The Jewelry on Etsy Team (JET), EtsyFAST, and ETSY Greetings street teams outdid themselves in creating pieces for the Wedding Challenge. Final voting results are in.
Congratulations to our winners – the voting was extremely difficult.
2nd place – http://steliedesigns.etsy.com
3rd place – http://macaroniandglue.etsy.com
2nd place (tie) – http://beadsme.etsy.com
3rd place – http://bdazzlingcreations.etsy.com
2nd place – http://peacoxcreations.etsy.com
3rd place – http://beemiceelf.etsy.com
Many of the designers have put their pieces up for sale in their Etsy shops. Just search under the tag “wedchal” to see some amazing work. All entries can be found in the challenge flikr pool here http://www.flickr.com/groups/711212@N21/
A heartfelt thank you to our featured bride, Autumn, for allowing us to share in her wedding plans.
Wedding Challenge Voting
I just snagged us a treasury of April challenge things (it’s here). Please check it out.
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The Jewelry on Etsy Team (JET), EtsyFAST, and ETSY Greetings street teams have come together to offer their members a creative Wedding Challenge. Members were challenged to design a “jewelry”, “fiber”, or “paper” item inspired by our featured bride’s wedding details. The bride and groom were chosen from another online community, Our Little Universe. The challenge – to create a piece that would be a perfect fit for their – Autumn and John’s – wedding event. The piece could be for the wedding, reception or the honeymoon – the choice was left to the designer.
FAST has the honors of hosting the voting for EtsyGreetings (the paper entries). Voting is open from April 29 until midnight EST May 6th and the results will be announced on May 9th.
Please vote for your favorite paper entry in the below poll (the number is above each image). Click the image to view it larger.
To vote for the Fiber and Jewelry entries, visit:
Please only vote for one item in each of the three categories!
Welcome to the first chapter of the Spring Wedding Challenge. The Jewelry on Etsy Team (JET), EtsyFAST, and ETSYGreetings street teams have come together to offer their members a creative Wedding Challenge. Members are challenged to design a “jewelry”, “fiber”, or “paper” item inspired by a featured bride’s wedding details. The bride and groom were chosen from another online community, Our Little Universe (http://wedding.ourlittleuniverse.com ). The teams have gotten information from the couple on how they met, what they’ll be wearing for the wedding, what are their colors, and any other tidbit they wanted to provide as inspiration for all the designers. When each designer completes their creation they’ll post photos of it on flickr and from April 22 to April 30 the public will get to vote for their favorite creation for the wedding.
Now … meet the bride and groom!
Autumn and John have agreed to let us share their wedding story and plans with the entire internet world as our inspiration couple for this wedding challenge. They both met over 2 years ago at their kids daycare. It must have been fate that they both picked the same daycare! They both knew some of the same people but really didn’t know one another. John was living 1.5 hours away at the time so they started emailing one another and chatting online and finally met for coffee in April 2006. They kept the relationship casual for a while and finally in September 2006 they started dating. John moved back to Columbia and into Autumn’s house in June 2007 and as Autumn says “Things have been really great.” Ain’t love grand?!
Autumn’s and John’s relationship has evolved perfectly and they have a blast with one another. Autumn says that John “is such a caring, giving, funny, gorgeous, beautiful person who makes me laugh every day- and goes out of his way for me and my son without even hesitating.” Autumn’s son, Gabe, adores John. John is very patient with Gabe and plays with him a lot. John helps Gabe get ready in the morning. He helps him get dressed and even helps him brush his teeth. He is such a great step-dad!
Just some quick info:
The theme for April is “Storms”. As always, you can find info about FAST, challenges, tags, etc in the “files” section of the Yahoo group. If you want to see the lovely challenge items already made and listed, just search for “EtsyFAST” and “aprilchallenge” on Etsy.
We’re also looking for team members to help with this blog. If you’d like to write fiber-related entries for us, just comment in this thread or send an email to me at merigreenleaf[at]yahoo.com, and we can make you an account so you can post.
Possible ideas for posts: tutorials, announcements (like about the wedding challenge), big news (featured in a magazine, etc), or big events (hosting a relevant event, doing a craft show, etc). Of course, those are just suggestion; if you have a great idea, go for it!
I’m also going to start running a “FAST member of the week” series, so look for info on that in the near future.
Two updates about the wedding challenge:
1.) We’re looking for things for a gift basket for the bride; the call is out to any Etsyian, but I’m also posting it here in case any FAST member wants to do this, as well.
Visit this thread for more details:
2.) For the actual challenge, everyone is only allowed one item, But, if anyone wants to create more items they can list them all in their shop with the tag “wedchal”. The wedding community will be advised to search for this tag to see all available items for sale. This might get us more exposure and add to the fun.
EtsyFAST is proud to participate in a great cross-team challenge with JET (Jewelry on Etsy) and EtsyGreetings — the Wedding Design Challenge!
All three groups are getting together to make some awesome things for a lucky bride and groom, Autumn and John. Members from each team will design things based on Autumn and John’s preferences, and can design items for the wedding, engagment party or even the honeymoon.
To read more about this Challenge and keep up with the amazing goodies being created, please visit this forum.