So many beautiful entries. What else is there to say really? I could receive five entries or 500 and each alone would have been worth hosting another contest. Your creativity and ability to extend yourselves beyond the limitations of a tutorial are, as always, extremely impressive and inspiring. I want to thank each and every one of you for participating, supporting the idea of this contest and perfectly exemplifying what it means to not be defined by the “rules”. You are masters of your own mind and ingenuity and I hope, at the very least, you enjoyed experimenting, which is, at the end of the day, all we need to expect of ourselves. A fear of failure does not negate the importance of the effort, and you each have obviously made each effort count. BRAVO!
For participants and casual observers, the gallery of entries can be found here. If you submitted an entry, but do not see it listed in the gallery, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your entry as soon as possible, and it will be added immediately upon receipt.
The gallery of entries will be available for viewing… well… indefinitely or, at the very least, until Pinterest falls into the dark abyss of the internet, at which point the images will (hopefully) be moved to another file sharing system.
The gallery of entries will be available for VOTING, however, through June 22, 2014. Voting is open only to those who participated in the contest. This helps assure votes remain fair and unbiased and stray as far as possible from the ever present “popularity contests” so prevalent on social media these days. If you are a participant, you may vote by commenting below with the name of the entry (located beneath each image).
Now this doesn’t mean I wouldn’t love to see comments and supports from the creative community as a whole. I encourage anyone to visit this gallery and oggle the amazing entries and share your appreciation for the work submitted. Each piece is worth the recognition it receives, and then some.
On June 23, votes will be tallied and the “Group Favorite” (most voted by participants) will win my completed version of this project, any ten tutorials of their choice, and $25, deliverable via PayPal. In the case of a tie, I will place the deciding vote.
Also, a “Judged Favorite”, chosen by a panel of four jewelry artists and three “consumers” (who are not participating in the contest), will also receive any ten tutorials of their choice.
Every contestant should have already received the finished version of this tutorial as a thank you for his or her participation. If you have not received the tutorial, or have trouble accessing the file, please contact me at email@example.com
I wish I could give everyone a cash prize. They were all so worthy. And I do hope to provide larger cash prizes in future contests…. just because.
Thank you all so much! You make “coming to work” every day perfectly perfect!
Happy weaving everyone!