Enter between April 10- May 9. Open world wide.
The purpose of the "Finish It!" challenge is to encourage the participants to extend themselves, their talents and creativity beyond the limitations of a single set of instructions and create pieces uniquely their own. Tutorials have been an integral part of my personal evolution as a jewelry artist, from such talents as Eni Oken, Iza Malzcyk, IMNIUM and Lonely Soldier. And my progression from the steps and instructions provided to me by others has been a worthwhile journey towards my own creative self-discovery. Tutorials need never represent a "cookie cutter" aesthetic, nor the only design possibility, but rather a gateway to limitless possibilities, and the entries received for these contests have proven, time and again, the truth of that statement.
Here’s the gist: At the bottom of this post is a link to a tutorial or, more accurately, the beginning of a tutorial, and ending abruptly less than halfway through the instruction. Your job is to create a piece beginning with the steps, as explained in the file, but ending with your own imagination!
While this is mostly intended to reward you with a sense of accomplishment, the “Group Favorite” will win my completed version of this project and any ten tutorials of their choice.
A “Judged Favorite”, chosen by a panel of four jewelry artists and three “consumers” (none of which will be participating in the contest), will also receive any ten tutorials of their choice.
Every contestant will receive the finished version of this tutorial simply for participating. This tutorial will arrive as a reply to your submission email, after the contest is closed to new entries, so check your spam folder if you do not receive it by May 12th. Also, be sure your email host will accept incoming attachments. I've had many emails rejected because the mail box was full, or security settings did not allow attachments.
Note: Please access this file via a laptop or desktop computer. Some mobile devices are uncooperative with PDF downloads, and I may not be able to address requests for manual email delivery of this file in a timely manner (thus using up your submission time).
Good luck everyone and happy weaving!
4/10/2018 11:42:27 am
Can't wait to start, thank you Nicole! :)
4/11/2018 10:47:51 am
4/11/2018 12:53:43 pm
Thank you for the catch! It is supposed to be 10 rotations (though anyone who did 15 is totally fine, as far as the contest goes). It's been fixed and the adjusted file uploaded! I appreciate you bringing that to my attention.
4/17/2018 05:53:02 am
Pooh I'm so excited! My first go at a finish it challenge. Suddenly all those other things I should be doing have slipped my mind!!!
4/17/2018 03:15:31 pm
Can you use more wire than is required or just the amount listed?
4/17/2018 03:20:18 pm
Just the amount listed is what's allowed.
4/17/2018 06:02:46 pm
Ok thanks...looking forward to this😊
4/17/2018 04:19:48 pm
I am so excited it's that time again!! Number 3 or me. Thank s Nicole!!
4/17/2018 06:06:33 pm
Oh thank you for this Contest. It looks like fun. I wasn’t able to complete the last one (brain freeze). But I have an idea for this one.
Stacy M Clark
4/19/2018 01:40:45 pm
This may be a bit of an anal question, but I just wanted to make sure I was following the rules. Only the needle nose was listed in the materials/tools section which could be substituted with any 1 plier. My question is that their was also a recommendation to use a nylon jaw pliers to tighten your wraps in the "Notes" section which makes two pliers being used and wanted to make sure this was still allowed?
4/19/2018 03:36:29 pm
Yep, that's allowed!
4/22/2018 10:16:17 am
Hi Nicole! Quick question:
4/22/2018 12:07:09 pm
Hi Beth! Great question. It can definitely be split however you like.
4/28/2018 12:24:14 am
Hey Nicole, do we have to use all the wire you listed? I struggle to find a place for the jump ring
4/28/2018 12:41:20 am
Yes, all the materials (minus some scrap wire to small to utilize) should be used in the piece.
5/1/2018 10:18:39 am
Can't wait to see what everyone has created xx
5/1/2018 10:49:40 am
Long time lurker, first time participant. Really exciting! I just wanted to ask two questions, to make sure to keep to the rules: 1) Only use the amount of wire stated. Does that hold true for the weaving wire, also? So no more than 1200cm, all together? And 2) Just to make sure, because it is not listed in the tools: May we take a file to the 14g wire? Smoothing the cuts at the edges.
5/1/2018 11:07:51 pm
I love these contests. I've never won but I love them still! My question is, I know we're allowed to change the gauge of the wire, but can the shape be different too? Like using 20 gauge square wire instead of 14 gauge round?
5/2/2018 02:08:18 am
Round wire only :)
5/3/2018 08:43:47 am
Hi Nicole, i read in rules that you send out a copy of the design once you received the completed entry picture. I sent mine on Monday and i have not heard back yet. I am just making sure you have received my entry. Thank you
5/8/2018 02:17:26 pm
Is there a size limit on the attachment?
5/8/2018 02:23:48 pm
No size limit!
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