Now VOTING BEGINS and it's time for the normal contest jargon....
View the GALLERY OF ENTRIES here (please view from desktop or laptop as the link is proving finicky from phones and tablets)
I often hear a lot of folks say that tutorials somehow negate the creative force, that following the instructions of another lacks a sense of originality. And this design challenge proves exactly why that's nonsense! Instruction is not law, it's not immutable. You are allowed to work with the flow of a lesson, or row down your own river. It's a jumping-off point, but not canon. I love to see how others change designs, allow mistakes to happen, cut wires too short accidentally and have to improvise. Those moments always spoke to me on a personal level, and offered me the opportunity to own the process, which is exactly what these entrants have done. They OWNED it!
(Please note: I received 69 emails and responded to each. I checked my spam folder daily to make sure I didn't miss a single entry. If you attempted to enter and do not see your entry in the gallery, please send me an email ASAP. I will add your entry to the gallery as quickly as I'm able.)
The gallery of entries will be available for VOTING, however, through July 22nd, 2020. 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 July 23rd, votes will be tallied and the “Group Favorite” (most voted by participants) will win my completed version of this project, any ten tutorials of their choice and a $25 cash prize via PayPal. 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 and a $25 cash prize via PayPal.
Every contestant should receive the finished version of this tutorial as a thank you for his or her participation. This tutorial will be sent as a reply to all the participants, within the next day or two. Please check your spam folder or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not receive your copy of the tutorial by the end of the weekend.
Thank you all so much!
7/16/2020 04:00:47 pm
I have thoroughly enjoyed not only participating, but looking at all the entries too. Some absolutely outstanding work and everyone is unique
7/17/2020 09:24:57 am
This was so fun! I love how different they all are and I'm humbled to be among some of the most unique artists I've seen. Love this and cannot wait to do it again.
CAROL A HETTENBACH
7/17/2020 02:08:48 pm
Wonderful pieces again... my first time entering.. But I am not sure how someone comments or votes for a piece. I must be missing something.. thanks for doing this, really jogs the creative mind.
7/17/2020 04:02:04 pm
Visit the Pinterest board and comment VOTED under the piece you like
7/17/2020 02:23:57 pm
Really injoyed taking part look forward to the next one
7/17/2020 03:19:01 pm
WOW!! I almost finished mine in time... lol... thank you Nicole for sparking our imagination!! Good luck to all the participants!!
CAROL A HETTENBACH
7/17/2020 06:25:37 pm
Sorry not a Pinterest person... have no idea where to look for this "board" to vote and your email doesn't allow me to reply to you directly. Would love to vote.
7/17/2020 06:30:17 pm
It's linked above in the post where it says "view the gallery of entries here". If you are unable to comment on Pinterest, you can email me your vote email@example.com and I'll comment on your behalf.
CAROL A HETTENBACH
7/23/2020 12:40:58 am
emailed you.. no matter how I tried could not find "comment" link. thanks.
7/20/2020 03:21:15 pm
Thank you Nicole for another great challenge! I can't get my head around the amount of variation from the same start point. There are some real beauties in there!
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