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My latest work is a necklace I created for Beadaholique’s “Green!” beading contest. “Spring Celebration” features bead embroidered Malachite and Carnelian cabochons, adorned with a variety of seed beads and Swarovski crystals and finished off with a fringe. A tiny cluster of Czech glass flowers nestle on one side of the focal stone and glass leaves hang from the fringe.
Spring Celebration Bead Embroidered Necklace
I’m very happy that my necklace was chosen as one of the finalists. Voting is open until the 16th April so please head on over to Beadaholique’s Facebook page and “Like” my photo in their album.
One US and one International finalist will each win a $50 gift certificate and it’s all up to you as the winners will be decided by public vote according to the number of “Likes” on the photos.
Beads Direct UK is currently holding a weekly contest for jewellery designs inspired by favourite places. I sent in a photo of my Blue Seas Necklace together with a photo of Comino’s Blue Lagoon. Comino, the smallest of the three main Islands that make up the Maltese Archipelago has the most beautiful turquoise water, which was the inspiration for my piece.
Happy news when I saw my necklace featured in their weekly newsletter as the winning piece! I’m really looking forward to receiving my prize, which is a bead hamper worth Fifty Pounds Sterling!!
Newsletter from Beads Direct showing the winning necklace from Joanne Zammit of gr8jewellery.
I’ve recently been working on a number of knotted and beaded bracelets in two very different styles.
Waxed cotton cord and high quality Toho seed beads were combined with carefully chosen buttons to form the basis of my new “Wild Whippet” collection. Perfect for stacking up and showing off on bare arms.
The second line of bracelets once again used hand knotted waxed cord, but the inclusion of feature beads set with sparkly crystals gave a completely different look.