Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello, good people, lovely to meet you again, and if you've never been here before, welcome to the Caprilicious Blog.
The blog is a record of the jewellery I have made over the years and I can go right back to the first week (imaginatively titled Week 1) in 2011 - Caprilicious and I've certainly come a long way since!!
The picture opposite is from a Virginia Slims advertisement, back in the day when I was every marketing persons dream target - I was only 16 when this one came out and my friends and I truly believed that if only we could find ourselves a packet of cigarettes, we'd miraculously wake up looking like the woman in the ad.
The blurb says "Back then, the working woman could enter the field of her choice" with a picture of a woman ploughing a field - some marketing genius hooked a whole generation of women onto a harmful substance just to prove we were every bit as good as men! I don't think young women are quite as gullible today.
For my first spell, I present three strands of citrine teardrops held together with a purple dragons vein agate slab nugget - the markings on the beads are really beautiful. My camera unfortunately is simply not up to capturing their beauty, even on a macro setting. When you look into the depths of the slab of agate it feels as if you could dive right into it, as if a spell has been cast on you.
I always feel strange when I wax lyrical about pieces of stone - however, they are very special and if I cannot show you their beauty in a photograph, I do my best to attempt a word painting.
This one is made of three strands of turquoise dyed howlite beads, gathered up together with a micro pave diamante butterfly that seems to hover over the necklace.
That's me for now, folks. Thank you very much for being with me over the years, and as I said, if you've just joined the party, welcome. Have a fabulous week and I'll catch you next Friday, same time, same place.