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My name is Carla Ruvolo, I’m Italian. As a mother of two, I don’t have too much free time but whenever I can relax beads are my first choice.
All of her relatives have excelled at embroidery, crocheting or weaving with beads and at every other creative technique where hread plays the main role. Her grandmother and great-grandmother were her greatest sources of experience and inspiration.
Her name has resounded throughout the world of bead and seed bead costume jewellery for a number of years. She admittedly did not graduate from any art school, but she has been designing for a number of years and she also makes her own jewellery and lectures at costume jewellery workshops. Her pieces are made under the Snow Mirna brand which, as she herself says, is also her second name.
She has always been animated by passion and an interest in different aspects of creativity and artistic expression and as such she has brought together the two most popular techniques: crochet and beads. Her original bead necklace in last year's contest Battle of the Beadsmith 2014 (BOTB '14) finished a great second place.
The international Battle of the Beadsmith competition for sewn beaded jewelry has its first czech winner.
The winner of the international Battle of the Beadsmith competition for sewn beaded jewelry in 2014 (BOTB '14) was the Czech designer Dita Koksová with her necklace entitled a Touch of Paradise. She succeeded in the face of extensive competition from 255 participants from 40 countries, of which most are truly at the top of their field. This is the first ever win for a Czech designer in this prestigious competition.