Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello folks, and how are you today? I've been ever so busy at the day job and the last few weeks have been ... well, challenging. Lots of drama - health issues, injuries, yadda-yadda-yadda, etc., etc. Mostly not me directly, but close enough to demand my concentration and attention. Still does, to a large extent, though I'm trying to hone my multitasking skills. I'm not going to bore you with the details because, heck, who wants to relive the sh!t? Not me! Caprilicious has been the one constant whose presence has maintained my sanity.
I decided to pick a project for the week that wouldn't be too challenging, yet occupy my time and hands each evening, soothing and undemanding.
The Daughter of Arctic Spring or Arctic Spring 2
Last week I made what I consider to be one of the most beautiful necklaces I have ever created, and it sold even before I had a chance to post it on the website. However, it was so complicated that even though I wanted to make another one, I couldn't bring myself to go through the pains of birthing a similar piece. Soothing and undemanding it certainly was not. So I made a smaller version of Arctic Spring - in the same colours, with similar beads, but omitting the lengthy central pendant. In my mind I called it The Daughter of Arctic Spring!
Czech glass dagger beads, in a moonstone AB finish were used instead of crystal teardrops and by the time I finished, I liked it very much. It is a smaller statement piece for someone who doesn't really want to wear a huge gong around their neck.
I am really looking for a calm and relaxing weekend - my first totally free one after having worked for three consecutive weekends. I have a friend coming to stay and we will relax together, lazing a couple of days away while I heal my battered psyche.
Excitingly, I've been contacted on Instagram by a fashion designer in India who is keen on a collaboration - I will be back there in February 2020 and we plan a little show at a couple of his boutiques and he's even planning another in London. I'll tell you more about it as the story unfolds, no more to say about it for now.
Just to say that the earrings on Caprilicious are still on sale till the 1st of August. Quite a few of them have been picked up, so it's now skates on time, if you want the pick of the bunch.
That's me for this week, folks.
Have a fabulous week, and I'll catch you next Friday, same time, same place.