Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello, lovely people, how are you doing. It is the summer solstice and we haven't had a summer yet, I think they forgot to tell the sunshine. I for one have given up on the weather to amuse me and have got on with other things, in the main preparing for Warwickshire Open Studios at the end of June and binge watching Killing Eve on the BBC iplayer.
Luke Jennings's 'Codename Villanelle', began as a four-part novella published between 2014 and 2016, and has been adapted for the small screen by the BBC - it is called Killing Eve. The first series was written and produced by Phoebe Waller-Bridges of Fleabag fame. I loved Fleabag, but don't generally watch 'spy vs spy' type drama, but gave it a chance because of Waller-Bridges association with the project. I totally fell in love with Villanelle, the charismatic cold blooded psychopathic assassin played by Jodie Comer. It is very stylishly written and acted, and Villanelle is in turn spiky, sassy, funny, vulnerable and hard as nails. The obsession between the assassin Villanelle and her detective hunter Eve, was fascinating, and Mike and I binge watched both seasons of the show, all sixteen shows of it and we couldn't get enough. I hear that a third season has been commissioned, and can't wait for it to be with us.
I'm obviously not alone in falling in love with this psychopath - I found this short clip on YouTube of her being a crazy, kooky, childlike but chilling killer.
This necklace reminds me of her - it is spiky, fun and interesting, of branch coral in black and red, offset by a large electroplated quartz bead.
Of course, once it was made, I had to wear it and my little phone camera was pressed into use.
That's all I made this week, folks. Killing Eve and Villanelle swallowed up all my time, as well as curating my stock for the event at Leamington Spa at the end of the month. I'm off to London this weekend to learn a new, fun technique and I'll tell you all about it next time. Have a fabulous week, and I'll catch you next Friday, same time, same place.