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Please vote for the "People's Choice" from the entries below:

Lefty's Star Sapphire
21 (26.6%)
Mouse's Detroit AgateMouse
1 (1.3%)
Shifter55's Rectangular Beryl
1 (1.3%)
MakkyBrown's Amethyst
25 (31.6%)
Fullarton's "Unhappy Camper"
13 (16.5%)
Jamo's Tiger Eye
9 (11.4%)
Jamo's Sunstone
2 (2.5%)
Crocket's Thunderegg
1 (1.3%)
Malachi's Turquoise
3 (3.8%)
Malachi's Jade
3 (3.8%)

Total Members Voted: 48

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Competition #1 Voting and Results
« on: June 23, 2015, 05:38:10 PM »

Just to remind you, here are the entry thumbnails below.  Click to view any of them in full size.  This thread will be pinned to the top until the competition closes.


You can vote TWICE !!  The winner of the "People's Choice" vote will get a $50 gift voucher from Aussie Sapphire.  We will pick another entry at random to win the other $50 gift voucher.


Voting is open for 5 days and we will announce the winners on Sunday evening.   GOOD LUCK !!

Lefty's Star Sapphire:



Mouse's Detroit Agate:



Shifter55's Beryl rectangular cab:



MakkyBrown's Amethyst:



Fullarton's "Unhappy Camper":



Jamo's Tigereye:



Jamo's Sunstone:



Crocket's Thunderegg:



Malachi's Turquoise:



Malachi's Nephrite Jade:



« Last Edit: June 23, 2015, 05:40:08 PM by Aussie Sapphire »
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Re: Competition #1 Voting and Results
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2015, 10:39:19 AM »
Votes are coming in well - if you have not yet voted, get stuck in and show some support to the entrants.

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Leah

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Re: Competition #1 Voting and Results
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2015, 08:25:02 AM »
Last chance to vote today.


Will close off the voting tonight (after I stagger back in after a full day of tennis).


cheers
Leah

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Re: Competition #1 Voting and Results
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2015, 07:15:24 PM »
OK.


The clear winner of the "People's Choice" award goes to MakkyBrown for his Amethyst.


The Random pick from among the other entries goes to Fullarton for his "Unhappy Camper" cab.


Congrats to both - a $50 gift voucher will be emailed to you shortly.


Hope you all enjoyed the comp - if members feel they would like to do another one, let us know.  Perhaps a Faceting one this time??  Suggestions welcome.


Cheers
Leah



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Re: Competition #1 Voting and Results
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2015, 07:36:16 PM »
Congratulations  MakkyBrown & Fullerton, well deserved wins!  8) ;) :D

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Re: Competition #1 Voting and Results
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2015, 07:58:33 PM »
It was good fun Leah.  Thanks so much for organising and running it, and, thanks to Aussie Sapphire for providing the prizes.  I would have been good to see some more entries but I do understand... there are just not enough hours in a weekend.  Thanks again.
Congratulations to the very worthy winners !
« Last Edit: June 28, 2015, 08:00:27 PM by Crocket »

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Re: Competition #1 Voting and Results
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2015, 08:05:44 PM »

Well done Makky, a worthy winner - your amethyst cabochon was a stand-out with great colour, patterns and polish.   
« Last Edit: June 28, 2015, 09:14:34 PM by Fullerton »

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Re: Competition #1 Voting and Results
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2015, 08:54:52 PM »
Leah & Aussie Sapphire. A big thanks from me too for organising and running a great competition,  ;) 8) and if I may too, would like to paraphrase what Crocket said.  ::) It would have been nice to have seen some more entries.  There is some beautiful diverse material out there that we can get our hands on; so it would have been nice to see more of it show cased.

I was wondering perhaps the hurdle for some, isn't making the cab, its trying to take a reasonable picture, modify it and then transfer it to the picture gallery ?  ::) ;)

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Re: Competition #1 Voting and Results
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2015, 09:31:02 PM »
Well done Makky & Fullerton. Both your work was well deserving of a prize.


Thoroughly enjoyed being part of the comp and having the challenge to create something for it.



Thanks Andrew & Leah and Aussie Sapphire for sponsoring the competition.  beers
Baaa humbug, not enough fossicking time!

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Re: Competition #1 Voting and Results
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2015, 11:07:08 PM »
Beautiful work..well done all of you.  Congrats to the winners.

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Re: Competition #1 Voting and Results
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2015, 06:30:37 AM »
Well done MAKKY beautiful piece,cheers

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Re: Competition #1 Voting and Results
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2015, 10:17:02 AM »
I was wondering perhaps the hurdle for some, isn't making the cab, its trying to take a reasonable picture, modify it and then transfer it to the picture gallery ?  ::) ;)

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Yes - I think this is can be an issue which was why we made one of the prizes a random pick from all of the entries so that a good cutter with not so good photography skills/equipment can still participate and have a chance to win.

Anyone who is not sure about how to upload can send photo to us and we will do it for them.

Ultimately, the comps are over to you guys so if you want us to run another one, we are very happy to do so but please spread the word and encourage as many as possible to have a go.

cheers
Leah
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Re: Competition #1 Voting and Results
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2015, 12:15:49 PM »
Leah, thanks for your willingness and generosity with this competition.   8) :) Lets hope that, if there were any who held back entering in the last comp, will be encouraged to take up the option suggested by you and support this platform to have some fun and show case the beautiful diverse stones we enjoy transforming into sometimes unique and stunning pieces; like Makky's Amethyst.  8) :o :)  I definitely would like to see this competition continue please, perhaps on some periodical basis, like once every 2 to 3 months.   ::) ;) :)

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Re: Competition #1 Voting and Results
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2015, 12:22:25 PM »
Thankyou Aussie Sapphire for my random pick win, much appreciated. I will enjoy looking through your website to see how I can spend the voucher.

I'd be happy to see such competitions continue. A cabbing comp every second month would maintain the enthusiasm. A faceting comp could be held in alternate months if there was sufficient interest (though that's up to others as I'm a cabber, not a facetor).

I would be happy to contribute a prize or two along the way for cabbing comps ... perhaps some Australian lapidary rough, mineral/crystal specimens or gemstones.

Cheers,
Fullerton   

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Re: Competition #1 Voting and Results
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2015, 01:06:17 PM »
ok.


Let's do it again then.


We will close it around about end of August.


The very rough (and not compulsory) guideline is unusual shape in any format - so it can be carving, cabbed stone, or faceted gem. 


If you are just a beginner and are only confident doing a round brilliant or standard oval cabochon, that is absolutely fine.  But we welcome free form cabbing, faceted designs that are a bit more unusual - basically anything goes.


We will offer up the same two prizes.  If anyone else wants to contribute, then we will add more winners.


Will post up a new pinned thread when I get a chance.


cheers
Leah

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