Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello people, how are you? I am very excited that I have been able to cut a deal with Health Service Discounts and am able to offer all NHS workers a flat 15% off everything on Caprilicious. The company also has other websites with discounts for teachers, carers, and charity workers and Caprilicious is on all of these.
So, while all this was brewing and emails flying back and forth, I sat down every evening, sewing beads around a beautiful, large ammonite. The back of the ammonite was not smooth - I think it was really meant as a showpiece as it came with a little easel, but I didn't let that stop me - a You Tube tutorial showed me how to pack felt under it and faux suede around the edges to make the back flat, and off I went. I like to learn new techniques and tricks each time I create. Making the same thing over and over again doesn't interest me at all, I think that's what I love about artisanal jewellery - there are so many techniques involved, one can spend a lifetime learning them.
This has been an unseasonably warm November and the garden is still going - my little Marguerites are actually budding and flowering, as is the Acanthus Mollis or Bear's Breeches - I love that name and looked everywhere for the origin but couldn't find it. What I found out was that the distinctive shape of the foliage has adorned Corinthian columns since the 18th century. Those leaves are certainly beautiful.
That's me for this week, folks. Stay warm and have a great week, and I'll catch you soon,
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