Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Etsy Jet Challenge - Spring 2011

~The Etsy Jet Spring Challenge~

The Jewelry on Etsy team held its early Spring challenge and voters came from all over the internet to take part; 357 votes in all.

What was it all about? Eleven JET members were given a fictional scenario of  a young woman; and the challenge was to design the perfect jewelry for her outfit and upcoming occasion.
Here is How it Went:

The Scenario

The People :
Kathy – is 23 years old, light brown hair, green eyes with a pale complexion. She lives at home with Mum and Dad and works in an office for an Insurance company. She is a city girl who loves to read romantic novels, take strolls in the country and getting together with her friends at the local wine bar.
Mathew – is 25 years old, tall and tanned from working on the farm. He is the son of a very wealthy land owner.

The Places :
Kathy & Mathew have been dating for 6 months and in a few weeks time Mathew is going to give Kathy a tour of the farmland with morning breakfast at his favorite spot which is the highest point of the land and can be seen for miles. After the tour and breakfast he will be taking her back to the farmhouse to meet his parents.

The Season : Mid Spring.

The Clothes :
The picture below is what Kathy has chosen to wear - a fashionable v-neck dress featuring a paisley print with matching bolero adding low heeled sandals for walking around the land. She loves this dress but thinks it may need sprucing up with a bit of bling.

 The Task
And so the team set off to get Kathy accessorized for a country walk and for meeting Mathews parents. To dress to impress - not forgetting the season, the colors for this year and what Kathy is wearing.

The excitement built over the next two weeks as the completed entries trickled in
At the Midnight hour the poll was closed and the winner chosen!

The first runner up with 21% of the vote was Tracy, from  Trace Designs with a
beautiful, aqua blue, faceted glass bead set. The coordinating set was  simple, yet stunning and  set in oxidized sterling silver.

And, the winner with 23% of the vote, is Pam of cooljewelrydesign!

In Pam's own words:
"Arriving at this particular combination took a bit of time because I wanted to coordinate the colors and textures...ending up indeed with an homage to Mother Nature. And also mixing metals--a personal love--sterling, pewter, and one bit of copper. What is cool about this bracelet is that it doesn't travel around your wrist as much, but it's beautiful from any angle."

  • Pewter dragonfly focal by Green Girl Studios
  • Sterling silver toggle with raised butterfly motif
  • Sterling, Bali and Hill Tribe silver in many forms and shapes
  • Faceted black onyx barrels and small round smooth onyx
  • Aquamarine squares
  • Dyed jade faceted rounds
  • Czech glass petal beads
  • Vintage Lucite
  • Cherry quartz
  • Freshwater pearl
  • Crystal -- two types
  • Copper 

What Pam did not say, is that the winning bracelet was sold the day it was finished. A Friend of Pam’s  saw it, fell in love and had to have it

If you too have fallen in love with the winning bracelet, you must visit Pam’s stores where you will find lots of glorious one of a kind, handcrafted and eclectic jewelry.

You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter too. 
Congratulations to all of the JET entrants. The remaining votes were closely divided between the other nine entrants

Click to see pictures of all of the entries !
Sending Love Gallery
Peaces of Indigo
Jewelry 24 Seven
Jems by JB and Company
Earth Grrl Crafts
Art Made by Tammy
Trace Designs
And a special thank you to the JET leaders who put the challenge together

The challenge was a huge success! More than 350 people came, saw, and voted. It was a positive promotion with lots of fun and friendly competition for the JET team.

~The JETS is an Etsy Team for handmade jewelry sellers to promote each other, our jewelry and a positive selling environment~
We are a very active, cohesive and supportive team. Just like the Jets in West Side Story, “When you are a JET, you are a JET all the way.”


Erika Price said...

What a fantastic challenge, and a very worthy winner! It must have been so difficult to choose just one, and I loved all the entries. So many congrats to everyone who entered and an extra special congrats to Pam!

LittleBrownBird (Mary) said...

Congrats to Pam and all the participants! You are all winners! And thanks to Norah for a great blog post!

capitalcitycrafts said...

Fabulous creations for this interesting contest, can't wait for the next one!

SilverSmack said...

Cool challenge and beautiful pieces!

Dawanna Young said...

Yay JETS! What a fun challenge~
Pam's bracelet is beautiful.

jemsbyjb said...

A fun time! Love them all. The winning bracelet is gorgeous.

blancheb said...

Congrats for the winner Cool and all the lovelies that were in the challenge!

DG Jewelry Designs said...

Congrats Pam! Love your bracelet. Everyone's entries were fantastic. This challenge was a lot of fun.

Thanks Norah for the great post.

Michele said...

Congrats Pam!!!! Some many pretty entries it was hard to just choose one.

Norah great post!!!

SendingLoveGallery said...

what a great feature Norah! it was fun to participate in this challenge, and congratulations to our winner Pam!

cooljewelrydesign said...

This was the most fun I've had in a while (jewelry fun)...and just because I had a few more votes? ... nah, everyone who entered and spent time on their piece are also the winners.

For me, it was those darn berry colored shoes--they gave me 20 fits--HAHA.

Thanks to the creators--Mandy and Mary--of the scenario. I sure hope the next challenge follows Kathy's adventures.

Norah, you are a creative and inspiring blogger on behalf of the team and the contest. Thank YOU!

Ribasus said...

Congrats to everyone...all winners! But the big GOLLY goes to Pam. YAY I also have to give a shout out to Norah for this incredible blog post.

Auntie Ribasus is in awe~

Beadsme said...

This challenge was great fun to watch and then to see such a wonderful post from Norah I am over the moon.

Thanks to all Jets that participated and all those that voted.

Well done guys and big hand claps for our Coolie.

Ida @ Adroit Jewelers and The Road to My Goals said...

The pieces were all great! Congratulations, Pam!

Made By Tammy said...

Congrats, Coolie!! Love your bracelet.
This challenge was so much fun. All the pieces were fantastic!

cserpentDesigns said...

Congrats Pam! Great job everyone!

David said...

Congrats Pam! Your bracelet is so beautiful! What a fun challenge!

Deb Jeffries said...

Amazing entries from everyone on the JET team. What a close competition!!!! Congratulations to Pam!!! Gorgeous bracelet!

Tracy said...

Great work everyone! Congrats to Coolie on the awesome bracelet!