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Jubilee jewellery-making competition held in Tiverton
9:41am Friday 8th June 2012 in Mid Devon News
A JEWELLERY-making competition to commemorate the Jubilee has been held in Tiverton.
Customers of Sandra’s Accessories – The Tiverton Bead Shop enthusiastically created their entries for over a month.
People of all ages and abilities got involved – including five contestants aged under 14 – and produced a display of almost 40 pieces demonstrating a wide range of ideas and techniques.
Unusual entries made with the Queen’s interests in mind included a collar for a Corgi and a royal Corgi treat box.
The competition pieces were displayed in the shop window for the public to vote for best one up until last Friday, when an independent judging panel made up of the Mayor of Tiverton, Tom Lindus, town councillor Philippa Grainger and North Devon beadwork tutor Esta Clark chose their favourites.
Shop owner Sandra Bergmane said: “It went very well, actually better than I anticipated. People entered from as far away as Taunton and North Devon, which we were really pleased about.
“There were some really high quality entries and everyone seemed to enjoy it, especially the children who took part.
“I’m looking at doing something similar just before Christmas – we will see what the response is like.”
The judges crowned Gail Jones the adult winner, for her delicate bracelet with pearls in regal colours, with Sally Barrow’s vintage-style brooch second and the Williams family’s Corgi collar and Pat Victor’s necklace highly commended.
Sapphire Williams, five, came top of the under-14 category with her bold and colourful necklace and Molly Leadbeatter, 11, was runner-up with her beautifully-crafted ring.
The public voted Gail Jones’ vintage-style gold and purple necklace their favourite, and June Cox’s Swarovski crystal rope necklace a worthy second.