Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello folks, how's it hanging this week? The year is racing by - already mid September and time for our annual late summer holiday. This year I picked Prague - a quick two hour flight from Birmingham, and somewhere we'd been before and loved. Also, as we had done the sight seeing bit in great detail last time, we could relax and take things at our own pace this visit. It's sometimes quite liberating, not having to dance to the beat of a tourist company's drum, and we're lucky enough to live close enough to these fabulous places and can visit them a second time.
Before I went, I finished Oriana, another piece in my little series of leather jewellery. I embroidered around a number of Swarovski Rivolis with colourful seed beads with a tiny needle and then attached them to the gold leather. Oriana is a Latin/Italian word meaning 'Golden'. The Ballad of Oriana is a beautiful poem by Alfred Tennyson about a woman who gets killed by a ricocheting arrow as she watches her lover in fight. Do have a read if you find a moment, it is truly lovely. I think my necklace gives its namesake a run for her money.
I haven't had the time to edit my pictures from Prague as I only arrived back in the UK this evening. The flight was delayed and we are exhausted from all the waiting around. I'll tell you all about it next week.
Have a fabulous week and I'll catch you next Friday, same time, same place.