Friday, March 27, 2009

Use the Muse Contest

Here are two photos of my entry in the Use the Muse Contest organized by Scarlet Lanson. I enjoyed making my piece as I had never used Filigree in my bead work. The Challenge kit came with many lovely swarovski crystals, pearls and tiny seed beads. I used my own size 6 and 8 seed beads for most of the bracelet and then used the small beads for more detailed decoration. You can view all of the entries in the Use the Muse and see the winners here.

Others that I know who are also in this contest are Lorelei, Melissa Lee , Christi Clothier and Andrew Thornton ( he won a prize).

Thank you Scarlet for doing the contest. I really enjoyed making my piece.

Below are some close up shots and a different view so that you can see the vinatage button and how I clasped the bracelet.


  1. Mary, I saw this yesterday on the Use the Muse site, and I was hoping for more photos showing your vintage bead closure ... pretty please can we see more views of this gorgeous work? Hugs, great work!

  2. Hi Mary – I love what you’ve done with the ‘muse’, beautiful bracelet!

  3. Hi Lynn,
    I am so excited thqt you like my entry. I have added some more photos of the clasp. Thanks again.

  4. Hi Grace,
    thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my bracelet. I am so pleased that you like it.

  5. I knew it would be pretty with the clasp, but it's even lovelier than I pictured it in my mind. Your beadweaving is so even! Mine (on the rare occasion I do any) is sometimes a little slanted ... Your craftsmanship shows!

  6. love it...

    just gorgeous


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