Hama of the Week 2015
It’s so exciting to see so many people getting creative with Hama Beads; from fun character portraits to 3D shapes and objects, Hama is being used in a myriad of ways. What’s best about the beads is that there is really no limit to what can be created. Hama has been a brand at DKL for 25 years, yet we still see something new everyday – a quick look on Pinterest will show you just how much can be done with the beads.
Since so many of you have been sharing your fantastic Hama Beads designs with us, we want to showcase the best here on the DKL blog! Each week one Hama design will be given pride of place right here. It’s going to be a tough job choosing between all the designs as they’re all so impressive!
You can send us your pictures on the Hama Beads UK Facebook page, where your picture will be shared even if it isn’t chosen for Hama of the Week; or you can use #hamaoftheweek on Instagram and Twitter to show us your picture :). Hama of the Week will be chosen every Sunday evening and then featured the following week.
Every design is wonderful in its own way so get involved – we promise it will be fun!
Week 1 (January 5th-11th): Our first winner of the year is this funny cat design by Tasnime Jennings!
Week 2 (January 12th-18th): Our favourite picture this week is Dragonair by Hollie Shepperson!
Week 3 (January 19th-25th): This amazing portrait by Pierre-Aime Imbert was the standout star this week!
Week 4 (January 26th – Feb 1st): Jennie Field’s Hama name plaque has won this week – we love how fun and creative it is!
Week 5 (Feb 2nd-8th): This week we were wowed by this door plaque which Di Coke shared. So simple, yet so lovely and creative!
Week 6 (Feb 9th-15th): Clare Scammell’s original Valentines design was our favourite this week!
Week 7 (Feb 16th – 22nd): We love this giant Hama bead model of The Incredible Hulk!
Week 8 (Feb 23rd – March 1st): How cute is this Winnie the Pooh and Piglet design by Tracey Cole?!
Week 9 (March 2nd – 8th): A lovely assortment of designs by 6 year old Millie!
Week 10 (March 9th – 15th): Charlotte Radford has jazzed up her Little Mermaid designs with these lovely frames! What a great idea
Week 11 (March 16th – 22nd): A whopping 12,000 beads were used to create this amazing Hama design! Well done John McMenamin!
Week 12 (March 23rd – 29th): Kelly Hudson’s picture of her Easter decorations is our favourite for this week! Creative and fun!
Week 13 (March 30th-April 5th): It was incredibly hard to choose a favourite this week but Mel Annie Tur Jonc’s submission was the most impressive!
Week 14 (April 6th – 12th): Sophie Hubbard’s designs make fab window decorations!
Week 15 (April 13th – 19th): A super cool design by Sarah Howells was our favourite this week!
Week 16 (April 20th – 26th): Well done to Morgan Giller for this fun Maggie Simpson creation!
Week 17 (April 27th – May 3rd): We love how these Hama models brighten up a door!
Week 18 (May 4th – 10th): We enjoyed seeing this Star Wars design by Jessica Davenport right in time for Star Wars day!
Week 19 (May 11th – 17th): We were super impressed this week by Cintra Josephine’s Monster High designs!
Week 20 (May 18th – 24th): This week’s winner is Aysha E-J who sent in some fab pictures of her final university collection. Her fashions are inspired by Tamagotchi and embellished with Hama Beads!
Week 21 (May 25th – 31st): This week there was a Hama Beads competition and the winner was Abigail Lafferty who sent in this picture of her amazing Mario designs!
Week 22 (June 1st – 7th): A creative and detailed design by Hama fan Valijka the Hobead!
Week 23 (June 8th – 14th): A cute My Little Pony creation by Becca Jackson!
Week 24 (June 15th – 21st): Wow! What a difficult decision this was… there were so many brilliant pictures this week but Sarah Howell’s has beaten the rest! Well done, Sarah!
Week 25 (June 22nd – 28th): Well done to Jayne Skudder who made this Bowser design for a Nintendo Wall!
Week 26 (June 29th – July 5th): The Joker in Hama beads by Martin Carlsson breathtaking!
Week 27 (July 6th – 12th): We love this showreel of Minnie Mouse which Mel Annie Tur Jonc sent in!
Week 28 (July 13th – 19th): This week’s winner has to be Zoe Brokken who sent in this lovely Winnie-the-Pooh-themed design of her son’s name!
Week 29 (July 20th – 26th): Without a doubt this week’s best Hama submission is Sami Koivu’s time-lapse video. Watch and enjoy!
Week 30 (July 27th – August 2nd): A masterpiece from Rosa Sa has been crowned this week’s favourite!
Week 31 (August 3rd – 9th): A glow-in-the-dark special from Valijka the Hobead!
Week 32 (August 10th – 16th): 3 cute designs by Gemma Jones were our favourite this week!
Week 33 (August 17th – 23rd): So many of you shared pictures with us this week, making it very hard for us to choose our favourite! In the end, we decided that Seanna Murdock’s Audrey Hepburn portrait was the winner! Well done, Seanna!
Week 34 (August 24th – 30th): Our favourite this week was by Michelle Whitaker who is using glow in the dark beads to prepare for Halloween!
Week 35 (August 31st – September 6th): Well done to Nerdy Melt, your design was our favourite this week!
Week 36 (September 7th-13th): September 13th was the 30th anniversary of Mario, and Brittany Baker sent us this fantastic Mario bead design!
Week 37 (September 14th – 20th): We love this quirky Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles design which Tina Bates created on a round pegboard!
Week 38 (September 21st – 27th): It was a tough choice this week but Jimmy Hjalmarsson’s 3D Zelda design is our favourite!
Week 39 (September 28th – October 4th): We love how Deb Karolitzky-Solomon has put her Boo and Toad design up at the window!
Week 40 (October 5th – 11th): It was really hard picking a favourite this week, but we have to hand it to Amanda Sabin-Butters whose first ever Hama design was this amazing model!
Week 41 (October 12th – 18th): Well done to Arthur Butters! The detail on this Ghostbusters design is incredible!
Week 42 – (October 19th – 25th): Just look at all the Hama Halloween designs in this picture sent in by Nath Hour!
Week 43 (October 26th – November 1st): Well done to 5 year old Mina, who created this lovely jungle scene!
Week 44 (November 2nd – 8th): Seanna Murdock recreated the logo of her local ice hockey team!
Week 45 (November 9th – 15th): Arthur Butters’s Hama wolf is simply breathtaking!
Week 46 (November 16th – 22nd): Well done Amanda Sabin-Butters, this is amazing!
Week 47 (November 23rd – 29th): Thanks for sharing, Lara Thompson!
Week 48 (November 30th – December 6th): Fun Minions by Michelle Whitaker’s son!
Week 49 (December 7th – 13th): Brittany Baker’s mini bead creation came up trumps this week!
Week 50 (December 14th – 20th): We love these Christmas Mario designs by Jessica Davenport!