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    PRESS RELEASE 5th Annual, 2007 The Ugly Necklace Contest A Jewelry Design Competition With A Twist Call For Entries Entries Accepted: September 15, 2006
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      5th Annual, 2007
      The Ugly Necklace Contest
      A Jewelry Design Competition With A Twist
      Call For Entries

      Entries Accepted:
      September 15, 2006 through March 15, 2007

      718 Thompson Lane, Ste 123, Nashville, TN 37204
      Phone: 615-292-0610; Fax: 615-460-7001
      Email: warren@...
      More Information on-Line:


      Yes, an UGLY Necklace Contest. Here's your opportunity to show
      your design skills, your visual acumen, your senses and
      sensibilities. Can you put together a well-designed and
      functional, yet UGLY, necklace? The Fifth Annual Ugly Necklace
      Contest for 2007 is offering a first prize of a $992.93 shopping
      spree on the Land of Odds web-site (www.landofodds.com), and a
      Runner-Up prize of a $399.07 shopping spree on the web-site.

      We need photos!

      Ugly Necklaces. You've seen them! Perhaps you've even worn them.
      Perhaps you've been reluctant to tell someone that they were wearing
      an Ugly Necklace. Perhaps you've hidden some of your own-designed
      Ugly Necklaces somewhere in your bead room or closet. Perhaps
      someone you loved gave you a very Ugly Necklace. Now's your chance
      to make something truly Ugly, and have great fun with it. And even
      win a prize!

      It's Not Easy To Do Ugly!

      Your mind and eye won't let you go there. As research into color
      and design has shown, your eye and brain compensate for imbalances
      in color or in the positioning of pieces and objects – they try to
      correct and harmonize them. You are pre-wired to subconsciously
      avoid anything that is disorienting, disturbing or distracting.

      Because of this, any jewelry designer who attempts to
      achieve "Ugly," has to have enough control and discipline to
      override, perhaps overcome, intuitive, internally integrated
      principles of good design. Thus, the best jewelry designers will
      be those artists who can design the Ugliest Necklaces. We invite all
      those jewelry designers out there to give it a try.

      Enter to Win!

      Entering is easy. Take three good color snapshots or scans of your
      necklace, and write a short poem about it. You've got until March
      15, 2007, to send your entry to Land of Odds, The Ugly Necklace
      Contest, 718 Thompson Lane, Ste 123, Nashville, TN 37204.
      Entries will be judged by a panel from The Center for Beadwork &
      Jewelry Arts. These distinguished Beadwork and Jewelry Artist
      instructors will judge based on the hideousness of the necklace, its
      shape, color and use of materials, its functionality and
      wearability, how well the artist has shown an understanding of good
      design principles (and how to violate them) to achieve this "Ugly"
      end, and the quality of the accompanying poem.

      From the entries submitted, 10 finalists will be selected. Photos
      of their necklaces will be placed on the Land of Odds web-site.
      Visitors to the web-site will be asked to score each Ugly
      Necklace. Based on the combined votes of judges and on-line
      visitors, a Grand Finalist and a Runner Up will be selected and
      awarded prizes.

      In order to give you a head start, here are some poetic words that
      rhyme with "beads":
      leads, seeds, deeds, creeds, heeds, cedes, feeds, meads, needs,
      weeds, bleeds, reeds, supersedes, speeds, exceeds, breeds, Swedes,
      accedes, concedes, godspeed's, impedes, misdeeds, precedes,
      proceeds, recedes, succeeds. And two words that rhyme
      with "jewelry": foolery, ullery.

      You may view Official Rules on-line at www.landofodds.com. Click on
      THE UGLY NECKLACE CONTEST button at the top-right of the page.

      Or, you may obtain a copy of the Official Rules by sending a self-
      addressed, stamped envelope to Land of Odds, 718 Thompson Lane, Ste
      123, Nashville, TN 37204.

      You may view the work of previous semifinalists on-line, as well, at
      http://www.landofodds.com/store/uglynecklace.htm .

      The Ugly Necklace Contest is an arena for budding and established
      beadwork and jewelry designers to strut their stuff – to show how
      adept they are at creating ugly-necklace-pieces-of-art. It's a
      jewelry design competition with a twist.
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