The People’s Bead Competition is the annual competition where you can enjoy the opportunity to design a Trollbeads charm!
For the third year in a row Trollbeads has hosted this popular and exciting worldwide event. This year there were over 4000 entries. But there can only be one winner!
This year’s lucky winner of the Peoples Bead 2011 is Denise Tong from Hong Kong.
Fans and collectors voted for her design ‘Rolling Waves’. Denise Tong is trained as a Chemical Engineer, and also has a degree in Fine Arts. She says:
“Inspirations come from everything and everywhere… one just has to be attentive to her surroundings and feelings. Once an idea is formed, senses are activated, feelings are evoked, the light at the end becomes visible, then it all comes down to mapping a path to the light and trying out different means to make it happen, back track if it doesn’t feel right.” The winning bead is inspired by the tsunami that swept the east coast of Japan on 11 March 2011. “The ocean has given us many wonderful things – the amazing marine creatures, our food supply, the beautiful water in which we could enjoy numerous sports/activities, etc. Yet it can also bring about mighty power to do harm in such an unpredictable way. A thought came to my mind: We are indeed very small; and we have to be humble and respect nature. This is the inspiration for ‘Rolling Waves’.”
In 2010 the winner of the People’s Bead was Kristi Denning from the USA with her beautiful Ice Bear design. She said, “He is strong, beautiful, and in trouble. A constant reminder of the fragile climate we need to protect. With luck, his story will have a happy ending”.
Long live this wonderful competition! You can buy Rolling Waves here.