Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello readers and lovers of statement jewellery, how nice to meet up with you here again. 'Rio?' I hear you ask,'why Rio?'
Well, why not Rio, it's just as good a place as any to draw inspiration from. I watched this movie last week as a form of escapism from the sad dreariness of the atrocities being reported with such depressing regularity on the news, and was simply blown away by the imagery and colours. What a fabulous riot of colour!
Stars and Spikes
It was Thanksgiving and imagery of the Stars and Stripes were everywhere. Perhaps influenced by that, came Stars and Spikes. I love unusual shaped beads, adding to the drama of the piece. The howlite beads in this necklace have been dyed a deep orange and to contrast with them, I used blue mother of pearl stars. The leaf spacers were left over from a previous necklace, and seemed to fit snugly into the side of each star. The central bead is an acrylic bead, made to look like turquoise and although it doesn't quite succeed in its mission, it is a pretty and worthy centrepiece to this bold and bright necklace.
To my mind the ultimate travel destination, the Rio carnival has something to do with the colours on this page. I took delivery of two strands of graduated howlite spikes this week and converted them into three necklaces with the addition of other beads. Highly colourful, these necklaces would not look out of place at a carnival, but will look just as nice in the unfussy neckline of a plain dress or T shirt.
That's this week in a nutshell folks. I hope you liked my instant-cheer-in-a-necklace effort, and that there is a smile on your face at the end of this blog post - goodness knows we need it.
Have a good week and I'll catch you next Friday, 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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