It's not easy to do Ugly!
6 distinguished judges associated with The Center
for Beadwork & Jewelry Arts
reviewed 58 Ugly Necklace submissions to our
selected 10 semi-finalists. They rated each necklace
using 10 jewelry design criteria.
They examined the overall hideousness of the
necklace, how well the accompanying poem elaborated
necklace and its ugliness, and how the design
of the necklace violated design rules associated
color, form, balance and focus. They also looked
at issues of how the necklace was constructed
and its wearability.
The Winner receives a first
prize of a $992.93 shopping spree on the Land of Odds web-site (www.landofodds.com),
and the Runner-Up receives a prize
of a $399.07 shopping spree on the web-site.
Please vote for that Ugly Necklace that you think
shows the most Beading/Jewelry Making design talent
among our semi-finalists!
And consider submitting an entry to next year's
The Second Annual
Ugly Necklace Contest! Entries accepted beginning
Sept 1, 2003, with the final entry submission date
of Mar 15, 2004.
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."
of Adjusted Judges Scoring Criteria
GOOD JEWELRY DESIGN
- Principles of Composition
by Warren Feld