Just to let my followers know I did not make it into
Round 2 of The Battle of the Beadsmith Tournament.
The image to the left shows the amazing creation of Olga Shumilova from Russia who designed a lovely handbag and
delicately decorated it with beads.
Olga's design was more popular with the contestants and the judges, gaining 11 more votes than I received. Congratulations Olga.
Being in this Tournament has been wonderful on so many levels.
I learnt a lot about myself, faced my own insecurities, doubts and fears.
I created my first cubic right angle weave design with "Davinia" definitely not the last.
I made some wonderful International friends from the Tournament and am continuing to connect with others.
During all this I kept coming back to - "I am already a winner" -
just by having my name grouped with these amazing 80 designers from 22 countries around the world.
This has been a great experience and I am enrolled for Battle of the Beadsmith 2013.
In the meantime I intend to "practise" with lots of new designs just to get it right so
I get another chance to "kick ass" as they say.