Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Happy New Year to you, and I wish you all the very best for 2014. Our New Years celebration was tinged with sadness, as we lost Harold, our furry friend to old age - he was eighteen, and lived a very happy and long life - so, here's to you Harold, we will miss you.
We invited a few folks round for a late Christmas meal - I am happy to report that our house Djinn is still at it - one of the dinner forks - just one, out of a canteen of eight has vanished, perhaps never to be seen again. The house Djinn is very good at this sort of thing, and I have come to realise that there is no use stressing about it - the fork will either turn up - or it wont!
Circlet of Stars
For my first piece of 2014, I decided to make a wire necklace - very ambitiously, I wove together three pieces of wire, each one three feet long, with fine wire, and then wound the finished article around another thicker piece of wire, shaped into a torque - does this sound like torture?? - my fingers certainly thought so, and were groaning in agony by the time I had finished. And just when they thought it was over, I set them weaving yet another strand of wire into the whole thing. Once the piece was done, I set it aside overnight, to lull my fingers into a false sense of security. Imagine the groans when I picked up the piece again the next evening, and set to winding more wire and crystals onto the necklace - I thought my fingers were going to call in the Unions and go on strike. Placated by the promise of a pampering session once the necklace was done, they made short work of the task at hand, and here is the result ..... Circlet of Stars - named for the little crystals and fire polished beads that twinkle like stars.
Love on the Rocks
I came across this picture recently - a depiction of the uncontrollable fury of nature with the waves crashing onto the rocks. I'm not sure that most people would think of a piece of jewellery on looking at it - but silvery quartz needles jumped into my mind - I wanted to try and recreate a scene like this in a piece of jewellery.
That's all I had time for this week folks, stay warm and have a great week, catch you next week, same time, same place
I'm Neena Shilvock, and I'm crazily addicted to jewellery. I've been designing and making quirky and interesting statement necklaces for the last five years and my passion hasn't cooled off one little bit - in fact it has got worse, such that I'm even dreaming jewellery.
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