The 2019 Trollbeads People’s Bead winner is Giada Manfredi of Italy and she designed the sweet Turtle Flower Bead. She loves turtles and says, “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.”
The underneath part of the turtle has lovely detailing and I like how shiny it is.
If you take a look at the shape, because it’s on an angle it’s a bit tricky to get glass beads to sit closely to it. It does flip around unless you secure it with stoppers on either side. I had great success wearing it like this for a morning when my teaching partner and I arranged furniture in our kindergarten classroom.
I do like it with greens and blues, to make me think of the turtle swimming in the water. Prisms and the small round gemstones work very well due to their small size.
When I was tidying my beads, I noticed I hadn’t used the Brush of Blue Kit for a while, so I incorporated some of them into a bracelet. I also used the Denim Prisms.
I like how sleek the Soft Wind of Change Lock looks here.
The oak leaves in my backyard are beginning to change colour and drop already, which led me to try a fall colours combo.
That’s it for photos with the Turtle Flower bead! I’m going to leave off with some of my favourite fall photos from years past, since there’s a sale starting today of beads from the previous 3 autumn collections. Enjoy the last days of summer!
Disclosure: For this blog post I may receive some items as promotional samples.
This is such a charming creature and now officially on “The List” thanks to your beautiful post. I love all the stylings and photos .
I don’t have a crush on turtles at all, but this is beyond a turtle . Giada’s imagination and talent is wonderful.! I love that Trollbeads does People’s beads each year now and I so enjoy collecting them.
Sarah, I agree that this was a wonderfully imagined bead. It’s always such a fun surprise to see which design wins each year. I only voted towards the end, so couldn’t remember which beads were in the finals. I adore nature themes, as I think you do too! The air is so cool and crisp this morning and it’s making me want to spend the day outside. Have a great day!
That’s all so true Martha! I will buy this one for sure.
It is certainly a cool, fresh morning.
Have a great day yourself!
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