Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello everyone, apologies for being a bit late with the blog, but we were out till late last night. We went to a candlelight concert - a tribute to Nat King Cole and Ray Charles at a venue in Birmingham, which was wonderful. Candlelit events are springing up in small venues throughout Birmingham, to encourage artistes who have had a fallow period due to the pandemic. This one was in a little venue called The Mill in Deritend, Birmingham - an area which was once run down and industrialised is now hopping with student bars, beer gardens and live music venues. It adjoins the Custard Factory where I once did a show and it will be a great area to explore when we get a minute one of the days.
This week, I made three pairs of earrings, all to the same design. I have some tiny semiprecious gemstone beads that have the smallest perforations - they won't even take a No 11 embroidery needle - to those in the know, that's pretty tiny. I found a packet of extremely fine silver wire ball pins - only just thicker than a human hair and I made little beaded drops with them. When I'd finished, I had a little heap of wrapped beads, like 'hundreds and thousands', the small hard pieces of coloured sugar used to decorate cakes, and biscuits. I also had sore finger tips and repetitive strain injury in my wrists!
It's only when they are put together in one photograph that you can tell the numbers of beads that were wrapped individually before being put together in charming bunches, and why my finger tips feel like they've been attacked with a hack saw!
Caprilicious will be on the Earrings Show on Facebook on 14/8/21 from 8 pm, through to Sunday the 15th till 8 pm - come on down and join me if you can. Click on the picture above to be taken to my show on the day.
That's me for this week, folks. Have a wonderful week, and I'll catch you next Friday, same time, same place.