Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello nice people, thanks for coming back today. It was Halloween last week, Diwali the week before, and Guy Fawkes day at the weekend - the fireworks were going off everywhere.
I've been in London for a few days and will be in Edinburgh for a few more. I was at exams at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists - doing the examining, I hasten to add. The College is moving to new premises near London Bridge and it was sad that we were there for the very last time. I've been going to 'the College' in Sussex Place for exams and events since 1989, and soon it will belong to the London School of Economics. It was such a familiar place and we took it for granted, a second home that we knew so well, complained about the food and met our colleagues and friends, and now, we'll have to get used to someplace else.
I wandered around Camden market the evening before, browsing the shops and people watching.
Before I went out to London, I made Empress - a long necklace with four strands of green onyx and tiny pearl beads with a beautiful bar spacer of micro pave diamante. The spacer isn't very photogenic, although I've tried to go as close as possible with a macro lens in a couple of pictures. In real life though, it is very very pretty! To help give it length I've used a black cord at the back - this one is beautifully wound, with no loose ends and will last forever. I usually do not like the idea of cord, probably because the ones I've seen are sloppily made with loose and fraying ends. When I found these, I thought they were worthy of a Caprilicious effort. A little bead cap on either side made of wire and green silver lined seed beads works well with the onyx.
I'm in Edinburgh as you read this and will be home soon. I want to tackle my Non Brexit Fish over the next two days, once I've rested up a bit. I am keen to finish it but want to take my time over the engineering of it - I don't want to create a useless article like the steering wheel mug holder in the picture.
That's me for this week, folks. Have a fabulous week and I'll catch you on friday as usual, same time, same place.