Monday, December 21, 2009

The Big Reveal

Use the Muse III competition is complete and the winners have been revealed. It's an excellent contest for those wanting to participate on a smaller scale then some of the really big competitions. The time frame of seven ish weeks is just about right for considering, creating and photographing your finished piece.

The entries are excellent. I especially love the shared 'muse' which truly shows the different creative directions that can be taken with one inspiration piece.

This is the first time I participated. The butterfly was a constant theme in my Mom's life. She passed away this summer and I thought it fitting that I dedicate the piece to her. Her favorite color was aqua, so I selected a few aqua's complimented by some copper beads and used freeform to set off the butterfly's flight.




I'm happy with the texture, the folds, the dangles and the butterfly focal piece. Thank you Scarlett for all the work behind 'Use the Muse' and your contribution to 'elevating the craft of beading to an art'

9 comments:

Jean Hutter said...

I love your entry - it is just beautiful.

Carol Dean said...

Marcia, this is a stunning piece! You've used one of my favorite color combos - aqua and copper - and done the Muse full justice. I love the exciting textures you've created here. (My mom has a butterfly trail in her life as well.) *hugs* Carol Dean

GraceBeading said...

Wonderful piece with an equally beautiful sentiment. I love it!

Eva Maria Keiser said...

The colors of the piece in honor of your beloved Mother is peaceful and serene. It is beautiful!

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Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Beautiful Marcia - your colors are so delicate.

Azure Islands Designs said...

What a gorgeous piece...I love the color combo...I'm a huge dangle fan and would love to wear this!!!!

Your mother would be proud...
Cheers

pennynz said...

That is so lovely. I am trying to get the courage to enter the next muse competition

Cristina said...

Amazing!!! lovely colors, is just perfect and beautiful!! Happy New Year.