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Wednesday, September 16, 2009


This is a photo of the colors and items in the next Use the Muse III contest.
The only item that is missing is "the Muse" itself. Be sure to stay tuned to see
what Beadazzled does with the items above. Deadline: Oct. 19, 2009.

The fabulous Use the Muse beading design contest is back for another exciting round of competition.

Scarlett Lanson has selected another mystery muse component from Artbeads' artisan designer collection that will provide inspiration to hundreds of jewelry designers from around the world, all sworn to secrecy until the "Big Reveal."To compliment the muse component, Scarlett has selected an assortment of TOHO seed beads, Swarovski crystal beads, Swarovski pearls, Swarovski crystal yarn and a number of copper-plated pewter components from our co-sponsor TierraCast.

Everything is elegantly assembled in the Use the Muse contest kit available from Scarlett for only $30 plus shipping ($5 U.S. / $10 international). The Use the Muse contest is the brainchild of Scarlett Lanson who has a regular column in Beadwork magazine and has won some prestigious contests herself. She placed first in the 2009 KGI Wordwide Design Contest and fourth place in the 2007 Swarovski "Create Your Style" competition. Scarlett's goal was to create a competition with a shortened timeline that would offer a big payoff for beaders, stringers, bead weavers and embroiderers.

http://www.Artbeads.com is once again proud to sponsor this wonderful beading competition which provides inspiration for so many jewelry designers. The popularity of this contest continues to grow with this round of contest kits selling at a record pace. If you're up for the challenge, we encourage you to order your contest kit today before they sell out. Take a look at the past "BIG REVEAL" to see the designs that won the Grand Prize, 2nd Place, 3rd Place and each of the 10 Category Prizes. You can also see the entire gallery of designs from all the contest participants along with the comments from each designer regarding their creation and how the muse component inspired them.

Join me ~ it's such fun!