People’s Bead Winner 2018

Winning bead: Northern Lights Magic

Northern Lights Magic

For the 10th time, we invited you to design your own bead in the People’s Bead 2018 competition. The theme was 'I dream about...' and you voted 'Northern Lights Magic' the winner. The beautiful bead is inspired by the Northern lights playing over the polar circle and is made of facetted Murano glass. The bead is available from September 7, 2018 in stores and online..

Winner of Peoples Bead 2018

Linda Kucina, Latvia

"I have a bucket list of dreams and goals and seeing the Northern lights was on the list. Last September, I went to Tromsø in Norway together with my friend, and luckily we saw very beautiful dancing Auroras two nights in a row. I made a lot of photos, but the camera sees the lights differently from the human eye, so the photos did not really show what we saw."

"I wanted to encapsulate my memories into something tangible, but representing the colours closer to reality, so I did several acrylic paintings of the lights playing in the sky over Tromsø. When this year’s People’s Bead contest was announced, I cropped one of my paintings to a bead shape and decided to participate just to tell myself that I have done all I could do to get the bead I wished for."