Didn't Scarlett mention just buying a house and moving right before all this? I wonder if the move has been more hassle than she anticipated.
I'm worried too but then again there are other people that I would think would be in contact with her that could post on her blog or even comment here.
I know she does work in BeadWork, right? And her Mom and best friend help with the judging. I would think that if something has happened SOMEONE in her life would post on her blog, here or maybe even someone from Beadwork would let people know what was going on if she wasn't in a position to do so herself.
This is just weird. I hope everything is ok, I'm worried.
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Cat :I would think that if something has happened SOMEONE in her life would post on her blog, here or maybe even someone from Beadwork would let people know what was going on if she wasn't in a position to do so herself.
My point exactly.... Well, we'll just have to wait and see.
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For what it's worth it took roughly 2 weeks for my Artbeads order to get to me via first class shipping, which is about what I expected. I actually got my kit and Artbeads order the same day, but the kit was shipped on Sept 16 and the Artbeads order was shipped Sept 25. Artbeads is further away from me than Scarlett is, so no idea why her package took so long to get here.
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I really start to worry about Scarlett now! I had no personal contact with her so far, but what I read here, this seems so unlike her not to answer emails, not blogging etc.This is sad and I hope nothing bad happened to her or someone in her family.
I got my kit in time, but received no entry form so far. My centerpiece is finished and I'm designing the necklace now. But I'm so sorry for the people who didn't receive the kit so far. They pay an entry fee for a contest they couldn't enter and don't even have the beads. That makes me sad, plus we're gonna miss some great designs.
I just went to the Beader's Muse website, and there's an update as of yesterday evening:
Dear USE THE MUSE Participants,
I am officially extending the deadline of submission for USE THE
MUSE III to accommodate for some packages that did not make it to their
International destinations as early as I would have liked. The new deadline is November 9th, 2009 (giving
you an additional 3 weeks to complete your entry). This gives more
time for all of you to work on your submission and take photos. I had
a small handful of you post on my forum or email me that a kit has not
made it to you yet . I have just received some additional Muses to
complete extra kits to resend to those few people. Every contest there
are always a few packages that get sent back to me or get lost in the
mail. If your initial kit shows up too late for you to use for your
schedule, you can return it and I can pass it along to someone who
wanted to participate but was unable to because the kits were sold out.
Last event almost all of the people who didn't initially receive a kit
and requested a replacement ended up with two kits and sent one back to
me because the first one was just caught up in the mail service. It's
very important for me that everyone feels like they have had enough
time to work on their entry, that the International Participants feel
like this is a contest that they can enter, and that they have enough
time to complete their project - therefore I feel an extension is the
best solution at this stage in the game.
For all of you who would like to begin submitting your entry here is the link: http://jotform.com/form/91903233189
If you would like to order anymore of the items from the kit
to add to your project, they are all in one place at Artbeads.com and
you can use this link: http://www.artbeads.com/use-the-muse-contest-iii.html
I'll be sending an email
with this submission form link to the address attached to your Paypal
account as well in the coming days, but to be on the safe side I am
also posting here as I have noted from last time that not everybody
keeps up with that email address, and these things easily get lost in
I have been on the road and am still working through a list of
participant emails I am responding to. I try to personally address all
issues in a timely manner, just please know I'm playing a game of
catch-up and should have addressed all comments and concerns in the
coming days. If it's been a while and you haven't heard from me,
please resend your email so I can get back to you. With so many of you
asking similar questions it's easy to mistake I've responded to your
query, but indeed it was a different participant.
I have received so many positive emails about people discovering new
creative paths with the latest USE THE MUSE color palette, I am so
thrilled to see what you all have come up with! Looking forward to
Hope this helps a few people...
Jeni, thanks for the update! Glad Scarlett sent us a proof of life!
The extended deadline is a good thing, so some more people have time to receive their kit and enter the contest.
I also sent her an email letting her know I got my kit, and she replied back so it was good to hear from her personally.
I believe she'll post a personal reply here when she's a bit more caught up but it might be a day or two before she's caught up and has time to breathe!
Yeah! I am so happy she posted on her blog!
Now waiting patiently won't be so hard anymore, I love the extended deadline....
Oh thank Heavens! Glad she is ok and everything seems to be corrected with UTM.
I'm so happy now for those of you that haven't received your kits!
Oh I am SOO glad everything is okay with her...but also that some of you who were becoming disappointed will have more time to get your pieces done!!!!! Yay!!
I got an email from Scarlett and she's ok! And she has extended the deadline so I'm still getting a chance to participate. Yay!
Thank you to Scarlett for getting this fixed, and I am super relieved that she's ok.
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I actually had a moment yesterday to get some beading done and inspiration struck! I actually made/finished my piece. (very nervous about submitting). But I like it.
Thanks, Jeni, for this post. I went back and check my E-Mails for today. I did receive an E-Mail from Scarlett.
What a Sweet Note from her. She ,( Muse lll) has resolved to take care of my issues with two kits. She even apologize for the lack of communication. (Now you don't see that much anymore)
I am very happy with her decision to extend till Nov 09,09. That (sign) was a relief for all our Internaltional Participants. I love it when an Organization takes care of all the participants.
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and Take with out Forgetting
Well, I have about half of mine completed. The base is finished and now I just have to add all the embellishment. I spent this afternoon piddling with it until it looked approximately right. Hopefully I can work on it a bit tonight.
Has everyone gotten their kits?