Thursday, August 13, 2009

Finally I Am Posting About BEADS!!!


This is my entry for the Use the Muse II Challenge.
As soon as I saw the shell, I thought about the filigree pieces I had. When they fit perfectly, it all just went together from there. I am pleased with the piece, and I am proud that it gets quite a bit of attention when I wear it. I am keeping it for me.
I'm not really a jewelry designer, so this really was a challenge, mostly because you buy the kit and can use whatever you want from it as long as you use the Muse. Luckily, I loved the colors for this particular challenge.
I have been doing very little beading lately. However, I did start on my BJPs that are long overdue. It seems like every time I sit down with my bead tray something interrupts.
I have a couple of ideas that I am working on to donate as fund raisers for the Booster Club at my grandson's school.
All I need to bead is time, a precious commodity at my house!!

17 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous! I love the filigree.
    Marty S
    Crackpot Beader

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  2. Beautiful filigree and pendant. Agree with you about the time to do beading being in short supply. Granddaughter has taken up most of my time - teaching her to sew.

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  3. Ooooh there she is... I guess this means the "big reveal" has come.. how exciting.. too bad I dropped that ball..

    You did a great job!!! The choice of colors is perfect... I'm glad I nudged you... nudge nudge...

    Love, Deb

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  4. Wowzer! So is that a shell that you've covered? It is beautiful and I love the way you have done the cord with larger accent beads among the blue. Really effective. You must carve out some time for yourself and do more of this!

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  5. What a delightful design, I love the colors and the work. Thanks for sharing it.

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  6. It looks great. I know how hard it is to get beading time. Why is what I don't know! I started my May BJP and then set it aside. I really need to do them, I want to do them so why do they get such a low priority?

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  7. This is a wonderful piece, it all works so beautifully together. You should be very proud, wear it in good health.

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  8. Wow! What a great piece, Carol! I love what you've done with the pendant. And spiral rope is my all time favorite strap. A really delightful necklace. Hope you enjoy wearing it.

    Susan

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  9. Love the filigree, the shell, the color, AND the designer. :-)

    It's just beautiful Carol!!

    No wonder you get compliments!

    xx

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  10. Carol this is so pretty. I love how you encased the Muse - looks awesome!!

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  11. Oh My Gosh...is THAT EVER GORGEOUS!
    I love it, and can see why you're not giving that little treasure up!
    The cord is just beautiful and so is that filigree!!! STUNNING!
    Hugs, :o)

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  12. Carol - your piece it truly one of my favorites this round. I love everything about it!

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  13. This a way cool and neat-0! I love your piece. It looks so wonderful and I love the beaded spiral rope! Aren't they fun if time consuming!

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  14. Placing the filigree over the muse piece was an inspired idea Carol! I LOVE it. I think it's quite a dramatic piece. I'm not a jewelry designer either but I'm going to try to learn a thing or two so I can do something with my charms from this Summer....I'm still thinking about your other post, though...wow...

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  15. Carol...your necklace is just BEAUTIFUL! I love everything about it and I bet it looks fantastic on you. It is so pretty and yet wonderfully casual. I can see it dressed up or even with jeans...it's yummy!!!

    You did a fantastic job with use the muse!

    Thinking of you and I hope you enjoy the long weekend and can find some you time!

    Big hugs my friend...~me

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  16. I really like you Beader's Muse piece. If you don't mine my asking where did the filigree come from?

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