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Posted on Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:11 am
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Theme: Legs / Leg armor

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I second graduation.


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Posted on Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:16 am
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Suggested themes. An asterisk means the idea has been seconded.

*two tone
pet chainmaille
*macro maille
*functional maille
weave tutorials
all in the family (use one weave from each family or many from one)
*weave without gallery submissions
weave you haven't done before
rainbow
aviation
*automotive/transportation
*one weave
helm variants
*music
bracers and necklaces
*religion
*floor sweepings
persian
*scales
threefold (anything with 3 of something)
human weaves (Get your friends and use your arms or hands to form rings.)
different connectors (Of each ring the connected rings have to be of a different i.d. and/or AR)
*4 in 1 weaves
*games
virtual
*flat rings
paper
*graduation
seasons
bands


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Nearoth wrote:
JanPieter wrote:
Theme suggestions: Flat Rings

How flat?
As in more width (od-id) then thickness of the ring, i.e. rectangular wire.
Or hammered flat rings? Or squashed weaves?


Square wire rings can be considered flat but to impress you would need to use rings with the wire having more width than thickness either rectangular shaped or oval from flattening or squashing.



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Well I like topics that give room for extension, and do NOT limit choices - to give as many people as possible the option to take part, and not exclude some who cannot or don't wish to spend extra money on special materials that maybe don't belong to their stock of normally used stuff. Just my 2ct.

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Posted on Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:14 am
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ZiLi wrote:
Well I like topics that give room for extension, and do NOT limit choices - to give as many people as possible the option to take part, and not exclude some who cannot or don't wish to spend extra money on special materials that maybe don't belong to their stock of normally used stuff. Just my 2ct.

-ZiLi-


Huh? Was this in response to my post? Themes are all about limiting choices. For the last contest everyone had to make their own rings and there were plenty contestants with awesome entries.

For my flat ring suggestion I'm not excluding square wire rings only regular rings which you can flatten to participate. Also no limitation on material.



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Posted on Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:29 am
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No, JanPieter. It was a comment about the common topic choice problematics.

And it's just my opinion, that -besides limiting the topic to something particular- it should be chosen nevertheless in a way, that allows as many people as possible to take part. So I'm personally against material-specific topics, but prefer the ones that give people possibilities to show maybe interesting interpretations of a theme.

See for example some former contests, and the solutions that won or were runner-ups. The topic 'Hands' was for example won by an INLAY showing a hand holding a flower (quasi a Handflower), and NOT by one of the handflowers shown by other participants. THIS is what I imagine.

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Posted on Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:56 am
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ZiLi wrote:
And it's just my opinion, that -besides limiting the topic to something particular- it should be chosen nevertheless in a way, that allows as many people as possible to take part. So I'm personally against material-specific topics, but prefer the ones that give people possibilities to show maybe interesting interpretations of a theme.

(nods)
The "no metal" challenge was creative and challenging, but... it would be a pity if there was another materials-based theme after another. Switch them around a bit. Variety!

To clarify: I consider there are three types of theme.

1. Materials-based - where the theme specifies the materials used for the challenge. For example, "no metal", "scales", "flat rings", "rubber rings", "floor sweepings"
2. Technique-based - where the theme specifies the structures/weaves used for the challenge. For example, "inlays", "4-in-1 weaves", "baskets"
3. Thematic - where the theme is a subject, an idea, such as "sci-fi", "music", "religion".


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Posted on Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:17 pm
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JanPieter wrote:
For the last contest everyone had to make their own rings and there were plenty contestants with awesome entries.
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For my flat ring suggestion I'm not excluding square wire rings only regular rings which you can flatten to participate. Also no limitation on material.

That's the problem.
To enter in a "flat rings" contest my options are pretty much limited to:
  • Buy and ship oversea special rings/wire I have no use for beside this contest.
  • Buy an anvil, and cold-forge the rings in my apartment. Neighbours will love it.
  • Redo the last contest with extra limitation.

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theme: Expensive pieces (gold, platinum, etc.) shipped overseas to Nearoth. Razz

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Posted on Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:42 pm
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Nearoth wrote:
theme: Expensive pieces (gold, platinum, etc.) shipped overseas to Nearoth. Razz


Not square wire and twisted rings only?

I'll second aviation.


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Just so I understand the theme now that it have been seconded, what does aviation mean?


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my thought is "anything that fly's"

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Posted on Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:21 pm
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WpA09 wrote:
Just so I understand the theme now that it have been seconded, what does aviation mean?

Of or relating to flight or aircraft. Of course this infers sculptural style "things that fly" type of limitation, alternative ideas such as super lightweight materials (titanium is used extensively in aircraft), inlays, or iconic historical things relating to flight can also be done.


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I would hope aviation would also include things that fly in your dreams.

no second for pet maille Sad they could be flying pets.

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