Monday, May 14, 2012

And so it begins:

PRESS RELEASE 5/14/2012 Carteret, NJ USA 


80 Artists, 21 Countries. A Celebration of Bead Artistry around the World

A brief ceremony at Beadsmith headquarters in Cartert, NJ took place Monday, the 14th of May, officially launching the inaugural “Battle Of The Beadsmith”. Steven Weiss, of the family Weiss, addressed the competitors in attendance with some emotional words of encouragement, (transcript seen below), before officially announcing the 40 1st round pairings.

“My fellow beaders. You have been charged with the monumental task of taking your designs to places never thought possible before. Your journey will strain the very limits of your beading abilities… (Pause)......Do not entertain failure! Do not allow uncertainty, and the fear of defeat, to extinguish the fires that burn within your creative souls….. (Pause)…. Though some of you will fall in battle, history will speak well of the 80…. The 80 who beaded steadfast and true…. The 80 that beaded on, when their needles snapped, and their threads frayed… (Pause)...The 80 that beaded until they could bead no more."

The 40 first round pairings for “The Battle Of The Beadsmith can be found by clicking on the link below:

Please contact Steven Weiss for more information:


Sue and Danny O'Mullan said...

I can't imagine how absolutely fantastic this is going to be - these people - in all their glory - the talent - it is beyond my wildest imagination! Competition - not for me! I will enjoy every single piece ....every single bead! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of the audience!

Kristen said...

I will be cheering you on all the way! In fact I am cheering for all of these amazing beaders!