Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello lovely people, so glad to join you here again. I'm very excited this week - two of my friends from medical school are going to be with me in a about fifteen days time and I'm getting ready for some fun and games! One of them had a talk to deliver in Brussels and decided to make a little detour into France and then come and visit with me - on hearing this, another mate from our group decided to come as well. They are coming all the way from the USA to Warwickshire, just to spend some time with me and I'm all of a tizzy! I have to work all of next week, Monday to Thursday, and have just got the weekend to prepare for them and do the shopping, cooking and cleaning that a housefull of guests entails. I hear you thinking - two guests a housefull do not make - but one of them is coming with her two grown-up kids in tow - so yes, it does!
My bestie picked up a few pieces from Caprilicious and I sent her 'Fiesta' as a gift with the rest of her goodies. She likes to wear matching earrings, while I don't ever make them - I think a statement necklace is more than enough for one person at any occasion. However, my policy has always been 'the customer is always right, even when she's wrong' and I try to live by that tenet.
I set out to make a pair of earrings to match and decided that I would use the motifs in the necklace, but put them on a black background so that the designs stood out - I just hope she likes them and doesn't want them on a red/pink background - in any case it will take me just a few minutes to whip up another pair, now that they've been made before, I know exactly how to make another lot.
And, because I didn't want to turn on an oven to make just one pair, I made a few more, which she is welcome to have, should she like them - or perhaps her daughter will.
I've spent evenings in front of the telly populating a necklace with little beads and if I have time, ought to finish it by the end of next week.
That's me for now, folks. Have a wonderful week, and I'll catch you next Friday, around the same time, same place.