Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sneak Peek

I've finished my Use the Muse IV piece for the Beader's Muse contest, sponsored by Artbeads.

I can't show you all of it, but I can give you a little sneak peek:

This time, the challenge for me was using so much black. I don't know why, but I almost never use black as more than an accent. I wanted to retain the color proportions of the kit, and there was a lot of black in it. I really enjoyed using the shiny and matte blacks together; I think they give my piece a real "leather and lace" look.

I can't show you the muse, of course, but rest assured, this piece is absolutely inspired and informed by the muse in every part. That's why you're getting such a small look; I don't want to give anything about the muse away.


Kokopelli said...

Beautiful what I can see so far! Very lacy!

Beadorigami said...

Ooo neat! I like how you incorporated the cord into this piece (or at least into what I can see of it!). Can't wait to see the whole thing!

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Ohhh such a tease! I l♥ve what I can see so far! I can't wait to see your final piece..


meh-crame said...

Your netry is really intricate!
have you received instructions on how to upload the photoes? I have not, and it is very worrysome. Please, let me know if you got the instructions.

Cynthia Newcomer Daniel said...

I did get the instructions, but it took Scarlett three tries before they reached me! I think she is having some major technical problems with sending and receiving emails. Let her know that you still haven't received them, I'm sure she'll keep trying!

helena said...

That looks awesome, Cynthia! I can't wait to see all of it! I have checked out your other pieces on the blog, too, and I am super inspired by your skill and creativity!

ccrider2006 said...

Love your piece - Love the theme that I can see so far and cannot wait to see the whole piece at the big reveal. What a cool use of one of the components. Can't wait to see what you did with the muse. It truly does have a leather and lace feel to it.