Sunday, December 20, 2009

Use the Muse 3

wonderful contest and i have great fun in completing a piece. am hoping to get my beading area sorted up and running by the 1st of the year [2010]. given all that's gone on this summer i'm happy to have this one completed. so enjoy.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Heart of the Ocean giveaway

Scarlett has the most beautiful gem on display in her blog - so here's my goals: our Interstate Fair is in September 2010 and my goal is to have 8 different items for entry. one will be the Use the Muse III that i completed. another goal is to learn a new stitch and make a minimum of 5 items of that stitch so that i truly get the hang of it. lastly (for the moment) my main goal is to enter all upcoming Use the Muse contests so that i can 1) receive the beautiful items and 2) improve my ability to create unique jewelry from those items.

Monday, December 14, 2009

use the Muse 3 and tech challenged

far be it from me to get it right the first time and if DOS were still the only way to access computers, i would be playing checkers.

i recently entered Use the Muse 3 - you'll see the piece in a couple days but i'm trying to get another part of Scarlett's contests done correctly.

SO :

i had a great time creating my Muse 1, it was simple yet elegant. i missed entering the Muse 2 because we were in process of moving. my Muse 3 really showed progression in my concepts of what makes a beaded bracelet and i even had asymmetry in my creation. looking back over the 3 contests i have improved my technique and a good part of that has been entering the Muse contests and looking at others fine craft work. my favorite part is receiving the package to see what the Muse is and revelling in the beauty of the all the beads.

enough for tonight.