Ninth International The Ugly Necklace Contest, 2012: A Jewelry Design Competition With A Twist
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Land of Odds :
Ninth International, 2012

The Ugly Necklace Contest
A Jewelry Design Competition
With A Twist
 
The 8 Semi-Finalists' Page

SPECIAL 2012 THEME:
"From My Garden Of..."

(Voting ends 6/30/12)




FINAL
Merged Judges and On-line Scores

as of: 6/30/12

The 2012 Ninth International The Ugly Necklace Contest

Artist       Rank Score
Choose the UGLIEST!

RANKED SCORES
Rank #1: Most Ugly
Rank #8: Least Ugly


# Of VOTES:
~ 366 ~


Semi-Finalist Current
Ranking
Previous
Ranking
Nivya Raju,
Dubai, United Arab Emerates,
"From The Garden of Lub"


7

7


Juli Brown,
Wells, Minnesota,
"From My Garden of Fishing Philosophy"

4

3

WINNER!
Joan Veres,
Norwood, New York,
"From My Garden of the Sea Rim"

1 1

Corrine Zephier,
Kyle, South Dakota,
"From My Garden of BUXMI (Beads, Ugly, and Mixed Media)"


6 6

Lynn Margaret Davy,
Dorset, United Kingdom,
"Cast Out From My Garden of Beadin'"

3

4


RUNNER UP!
Pamela Orians,
Zanesville, Ohio,
"My Garden of Fun"


2 2

Quisha, Saunders,
Atlanta, Georgia,
,"Fecal Fantasy"

8 8

Brenda Donaldson,
Mesa, Arizona,
"From My Garden of Roadkill"
5 5


Review All 8 Semi-Finalists below, their images, poems and materials lists, and then
TAKE OUR SURVEY! below

Nivya Raju,
Dubai, United Arab Emerates,
"From The Garden of Lub"

"At the garden was there a resident crow
Whose love the scarecrow did never know..." ...Continued

Juli Brown,
Wells, Minnesota,
"From My Garden of Fishing Philosophy"

"A small lake is Goldie's home,
Trolling through weeds, free to roam..."
...Continued

Joan Veres,
WINNER
Norwood, New York,
"From My Garden of the Sea Rim"

"Water shells on Jupiter distract the steps I take..." ...Continued

Lynn Margaret Davy,
Dorset, United Kingdom,
"Cast Out From My Garden of Beadin'"


"I should have stuck to simple beads
That satisfied my simple needs...."
...Continued

Ninth International, 2012
The Ugly Necklace Contest
A Jewelry Design Competition
With A Twist
 

SPECIAL 2012 THEME:
"From My Garden Of..."

Visit the web-pages of each of our
8 The Ugly Necklace Contest Semi-Finalists.
Evaluate their images, their poem,
and their materials and techniques.

Then take our short survey below
and rank them from Most to Least UGLY.


Think about things like:
Hideousness,
Materials Used,
Design Principles Violated,
and Artistic Control.

It's more difficult to do UGLY
when you use smaller beads. So you might consider this factor, as well, when deciding your rankings.

Quisha, Saunders,
Atlanta, Georgia,
"Fecal Fantasy"


"In my garden of fecal flowers
I find foliage fraughtwith flatulence..."
...Continued

 

Corrine Zephier,
Kyle, South Dakota,
"From My Garden of BUXMI (Beads, Ugly, and Mixed Media)"


"Butterfly, Moths,Flies and Bees --
Worms, Spiders, Wasps and Fleas ...." ...Continued

Pamela Orians,
RUNNER UP
Zanesville, Ohio,
"My Garden of Fun"


"From my garden of fun
my niece and I cultivate memories..."
...Continued

Brenda Donaldson,
Mesa, Arizona,
"From My Garden of Roadkill"



"My eyes divert to a reflection
As Icommute down an intersection..."
...Continued

TAKE OUR SURVEY!


 

When voting closes, voting logs will be reviewed
for any duplicate or otherwise illegitimate votes
(for example, those from the same IP or email address), and these will be deleted. The on-line votes will be tallied and used to adjust the original votes of the Panel of Judges at CBJA, in the selection of a winner. The public's votes will weigh towards 25% of the final tally in selecting the Winner and Runner-Up.

 

Entries open to both US and International submissions as well. There are talented Ugly-Necklace Jewelry Designers everywhere!

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ABOUT THE JEWELRY DESIGN CRITERIA USED TO EVALUATE THE ENTRIES IN THE UGLY NECKLACE CONTEST - It Ain't Easy Doing Ugly, or as my momma says, "Ugly is as Ugly does."

Summary of Adjusted Judges Scoring Criteria

ABOUT GOOD JEWELRY DESIGN
- Principles of Composition

by Warren Feld


 

If you would like us to forward your comments
to any of our semi-finalists, we will be happy to do so.
You can send your comments to:

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associated with The Ugly Necklace Contest, send an email to:
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and Write "Ugly Necklace Email List" in the subject line.

 

 

It's not easy to do Ugly!

Our 4 distinguished judges associated with
The Center for Beadwork & Jewelry Arts reviewed
17 Ugly Necklace submissions to our contest,
and selected 8 semi-finalists.
They rated each necklace using
10 jewelry design criteria. They examined the

overall hideousness of the necklace,

how clever were the materials used,

 

how the design of the necklace violated
good jewelry design rules associated with color, form,
balance, distribution of the elements, and focus
.

They also looked at issues of
how the necklace was constructed
and its wearability
, and

how well the accompanying poem
elaborated on the necklace and its ugliness
.

MORE ABOUT THE JEWELRY DESIGN CRITERIA
USED TO EVALUATE THE ENTRIES


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