Dreadnut Jamaica

Jamaican Observer Newspaper Article

Last year I was more then pleased, when one of the buyers of a high end gift shop, called to say that a writer for the largest newspaper in Jamaica, was wanting to write an article about Dreadnut Jamaica.

 It reads:
” It’s little wonder that retailer Gail Bell is excited about her latest find Dreadnut Jamaica,for the creations of LeeAnne Criscenti, originally from the San Francisco Bay area (her mum was the celebrated artist Audrey Hallock), is a jewellery line as intriguing as the pieces of shells, nuts and seeds found on the island’s beaches and bushes that are used in each design.
Criscenti, who now calls Westmoreland home, uses nickel, John Crow, Poinciana and Job Tear seeds and the results are intricate pieces of designs that are guaranteed to become immediate conversation pieces. “I used to,” shares Criscenti who has been in fashion and interior design for 25 years, “make all the pieces out of coconut… I mean that’s all I saw initially until I took a closer look around and saw additional possibilities. The Jamaican culture and unique resources are nothing less than a celebrated inspiration to my creative energy.” It’s no idle boast, Dreadnut Jamaica creates a complete line of jewellery, hats, bags, picture frames and other home and fashion accessories that are all adorned with pieces of native Jamaican seeds and shells.
Dreadnut Jamaica creations are available at Cabana boutique located at Round Hill Resort. “
- NMW
Here it is.
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