Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello everyone, and a Happy New Year to you. As I'm sure you've been reminded ad nauseum, it's the start of another decade and everyone's spent ages reflecting on the one gone by. I just heard on the radio that Fifty Shades of Gray is the last decades most popular book! I can safely say, hand on heart that I have not, and have no intention of reading FSofG, besides, I'm too busy making jewellery so that I can fill these pages.
I've had a lovely quiet Christmas and New Year's Eve celebration and feel that my batteries are totally recharged. Just as well, as in four weeks time I fly out to India to visit with my mother, who at the ripe old age of 92 is keeping indifferent health and becoming frailer by the minute. I'm also going to have a little show while in Bangalore - this time in collaboration with designer Raj Shroff, who spotted my jewellery on Instagram and thought that it would be a good fit with the clothes he designs so beautifully.
More on that in the coming weeks.
The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
The Nutcracker was the first ballet I ever watched - I saw it at the Kirov-Mariinsky Ballet Theatre in St Petersburg, and I was hooked. That was 1992 and since then, I've been a self confessed balletomane. My husband can't see the attraction, but as usual, goes along with me. The necklace I made to celebrate the new decade is well deserving of its name, it is so pretty. Large beads of hand blown glass glow like baubles on a Christmas tree and are offset by pearls and oval diamante beads.
I made one of these necklaces in May of last year and it was exhausting, putting together seven strands of beads. It took me seven months to put myself through making another - it is such a lovely necklace and the beads were just sitting there, I felt it would be criminal not to use them.
The necklace is colourful, has a pleasant weight and length, and despite its name can be worn in all seasons and the little crystals that pepper it make it suitable for it to be worn during the day and night.
So, I wish you all a very happy decade. Thank you so much for your support of Caprilicious Jewellery, all the purchases, the visits to my Facebook page and Instagram. I love making the jewellery and enjoy your enjoyment of it. Do keep coming back and introduce me to your friends, and I promise to have lots of things for you to look at.
That's me for this week, folks. Have a fantastic week and I'll catch you next weekend, same time, same place.