Good Vibrations Bling My Vibe! Sex Toy Crafting Contest
Bling My Vibe!
An arty contest to celebrate #40YearsOfPleasure at Good Vibration
What it is:
Bling My Vibe! invites sex and art celebrities as well as members of the public to make an art piece using a simple Smoothie vibrator. The vibrator base will be available at all GV stores for $5 from March 1st through April 30th – while supplies last! (We donate a dollar of that directly to our GiVe program to support community sexual health initiatives.) Once you have your vibe, paint it, decoupage it, bejewel it, sew it an outfit, or otherwise get creative. These arted- and tarted-up vibes will be displayed at the Good Vibrations Polk Street store during the months of April and May. Winners will be announced at a special awards event on May 21st, 2017! Which is the best-blinged vibrator of them all? The top three winners will receive a Good Vibrations gift basket/gift card combo valued at $300, $200, and $100 respectively.
The last time we did a contest like this, the results were amazing! Get a load of our 2013 winners and runners-up below.
Want a little encouragement and inspiration? We’re hosting two special Bling My Vibe Workshops at the Polk Street Good Vibrations for folks who want to make their arty vibrator creations together. We’ll have your vibrator ready to bling, plus hot glue guns and lots of bling to put onto them! (You can bring your own supplies too, of course, if you have something special you want to use.) Hosted by Staff Sexologist (and arty collagist) Dr. Carol Queen, plus the March workshop will be co-hosted by textile artist Jack Davis.
If you don’t attend one of our Bling My Vibe crafts nights and want to make your own at home, the vibrator base will be available at all GV stores for $5 from March 1st through April 30th – while supplies last! (We donate a dollar of that directly to our GiVe program to support community sexual health initiatives.) If you don’t live near a Good Vibrations store and wish to bling a vibe, please call our Customer Service Center at 1-800-289-8423 to order your Smoothie base.
When: Saturday, March 25, 4-6pm, and Sunday, April 30, 4-6pm
Where: 1620 Polk Street, SF, 94109
How much: $10 fee covers the cost of vibe and materials
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Space is limited!
Rules and regs:
You must use a Good Vibes Smoothie or comparable hard plastic Smoothie-style vibrator as the basis of the art project. You may add any element/s to the vibrator you choose. The finished vibrator will be displayed at Good Vibrations, and photos of it become the property of Good Vibrations to be displayed on its website and any other contexts it deems appropriate.
Deadline is May 7th, 2017.
Just drop your creation off at any GV retail location, or mail it to:
Good Vibrations Bling My Vibe
1800 Sutter St., ste, 700
Concord, CA 94520
The artist will retain ownership of the vibrator itself, and the artwork may be claimed after the GV show is over.
18 and over only.
Here are some fabulous blinged vibes from our March 2017 workshop
Good Vibrations celebrated 36 years of pleasure with the Bling My Vibe! vibrator crafting contest! Bling My Vibe! invited sex and art celebrities, and members of the public, to make an art piece using a simple Smoothie Vibrator.
Artists were invited to paint it, decoupage it, bejewel it, sew it an outfit, or otherwise get creative with the vibrator "canvas." These arted- and tarted-up vibes are on display at the Good Vibrations Polk St store in San Francisco, and on March 29th the top three winners were announced at a special party and awards ceremony. The winners received a Good Vibrations gift basket and gift card valued at $300, $200, and $100 respectively.
Celebrity judges Carol Queen and Annie Sprinkle voted on the three winners.
#1 Goddess Vioclit
#3 We Come From France.
People’s Choice: This Ain’t No Birds and Bees Story
Bling My Vibe! vibrator art submissions were shared on Good Vibrations Facebook, on Twitter via @GoodVibesToys and with the hashtag #blingmyvibe, and our other social networks. Bling My Vibe! is sponsored by Good Vibrations and the East Bay Express.
Press Articles From Our 2013 Bling My Vibe Event!
Here are some additional photos of the submissions