Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello good folk, thanks for coming back for a quick sqiz at the goings on at Caprilicious. As always, I am glad to see you. It is very cold outside but as warm as a piece of pie indoors at chez Shilvock, as the heating is turned on full blast.
Instead of finding something to do indoors, Ms Muse is hankering after designs that use soldering and fire power, which is really irritating as all those bits and bobs are out in the freezing cold conservatory. (I keep them outside as I am a bit anxious about burning down the house) Damn the woman, contrary as she is, she has had a few good ideas recently and although I have resisted them this far I know that I will be out there in the cold pretty soon.
I ran Caprilicious' annual birthday giveaway on Facebook and Instagram and Collette Debra Knight was the winner when I picked a number from the random number generator. Congratulations Collette, and I hope you love the pendant.
With my fingers needing a bit of exercise, I wove a copper bracelet with an ammonite and a couple of turquoise beads as accents. I love copper with a non tarnish finish. The wire is coated with a thin nylon film to prevent contact with air, is fabulous to weave with, and as a bonus, doesn't turn the wearers arm green. However, the weave doesn't show up as well as with bare copper oxidised with Suphur and one cannot use pliers or other tools - the nylon film is easily marred and looks raggedy. Six of one and half a dozen of the other - that's life!
Anyone who has been on holiday in the Seychelles will recognise both the imagery and the reason for the name of this necklace. A symphony in blues and greens, the slab nuggets of agate are reminiscent of the waters around the beautiful island paradise. I saw some beautiful butterflies while I was there and so added a slice of butterfly cane, dangling from the back of the necklace. Each slab nugget has unique and interesting markings - they have a waxy, smooth feel and a luxurious look.
Well, thanks for spending some time with me and taking a look at what I've been cooking up here at Caprilicious. Have a lovely week and I'll catch you next Friday, same time, same place.
I'm Neena Shilvock, and I'm crazily addicted to jewellery. I've been designing and making quirky and interesting statement necklaces for the last five years and my passion hasn't cooled off one little bit - in fact it has got worse, such that I'm even dreaming jewellery.
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