Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello, folks, and welcome to the Caprilicious Blog. I received a fabulous email from someone yesterday saying how much they loved the jewellery and reading the blog. It was great to read that, as I often think I'm totally wasting my time and that all these words are going out into the ether to be forever lost. Just that one kind soul has given me the will to carry on - if nothing it keeps the writing muscle in my brain from going rusty.
I used to blog every weekend until I took up a management post at work, alongside the clinical work I still do. I haven't much time to play with beads and metal, but when I do, it is just as much fun as ever.
This week I pulled out a number of strands of coral, lapis and turquoise dyed howlite, to go with a bunch of artisan created Nepalese charms that I have had in my stash for nigh on 6-7 years. They were amongst a bundle of beads I picked up at an exhibition - ever so pretty, but I didn't have a clue as to what I was going to do with them - until now.
Bright and pretty, this necklace is strung onto a toggle clasp so that it looks like the layered necklaces that are so popular, without giving the wearer the dilemma of working with multiple clasps and tangled up strings of beads. It will go easily over a white shirt, or in its neckline, just as well as it will brighten a roll-top collar in the winter. A necklace for all seasons, then - there can't be too much wrong with that!
Our fridge has died (well, it's getting aspirations beyond itself and has decided it is actually a freezer - everything is frozen solid, including large containers of milk) so we have no fresh food in the house. We decided that until the repair-guy can bring the part back to sort it out, we would eat out. We're off to Pestos for a nice Italian 'small-plate' Sunday Lunch today in a few minutes. It would appear that the Universe is conspiring to sabotage any diet or weight loss plan I might have - every time I even think the word 'diet', people invite me out, my social life picks up immeasurably and now, even my fridge is working against me. Woe is me! Thrice woe! It would appear that I'm destined to remain a roly-poly for a while longer.
That's me for today, folks. Thanks for dropping by. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and I'll catch you shortly,