During the last five years in which I’ve dedicated myself to the art of wire wrapping, one thing has remained a consistency in the creation process. Possibility. The possible spirit and personality of metals and stone molded from thought to form. The single most gratifying moment of creation is the spark of possibility, and its resultant journey. This contest, hopefully, will inspire you to explore those roads.
What I set before you is this: an incomplete tutorial. That’s right…. the last 16 pages of this tutorial are missing, and missing for a single purpose… to ignite within you the spark of possibility. I’ve set before you a material list (upon which is the option to expand), and nine subsequent pages of instruction, leaving upon you the creative gift and, yes, the responsibility, to give life to something uniquely you.
How it will work:
- Contestants are asked to read the instructions provided (at the end of this laboriously-worded post) and work beyond the limitations of its 25 included steps, finishing the project on his or her own.
- When a piece is completed to his or her satisfaction, the contestant is then asked to submit a photo of the piece via email, to email@example.com. The deadline for this submission is May 7, 11:59 pm (US Eastern)
- On May 8, an album will be created here at www.nicolehannajewelry.com containing the submitted entries, and will be put to the community to vote for the piece best representative of the spirit of originality.
- The community will vote by commenting, with all votes submitted between Midnight May 8 and Midnight May 15.
- Votes will be tallied and winner announced Noon, May 16.
A tutorial package. ALL my tutorials, in fact, including the completed version of the tutorial provided for this competition, and two additional tutorials due for release May 1, 2013. But wait! The giving doesn’t stop there! The winner will also receive my version of the project completed using this tutorial. Not bad, right?
And hold on there. I’m not done. Oh no.
Every contestant will receive the finished version of this tutorial simply for participating. So it’s a basketful of goodness, and all you have to do is try.
And since I know pimping for votes is an unavoidable side-effect of community-based systems, I’m also going to pick my personal favorite and he or she will also win the grand prize tutorial-project package.
It’s like a twofer of wire-wrapping happiness.
Please note: This contest is now closed and the partial tutorial is no longer available. If you have entered, but have not received the finished version of the contest tutorial, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.