Okay, you are all kinda blowing my mind. There were over 50 entries, and you’d never know, by the looks of them (fabulous looks, I might add) they were derived from the same steps and list of materials. Tutorials are a great exercise for expanding creativity by choosing the directions by which you adhere. Or not! The point, as you have all eloquently proven, is that anything is possible. More than 50 unique entries, by more than 50 talented ladies and gentlemen, and I couldn’t be happier to have had the opportunity to view them. The participants have pushed themselves beyond their perceived limits, and proven to themselves, hopefully, they are artisans among the best of them. At any rate, you are to me.
For participants and casual observers alike, 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 email@example.com 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 October 22, 2014. Voting is open only to those who participated in the contest. To vote, simply follow the link and comment “VOTED” beneath the image of your choice. If you are not a member of Pinterest or, for any reason, cannot comment, please email me your choice at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will vote on your behalf.
A note to non-participating viewers and commentators…. please reserve the term “VOTED” for participants only, to avoid confusion during the judging process, but do feel free to comment as a show of appreciation for the beautiful work submitted. These entries are worthy of the recognition they receive and then some.
On October 23, votes will be tallied and the “Group Favorite” (most voted by participants) will win my completed version of this project, any five 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 five tutorials of their choice.
Every contestant should receive the finished version of this tutorial as a thank you for his or her participation, within 24-48 hours. If you have not received the tutorial by that time, or have trouble accessing the file, please contact me at email@example.com
Thank you all so much! This has been an amazing experience, as always, to see the entries as they trickle into my email. I have looked forward to each entry over these last two weeks, and was continuously amazed by the creativity and craftmanship. You are amazing!
Happy weaving everyone!