Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello everyone, how are you? I've had a few days off work and it's been cold and rainy, so I found myself all dressed up and no where to go. It didn't take me long to pick out some beads from my little (!) collection and put them together in the piece I'm about to show you. The garden was waterlogged and sodden, but I managed to get a picture of the camellia which is in full flower. I can see the blooms from my bedroom window, but hadn't ventured to go out there in the awful weather.
Now that spring is here, there will be more days out in the garden, backbreaking at first, pulling weeds and putting in plants until it comes into its own in the summer months.
While I sat at home and relaxed, the beads came out - this is one of my more popular necklace designs and I make a few every year with little oval gemstone nuggets. I have a container of these that I replenish as the level goes down. This iteration is dominated by rhodochrosite, amazonite, lapis lazuli, Sonora jasper and citrines, as well as little pearls and crystals to add an extra glint with movement. I made this slightly longer than ones I made previously, so that it can be twisted if so required by the wearer. It has a beautiful floral mother-of-pearl clasp and I think it will be well loved.
I love the vibrancy of the rhodochrosite - while I'm not particularly in love with pink, the salmony colour of these little nuggets is pleasing when contrasted with the blues and greens of the rest of the necklace.
That's me for this week, folks. I wish you a wonderful week and I'll catch up with you soon,