Monday, February 8, 2010

VOTE: event 1

thanks so very much for all of your fantastic nominations in the
2010 Handmade Olympics. what a wonderful celebration of handmade!

without further ado, i'm thrilled to present our judges' shortlist for event #1!


thanks so much to our fabulous judge for this event, the brilliant Erin Loechner, of the inspiring design for!

what our judge had to say about the nominations:
"The crux of my submission guidelines were all based on items I'd love to use in my own life. Whether it be fancy jewelry or everyday canvas bags, great design is not only beautiful, but functional.

Of course, I included a few fun picks to award, simply because the concept alone was creative, crafty and/or humorous. A great reminder not to take life so seriously. ;)

Lastly, I'm so amazed at these submissions. We have truly built an inspired community, and I'm thrilled at how blessed we are as artists, crafters and handmade shakers. Long live handmade!


congratulations to the following & please cast your vote for your favourite handmade goodie with an innovative design!

tiny valentine planter by yummy and company


wow! what a list!
let's vote for our favourite!

voting rules:
1. you can vote once in each event.
2. voting closes on wed. february 17th at 5pm
3. the top 3-vote getters in each event will be announced on thursday february 18th!

okay... please VOTE!

please be sure to head over to cast your vote in EACH of the 8 events:

vote in event #1
vote in event #2
vote in event #3
vote in event #4
vote in event #5
vote in event #6
vote in event #7
vote in event #8


:: and THE PRIZES!::
don't forget, there are over $2000 worth of handmaking prizes to be awarded! yay!
this EVENT will award the following prizes!

:: a GOLD prize pack
including $150.00 worth of handmade goodness:
a $50 gift certificate to michele maule's shop
a $50 gift certificate to papermode
a $50 gift certificate to themefragrance

+ an *i WON* the handmade olympics banner/button image to use on your site/blog/shop
+ an artist/crafter feature on the rikrak studio blog!

:: a SILVER prize pack with $100.00 worth of handmade goodness:
a $50 gift certificate to luttrell studio
a $50 gift certificate to artisan clay

:: a BRONZE prize pack of one FREE month of March 2010 advertisting on the rikrak studio blog!

best of luck, nicies! yay handmade!

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  1. Wow!! So many goodies~! But I am in awe over that Typography Soap! Too fab for words!! <3

  2. I'm thrilled to be short-listed in an amazing category amongst other great products.

    Thank you to those who have voted!

  3. All items are beautiful but this one is my favorite: Organic Tree Bark Vessel! Love it. Voted for it! Good luck to all!!!

  4. This decision was a hard one. Have decided on the Organic Tree Bark Vessel.


thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!