Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Here I am, writing to you on Caprilicious' 10th birthday. How are you, good people? I do hope you're all well, wherever you are. I celebrated with a few of my Caprilicious ladies who were kind enough to join me in raising a glass to my journey. I have an annual anniversary gift for you too from the 4th to the 14th of November - use the promo code HappyBirthday to gift yourself 20% off everything on the website for the birthday. Thank you for being part of the Caprilicious family, I value all of you and am honoured to be worn by you.
It's also Diwali this week and I've invited a few friends round to dinner - I always feel homesick around this time as Diwali is a massive deal in India - probably bigger than Christmas is in the Western world, if that's at all possible.
My trip to India looms on the not so far horizon - and I have started a new diet so that I won't shock my poor mother with all the weight that has crept on during lockdown.
I swear that as soon as I go on a diet, there's a malevolent spirit that makes my social life explode - people ask me out, bring me sweets, parties and 'drinks after work' opportunities go through the roof, and if all else fails, hubby brings home crusty white bread - there's nothing as droolworthy as toast made with crusty farmhouse white bread, dripping with butter, on a cold autumn day.
This weeks piece of jewellery is inspired by photographs of aerial views of the bulbfields in Amsterdam. I was flicking through the photographs and when I looked up I was looking straight at a Kandinsky print on my living room wall. I put the two ideas together and here's what emerged. The pendant is asymmetrically shaped with a sea sediment jasper at it's heart. Hundreds of little Miyuki beads have been sewn onto it painstakingly in glorious technicolour. The necklace is also made of seed beads - I bought this one ready made. It is mainly in shades of dark green and I decided that the pendant would have acents in that colour and that the rest would be bright and eye catchingly vibrant.
I enjoyed making the bail in an off loom bead weave and embellishing it with colourful beads to add even more pizzazz.
I'd best go and sort out the final touches to that meal, it won't cook itself. Have a fabulous week and I'll catch you next Friday, same time, same place,