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Battle of the Beadsmith

 The Battle of the BeadSmith,  is a single elimination beading  tournament on Facebook, organized by Steven Weiss at the Beadsmith company.

Battle of the BeadsmithThe story about the Battle of the Beadsmith is:

In an effort to create more awareness of some of the incredible bead artistry being executed by bead masters worldwide, I thought it would be fun to set up a beading “tournament” where original works can be viewed, shared, and celebrated both by the participants, and the beading public alike.

80 seed bead artists have been invited to participate in an elimination “tournament” to determine which piece of their original beadwork best captures the imagination of 119 of their fellow designers, specialty bead shop owners, and members of various beading magazine editorial staffs.

There is no prize for winning the Battle of the Beadsmith, participating artists are creating simply because it’s what they love to do
(quote Steven Weiss) 

In this moment when I am writing, the first round of the Battle has began…

Gorgeous beadwork  in front of our eyes, the only words what we are saying are:
Amazing, Awesome, Gorgeous, Beautiful, Stunning, Bravo, Magnificue, Beauty beyond words, Dramatic and Elegant, Sensation, Wonderful, Opulent, Fantastic.. etc. etc.

I am totally impressed with the beadwork what I have seen till now. I love them all!!! 🙂
And I am honored that I was invited to participate and to represent my country (Serbia) in this great tournament with  GREAT BEADERS ALL AROUND THE WORLD!

The Participants: 2012 Battle of the Beadsmith:

Australia:

Patrick Duggan

Melissa Ingram

Joanne Browne

Neva Brown

Lauren Macgregor

Maryanne Villalba

Karyn Healey-White

Noel Wyres

Belgium:

Laurence Dethier

Belgrade/Serbia:

Ella Des

Canada: 

Jacquie Champion

Czech Republic:

Lea Palickova

Katka Vaclavikova

Marta Koudelova

Denisa Kangas

Iva Jar

Dominican Republic: 

Edgar Lopez Disenos

France: 

Anneta Valious

Mouna Marini

Georgia:

Tamuna Lezhava

Germany:

Elke Leonhardt Rath

Olga Haserodt

Hungary:

Annie Hatvani

Eva Dobos

Orsolya Füzesi

Ibolya Ingesné Barkóczi

Éva Csizmadia Lajosné

Katalin Budainé Nagy

Ireland:

Anastasia O’sarantseva

Israel: 

Ann Braginsky

Miriam Cielo Shimon

Italy:

Eliana Maniero

Japan:

Guzialia Reed

Mexico:

Sigifredo Contreras

Netherlands:

Sandra Dokter van Esveld

Russia:

Irina Chikineva

Nella Moskvichjova

Julia Turova

Alla Maslennikova

Olga Shumilova

Ekaterina Kalinina

Marina Nosova

Sweden:

Olga Petterson

Misan Tejre

Nausikaa  Dahllof

Anna Lindell

Singapore:

Helena Tang

Ukraine:

Alla Vizir

Katherine Gezey

Anna Bystryk

United Kingdom:

Heather Kingsley Heath

Jill Thomas

Lynn Davy

USA:

Linda Roberts

Sharayah Sheldon

Nancy Dale

Cynthia Newcomer Daniel

Marsha Wiest Hines

Carol Dean Sharpe

Christina Neit

Sue Horine

Alexandra Sydorenko

Betty Stephan

Callie Mitchell

Christian Rodriguez

Kinga Nichols

Mikki Ferrugiaro

Amy Katz

Kassie Inman

Dini Alves

Jennifer Chasalow VanBenschoten

Rosita Pisarchick

Roxan O’brien

Christine Boyer Maj

Kathy King

Susan Brackett

Hannah Rosner

Terri Richards

ARachel Nelson Smith

Ulyana Rakcheyeva Seryankina-USA

The Judges: 2012 Battle Of The Beadsmith:

Australia:

Kelly Nealon (Australian Beading Magazine Editor),

Finland:

Jana Tarhala

Germany:

Sabine Lippert

Claudia Schuman

Verena Greene-Christ (Perlen Poesie Magazine)

Israel:

Smadar Grossman

Patrizia Tager

Japan:

Kenj Katsuoka (Miyuki Company)

Netherlands:

Marjon Donker-Netherlands ( Editor Polymer To Art Magazine)

Russia:

Galina Pchelkina-Russia (Editor of Чудесные мгновения Magazine) 

South Africa:

Heather Collin

Sweden:

Karin Nilsson

Switzerland:

Cath Thomas

United Kingdom:

Kerrie Slade

Chloe Menage (Bead Magazine Editor)

Jean Power

Jo Lochhead

Juliet Browse

USA:

Maggie Roschyk

Adele Rogers Recklies

Diane Hyde

Jean Campbell

Zoya Gutina

Laura Boudloche Zeiner

Laura Andrews

Kathleen Mccabe-Elsey

Julia Gerlach-USA (Bead and Button Magazine Editor)

Diane Fitzgerald

Ana Garcia

Paulette Rosner Baron

Amy Blevins

Melinda Barta (Beadwork Magazine Editor)

Kandra Norsigian

Jamie Cloud Eakin

Pamela Hawkins (Bead Design Studio Magazine Editor)

Kate Bannister Tracton

Deb Moffet Hall (Bead- Patterns The Magazine & Quick Stitch Peyote Card

Barbara Conrad

Lea Avroch

MaryLou Holvenstot

Anna Elizabeth Draeger

By |July 14th, 2012|Beading world|Comments Off on Battle of the Beadsmith

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