The More the Merrier: Cotton Quilted Necklaces in New Sizes!

Reversible Children’s Jacket with A Medium Bead 26″ Cotton Quilted Necklace

Everybody loves them! Recycled cotton quilts were refashioned  into beads of all lengths and sizes.   Two children and a mother walked into a New York department store to buy the child’s reversible jacket for the four-year old. The eight year old was upset, because the jackets did not fit her.  She wanted something, too.   So we created a 26″ necklace for the older children. And guess what? It became a 26″ classic length for women and our best seller.  We’ve got you covered, so you can  SUIT YOUR MOOD.

The Large Bead Cotton Quilted Necklace in a length of 34″

We then developed a large bead 34″ necklace.  Bolder, bigger,  better.

The Medium Bead Cotton Quilted Necklace in the 26″ and 38″ Lengths

For a more casual look, we created the 38″ medium bead, which looks great on its own, or layered  with the 26  ” necklace. The perfect length for dressing up or down.

Large Bead Cotton Quilted Necklaces in the 68″ Length

Making more of a good thing, and making it bigger, turned it into a masterful 68″ necklace with large beads. It can be left long for a dramatic flair, or can be wrapped around the neck once or twice to SUIT YOUR MOOD or what you’re wearing.


26″ Medium Bead: $60

34″ Large Bead: $88

38″ Medium Bead: $80

68″ Large Bead $144

To purchase a cotton quilted necklace, please visit our purchase page.


Gold and Silver Silk Mala Necklaces

31" Silk Mala Necklaces in Dark Gold

The joannajohn Collection is excited to offer several new necklaces available for online purchase! Our silk mala necklaces come in a variety of lengths and all are sure to add a little extra glam into your wardrobe with a touch of gold and silver.

51" Silk Mala necklaces in Dark Gold

One of our most popular styles of the Silk Mala Necklace  is the 51″ length. This versatile and elegant necklace comes in three different types of painted beads: dark gold (shown left), gold (shown bottom),  and silver/gold (shown bottom right). All are handmade  using 100% silk. These necklaces look great hanging loose in a single strand or wrapped around the neck for a classic layered look.

In addition to the 51″ style, the collection also offers a 31″ length necklace available exclusively in the dark gold bead (shown top). The necklace can be worn alone or grouped together with several strands for a more dramatic look.

51" Silk Mala Necklace in Silver/Gold

Prices are listed below. (Please include the item number in your order):

51″ Silk Mala Necklaces available in silver/gold ( Item #5), dark gold( Item #6), gold (Item #7). $98 each.

31″ Silk Mala Necklaces available in dark gold (Item #8). $70 each.

To purchase a Silk Mala Necklace in your choice of gold, silver, or both, please visit our Contact Us page or call (203) 266-4800.

51" Silk Mala Necklaces in Gold

Cotton Beaded Mala Necklaces in InStyle!

I was so excited when  editors from INSTYLE saw my necklace in February, and asked if they could put it in their magazine.   I found out in late April  that it should be in, and the pictures were taken, but it was a not yet a confirmation.  Weeks later the confirmation was received.  I am new in the business, so this is a really big deal for me.  I was told the July issue would hit the newsstands on June 17.  Was I anxious?  Yes!   I ran around to every drug store in my area on that day, but no magazine.    Finally,  days later, I had Eva Longoria in my hands.  Quickly I paged to 74.   It took a second.  Where it is?  Found it.  And was so thrilled. Now I can really share what I always thought was a great necklace.  I mean, how many cotton quilted necklaces have you seen lately?   And that is why I am learning to blog , so I can connect with all of you.

We’ll be offering more necklaces soon.  For example, what would you think about wearing a painted silk necklace?  They are already a hit with the yoga set  in our area.  Follow our blog for more updates.