Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Good day folks, glad you could join me again. It struck me that I've been writing this blog almost every Friday, week on week, for nigh on eight years and I've really enjoyed it. Just when I think no one's reading it, someone pops up out of the ether and tells me how they have enjoyed my burblings - it would seem that people are just too shy or can't be a*sed to leave me a comment. Oh well, to the three people who are definitely reading this, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
The Non Brexit Fish Necklace
This week I've been making fantasy fish in the style of Kinga Nichols, but incorporating Shibori silk in the tail and fins. It has taken simply ages and I'm in the final push of edging the piece and finding a way to hang it. It will be a large statement necklace, an heirloom piece which will hopefully find a forever home and be well loved. I've taken pictures as I've gone along and am happy to share these with you, before the final reveal.
The piece is temporarily called the Non Brexit Fish necklace, as it has been embroidered over the long evenings sat in front of the TV watching the Parliament Channel, while Brexit isn't being 'done', which has turned into quite the soap opera.
Do forgive the quality of the pictures - they were taken each evening just before getting up to bed using my phone. Better pictures will follow eventually, of course.
The Monet Earrings
This is a small series of earrings made using a veneer I made with polymer clay, crackle techniques, and alcohol ink. I used colours that reminded me of the pictures I took in Paris and Giverny a few years ago at the Musée de l'Orangerie, the permanent home of eight large Water Lilies murals by Claude Monet.
The last picture was the actual lily pond where these beautiful paintings were created, in Giverny, at the home of Claude Monet. What these pictures cannot show are the bullfrogs - the croaking noises were unbelievable and when I zoomed into the pond, I saw what it was that was making the unholy racket that we were hearing.
More Last but not Least Necklaces
A couple more of these simple daytime necklaces to add to the 'Last but not Least' series, made from beads leftover from other projects and orphan beads and will therefore come over at an extremely reasonable price. These were made with hand carved gemstone roses - and they are as different from each other as chalk and cheese. The first one is sober and sophisticated and the second is fun and flirty, colourful and very Kahloesque.
This week I will be in London and then Edinburgh - both day job related trips, but will find time to socialise with friends and Caprilicious women in both cities. I am really looking forward to it, but this means that I probably won't have too much time for Caprilicious.
That's me for this week folks, have a fab week and I'll catch you next Friday, same time, same place.