Friday, July 27, 2012

Latest update on battle of the Beadsmith Tournament


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. 

Stay Tuned.


14 comments:

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    1. Thank you Mon Ami, very nice of you to visit and leave a comment in your busy day.

      Cheers.....Patrick

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  2. I was an observer of the battle. I absolutely love Davinia, Patrick. Be proud of that gorgeous creation. I felt like I should have paid a fee just to be able to view all of the amazing work, including all the teaser photos that was posted prior to seeing all of the competition entries. It was such a privilege to see such artistry all in one place. Can't wait to see what you create for next year's BOTB! :)

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    1. Hello Jeanne, thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. I am very pleased you liked Davinia and you are enjoying the BOTB contest. there certainly are some amazing pieces being shown and I am sure will be the place to continue seeing wonderful jewellery even after the Tournament.
      Stay Tuned.

      Cheers....Patrick

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  3. I love your piece - it's brilliant. I can't wait to see what you do next year!

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    1. Hello Cynthia, thank you for your comment and for visiting. You don't have to wait until next year's BOTB to see what I make. I shall be making lots more along the way for everyone to see.

      Cheers....Patrick

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  4. Congrates Olga! Thanks Patrick for sharing the information.
    ebay jewelry

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  5. How very graceful Patrick! Well done.

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    1. Hi Marsha, I thought I had responded to your message but it is not showing. I wish to thank you for visiting and leaving a message, I am honoured you checked out my post.

      Cheers....Patrick

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  6. Dear Patrick, since today I were only reading your blog and enjoying your creations without leaving any world. But, now, I must tell you that Davinia is so great and fantastic. Congratulations.
    I really love your design and I think, it's no importance who will win this battle, being in it is already a great honour.

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    1. Hello Sviro, I am glad you left a message and I am pleased you like Davinia. Yes, I already feel I am a winner and hopefully more will come of this Tournament as well. Soon to be revealed.

      Cheers....Patrick

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  7. Patrick, I remember looking at your pairing, and being glad I didn't have to judge.

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    1. Hi Kippercat, yes a difficult judging I think. Thank you for visiting and leaving your comments, always appreciated.

      Cheers....Patrick

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