For the 11th time, we invited you to design your own bead in the People’s Bead 2019 design competition. The winner has now been found!
The beautiful bead is created by Italian Giada Manfredi and inspired by her love for turtles. It is handcrafted in 925 Sterling Silver.
The bead is available in stores and online from August 23
Giada Manfredi comes from Italy and since she was very young, her big passion has been drawing.
The inspiration behind the design of the winning bead came naturally: “I have always loved turtles. Every time I go to a new city or on holiday, I search for something like a pendant or a little figure that shows a turtle. Well ... my house is full of turtles!"
"I found the inspiration from a holiday, where I was at a boat trip. I was snorkeling, and I hoped to see a turtle...that was my dream. Just there I saw an amazing sea turtle that was swimming next to me! I was so excited that I could not move. It looked like the turtle was dancing, as a flower cradled by the wind.”