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ASCEND: The November Design Challenge

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We all need to be lifted up occasionally: to ascend, climb, move or soar, sometimes literally and sometimes metaphorically.  How do you reach that higher plane in your jewelry making? How do you rise to the surface and break through to that next level? Did you have that one piece of jewelry that rises above the clouds and represents a higher point in your design esthetic? Just how high did you climb to reach that pinnacle of creative success? 

For the November Facet Design Challenge, we invite our readers and makers to create or share a work of jewelry in keeping with our next theme, ASCEND. Share with us the piece that represents a breakthrough in your jewelry. Did you master a technique or a stitch, take a near-perfect piece out of the kiln or tumbler, bend a prong to perfection? Did your beads come together in a perfect palette on the tenth time you tried?

Show us how you soar during November. We would love for all beaders, metalsmiths, clay artists and other makers to interpret the theme ASCEND in their own way and produce a work as creative as it is beautiful.

Any time between now and November 30, submit a photo of your work and a brief description of how your piece fits the theme. At the conclusion of the contest, the Facet editorial staff will vote, and OUR THREE FAVORITE PIECES will be announced. We will share photos of the winning pieces on our social media sites and in our newsletter, so be sure to include links to your personal website, Etsy shop, Instagram or anywhere else that our readers can view more of your work. If you’d like to participate in a Five Question Spotlight about your work and your inspiration, we’d love to run it on Facet!

You may submit two images for each monthly contest. You can find an entry form, as well as other rules for the Facet Design Challenge on our contest site.  

We can’t wait to have you share your work with the Facet community, and gain inspiration from the work of your fellow jewelers. You can view all of the submissions to the Design Challenge here.


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