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    Default Theme Competition March 2017 - Spring

    Hello all,

    Forget those chilly Winter days and long nights, March is here and Spring has sprung! We want to see what this new season means to you in this month's forum competition, which is why the theme for this month is just that - SPRING.

    Simply submit an image of your piece (along with a brief description if possible) on this thread by midnight, Friday 31st March 2017 to enter.

    Our favourite will win a 100 Cooksongold shopping spree. Good luck!


    Terms & Conditions:

    The closing date for the competition will be at midnight GMT 31.03.17.

    The judging will take place on 03.04.17. The following criteria are used to determine the winner: design, the technique used and the overall finish of the piece. The Cooksongold judging panel will make the final decision.

    The winner will be announced and notified via the forum by 07.04.17. The winner must redeem their shopping spree (up to the total value of 100) using their own Cooksongold account and within 2 months of receiving their winner information email.

    In the case of the winner's shopping spree exceeding the total prize value of 100, the winner is liable to pay for any amount over the value of 100.

    The competition is open to all Cooksongold customers aged 18 years and over. Only one entry per person.

    Employees of Cooksongold, their agents and families are excluded from the competition together with any person connected to the competition.

    To enter the competition, simply comment on the relevant forum thread with a photo of your themed design. No correspondence will be entered into.

    All designs submitted must be the original work of the individual submitting them and must not infringe the rights of any other party. Cooksongold reserves the right to contact an entrant for further clarification if necessary.

    Cooksongold reserves the right to disqualify any entry if it has reasonable grounds to believe you have breached any of these terms and conditions.

    In submitting your design, you give your permission for it to be included in any marketing or any other promotional material connected with this draw, and for Cooksongold to upload your design to Instagram and Pinterest if it is chosen as the winner. Copyright for all images submitted for this draw remains with the respective entrants.

    Entry into the competition is deemed as acceptance of the rules.

    Cooksongold reserves the right to amend these rules at any time and to cancel or amend the competition if for any reason we believe it cannot be conducted fairly or in accordance with these terms and conditions.

    Imagery associated with this competition is not representative of the exact prize, and is for marketing purposes only. Cookson Precious Metals Ltd reserves the right to change the prize for one of equivalent value.

    The promoter is Cookson Precious Metals Ltd. Please note that competitions and promotions featured on this page are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest.

    You are providing your information to: Cookson Precious Metals Ltd, 59-83 Vittoria Street, Birmingham, B1 3NZ, United Kingdom.

    The information you provide will only be passed to external partners e.g. couriers to enable the awarding of prizes.

    No purchase necessary. There is no cash alternative.

    These terms and conditions shall be governed in accordance with English law.

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    Let's get the ball rolling with some hand engraved maple leaf charms. By the end of March we may have some of these starting to bud over the pond here in Canada.
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    Hi everyone,

    We have had our first entry for this month's competition and can't wait to see what else is in store!

    Good luck!

    Jen

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    In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of...

    Cherry blossoms.

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    A fairly traditional motif for this tsuba; pierced out of 3mm steel sheet (which is a doddle compared with 5mm), with a raised rim and copper inserts (seki gane) which are there to enable it to be mounted to a sword more readily. The patina is a traditional Edo period mix - the last time I tried using this recipe I couldn't get any results out of it; this time - same batch - it seems to be behaving as expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ps_bond View Post
    In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of...

    Cherry blossoms.

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    A fairly traditional motif for this tsuba; pierced out of 3mm steel sheet (which is a doddle compared with 5mm), with a raised rim and copper inserts (seki gane) which are there to enable it to be mounted to a sword more readily. The patina is a traditional Edo period mix - the last time I tried using this recipe I couldn't get any results out of it; this time - same batch - it seems to be behaving as expected.
    lovely Peter - pretty Blossoms - as you know, I love such pierced work within a design

    Very nice maple leaves too Goldsmithing.


    here is a little bit of fun from me... I was watching the ladybirds wake from their slumber and take a little meander around my trees, which are covered in ivy. Haven't made a spinner ring in a long time, and thought it would be fitting to see a little ladybird.

    I have chased in a little channel to fit the wire and protect it a little.


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    Hi all,

    We are now almost halfway through this month's themed competition!

    Make sure you submit your entry by midnight on Friday 31st March and you could win a 100 Cooksongold shopping spree.

    Best of luck

    Jen

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    The leaves are starting to appear on the trees so...

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    It's made from 1mm and 0.3mm coloured copper wire.

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    Hi everyone,

    With today being the Spring Equinox there has never been a better time to enter this month's themed competition!

    So, get creating and making and submit your Spring themed piece before this competition ends on 31st March.

    Jen

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    Yes, it really is Spring now and yesterday I managed to get out and photograph the flower earrings which have been blossoming on my workbench over the dark Winter nights. Not quite sure what the flowers are. I had hoped to make a bluebell but that will need more refining.

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    Hi all,

    The clocks have gone forward and time is ticking for you to be able to enter this month's competition!

    Enter by midnight on this Friday, 31st March for the chance to win a 100 shopping spree. Good luck

    Jen

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