Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello readers, and a very happy Friday to you.
Have you ever played those games on Facebook - you know the ones that ask 'Which Cocktail are you?' 'Which Colour are You?' 'What does your Name say about You?' 'What Flower are You' and even more ludicrous, 'Who were You in a Former Life? '!!!
I have often wondered what makes people I have previously regarded as fairly sane play these games - and having played them be crazy enough to admit that they have actually wasted so many precious moments of their life on drivel. Perhaps they ought to see a psychiatrist and be told what they seem to be desparate to know - "you are crazy, Toc ! Toc ! Toc !."
We all live slightly schizophrenic lives, me more than most, and these days I'm beginning to wonder whether I ought to consult an Oracle of sorts, or even a shrink - I suppose a prerequisite of trying to find out about the future should be a baseline measurement of who or what you are at that very moment. The problem with that is I'm a bit afraid of the final answer.
So, here I am, born in the UK, brought up in India, having now spent nigh on thirty years of my adult life in the UK, married to an Englishman, and a gynaecologist and obstetrician who designs and makes jewellery. I have done my utmost to integrate into the community in which I live, but have not lost that core of my being from whence I came. (from whence I came? who talks like that?)
And now I have got involved in making Soutache jewellery which is mainly an Eastern European specialty, although it's concoction is originally attributed to an Israeli, Dori Csengeri. It is a fairly recent art form and new techniques are evolving all the time and while this is happening, I am really enjoying the ability to inject colour and movement to my jewelery.
Anyway, enough about the crazies, here's the piece I made this week.....
This is one of my favourite old black and white movies about Norma Desmond, an aging drama queen from the silent movie era who's career is over though she refuses to accept it. This piece is for drama queens everywhere, who enjoy a touch of the theatrical and revel in being highly visible. I can imagine Norma standing at the foot of that beautiful staircase, wearing this necklace.
I think the amethyst slabs set the pendant off beautifully, don't you?
I sent a couple of pieces of jewellery to a lady who was buying them as a gift and as I was writing this, I had an email from her - I thought it was worth sharing on this page. When people are so fulsome in their praise, it really makes my day.
That's me for this week, folks. Thanks for coming back and spending some time with me. Have a fabulous week, and I'll catch you next Friday, same time, same place.
I'm Neena Shilvock, and I'm crazily addicted to jewellery. I've been designing and making quirky and interesting statement necklaces for the last five years and my passion hasn't cooled off one little bit - in fact it has got worse, such that I'm even dreaming jewellery.
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