Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello people, how's tricks? We're looking at a heat wave apparently - and I'm thrilled - except that the UK Met Office says "A UK heatwave threshold is met when a location records a period of at least three consecutive days with daily maximum temperatures meeting or exceeding the heatwave temperature threshold." Three days?? Hmm!!!
So, just three days, then - or more? Who knows. When I ring India, I'm told just how hot it is and how no one ventures out during the day; and I remember that Indian children are brought indoors when the sun is shining - and here I am, straddling two cultures, waiting for the sun, and yet having to be coaxed outdoors sometimes, because the memory of my childhood. The adage Mad dogs etc etc; still lingers in my psyche.
I've been playing with tiny little beads for ages, but haven't a finished piece to show you. What I do have however, is a simple necklace of striking mustard yellow slabs of agate strung with a Kenyan brass Sun bead and faceted carnelian spacers. I love slab nuggets, and always have a piece on my books. They are not everyones piece of cake - they are large, in your face, and shriek 'look at me'. They are also beautiful, and deserve to be looked at, can be work with simple ensembles - T shirts, plain colours - however, because the necklace is ostensibly so simple, it can easily be worn with multicolour prints - the piece is at home anywhere, anytime with any outfit.
Each slab is a beauty in its own right - I buy strings of agate nuggets in many colours and enjoy wearing them myself.
I'm having a little break - I will be in London for a couple of days as an examiner for the RCOG exams. Mike and the cat will take care of each other and I shall meet old friends, network, and meet a couple of Caprilicious ladies. I am really looking forward to it after my disaster of a holiday to Amsterdam that never happened.
Have a good week folks, I'll catch you next Friday, same time, same place.