Design Your Own Headdress, Skate Deck Or Jewellery

The Fab Lab competition is now closed.

The entries are being considered and the winner announced in due course.

Design your own headdress, skateboard deck or item of jewellery and you could win a VIP session at Fab Lab Devon with Couture Milliner Rivka Jacobs, Skateboard Designer Hecs Decks or Textile Designer Francesca Lindsay-White and see it turned into the real thing!

For a chance to win, print out an entry form, draw your headdress, skate deck or item of jewellery in the space provided and post it to Fab Lab, Exeter Library, Castle Street, Exeter EX4 3PQ or hand it in to your local library.

The competition is open to all secondary school and college students in Devon. All materials / wheels and trucks will be provided, leaving the winner with a headdress, skateboard or item of jewellery that is ready to take home.

Closing date – Thursday 30 April 2015

Pointers for designing your headdress:

  1. Try to design a headdress that no one else would think of making.
  2. Make it so that it can actually be worn.
  3. Suggested materials include paper, acyrlic, fabrics in any combination, as long as it isn’t thicker than 3mm.
  4. If your design is made up of lots of pieces think about how they will attach together.
  5. Think about layering, folding, gathering, repetition, scale, transparency and contrast.

Pointers for designing your skateboard deck:

  1. Your design will cover a space 80cm long x 24cm wide.
  2. The design will be trimmed to fit the shape of the deck so consider a design that can be cropped without too much affect on the overall creation.
  3. Please draw your design in black and white only.

Pointers for designing your item of jewellery:

  1. You can design a brooch, bracelet, ring, necklace/pendant, earrings or hair ornament.
  2. Suggested materials include paper, acyrlic, fabrics in any combination, as long as it isn’t thicker than 3mm.
  3. Your design can be in one piece or lots of pieces attached together. E.g. Lots of pieces threaded together with ribbon.
  4. You can incorporate wearable technology such as LEDs. Just remember to position the lights to best effect.
  5. Think about layering, folding, gathering, repetition, scale, transparency and contrast.