Monday, June 3, 2013

The Battle has Began......the 2013 Battle of the Beadsmith

I hardly seems that a year has passed since the beginning of the invitational only competition "Battle of Beadsmith"; created by Steven Weiss, hosted by The Beadsmith.  The competition began in 2012 with 80 artists.  This years competition has 192 battlers from 42 countries. Each creating their unique designs, from bead embroidery, bead weaving and soutache techniques. 

If your wondering what the prize is for the glory of winning this battle, it is nothing.  Each artist creates for the glory of the art itself.  There are no limits to what one can create, as long as it with beads and using the techniques I mentioned above.

So get ready to see the most stunning, amazing and truly magnificent bead work you've ever seen in the world, from all over the world.

Last year the "Queen" was, Alla Maslennekova of Russia. With this beautiful piece.

Entries were due by June 1st.  Follow the battle on Facebook at "BOTB 2013".

This years entries are beginning to post and they are amazing!

Below is a teaser photo of my entry, to see the whole thing along with all the incredible entries visit the  official battle on Facebook Battle of the Beadsmtih 2013.

As always,

Happy Beading