numerous to count, and rightfully so. Each piece is deserving of all the recognition it receives. Because.... let's be honest.... I was annoying with this contest, I can admit it. I mean, no stones? No beads? Just plain wire? But every single entrant rose up to the challenge. And I was amazed every day as more and more entries tumbled through my inbox, and I ended up witness to 64 beautiful creations!
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 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. In the meantime, click the link above to view the wonderful creations.
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:
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.
10/7/2017 08:18:36 pm
Really, voting for only ONE of these entries is going to be more difficult than any of the other finish it contests that I have been in. WOW! There are so many utterly stunning entries!
10/8/2017 12:43:28 pm
There are so many amazing pieces that I'm having a hard time choosing my favorite! I definitely had a lot of fun with this challenge! I don't usually know what I'm going to be creating until it's basically done, but this challenge inspired me so much. I knew exactly what I wanted to create after finishing those few pages of the tutorial. This one definitely helped me to grow as a jewelry artist, so thank you!
Janet van Schaik
10/9/2017 08:30:22 am
O, boy! What a stunning pieces you all made!
10/10/2017 12:40:32 am
There are so many great ideas and designs and I am having a hard time choosing just one favorite. I tried to comment on all because each person had their own story. I misunderstood and hope that didn't cause a problem because it says to just comment on the one you want to win. I am sorry for misunderstanding and didn't intend to cause an issue.
10/10/2017 11:15:59 am
You're good. You can only comment VOTED on one, but folks are more than welcome to leave comments on pieces otherwise!
10/13/2017 10:35:54 pm
All I can say is WOW. I did choose my 4 top favorites, but man, it was sure a tough choice. Every entrant showed such creativity and several were so amazingly done in their own personal style I was intrigued and spent long, LONG minutes staring at them. One is so detailed and has such lovely little surprises in it I was fascinated. WELL DONE to all.
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