Saturday, March 1, 2008

The Ugly Necklace Contest

Send me your overwrought, your color blind, your clunky messes yearning to be seen. It's the first annual Ugly Necklace Contest. How about it? Can you beat this (the mother of all ugly necklaces)?


Entering is easy: just post a link in the comments here, or e-mail your file to me at calloohcallay3@gmail.com, or convo me at Etsy. I'll save them all (first, I'll laugh at them), then in a few weeks post them for everyone to vote on a winner. The deadline is two weeks from now, March 15.

The necklaces can be either vintage (20 years old or older) or something you made (not the new necklace Aunt Mabel gave you for Christmas, and definitely not the monster you saw on someone else's website). Assuming there are enough entries, I may split it into two categories.

OK, so the rules are a little vague. Still, what have you got to lose? In addition to the bragging rights involved, there's a prize! I was going to send the winner my ugly necklace, but then I saw one of the same series on ebay for $28, so screw that. Instead you'll get a nice pair of bobby pins made from vintage buttons, like the ones in my shop. Much better, eh?

I think I've made this clear enough, but let me know if you have any questions. And may the most atrocious necklace win!

17 comments:

UniqueNurseGranny said...

Cool contest.Whether to enter or not is the question.At least no one can enter mine...

Amy Lilley Designs said...

love your blog..it reminds me of mine...same background yellow...easy on the eye..loved grandma millie's bracelet!!!!..found you on the etsy thread about blogging....continued success!!!!

missknits said...

oh what a great contest! i might have to go digging because i know i have a few doozies! lol great blog!

Callooh Callay said...

Thanks, everyone. You have a few weeks to dig something up--can't wait to get some entries!

Tanya said...

This is an awesome contest. But I bet for every ugly necklace, there's someone out there that thinks its the most gorgeous thing on earth!

Callooh Callay said...

tanya--that's the danger, I guess (what if someone is wearing my lovely Aquarius goodie with pride? Sorry!)

AdlenJane said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9764711
I think I have you beat in the ugly department.Haha.A friend of my daughter's wanted a necklace out of these three wooden rings from an old handbag.Well I tried.Maybe I was asleep when I made it.

Callooh Callay said...

Yay--the first entry! And it could well be a winner! Remember to check back for the voting starting on March 15.

missfire said...

What a great blog!! So much talent. I came for the ugly necklaces and got hooked by the pretty shoes. Hooray!

Callooh Callay said...

Thanks, missfire--that's so nice to hear. Yes, the shoes are to die for!

Ms. Kitty Fantastico said...

Your ugly necklace contest is HILARIOUS! I just did one of Paris Hilton I should enter! Lol!

High Desert Diva said...

Hysterical contest idea...can't wait to see the winner!

earmark said...

that necklace is awesome! i will have to stay tuned to this contest, i think it will be fun to see! thank you!

Callooh Callay said...

Come on, dig around. Surely you have something you can enter!

Purty Girl Designs said...

this is awesome!!! ha ha nice

CarolynArtist said...

hillarious! I have to see if I have a pic of any ugly ones, I must...

Bethany said...

Girl... I will be diggin' into the old jewelry box tomorrow. I am sure I have something nasty lurking around in there. I'll be back!