Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello my friends, I hope you are all well and safe. Everywhere you turn, it's Omicron, Omicron, Omicron, and I for one am totally fed up to the back teeth. Having dodged the bullet for this long, I'm hoping that my care and attention to detail is going to help me and my loved ones dodge this one. However, the media coverage of the pandemic has begun to shriek again so relentlessly, that it isn't possible to be totally calm, all of the time. In the meantime, paranoia prevails. Retail therapy is called for, methinks! I shall certainly be doing some, this weekend.
Sand Dollar Necklace
While waiting for the new Covid scare to subside, I've been doing what gives me the best relaxation, making jewellery. This week I finished off a bead woven collar I made using a pattern called the Cellini spiral. This is a much more colourful piece than I showed you in last week's blog and it is made of a multitude of seed beads in various sizes. I made up the necklace, which is both colourful and textural, and happened to be fishing through a box of what I call 'stuff' for want of a better word, and these sand dollar coins leapt out at me, asking to be used, so I thought I'd oblige.
Fleur is a design I've made in the past - these are little pebbles of gemstone with freshwater potato pearls and crystals between them. There are nuggets of aquamarine, aventurine, citrine and jade in ten luxurious strands all held together by a floral mother of pearl clasp which can be worn to one side.
How are you faring? What are you doing to keep your spirits alive? Whatever it is, I wish you success with mental peace and of course, dodging the virus. I have a bit of a challenge coming this weekend which I will tell you about next week, stay tuned for that. In the meantime, have a good week and I'll catch you again next Friday, same time, same place.
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