The mystery component in Scarlett Lanson’s Use the Muse III Contest will be revealed along with the winning designs on December 17. Artbeads.com is proud to once again sponsor this innovative and creative beading competition which asks designers to create a wearable piece of art highlighting a mystery muse component. To compliment the muse component, Scarlett 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. Submissions are judged on their creative use of the kit provided and how well they utilized the muse component, as well as quality and artistic merit.
While you’re waiting to find out which designers were honored in this round of the contest, check out the more than 150 designs that were entered in the previous Use the Muse II Contest.
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.