Remember I signed up for a challenge called “Use the Muse 2?” I’ve been working like crazy since the deadline is next Saturday. Basically, the challenge works like this: You enter by purchasing the packet of beads- along with the “Muse” piece. You then use the muse to plan and create your jewelry or accessories.
I cannot reveal my muse until later, but I can tell you what I am doing. I have decided I need a new small bag – think jewelry accessory in a certain color to match the muse. It is both decorative and functional. I also decided to use my own free tutorials to create my item.
So I started with some cool fabric that looks like this:
I cut it into strips,
then crocheted the strips together to make a purse (Fabric Crochet Purse Tutorial). Here is the base:
I next quilted some fabric freehand style :
Now I am finishing it off, then plan to add some freeform beading (Freeform Peyote Beading Tutorial) to the front, using the muse as my inspiration.
Right now, I have just begun the beading part of the project, but i will show you it as soon as I finish. Hmmm… think I will make my deadline??