Winner and Runner-Up Announced, 2007 The Ugly Necklace Contest, A Jewelry Design Competition With A Twist
Article by Land of Odds
And the Winner is…..
Land of Odds, Be Dazzled Beads, The Open Window Gallery, and The Center for Beadwork & Jewelry Arts are proud to announce the Winner and Runner-Up in this year’s The Ugly Necklace Contest, 2007!
The Winner of The Ugly Necklace Contest – the Jewelry Designer who demonstrated exceptional jewelry design skills by creating The Ugliest Necklace in the America and the rest of the World in the year 2007, and the winner of a 2.93 shopping spree on the Land of Odds web-site (www.landofodds.com), is the collaborative team of:
Julia Vogl and Maggie Ollove of Oberlin, Ohio, 2007 Winner(Julia resides in Washington, DC and Maggie in Baltimore, MD), “To Do List”
The Runner-Up in The Ugly Necklace Contest — the Jewelry Designer who also displayed obvious design talents by creating the 2nd Ugliest Necklace in America and the rest of the World in the year 2007, and the winner of a 9.07 shopping spree on the Land of Odds web-site (www.landofodds.com) is:
Hillary Schmeichel of Long Beach, California, 2007 Runner-Up, “Break Up Haiku”
It’s not easy doing Ugly!
So our hats are off, and we offer loud applause to the team of Julia Vogl and Maggie Ollove of Oberlin, Ohio (by way of Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD) (the Winner) and to Hillary Schmeichel of Long Beach, California (the Runner Up) of The Ugly Necklace Contest. These beadwork and jewelry artists have demonstrated their commendable design skills. They have been judged, from among 37 entrants from across America and Great Britain, by a distinguished panel of five judges from The Center for Beadwork & Jewelry Arts in Nashville, Tennessee, and voted on by visitors to the Land of Odds web-site.
It’s difficult to design an ugly piece of jewelry because your mind and your eye won’t let you go there. As research into color and design has shown, your eye compensates for imbalances in color or design component relationships – it tries to correct and harmonize them. You are pre-wired to subconsciously avoid anything that is disorienting, disturbing or distracting.
To view additional images of the necklaces submitted by the winner, runner up and the other semi-finalists of The Ugly Necklace Contest, please visit us at www.landofodds.com/store/ugly5contest.htm on-line.
Entries for the Sixth Annual The Ugly Necklace Contest, 2008 will be accepted between September 1st, 2007 and March 15th, 2008. For rules, and 2008 special requirements, please visit our web-site at www.landofodds.com/store/uglynecklace.htm.
And if you are in the Nashville area, please stop by Be Dazzled Beads, where the 10 selected Ugly Necklaces are on display through September 15th.
For interviews with the Winner and/or Runner-Up, please contact Warren Feld for arrangements. 615/292-0610 or email@example.com.
LIST OF 2007 5th Annual SEMI-FINALISTS:1. Winners: Julia Vogl and Maggie Ollove, “To Do List”, Oberlin, Ohio (via Washington, DC)2. Runner-Up: Hillary Schmeichel, “Break Up”, Long Beach, California3. Emily Perillo, “Fiasco”, Buffalo, New York4. Maggie Ollove and Julia Vogl, “Art Student”, Oberlin, Ohio (via Baltimore, Maryland)5. Paula Papp Martini, “Nurses are Curses”, West Hempstead, New York6. Tamara Allison, “Ill Intent”, Primm Springs, Tennessee7. Sarah Feingold, “News?”, Rochester, New York8. Lynn Margaret Davy, “Candy Girl”, Dorset, United Kingdom9. Nancy Barnes, “A Beachin’ Bead Tale,” Warren, Ohio10. Cyndi Lavin, “Queasy”, Ayer, Massachusetts
2006 Winner: Sara Feingold from Rochester, New York2006 Runner Up: Janine Dunklebarger from Manteo, North Carolina
2005 Winner: Jann Ferris from Vicksburg, Mississippi2005 Runner Up: Mary Poag from Murfreesboro, Tennessee
2004 Winner: Robert De Luccia from Ridgewood, New Jersey2004 Runner Up: Bonnie Anderson from Kennesaw, Georgia
2003 Winner: Kathleen Lynam from Franklin, Tennessee2003 Runner Up: Natalie Zurawski from Springfield, Illinois
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Land of Odds provides bead and jewelry making artists with virtually all their beads, supplies, books and jewelry findings needs, with over 30,000 products. Home of The Ugly Necklace Contest and of All Dolled Up: Beaded Art Doll Competition. Retail/Discounts/Wholesale.