Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello folks, thanks for joining me again. I've had so much to do this last week putting the final touches to the Lagenlook line of jewellery, photographing them and editing the pictures ready for the website. Jackie, who is a midwife at the hospital, came round after a morning at work, with her Lagenlook outfits and a tube of red lipstick, and I posed her in my garden. The sun came out obligingly to light up the proceedings and we had a fun afternoon. I took more pictures of the necklaces when she left and ended up with over a hundred pictures to crop and edit. So, here they are in glorious technicolour.
I wanted to show the jewellery off on a live model and Jackie certainly looks stunning - I don't think she realised how nice the pictures would be, she thought I was flattering her in order to gain her services as my model.
I hope you like the collection - I've used a load of jewellery making techniques in these pieces. I've had a little boutique in London show interest in some of these pieces and we are discussing terms as I type. I like the more outlandish pieces - Worn to be WIld, and the Chinese Coin are my favourites in this collection and I'm sure they will be enjoyed by some discerning woman when they find their forever home.
I made a pair of earrings using little ceramic ghouls from Peru - crowned with flowers a la Kahlo, these ghouls ended up looking cuter than any self respecting spectre would like, but I think they're fabulous. They have little baleful eyes, glazed in a shiny yellow - or perhaps they only look unfriendly because they are annoyed by the crown of flowers that spoil the mean look they like best! They look absolutely pi***d off and totally cute.
That's as much as I have time for folks. I have already started to put together a Christmas line, just now it's mostly in my head but will soon be a reality. I am going to a Christmas market at the beginning of December at The Custard Factory in Birmingham - this one is run by a collective of people who have shops on Etsy, living in and around Birmingham. We have a photoshoot for the market next weekend and I will meet the others then, very exciting!
Have a fabulous week and I'll catch you next Friday, same time, same place.
I'm Neena Shilvock, and I'm crazily addicted to jewellery. I've been designing and making quirky and interesting statement necklaces for the last five years and my passion hasn't cooled off one little bit - in fact it has got worse, such that I'm even dreaming jewellery.
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