Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello folks, I hope you're all keeping well and healthy in these difficult times. Life has been a bit fraught at the hospital and looks very much as if it is about to get worse. I have a few days off next week to recharge the batteries and start all over again.
Watching the news daily and worrying about the 'what might happen' was taking its toll on me and fortunately my mojo returned to me just in time to rescue me out of the doldrums.
Each year I go to India in January/February time and when I get back I give my mojo a holiday. And every year I wonder if it will return to me - I pretend nonchalance, whistling into the wind and staring into the distance, and then I see a distant glimmer of the beginnings of a need to play with my beads and tools - and Wham! it's back!
I wish I could trust that this will definitely happen, but being a late bloomer I can't seem to do that, yet. Maybe one day!
The Mermaids Tale
The combination of green and a deep blue is always pleasing and I found a string of peridot which I paired with a hand carved jade Chinese pendant. The carving on the jade is in the form of stylised fish tails and the pendant is dyed a beautiful cobalt blue. I took the necklace up a notch by adding a couple of twisted lapis lazuli beads, silver electroplated lava beads and a bail I made earlier with a piece of embellished smoky grey glass. For good measure I also added a teardrop of green jade to the pendant. This gloriously over-the-top piece is my first for the year and I'm pretty happy with it - my mojo is definitely back!!
If you're anything like me, you're passing the time by browsing through various websites, throwing items idly into helpfully waiting shopping trolleys - there's nothing like a bit of retail therapy to break up the boredom. One can't be close to an apocalypse if there's still shops to buy from, can one? It always helps to have a bit of a discount and I thought I'd do my bit for womankind - so here's a discount code till the 1st of April - Boredathome which will give you 20% off everything you pick up at Caprilicious.
That's me for now folks. Have a wonderful week and I'll catch you next Friday, same time, same place.
Until then, stay safe and take care,
And now, go wash your hands!!