After reading through the hundreds of amazing entries that we received we arrived at three finalists. However one entry stood head and shoulders above the rest. Sophie Leason from
came up with the wonderful idea of a
Honey Bee design as a necklace. The Honey Bee has become endangered in recent
years and the massive loss worldwide of the honey bee population is becoming
ever more prominent and deserving of our attention. Sophie put it so well; Cheshire
“Bees are incredible! Their honeycomb is built in hexagons, perfect hexagons where all the sides are of equal length, it’s so precise, just like jewellery. A great jeweller has to be a great engineer and they have to know when they have perfected a piece, the bees have had their design perfected for thousands of years, but now they are disappearing from the world. A honey bee necklace would fit perfectly into your collection, bees are so small but they make a huge difference to the world, a beautiful difference. They can be so selfless in their desire to help their fellow bees, and there are people in the world who also make that same difference. A honey bee necklace would be a symbol of how connected and linked everything in nature is, how everything and everyone makes a difference, and wearing the necklace would remind you to make sure that the difference you were making was for the good of the world, helping one person, smiling at a stranger, tiny acts can change things for the better.”
Sophie will be receiving the Three Peapod Necklace along with one of the first of her Honey Bee necklace design.
To find out more about Bee Population Decline, please click this link.
2 Runners Up Finalists!
We were impressed by so many of the entries we wanted to recognise two others that made a big impression upon us.
- Sara Cooper and her Turtle Pendant design
- Lesley Perry and her Seahorse design
We are going to be making all three of the designs and they will become part of our collection. Sara and Lesley will receive their design once they have been made.
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