Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello everyone, how are you this weekend? It's been a busy week, but hey! What's new? There have been a number of evenings out - what's with everyone? Every time I say the word 'diet' in my head - I don't even have to say it out loud, and I get loads of invitations that I cannot refuse to parties and pubs and clubs. While it's good for my social life, it certainly isn't good for the waistline and another diet bit the dust. Oh well, there's always Monday (again!).
I went back to my bead drawers to find inspiration this week and found a half string of Desert Rose beads. Every time I use them in a necklace, I play Sting singing his extremely haunting melody. However, I found a clip of Faouzia, a Moroccan artist, singing the Sting cover and pulled it through for you to listen to. She also sings it in Arabic - you will find it on You-Tube should you fancy it.
The last time I used them I added handmade dark maroon polymer clay beads, and this piece now lives in Boston. This time I thought I'd try a lighter effect and found blue quartz in an 'Aha!' moment. I guess the only way one would find water in a desert would be in an oasis or a mirage.
If you fancy a read about the Desert Rose, here's an article for you.
I think this necklace is just as beautiful as the last - I love the blue quartz and always have a strand in my stash, they are so elegant.
I'm off to work with my plants in the garden - there's a bit of weeding to do. Fortunately I tend to over plant, so there are usually very few weeds to pull. Somehow the dang things seem to manage a few shoots that I work on every weekend when the sun is out.
That's me for this week, folks. Have a wonderful weekend and I'll catch you soon.