Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello folks, how are you today? Thanks for joining me at Caprilicious at the end of a nerve wracking and exhausting week. If you've been following the blog, you'll know that I have been in Bristol at Polymania, for four days since I last posted.
The three teachers arrived, two from the US through bad weather and blizzards, and one from London to let us in on their secrets - it was fantastic to learn at the feet of giants, and giants they are in their chosen artistic medium.
Of course, it huffed and puffed, snowed and blew a gale. Being at the top of the Bristol channel where all the weather to the UK comes in didn't help, and as we soon found, everywhere in Bristol is uphill. Dragging a suitcase full of kitchen implements, ceramic tiles, pasta machines and other sundries (and a few clothes), was not my idea of pleasure in a force ten gale, but just had to be done to get to the fun bit.
These are a few pictures from the event. I met up with loads of friends and broke my diet spectacularly, the food was so good, it was hard not to. When it came to Sunday and the whole place was covered with snow, the dilemma was whether to extend my stay for another night as some of the ladies who lived in more remote areas did, or to brave the elements. I decided to take a chance and thankfully my gamble paid off and I got home without a hitch. I have yet to finish the pieces I made at the event - but to my mind a workshop is really to learn the techniques without being fussed about the end result at the time. Lots of people wouldn't agree with me though, as they like to take home a finished piece of jewellery.
I came home and relaxed over a couple of days - I always take annual leave from work after an intensive learning event as it is difficult to snap back and forth from being a polymerista to a medic. Once I had recovered I sat in front of the telly with Michael and made a couple of suncatchers out of wire and beads for a friend at work.
I got Mike to hold them up in front of the window and got a quick couple of photographs to post on Instagram and as soon as I posted them I had an order for four more! They've obviously caught people's eye, and I can see that I will be making them on and off for the foreseeable future.
That's all I have time for this week folks. I have a few days off at Easter and have a surprise planned which I cannot reveal just now as Mike reads the blog and it wouldn't be a surprise then, would it? All I will reveal is that it involves The Last Supper which is very apt for this time of year. (Guesses in the comments section, please).
Have a lovely week, and I'll catch you next weekend,