Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello folks, thanks for joining me once again. As always, it it lovely to have your company. I've had a couple of weeks off from work and it has been heavenly lazing around, lying abed till 11am, watching movies on Netflix into the wee small hours. I do feel guilty about not achieving anything but I've firmly squashed those thoughts - I reckon I deserve a break. After all, at this time of year I'm usually sunning myself in India, visiting with my mother and family.
Both hubby and I have had our first dose of the vaccine with absolutely no problems. I went around the corner to Coventry, but when I tried to find a place for Mike, we were offered centers in Birmingham and Leicester. I had to keep logging onto the site morning and night for three days and finally got him a spot in Kenilworth which is easily accessible, although it is just over 12 miles away. We have a car and the ability to get there, I wonder how other people are managing. It seems crazy to me, as there are two vaccination centers where I live which we couldn't get into, but Public Health England - or whatever they call themselves now probably have some reason for the craziness.
Rhapsody in Blue
A jazz composition written by George Gershwin in 1924, this piece of music was written for a solo piano and a jazz band, and synthesizes jazz with classical music. The opening bars are as well known around the world as Beethoven's Fifth, and it is an American classic. I hope I've done George Gershwin justice when I named my latest necklace after his beautiful piece of music.
While the placement of the larger beads was fun, I have to accept that sewing in the 'greenery' in between was extremely tedious - the dark spaces of felt board between the larger beads needed to be obscured and it seemed to take forever and a day.
However, once it was done, it was very pretty and the memory of the tediousness of the task seemed to vanish. The picture of a wildflower meadow is one I used for inspiration when I set out to make this necklace.
That's me for this week, folks. I'm back at the grindstone on Monday and working all weekend. I'm afraid my muse has gone on holiday, so I shall content myself with making a few pairs of earrings in readiness for the Earrings show on the 28th. Have a wonderful week and I'll catch you next Friday, same time, same place.
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