Battle of the Beadsmith


and let the beading begin!!

I find myself swept up in this Battle and my knees are knocking with nervous energy! This is a bead Battle of monumental proportions!! The list of Battle participants is to the extreme and the talent is mind boggling!

I have been thinking about what I am going to do. Thankfully, it is one entry and due June 10th, so we have a few months. I wanted to start right away, but I have a mega project on the table nearing completion. So while I am finishing up, I shall keep contemplating my plan of attack. The one piece has to make it past 40 Entrants to win the Battle. Below is the list of pairings. This esteemed contest was assembled by Steven Weiss of Helby Imports/The Beadsmith

Round 1

 1) Jacquie Champion-Canada vs Irina Chikineva-Russia

 2) Anastasia O’sarantseva-Ireland vs Annie Hatvani-Hungary

 3) Lea Palickova-Czech Republic vs All Naslennikova-Russia

4)  Christina Neit-USA vs Christine Boyer Maj-USA

 5) Hannah Rosner-USA vs Kassie Inman-USA

 6) Olga Haserodt-Germany vs Melissa Ingram-Australia

 7) Ulyana Rakcheyeva Seryankina-USA vs Joanne Browne-Australia

 8) Mouna Marini-France vs Nancy Dale-USA

 9) Nella Moskvichjova-Russia vs Linda Roberts-USA

 10) Denise Kangas-Czech Republic vs Ibolya Ingesne Barkoczi-Hungary

 11) Heather Kingsley Heath-United Kingdom vs Katherine Gezey-Ukraine

 12) Alla Vizir-Ukraine vs Sandra Dokter van Esveld-Netherlands

 13) Olga Shumilova-Russia vs Patrick Duggan-Australia

 14) Ella Des-Belgrade Serbia vs Neva Brown-Australia

 15) Christian Rodriguez-USA vs Marta Koudelova-Czech republic

 16) Ann Braginsky-Israel vs Edgar Lopez Disenos-Dominican Republic

 17) Susan Brackett-USA vs Callie Mitchell-USA

 18) Jill Thomas-United Kingdom vs Maryanne Villalba-Australia

 19) Tammuna Lezhava-Georgia vs Kinga Nichols-USA

 20) Iva Jar-Czech Republic vs Olga Petterson-Sweden

 21) Guzialia Reed-Japan vs Katka Vaclavikova-Czech Republic

 22) Marsha Wiest Hines-USA vs Eva Dobos-Hungary

 23) Orsolya Fuzesi-Hungary vs Cynthia Newcomer Daniel-USA

 24) Betty Stephan-USA vs Elka Leonhardt Rath-Germany

 25) Eva Csizmadiz Lajosne-Hungary vs Mikki Ferrugiaro-USA

 26) Jennifer Chasalow Van Benschoten-USA vs Ekaterina Kalinina-Russia

 27 Sharayah Sheldon-USA vs Miriam Cielo Shimon-Israel

 28) Sue Horine-USA vs Misan Tejre-Sweden

 29) Anneta Valious-France vs Lynn Day-United Kingdom

 30) Alexandra Sydoerenko-USA vs Katalin Budaine Nagy-Hungary

 31) Rosita Pisarchick-USA vs Helena Tang-Singapore

 32)Dini Alves-USA vs Laurence Dethier-Belgium

 33) Nausikaa Gahllof-Sweden vs Eliana Maniero-Italy

 34) Rachel Nelson Smith-USA vs Amy Katz-USA

 35) Kathy King-USA vs Karyn Healy White-Australia

 36) Roxan O’brien-USA vs Julia Turova-Russia

 37) Marina Nosova-Russia vs Lauren Macregor-Australia

 38) Anna Bystryk-Ukraine vs Terri Richards-USA

 39) Sigifredo Contreras-Mexico vs Anna Lindell-Sweden

40) Noel Wyres-Australia vs Carol Dean Sharpe-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

So this is how it looks. Fun, yet intimidating! I put the links on the combatants that I could find online and will add links to the Judges as I have time. For right now, I need to get busy. Have a wonderful day! I shall have my current piece finished real soon and am really looking forward to sharing it!

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