Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
A Trip to Londinium
Dear readers, thanks for stopping by today and thank you all for your birthday wishes last week. It is nice to know that there are people out there reading my scribblings and that so many of you took the time to wish me well.
I was treated to a night at the Shard in London by Mike - the foyer of the hotel is on the 35th floor and our room was on the 46th. We had fabulous views of London, and even went for a swim in what must be the highest infinity pool in Europe on the 52nd floor. Mike forgot his swim gear and we went all the way into Covent Garden across the river to buy him some, as we felt we simply had to experience this. Consequently, we had a late swim and ended up in the pool watching the sun set over London.
We spent a load of time people watching on the Jubilee Walkway by the Thames, and I had a lot of fun taking pictures of interesting looking people with my zoom lens.
Here are some pictures I took -
And some more from The Shard :-
No visit to London is ever complete without a visit to Chinatown, Dim Sum and crispy duck.
And then it was time to come back home, but not before we had lunch with friends at Gino d'Acampos new restaurant in Euston.
I played with polymer clay when I got back home. Bead and Jewellery Magazine have commissioned a tutorial from me that is due in mid April. With the junior doctor's strike looming, as well as other day job distractions, I thought I'd make the piece and send the tutorial in to the editor early.
I've made this one before and the original piece lives in Bangalore now with my friend Sheela. She kindly gave me permission to make another, and to write the tutorial about how it can be made by others. The tutorial will be in issue No 72, but I have a photograph of the finished piece for you here.
The necklace will be sent to the magazine to photograph and I will put it on the website when it gets back to me.
In the meantime Anastasia, the pink rose hair band tutorial I made for the magazine is in next week's issue on the 9th of April and I will have some pictures for you from the magazine.
That's me for this week folks. Thanks once again for all your birthday wishes. Catch you next week, same time, same place.
11/4/2016 04:42:11 pm
The necklace looks so dressy and regal and somehow I am reminded of the feathered head gears that Native Americans used to wear. Was that something that you considered while making the piece?
11/4/2016 07:20:31 pm
D'you know that never occurred to me Divya! It's amazing how two people can look at the same thing and have completely differing perspectives :)
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