Well it’s that time once again, to round out another Finish It! Design Challenge. And this one produced pieces as beautiful as expected, and then stretched the boundaries of that beauty into something even greater. I am always reminded, when I host these contests, of the endless sea of creativity which comes rolling in a roaring tide of beauty and inspiration. Thank you all so much for participating. Thank you for endeavoring to support one another with encouraging words and thank you, most of all, for the unending, exquisite work.
On a personal note, given my various unwelcome discomforts during the month of October, this contest has been a blissful distraction for me, and I very much appreciate each of you for allowing me an opportunity to escape into a world of delightful innovation. You have all shown a unique perspective and character that clearly represents your individual artistic styles and have entertained me beyond measure!
But enough gushing and onto the winners!
Group Favorite: Tim Whetsel! Congrats Tim! You win $25 (payable via PayPal), my piece completed from the tutorial, and five tutorials of your choice. Please email me (email@example.com) your address and your choice of tutorials.
Judged Favorite: Chosen by a group of seven judges (four jewelry artists and three consumers, myself included), the winner is Erica Teeter! Congrats Erica! You win five tutorials of your choice. Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your choice of tutorials.
Now this is not to say that every piece wasn’t absolutely stunning, because judging was as difficult as its ever been, and rightfully so. I love hosting these competitions and am warmed by the knowledge that those of you who enter and those of you who comment and support the entrants enjoy taking part and sharing your gifts and talents. I look forward to hosting another one soon and hope to see you all enter again.
For those interested, you can see the gallery of entries here, and I encourage everyone to continue to comment and show your appreciation for the work displayed.
Thank you and happy weaving, you wonderful humans!