Since 2012, we have invited hundreds of artists to participate in a single-elimination beading "tournament"
widely known as Battle of the BeadSmith, or B.O.T.B. Participating artists are given approximately eight weeks to design, create, photograph, and present an original piece of wearable beadwork. Their creation is then randomly paired in "battle" with designs by their talented peers. There is no prize for winning the Battle of the BeadSmith. Contestants create simply because it's what they LOVE to do!
We invite you to become a member of our Battle Nation by joining our Battle of the BeadSmith Facebook & Instagram communities where you can actively celebrate the artists and designs of Battles past, present, and future.