Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello good people, it's lovely to be back here with you again this week. I enjoy reaching out to the wider world, I've met so many lovely people through the blogosphere and Caprilicious already; and I look forward to more such encounters.
This week has been hard, with the news of a looming second wave of the dreaded virus, inefficient governments and no end in sight - as yet. And of course, it is the 'as yet' that keeps human nature going, we hope one day that there will be a breakthrough and things will get better. Until then, friends, we have to get on with it as best we can.
I've just been watching Dr Zhivago, again, after ages and ages. The triumph of love, with a beautiful tapestry of a love story sewn against the background of a country in great turmoil, with some of the most beautiful actors in the world, Dr Zhivago is a firm favourite of mine that oddly I haven't revisited in a long time. I just finished this week's necklace as I watched it and it turned out all romantic and fuzzy - it is called Lara. With pale green jade, diamante elements, prehnite teardrops from Jaipur, and baroque pearls, I think it is suitably romantic enough to be associated with the name.
To continue the romantic theme of the week, I made a couple of pairs of earrings with beautiful diamante components and baroque pearls - the pearls are dyed a rainbow grey - like an oil slick on water and are simply to die for. I am very fond of the contemporary sterling silver ear wires I used - they are very different and give the earrings a fun look.
There was also a pair that took two weeks to make in a stop start manner - I sewed seed beads and dyed jade beads around malachite and hung them on kidney ear wires.
The passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg last week was painful too. She was an inspiration to women everywhere and a voice for equality and women's rights in the USA. I know that we will miss her presence in the world, and I couldn't end this weeks blog post without giving her a mention. This Milagro was made by Lorena Angulo, a metal clay artist I admire - here's her Instagram link.
That's me for this now, folks. The working week has been hard at the salt mines and I will need all of the weekend to recover. Have a good week, and I'll catch you next Friday, same time, same place.