Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello people, it's good to find you here again today. It's wonderful that the days are growing longer and the sun is beginning to show some signs of warmth. Once Christmas is done and dusted, there's not much left to say about living in dark and cold conditions for months on end. I manage to cut out three weeks of it by going to India, but not many people have that luxury.
Before I forget, a Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate it. May your Easter Day be fun, memorable and happy! May you fnd lots of Easter Eggs and hopefully you don't eat them all at once.
I've been out and about in the garden and the plants are all popping shoots, especially the ferns. There's only so many times you can look at the same thing over and over without it becoming imprinted on your subconscious. I had part of a string of beads left over from a necklace I once made, and planned that I was going to make another similar one.
The ferns got inextricably tied up in the design.
This is the original necklace, made a couple of years ago, worn by the lovely lady who picked it up.
I set out to make a similar-but-different pendant with the remaining beads. I haven't finished it yet, but have a series of photographs of the piece as it is being created.
The stone at the centre is a dyed solar quartz in rainbow colours and the first step was to make a bezel and set it into the felt.
And, here's where I am - no doubt I'll have it done by next week.
That's me for this week, folks. Have a lovely Easter holiday and I'll see you next Friday, same time, same place.