Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Battle Of The Beadsmith, 2014

The Battle Is On! The Battle Of The Beadsmith! Only 256 Seed Bead Artists from around the world have been invited to participate - and I am one of them! As beaders from around the world begin work on their beading projects, it's finally starting to sink in! 

I'm sat, surrounded by small experimental bits of beadwork and untouched cups of tea, wondering why as soon as needle and bead come together all of my original ideas vanish in favour of a new one!

For those of you who may not have heard of The Battle Of The Beadsmith, here's an introduction from Steven Weiss of Beadsmith.

"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. 256 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 their fellow designers, and the beading public. On April 1st 2014, battle artists will start a single piece of original beadwork and will then have until June 8th to complete and photograph their designs."

You can find out more about Battle Of The Beadsmith 2014, and see some of the amazing beadwork from 2013, by joining the Battle Of The Beadsmith Facebook Group.


  1. Congratulations on being selected and the very best of luck with the contest!

  2. woah! congrats to you. that's really super and I agree with Jemma, all the best of luck! You will no doubt be awesome!


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