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ALL DOLLED UP: Beaded Art Doll Competition

Posted by learntobead on January 30, 2013

deadline: 8/31/2013

Create a BEADED ART DOLL by manipulating beads and forms into an imaginative
tactile and visual 3-dimensional representation. And then write a Short Story
about your Beaded Art Doll, what it represents, and how it was created.

ALL DOLLED UP: BEADED ART DOLL COMPETITION is offering a first prize of a $1000.00
shopping spree on the Land of Odds web-site (www.landofodds.com), and a Runner-Up
prize of a $400.00 shopping spree on the web-site. This is more than a beauty
pageant. It is a design competition. The Competition will take into account
the Artist’s intentions and how well these are incorporated into the design.
Enter to Win!

Beaded Art Dolls submitted as entries for this competition may be realistic,
surrealistic, whimsical or imaginary. They may be humanistic, animalistic, caricatures,
cartoons, impressions or abstractions. A Beaded Art Doll is a physical representation
in three dimensions, using human figural and expressive characteristics, through
the creative use and manipulation of beads. Beaded Art Dolls should be between
8” and 36” in size. They must be at least 80% composed of beads.

The Artist is given wide leeway in techniques for how the doll is to be beaded,
and may use one particular technique or several. Techniques, for example, may
include bead weaving stitches, bead embellishment, bead appliqué, bead
knitting, bead crochet, bead embroidery, lampworking.

Review the Official Rules on the website.

Sponsored by Land of Odds, Be Dazzled Beads, LearnToBead.net, and The Center
for Beadwork & Jewelry Arts

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The Ugly Necklace Contest – Enter To Win

Posted by learntobead on September 19, 2011

9th International  2012
The Ugly Necklace Contest
– A Jewelry Design Competition With A Twist

Deadline: mon, 3/15/2012

A jewelry design competition with a twist. The contest presents a challenge not often tackled – at least intentionally.   Here’s your opportunity to show your design skills, your visual acumen, your senses and sensibilities. Can you put together a well-designed and functional, yet UGLY, necklace?

It’s Not Easy To Do Ugly! Your mind and eye won’t let you go there. As research into color and design has shown, your eye and brain compensate for imbalances in color or in the positioning of pieces and objects – they try to correct and harmonize them. You are pre-wired to subconsciously avoid anything that is disorienting, disturbing or distracting.

And that is lucky for most jewelry designers.   We are pre-wired to avoid negative things.  This makes it easier to end up with something beautiful.   And more difficult to end up with something Ugly.     Ugly goes against our nature.  It’s hard to do.

To achieve a truly hideous result means making the hard design choices, putting ourselves in situations and forcing us to make the kinds of choices we’re unfamiliar with, and taking us inside ourselves to places that we are somewhat scared about, and where we do not want to go.

Join the Fun!   Learn Some Things About Jewelry Design!


Entering is easy.  Take three good color snapshots or scans of your necklace, and write a short poem about it.
Visit the website for the full listing of Official Rules, as well as a listing of special requirements for the 2012 9th International Contest.     Images of past years’ winners and submissions are posted.

Contact Info
Land of Odds
The Ugly Necklace Contest
718 Thompson Lane, Ste 123
Nashville, TN 37204



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