2 August, Thursday
Okay! I'm ready to announce the winners.
First off, thank you ALL, so much, for your participation. I regret that I was not able to find the time to bring more of your inspirations to life as I desired. I will hopefully, in the coming months, find some opportunities to make more of them... however this time it's just the seven. Not terrible for a month, though, I guess. XD
Oh, and so sorry that I haven't responded to comments much lately. @_@Winner: "Geometry"
This one. Forgive the terribad photo, but, OMG, total buzz when I was making it, that buzz that fuels the innovation of a really new concept to me, with just a technique or two that I had before. Usually my necklaces look really quite different, to me at least. The colours were also a departure for me; it's unlikely I would have thought to use them without the inspiration and external nudge.Winner No. 2: "Continuum"
Rather more modest than some of the other pieces, perhaps, but the concept inspired a whole new semi-chainmaille weave for me, and I couldn't let that not win. This was one inspiration that I could never have put down, and the fact that I worked it with a represented philosophical meaning... well.Winner No. 3: "Yuki"
I did a few of the "building on styles that I already do" for this contest, but this one was not only the largest departure, but also really quite effective - in addition to the inspiration to use the selenite, which involved significant care in the wrapping and construction to allow the fragile stone more protection. Also, ice princess. :3
So! Those three will be mailed off to their respective inspiration-giver. The remaining four pieces will be offered to dA members (with priority to the inspiration-giver) at a very low cost, as promised, plus shipping. Any future pieces made from the inspirations given in this contest, will be offered under the same policy.
I'll note all participants soon. Once again, thank you so much!
28 July, Saturday
Mm, should be finishing the contest three days from now. Not sure if I'll be completing any more pieces by then... Maybe! I've had a few attempts recently that were kinda misses, though, which is partly why no. 7 is a return to an older style. (But the entry was inspiring to me and so was the charoite!
Anyway, entries 5 through 7:
Contest results should be out in the first week of August. Criteria for evaluation will be: Innovation (in particular, if the entry inspired me to innovate, or do something new/rework something old to me) and Effectiveness (IE: how happy I am with the final product).
23 June, Saturday
Contest is now closed to new entries! I'll reply to the last few entries that were submitted yesterday, soon.
AWESOME, guys, absolutely smashingly awesome.
Some stuff came up in "real life" this week, so I'll extend the time I'll work on my choices among these inspirations... maybe till the 10th of July or so. Or maybe over July, but less intensively in that case. Anyway - I'll declare the three winners either on the 10th of July or on the 31st, depending on which date I choose to make these pieces till.
Oh, as some of you have seen already - Some pieces have been posted already.
UPDATE: 17 June
You guys are all Awesome
to all participants so far.
Apologies for lagging with replies to recent comments, but have been actually materializing a couple of your inspirations, already. Not sure if I'd consider these Wins, but for sure they were hugely inspiring (of the sort that... Can't... Pull... Brain... Away...), and I have tons more I am wanting to try, in my budgeted timeframe for this project. Anyway, will reply to everyone soon.
So, I've decided it's time for another giveaway.
I've noticed for myself, that although I'm usually at a fairly high creative mode most of the time, sometimes it just hits That Spot, you know. I had at least 12 gift projects planned this month, and now I'm down to 3, and I want to make more gifts. After all, I gave myself until June-end to indulge in these fun little projects. (Not that all of them are especially little.)
Soooo, brainchild. Been about half a year since my last giveaway
, which was a far more specific, "I've made these and they're up for a draw" thing, and I got to talk to a whole bunch of my followers in the meantime. Something which I still want to do this time, incidentally! Here's how this giveaway will go - post here, as a comment in the journal, to indicate your participation, and include:1. A concept or idea.
It doesn't have to be a jewellery design; I get inspired by all sorts of things, but if you want to you may of course tell me your vision of how the idea translates into jewellery.2. Self-introduction/whatever!
I just like getting to know my watchers.
If I know you already, tell me something I don't know, or something new, or whatever you want to tell me.
Note: each deviant may submit up to TWO
I will pick up to three winners, who give me the most exciting inspirations (oh god, I'm mad, aren't I!
) - one will be a person I haven't known before now, one will hopefully be someone I am acquainted with (as in, at least have occasional exchanges via comments or something), and one will be an "open category" person not restricted to my knowing or otherwise.
I will not promise that what I end up making for the winners will be at all close to their vision, but it will be inspired by it, and I'll mail it off when done. I may also end up making pieces inspired by ideas submitted other than the winning three, and I will post them on dA and link back to the wonderful inspiring person.
I hope it does, I'm excited.
Deadline for submission of Inspiration: 22 June 2012.
Will edit this entry when submissions are closed.