner here.
The Judged Favorite is chosen by a panel of 7 judges who are not participating in the contest.... myself included. These judges are wire wrappers and consumers, and were quite vocal in their choice. The Judged Favorite winner is Kay Newman, who will win $25 payable via PayPal and any three tutorials of her choice. You can view the Judged Favorite winner here.
For those of you who are interested, you can view the entire gallery of entries here.
I hope everyone will visit the gallery of entries and congratulate the winners and entrants for creating some truly masterful pieces of jewelry.
I should be having another design challenge (not a "Finish It!") in October, so keep an eye out for updates. I hope to see all of you artists enter in future contests. And thank you so much for filling my days with beauty!