Remember the original Use the Muse Contest (see my entry here)? Remember how you were kicking yourself for not entering? Well, fear not - Use the Muse II (which is bigger - international this time - and better than ever) is now open for your participation. The Muse this time is courtesy of Lillypilly (that would've been enough for me to enter all by itself - I love their beads!). The contest is sponsored this time by the lovely folks at Artbeads.com and Rainbows of Light. The Use the Muse contest is, of course, the brainchild of beader extraordinaire Scarlett Lanson.
The first contest was quite a bit of fun the first time around - the Muse was a very flexible piece, open to many different types of uses, and the results in terms of variety of entries were completely eye-popping. (The prizes this time are also eye-popping, go here to view.)
I've already ordered my kit for this contest. How about you?
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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