My friend Bethany (waves at Gwacie) forwarded me a link to the Use The Muse II bead contest just a few short weeks before the deadline. The photo of the kit was lovely (and it had purple in it – what could be beter?), so on a lark I decided to purchase it and try to make something in time for the contest deadline.

The idea behind the contest was simple; the only piece that Scarlett didn’t photograph was the one you had to use. The rest were all “suggestions” but not requirements, and you could add as many beads as you wanted.

Imagine my delight when I found out that my submitted piece had won “Expression in Embroidery.”

You can see the whole list of winners here, or enter the Use the Muse III contest.