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Thread: Theme Competition June 2017 - Celebration

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    Default Theme Competition June 2017 - Celebration

    Hi everyone,

    Summer is almost upon us and there's plenty to feel happy about, so this month we want to see your CELEBRATION themed designs!

    Whether it's something you made to celebrate a special occasion or simply a piece you're proud of and want to shout about, we want to see them all and one winner will be chosen to receive a prize of a 100 Cooksongold shopping spree.

    Simply submit an image of your piece (along with a brief description if possible) on this thread by midnight, Friday 30th June 2017 to enter.

    Good luck!


    Terms & Conditions:

    The closing date for the competition will be at midnight GMT 30.06.17.

    The judging will take place on 03.07.17. 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 07.07.17. 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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    Hi everyone,

    We are almost a week into our June competition and can't wait to see what entries you have in store!

    Good luck

    Jen

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    I will kick it off then! I made this for my fabulous sister-in-law's 50th which was the last week in May.
    It's formed from 2mm silver wire, with much filing and careful twisting into place before soldering. It has been oxidised before being scrubbed back with a matte finish. I set a 2mm diamond in 18ct gold, and milled 0.8mm 18ct wire to as thin as I dared to give it a 'ribbon' look, this was the last piece to be put on, with some very careful threading through! The ribbon was soldered at the back at each end, to leave it non rigid. The gold was polished up for contrast. The pendant is approximately 20mm high, and I hung it on a box chain which I gave the same oxidised-then-scrubbed finish. She loved it, and I was really happy with how it turned out!
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    Glad the theme is broadly open to interpretation. I would like to include my penannular brooches. I'm celebrating their completion today, but also friendship as I was asked by a friend with Viking blood in her to make her the brooch for her shawls. Not sure I would have attempted it otherwise. Thanks for the advice on this forum given months ago on how to go about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LydiaNiz View Post
    I will kick it off then! I made this for my fabulous sister-in-law's 50th which was the last week in May.
    It's formed from 2mm silver wire, with much filing and careful twisting into place before soldering. It has been oxidised before being scrubbed back with a matte finish. I set a 2mm diamond in 18ct gold, and milled 0.8mm 18ct wire to as thin as I dared to give it a 'ribbon' look, this was the last piece to be put on, with some very careful threading through! The ribbon was soldered at the back at each end, to leave it non rigid. The gold was polished up for contrast. The pendant is approximately 20mm high, and I hung it on a box chain which I gave the same oxidised-then-scrubbed finish. She loved it, and I was really happy with how it turned out!
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    Beautiful pendant!!! I love the contrast of the dark with the gold

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    I'm celebrating my accomplishment on a new chainmaille weave for a tassel necklace I made for my partners Mom that she wanted made for her holiday. So I made a tassel necklace and bracelet with a seaside theme in hand anodised titanium and casilica beads.

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    "The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person." ~ Frank Barron, Think, November-December 1962

    Crystal Clarke Jewellery Artist Maker
    Jewellery handmade in Mixed Media, Texties, Embroidery, Chainmaille, Titanium, Silver, Copper, Beads, Gemstones.
    Website: https://www.crystalclarke.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elinor View Post
    Beautiful pendant!!! I love the contrast of the dark with the gold

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    Thanks Elinor, I tried it all oxidised at first, but preferred it once it had been scrubbed back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crystal Clarke View Post
    I'm celebrating my accomplishment on a new chainmaille weave for a tassel necklace I made for my partners Mom that she wanted made for her holiday. So I made a tassel necklace and bracelet with a seaside theme in hand anodised titanium and casilica beads.

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    Hi Crystal Clarke, How do you anodise the titanium? They are a lovely colour.

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    Hi,

    Thanks to everyone who has submitted their entries into this month's competition - we are now almost halfway through so don't forget to enter if you haven't already!

    Good luck

    Jen

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    Default Double celebration

    I am celebrating completion of 2 bangles made to celebrate a relative's 15th birthday. The first is made from 3mm round silver wire. I enlarged the hole in a 1 hole 8mm silver bead and soldered one on each end.(thanks to Dennis and Wallace for soldering tips) I sawed the 'T' from .5mm sheet and sweat soldered it onto a silver cushion and attached it with a jump ring.
    The second was made using 2.5mm round wire. First I measured and cut some silver tube, drilled through from the side and prepared the ends with to take a 4mm cz. This was threaded onto the wire and the wire soldered. After shaping I gave it a hammered texture and polished. Finally I added the stones.
    Hope you like them.
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