Saturday, May 24, 2008

Ugly Necklace Contest

My blog has become rather serious what with all the talk about getting into galleries. I got an email last night that made me laugh so I though this info. would be a great way to lighten things up.

The email notified me about an Ugly Necklace Contest and yes, there really is such a contest and the entries are a real hoot! The number 3 entry is by Jen Muise, a rural west Ottawa resident (her address says Woodlawn Ontario but that is because our addresses are goofy here.)

The entries were judged on such hilarious aspects such as "the overall hideousness of the necklace", "if the design of the necklace violated good jewelry design rules associated with color, form, balance, distribution of elements and focus". Fantastic!

To see these ugly necklaces for yourself, click here, Ugly Necklace Contest. You can click on each artist to see a close up photo of their necklaces. They have to write a poem about their necklace too! I especially like these items: a horseshoe, a mousetrap, baby pacifier, and the toy tractor on #7's necklace. I had a toy just like that as a kid! (I grew up on a farm okay?!)

I was filled with all sorts of ideas of how one could create such a necklace...maybe I should offer a one day workshop on creating an Ugly Necklace!! Definitely couldn't fall into the trap of taking our creative efforts too seriously...

Anyway, hope you enjoy...I am heading back to the veggie garden...more on galleries next time...

1 comment:

Jeanette said...

Funny. I think I have some already stuffed away that people have given me which would fit into that category already! :)

It could be a fun design project though. Create (drawing) an ugly necklace...