Photo of Argentium Sterling, Pearl and Black Rubber Floating Pearl Pendant by Joana Miranda
Floating Pearl Pendant on Black Rubber Cord Hand-Fabricated by Joana Miranda

Please check out this great blog post on the Halstead Jewelry Blog about my work.  Halstead Bead, Inc. is the sponsor of an annual business grant competition for bridge jewelers who have been in business 3 years or less.  As one of the 2010 Silver Medal Finalists, I’ve been delighted with the feedback, support and ongoing help I’ve been given as a result of receiving recognition in this competition.

Interested in learning more about this grant?  It’s not too early to start planning ahead for the 2011 grant.  Please visit the grant home page for more information.

For more information about the pendant pictured above, and to purchase, please visit my shop at Etsy.


  1. Laura says:

    What a wonderful post, Joana! I am so happy for you, and so amazed at your progress even through upending your life to move to NYC. 🙂

    • Hi Laura,

      Thanks for cheering me on! I’m still sore from hauling suitcases and bags across the Upper West Side, and the real moving hasn’t even really started yet!

      But this is all an adventure and I’m having more fun these days than I’ve had in a long time.

      I hope you are doing well. Are you searching for a cello?

      All best wishes,

    • Hi Helen,

      Thanks for continuing to be there for me. How are things going with you? I was impressed when I last checked your Etsy shop and sales. Keep up the great work!

      My computer battery is dying (I’m yet again at a free WifI location, so I have to sign out.

      Thinking of ya –

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