Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Muse is Revealed. . .

Finally the Muse has been revealed. Gosh, it was killing me to keep this underwraps. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, I entered a design contest and one of the elements had to be kept secret until the winners were announced. The kit included crystals, bugles, seed beads, a little heart lock, a piece of suede, pearls, brass rounds, and delicas. We could incorporate anything we wanted, and the finished piece had to be "wearable art."

This was the muse: a brass filigree piece. I started by mounting it on velvet and embellishing around it.

I edged the diamond in a piece of vintage (machine made) lace.

Next I made a 3 dimensional flower that I immediately thought of when I saw the muse. I learned this flower in one of the Native American bead classes I had taken. LOVE the colors!

I was looking for another 4-sided 'something' in my stash and came across a 4-sided coin from India. So I put that on another velvet diamond.

I wasn't sure how I was going to put the 3 diamonds together. In the end I decided to hang them largest to smallest from the suede piece and backed them all in a rose ultrasuede.

Here I am wearing it -
although I like it hanging in my studio better
because then I can actually see it!
I am sure I will spend a lot of time drooling over
all the other entries. They are all spectacular!


dochoamom said...

Lynn !!! Your muse is wonderful... Great ideas you are so creative... And talented... and fab!!

Love, Deb

GraceBeading said...

Wow... wow... WOW - Lynn, it's beautiful on and it's a great photo of you too, so nice to 'see' you!

Teca said...

Wow!Wow!Wow! magnifiqe!