Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello folks, how are you doing today? It's so nice of you to drop by and take tea with me. There have been a couple of pieces of good news since I last wrote. 1) with the results of the elections in the USA - even though a lot of us don't live there, what happens there affects us all in one way or another. And of course, 2) the long awaited vaccine - I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed on that one - that it works, and that it is safe.
However, just now it is Diwali and although I am on call this weekend, I shall light a couple of lamps in the porch. Once that is over, it's time for the Christmas decorations to go up and I've decided I'm going to drag every single one I own out of the shed, and then some. We're all in need of colour and brightness to raise us out of our humdrum lives and until there's something better, Christmas decorations will have to fill that hole.
As I've been yearning for Christmas and all the colour the season brings, the necklace that arrived out of my imagination this week was unsurprisingly christmassy. I searched out all the little ruby beads in my collection, added jade that was dyed a deep red and put a couple of necklaces together with green jade and onyx, and silver toned Vietnamese beads to add extra pizzazz. A couple of carabiner clasps and a diamante pendant - and voila! a Poinsettia necklace!
A bunch of beautiful connectors arrived and I started a little collection of earrings with them. I'm making my last appearance this year on the Earrings Show on the 29th of November and I will be crafting a couple of pairs of earrings each week, to make up a little collection for the show. They will also be available on the website. I often emphasise that the earrings are light and easy to wear and these are no different. I've also picked up a number of stud earring findings so that they do not drag the ear lobe - there's nothing worse than going to a party and finding that your ears are in pain at the end - it's bad enough that women are required to wear uncomfortable shoes to look stylish (and uncomfortable underwear - think Spanx and thongs and underwired bras) without having to suffer any more torture from their jewellery.
That's all I have time for this week folks. I was late posting this as I had to go in to work and I'm on till Monday morning - bring on the violins!!
Have a fabulous week, and I'll catch you next Friday, same time, same place.