Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
La Principessa, by Caprilicious
Hello, lovely people, how are you today. My batteries are totally recharged, I've had a week off work and had late mornings with no alarm bells going off to wake me up, all jangling nerves and wild hair. I do not miss my alarm clock when I can grab the odd morning without it. I find that I wake up at more or less the same time, all calm and collected with a smile on my face and then lie in bed reading, or just designing one of my necklaces in my head.
I haven't had a moment to myself in the last couple of months so didn't plan on doing too much this week. We did however, take a trip into Coventry to see the Frida Kahlo exhibition, which turned out to be the story of her life in her words, in what they called 'an immersive experience'. As she chronicled pretty much everything in either words or paint, a lot of people know all there is to know about the lady, but it was still an interesting experience, finished off by lunch at the pub - it's a long time since I ate a steak and ale pie!
A necklace to make the wearer feel like a princess - that was what I set out to make. It is luxoriously made, from the 49 strand stainless steel beading wire, each one of them as fine as a hair, but with a fabulous drape and strength, to the little micro pave 'disco ball' cubic zirconia beads and the elegant clasp, not to mention the beautiful rainbow or peacock pearls with their oil slick colours. I felt I needed to add some extra Oomph! and quickly made up the little smoky crystal pendant with tiny silver Miyuki seed beads. The pendant also adds a counter weight and helps the necklace drape perfectly. This is what it looks like - do tell me if I have fulfilled my remit.
I have the weekend before I go back to work and I plan to enjoy every moment of it. I've almost decided that I'm not going to finish the necklace that has been sitting on my workbench in all its glorious fugliness - I'm not sure it's going to be worth pursuing.
That's me for this week, folks. Have a wonderful weekend and I'll catch you soon,
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