See that pendant over there? That's my version of the Finish It! design. I call it "Hare Raising". Get it? Because it looks like rabbit ears. I'm not going to lie... I amused myself with that name because sometimes you just need to have fun with your work, right?
And, as the entries can tumbling in, slowly at first, I allowed myself to have fun every single day. Each new piece I received was a true joy, inspirational and motivational. The number of times I'd said to myself "I wish I thought of that" are simply too
And guys, I gotta admit I might just be doing more Finish It! Design Challenges with wire-only requirements. I love a pretty stone, no doubt, but sometimes there's an unfair advantage when the focal becomes the stone and not the design around it. Plus, these wire-only entries all bellowed their own stories. And I'm nothing if not a sucker for a good story.
So let's get to the judging, shall we?
The gallery of entries will be available for VOTING, however, through October 15, 2017. Voting is open only to those who participated in the contest. To vote:
- Please only ONE vote per participant. If the same person comments with their vote on multiple entries, all comments will be dismissed, and the vote invalidated. Please, only vote once.
- Please use the word "VOTED" in the comments of the entry to cast your vote.
- If, for any reason, you cannot place your vote yourself, contact email@example.com with your choice 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 16, votes will be tallied and the “Group Favorite” (most voted by participants) will win my completed version of this project and any ten tutorials of their choice. 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 receive the finished version of this tutorial as a thank you for his or her participation. Please expect this tutorial to be delivered during the judging week. If you have not received the tutorial by the time the contest is judged, or have trouble accessing the file, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you all so much!
To read more about the September 2017 Finish It! Design Challenge, please visit this post.