Alright, the First JewelryMonk Design Contest Info:
(You might want to follow along with this Blog Contest)
In a nutshell, here are the details:
I have chosen 5 stones for you to use in a RING design. Your job is to select one of these stones (there is a Pear Shaped, an Emerald Cut Stone, a Marquise Shape, a Trillion Shaped Stone, and an Oval Shaped stone. (Pictured below)
- You design a SILVER RING with one of these stone.
- You have a until November 27th at Midnight to submit your design to Doug@JewelryMonk.com
- The deadline will be Sunday, November 27th 2016 at Midnight EST.
- My team and I will select 1 winner and announce it December 4th. The winner will get their design created by myself. During this process, I will create videos of the whole process from: Design – The Layout – Wax Carving and Cleanup – Casting – Metal Clean up – Rubber Mold Making – Wax Sizing – Casting the Production Piece – Grinding – Tumbling – Pre-Polishing – Stone Setting – and Final Polishing.
I will make this video series available for purchase when it is finished, BUT the winner will receive the series for free.
BUT WAIT!!!! There’s More!!! (I have always wanted to say that….. sorry….. )
The winner will also receive the finished design model, the mold, and the finished piece to own. This design and finished piece is theirs to do with whatever they want.
Also you all have MY PROMISE, that any design that is not selected, I will not use, create, sell, or produce. It will never see the light of day unless you request me to do so. It is your intellectual property, and I will respect that.
Now, don’t feel like you are not “Qualified” to submit a design. You do not have to be a designer to enter. If you can do a CAD drawing, a pencil sketch, or just a crayon sketch, that is all I need. My career has been creating jewelry from complex designs, or “chicken scratch”. I have an eye for this. We will not make our decision on the design sketch quality, but criteria set up by our team for this project. So this contest is for EVERYONE!
Here are the stones to design from:
Marquise Blue Topaz: 12x6mm and 4mm Deep
Oval Citrine: 9x7mm 4.5mm Deep
Emerald Cut Amethyst 8x6mm 4mm Deep
Trillion Cut Garnet 8x8mm 4.75mm Deep
Pear Shaped Peridot 5x7mm 3.25mm Deep
So I have 3 things for you to do:
First, Look at the stones you have to work with and choose 1 stone to design a ring with. Take your time and think about it for a bit. REMEMBER, The deadline will be Sunday, November 27th 2016 at Midnight EST. And you only get 1 design to submit…..period (choose wisely my friend)
Second…. Create a design as simple or as complex as you want and email it to Doug@JewelryMonk.com I will print out all these entries submitted and my team and I will choose a winner by December 4th, 2016.
Third and most importantly….. Suscribe for email updates! Along this process I will be releasing videos to highlight certain aspects of the creative process and I wouldn’t want you to miss out.
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Also, Leave a comment on the website. Let me know you are out there, let me know what you think, and most importantly…. encourage one another. Also check out www.facebook.com/JewelryMonk and do the same there. Encourage one another. Don’t post your designs there…. You would be giving away your secrets, but say HI!, hang out a bit, and most importantly…..HAVE FUN!
There ya have it, the First JewelryMonk Design Contest/Video training series Contest Rules.
I am excited for me, but more importantly, I am excited for YOU ALL. I really look forward to seeing what you all are going to create.
Now…… go create something award winning!