Well, given how generally unproductive I've been lately, I've been trying to resist this one for the past few weeks, but I just had to give in to temptation today - I finally ordered my kit for the USE THE MUSE contest.
Scarlett Lanson, Contributing Editor of Beadwork Magazine ("Scarlett's Style"), has started this inspired challenge-style contest. All entrants will receive the above kit, plus a special "Muse" item. Contestants will create their best designs using the "Muse" (the one piece from the kit that must be used) and whatever other elements in the kit they desire, along with beads from their own stashes. I love this concept - the "Muse" sort of reminds me of the secret ingredient in "Iron Chef", a show I love (I realize this might not be exactly the image the creator has in mind - sorry, Scarlett!). I'm mighty curious to find out what the "Muse" is.
One catch - because I was dithering over entering, I've left things kind of late. If you wish to enter, you must buy a kit by no later than February 28th. (If you feel you are too late to enter this one, though, fear not. I understand from Scarlett that she intends to hold another similar contest later this spring, so be sure to sign up for her newsletter when you visit her website.) For more information and the complete rules, please go here.
I am an intellectual property lawyer by training and have a background in English Renaissance literature. I love science fiction. I primarily watch Sesame Street these days and find myself humming "Pop Goes the Weasel" at odd moments (guess why). I can happily eat ice cream in the middle of winter when the wind chill is 20 below 0. I have been making beads and designing jewelry since 2007.
2010 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Other Finished Bead Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2010 - Grand Prize, Gold Medal Winner, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest
2010 - Finalist, Bead Star, Stones, Plastics and Designs with Heart Categories
2009 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay
2009 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Beyond Glass, Handmade Beads and Components
2009 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Arts Awards, Necklace
2009 - Finalist, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist, Bead Star, Pearls
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