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!!


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

  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.

  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

  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!

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

  6. Very, very pretty!

  7. 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?

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

  9. 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.


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

    It's just beautiful Carol!!

    No wonder you get compliments!


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

    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)

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

  14. 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!

  15. 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,

  16. 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'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

  17. 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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