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