Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello readers, how are you today. I make a point of saying hello each time I start this blog as I only write it weekly - you wouldn't start a conversation with someone without saying hello if you hadn't seen them for a week, would you? I often try to start off without the preface, just for a change and then find that it reads back so awkwardly that I have to go back and edit in the hello paragraph.
Being Easter week, I thought I'd wish those of you who observe it a Happy and Joyous Easter - can't beat Leonard Cohen and Hallelujah to put us in the mood.
This weekend, I finished the number I was making for the front of the house at last. I know I've been talking about it a while now, but it is now done and I am thinking up a way to hang it. We still haven't found the best place for it - I don't want it exposed to strong sunlight which might fade the colours - too much work has gone into making it.
And now, what shall I do with the rest of the butterfly cane?? I predict a lot of butterflies on these pages! Maybe I ought to set myself a challenge - how many different things can I make out of this one butterfly cane without ever making the same article twice - hmmm!
I think I am going to put this one in a frame and hang it inside my porch - the tinted glass will ensure that it doesn't fade, and it will still be visible to people who come to the door.
Ariel was named after the beautiful mystical, serene, angelic face in this pendant. The Archangel Ariel, predominantly in Hebrew writings, is thought to be the angel of nature - she guards nature and trees and punishes humans who harm them. Mystic quartz, chromium diopside and moonstone are the other elements in this pendant, and they are set off beautifully in a multi strand necklace of titanium and gold coated quartz, green fire agate, dyed shell, fluorite and Czech glass.
The quartz needle points in the necklace have been heat treated and coated with titanium and gold vapour, and teamed with green crackle quartz.
A hand made chain gives it versatility with the neckline and a little baroque crystal drips from the end.
That's me for this week folks, I have a birthday this week and Mike is treating me to trip to London and we will stay at the Shangri-la Hotel in the Shard, which is officially the tallest building in Europe. I'll catch you next week with tales of the goings on in London - remember, 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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