The Second Masters In Creativity InternationalJewelry Design Contest has held the final evaluation on September 28. A totalof 12 international judges from Belgium, Britain, Italy, Japan, South Korea,China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other countries and regions participated in thejudging work. 38 entries which were selected from 1827 works from more than 30countries were shortlisted for the final, and 1 first place winner, 1 second place winner and 2 joint third place winners were finally selected. According to the votes of international judges, a new "Special Honorable mention" was added for this competition, and the rest of the works won the finalists.
The international judges were very regretful that seven of the 38 finalists were unable to participate in the final due todifficulties in manufacture. The judges expect that our designers not only haveexcellent ideas, but also pay attention to the improvement and mastery of technologyskills, so that they can transform excellent ideas into actual works.
The award-winning works of this year are announced as follows:
First prize of the second MIC Contest
Prize money：€ 7,000
The inspiration for the work comes from the space hat. The noisy environment makes us have no space of our own. Use transparent ball cover to describe that you have installed yourself in another space, yearning for the world, and constantly exploring and thinking. Every pearl, like the bud of every dream, blooms slowly. The use of feathers also expresses the desire for freedom.
18Kmetal, feather material, pearl, acrylic plastic crystal
Second prize of the second MIC Contest
Prize money：€ 5,000
This pandemic, COVID-19 has given us time to pause and reflect on our actions. This brooche has mirror finish kinetic strips which keep moving with your body movement, making you more aware. The movement and the reflection will make one wonder, look again and be fascinated. A conversational pair of jewels which makes us reflect on our exterior and interior.
Ti/Rhodium plated Brass& Steel
Third prize of the second MIC ContestPrize money ：€ 2,000 ex aequo ( 2 x € 1000,00)
Two works tied for third place. According to international practice, the prize money will be divided equally.
The Dandelion’s Journey to the Moon
When the moon climbs up high, the dandelion begins to dream of travelling with the moon to look around the beautiful world.At the midnight, the dandelion, glistering with dew, finally has a dream about itself flying to the moon. Its dew sparkles in the moonlight. All of a sudden, a wind blows, and the dandelion turns into twinkling stars in the Milky Way. The beauty of life lies in the unreachable dreams. The dandelion is born to be a pursuer of dreams, who symbolises the sprout of hope with vitality. Its dream comes true when it finally flies to the moon to travel with it. In the piece of jewellery, the silver ring symbolises the moon, while the silver with black plating is the dandelion’s silhouette in the moonlight. The pearl speaks of dews and twinkling stars.
Dynamic figure ：
Asymmetrical earrings （the big one）
Asymmetrical earrings （the small one）
Third prize of the second MIC ContestPrize money：€ 2,000 ex aequo ( 2 x € 1000,00)
Two works tied for third place. According to international practice, the prize money will be divided equally.
Imagination of the four seasons
Ginkgo appeared hundreds of millions of years ago, has the reputation of a living fossil. Ginkgo stands for firmness and composure. It passes through the vigor of spring, the passion of summer, the intensity of autumn in the same form, and finally bears fruit as white as winter snow. Ginkgo biloba flies through the seasons, connecting all things, thoughts shuttle back and forth, breathing the fragrance from the soul, creating a silent melody.
The main material of the work isthermoplastic clay and resin, and it is made by hand knetting. Gold chain is 14K gold.
Special Honourable mention of the second MIC Contest
Designer：Christine de Vogel
I love it when a piece of jewelry has an extra ‘element’ that gives you a moment to be surprised. In this design,I used a Quartz in a special cut (I designed myself), which multiplies what’s underneath it. By turning a wheel, the colored gemstones under it will be multiplied, which gives a hypnotizing effect and shows a rainbow of color.
Quartz(own design cut) / Colored gemstones (Sapphires, Tourmaline)(flush setting)
GoldTechniques: lasercut/ 3d print and different goldsmithing techniques
Finalists of the second MIC Contest
Modern medical hairdressing excessive publicity leads people to recognize the great deviation to beauty, cold sweeping dental cosmetic tool in people's face, a virtual high shiny luxury atmosphere, but in fact maybe many people's eyes can see beauty is not the real value, just brought about by the cheap material decoration and little I will change the appearance of levels the whole fang band structure and form to exaggeration amplification and diamond form to performance in the combination of great beauty The halo shines below the hidden aesthetic truth of the society, through the mask style of the huge frame of the human face shape foil the consumerist era of fantasy trap .
Curium porcelain is an ancient folk crafts in China, is to use metal JuZi like staple, has broken porcelain, to fix up and give China a special technology will this new unique repair technology used in jewelry design, broken ancient ceramics has long been beyond recognition, but through the use of curium porcelain technology make it reappeared in the face of butterfly brooches, butterfly and vision of curium porcelain process, just like the old new, and as a new expression of the traditional process, through the thoughts of roaming the old process, the old material is qualitative with rebirth, show the beauty of its rebirth.
Blow • Imprinting
Grandma died when I was small, she gave me the deepest impression is that she while smoking and told me that story that does not seem to never speak, I always likes to play with matches and the empty cigarette case, grandmother taught me to the transparent plastic film blowing cigarette packets, surprised to find that I had nothing on the plastic film left on the cigarette case of imprinting, although very short, but on the bottom of my heart.
Between Reality and Illusion
Designer：Liao Shu-Fen & Wang Hao-Chen
Reinterpreting the Revival of Jade Dragon Pendant (Middle Waring States Peried (276BCE)A unique form of dynamic illusory art) with Optical Illusion Animation.
BLACKHOLE & BEYOND
Black holes -the most mysterious phenomenon of the universe is born when gravity overpowers a dying giant star in a limitless process of compression leading to a true singularity which defies the law of time and space.Nothing including light can escape the gravity of blackhole and the periphery of this gravity results in the creation of a beautiful event horizon where even time get distorted, crossing which there is no option but to become one with singularity.The most mysterious event in the universe makes you wonder is this a portal to another universe or is it a pre cursor to a worm hole to enable intergalactic travel or is it the most powerful force in nature.What a mind boggle – this concept certainly makes you think at just how expanse, mysterious and multifarious the cosmos is.
Whenever festivals come, roadside trees surrounded by lights, colorful lights around the tree and tree body, bring people to the festival happy this design for inspiration, open mind, if the lamp itself is longer than the pine tree, so won't be evergreen pine colour, but the scene of colorful lights decayed.
Our planet has existed for about 4.5 billion years, and life has existed for 3.5 billion years since the beginning of the universe. The history of mankind is only 3 million years. Sponges have existed on the earth for more than 500 million years. After five mass extinctions, they still exist as before.
Within the Period
How does time erase memories? Works from the text of personal memory perspective, with the common forms of punctuation to build a kind of inside and outside space, to its excellent performance reduction and growth of memory I imagine, they may be due to the time desolate mountains may disappear as data novel light shadow heroine borrow past memories reconstruction, let people find that the original memory just pretends the past jewelry to wear can be seen as a memory carrying, and review it is back to the past, confirm the present process of diary again find time will past living memory dusty tampered with, so choose to expose ", showing the reality recorded behind the changed status quo: free growth, reorganization and dissolution, leaving precious counterfeit goods.
In medicine is the essential element in living it, but some modern people rely too much on and take too much vitamin antibiotic drugs itself as a health auxiliary function such as things gradually be attached on the value of consumerism, as modern people reveal wealth increasing deserve to act the role of the body as outages and jewelry I will common retaining ring structure is extracted by changing the size and number to represent medicine in people's minds of premium, medicine and methods of product design process both interesting and practical.
Extension • control
The whole work contains part of the characteristics of cyberpunk culture that designers pay attention to. The theme of the work aims to reflect the rapid development of modern science and technology, big data, artificial intelligence and so on. It has a positive impact on human thinking and creativity, and carries the crisis and anxiety that has a huge impact on traditional human behavior and emotional, a human invention, represents the cold analysis process of things in the information age. The zipper tears open the head of people, revealing the crystallization of human civilization and ideological culture. The tentacles that extend around like cables symbolize the information society and network era. Due to the rapid development of network information, our access to knowledge and information is constantly increasing. The network also assists the "extension" of human ideas and creativity and the rapid spread of information in a large area. The huge amount of information sharing greatly promotes human creativity and imagination. This is of positive significance to human development, and its side effects are also slowly showing Now. The "low headed people" in the main street are kidnapped by the refreshing network entertainment information every hour and second. The network entertainment culture takes up most of the leisure time of life. The black cable is growing up and proliferating slowly, and it is also slowly infecting and controlling human's original. However, no matter in any era, development is always accompanied by crisis, but only crisis can constantly promote us to develop and change.
Gone with the wind
Every seed has its own daemon guard wind blowing, dandelion seeds dispersed with the wind, the spirit holding the dandelion seeds began the journey of life.
Thought of roaming is beyond reality, and the work in martial arts, for inspiration, martial arts is adult fairy tales don't know how to provoke our reality, all like fairy tale in Chinese martial arts in the story so warrior wearing hats for the design elements, upstream of the chivalrous under head is equipped with the starry sky, illuminated by the torch was awakened by noise in the middle of the night, was a sword Pierce the silence, is the horseshoe started up mud, they are the river's lake scenery with the ocean in their thoughts, their hearts filled with the journey.
An adult world which have so easy, sometimes has already can't distinguish true and false and the false or true adults carry too many chains, confused please help themselves, etc., are sucking us but we are working to forward again, try to live, and Gatsby, Fitzgerald's life are eager to green, its each of us has belonged to own a beam of light in the heart may be that light hope is a belief is a dream is one thing or a person, always drives us forward and to pursue their own light.
Every time I wake up in the morning and open my eyes, I will see all the flowers in full bloom and the sunlight shining through the gorgeous color blocks on my face. Everything is so beautiful and vibrant. The world is very beautiful.
Food tonic black sesame
"Black sesame seed helps hair growth, wolfberry improves vision, and chrysanthemums clears internal heat". These are the remarks that adults have kept nagging since we were very young. Because food concept has been deeply rooted in Chinese diet culture and traditional Chinese medicine concepts since ancient times, it is widely recognized and accepted by Chinese people. The so-called "tonic food" refers to take specific foods to improve bodily functions. There is an English proverb "we are what we eat" while we have a similar old saying in Chinese “we are what we supplement”. I found that in the Chinese culture of tonic food, the effect of a tonic food is usually related to a specific body part. Thus, in this project focus on the magical connection between different parts of human body and tonic foods, presenting them in different ways of wearing jewelry.
Spirit · structure
Works inspired by traditional GuangXiu embroidery birds theme, extract GuangXiu birds form color features, combined with the GuangXiu embroidery method of three-dimensional technique, to try new things, but also retain GuangXiu traditional craft in the process of transformation, starting from the relationship with the human body, let birds like plate on the shoulder, deepen traditional GuangXiu its relationship with modern and traditional GuangXiu intangible cultural heritages, through the style of the modern technique, to continue in another form.
Fish inbetween fingers
This work USES the interactive mechanical structure and has the special nature titanium metal as the main material. Three scenarios are selected for interpretation. This paper discusses the possibility of the interpretation of the traditional theme of contemporary interactive jewelry, and tries to make more people, especially the younger generation, experience the scenes and stories of the fish lantern Dance interactive to understand and experience the charm of this intangible cultural heritage and to understand and inherit local culture.
Designer：Tan, Yunxia & Li, Jun
Moral: the combination of Caragana red bellied feather and Pearl shows the organic combination of ideal and traditional culture, colorful life and bright prospects. It not only represents noble love, but also has the symbolic significance of unity, harmony and future ", which condenses the spirit of the times and aesthetic form of the Chinese nation.Cultural connotation:1. Traditional Chinese culture: Ancient Chinese have totem worship of birds. At the Hemudu cultural site 7000 years ago, an ivory dish shaped utensil with double birds and sunrise patterns was unearthed. On both sides of the utensil, there are Phoenix birds with wings, round eyes, beaks, necks, heads raised, and the sun, which vividly reflects the ancestors' worship of the birds who know the time and the sun that shines on all things after the invention of primitive agriculture. The well-known sanzuwu was originally the "Sun Bird" in China. The gold ornament of "sun god bird" in Jinsha of Sichuan Province, which is used as the symbol of Chinese cultural heritage, is also the shape of four divine birds flying around the sun. This dual worship of the sun and birds has promoted the birth of Phoenix, an important image of Chinese culture.2. Practical significance:The combination of feathers and pearls represents happiness and a bright future, and symbolizes nature, harmony and beauty.
The word of man says that the dream is one of the subconscious and God books. It's the only way to get through the world. Its mystery, like right and wrong, feelings, records, experience and must be very real, said to be true, and finally is a dream. I dream every night, and often dream of the fairyland. All of them are different from the floating world, and the life of essence shuttles among them. Every night I am called good, if I belong to this secular world. Yu Su read, "the ancients visited the country of Huaxu, and those who enjoyed it boundlessly would not have been the dream of Huaxu." At that time, it was new. However, when I was conscious of it, I was left with an uneven legacy, and I couldn't part with the dream. This is why I was disappointed.
Everyone will make a sense of life between the beautiful ideal and the helplessness of reality, sometimes sober and sometimes confused, the elephant's heaviness and the struggling balloon are not the mappings of our life, this design uses the language of jewelry design to express the surrealism.
Inspired by Tai Chi in ancient Chinese philosophy, the beautiful and three-dimensional abstract Yin and Yang fish can be either a perfect whole or an independent group. The concept of Tai Chi contains philosophical thinking that is clear and intelligent. It complies with the law of virtue and nature and is not restricted by external things.
Hearing the heartbeat of a cloud
The inspiration of this work comes from my thinking about life. The constant acceleration of the pace of life makes me feel that people are like clouds in the wind. This is leisurely freedom, but sometimes they have to be reshaped to move forward. In fact, these seemingly similar clouds have soft hearts with different temperatures, and they need to be embraced and listened to. On the back of this work, there is another heart that can "beat". When wearing, the wearer can clearly feel the "heartbeat" of the cloud. I hope to use this work to appeal to all of you to find a place for your mind to rest and release your softness.
Source of thought
The flow of ideas, one brilliant idea after another.
The Phantom of Fish with Butterfly’s Wings in Zhuangzhou’s Dream
This butterfly-wing fish is in gorgeous color. It commonly swims in the sea at ease. It looks ethereal and agile, like a dream and is in virtual reality. Therefore, it reminds me of the butterfly in Zhou Zhuang's dream, which represents Zhuangzi's poetic Taoist Philosophy.
Using different lens effect, cooperate with pearl, this series is about the autistic special perception of the eye works through the combination of narrow magnifying glass mirror and pearl, bring the viewer unusual special visual effect, the author the wearer and viewers have subtle visual perception among I see this process as more find resonance from person to person.
Was inspired by the outbreak of the volcano and the formation of molten lava radiant with lightning interweave the inferno of volcanic eruption, in my eyes is another kind of scene: fiery magma and split plot form linear combination, full of a thrilling unique aesthetic feeling this work using soft gold thread by winding into the net, irregularly spread, up down the neck joint neck of magma to gobble up the earth's surface, the linear combination of clever spirit free combination of metal thread under the bright lights, like flame eruption glistening gold.
The inspiration of the work comes from the amulet of Yang Chao Yue, which is widely forwarded on the Internet recently. Forwarding Ouyang Nana single amulet off etc. This so-called amulet is Internet users to provide themselves with some psychological hint, is a kind of virtual suggestive for the psychological symbol I think through this Angle design belongs to my own charms, can give me some kind of psychological hint jewelry items write my mother and I have a special way to communicate is mother's love and encouragement have been supporting me forward power, make me in every moment of doubt yourself to believe in yourself it is in the power of good fucking, this force become my spiritual pillar support me silently I want to visualize this power by making jewelry. Letters are the external bridge of communication between my mother and me. I seal the letters in jewelry as my amulet.
We all wear colored glasses, so most of us see what we want to see.
Modern science believes that the tiniest matter in space is a particle, each basic particle in the universe must have a corresponding antiparticle, like Taoist Taiji diagram, the Nobel Prize for physics laureate Dr. Tsung-Dao Lee once said that the Taiji diagram contains the basis of abstract concept has been more than the physical theory, and the morphological instability has deeply expressed the universe, nebulae, and even the electron...of all that came into being ". Therefore, inspired by the Taoist Taiji diagram, the diamonds are designed to represent the particles, it follows the trajectory that reveals the movement of everything in universe. In the cycle of the two opposing forces, a balance has been reached from the universe to the individual life.
Unlimited growth · Eyelashes
I happened to see the self-report of a patient with congenital generalized hirsutism on the Internet. He was discriminated against because of his long hair. I try to express the overgrown hair in the form of facial jewelry, so that the wearer can feel the beauty of vitality and infinite growth, rather than the traditional perception of "heterotopia".
Under the golden sunset, the sunflower fruit is newly formed, and the birds gather. In the harmonious picture, is it petals or wings? What is important is the symbiotic relationship between birds and plants under the ecological environment protection.
‘Water Riddles’ was inspired by a book I read call <The Hidden Message in Water>. Reading this book is like solving the riddles of water full of surprise and joy. I was amazed by the power of our thoughts and the connection between our physical world and human spirit. Then I start to wonder with respect that how much more beauty of this world needs to be discovered by us. The idea of the ring is to remind people expressing love and gratitude to others and increasingly appreciate the wonder of life and the blessing we do have.
Flowers in the dust
Inspired by the young girls in Alphonse Musha's paintings, when appreciating the paintings, I feel that the girl's expression depicted by Musha is very similar to that of her mother when she was young. After constant comparison, I feel that from the girl in Musha's painting to her mother, what I see is behind the flowers and wedding dress. In order to love, I can lower my body and love, or I feel very happy and happy, Willing to let themselves low to the dust, willing to give up all their own just for love. Just like Zhang Ailing said, she became very low and low in the dust when she met him, but she was happy in her heart. She bloomed from the dust. Maybe this is the so-called growth and transformation.
The award list has been released at our official website https://www.mic-contest.com/ and official WeChat“MIC 创意大师赛”. In such a difficult year, we would like to thankparticipants from all over the world for their willingness to take part in thecompetition，their excellent works inspired us,and congratulations to our award-winning designers! Thanks to the judges andthe organizing committee for their hard work！After the final evaluation, our partners, professorsfrom the Academies, and artists from all walks of life sent emails tocongratulate MIC on its successful results.
In addition, We need to inform you that due to theimpact of the epidemic, judges and award-winning designers from all over theworld cannot gather together, so the award ceremony will be postponed. The planand time of the event will be announced on the official website and WeChat.Please pay attention.