Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
This week, I hoped to write to you from downtown Bangkok. A few Thai massages, a spot of retail therapy, a bit of sight seeing was going to get me into good shape for the onslaught of what is coming at me next week. But, c'est la vie, the good people of Bangkok decided to have a riot instead, and we had to cancel our plans at the last moment - perhaps they knew we were coming!
Since I wrote last, the jewellery exhibition machinery has lurched forward into top gear with a great deal of crashing and groaning - but now, everything is good to go - all I have to do is set up shop on the Monday and open my doors on Tuesday, and hopefully get a halfway decent response. People have been dropping by saying they aren't around on the day, and could they have a look - and have gone away holding a few bits and pieces, which has cheered me up no end - I just need a few folks to walk through the doors, and I am hopeful of a successful event. If any of you know people in Bangalore, please pass on the invitation to my exhibition.
The Grow Your Blog Party
Vicki Boster writes a blog called 2 Bags Full - all about her 'adventures in travel, knitting, and the blessings of my everyday life'. She hosts a blog party where those who write a blog register, go a visiting each others blogs, and perhaps follow the ones they find interesting - I thought Caprilicious ought to go to the party. And since this is a bit like spreading the word using jungle drums, I signed up for a giveaway - a piece of jewellery entitled Jungle Drums seemed most apt.
As I am away from home, I wrote this part of the post a while ago, well before the date so that I would be sure that Caprilicious did not miss out - she shall go to the ball!
Next week, I shall be on my way back home - once again torn in two, no different from others who come from the Indian diaspora - in love with India and all things Indian, but home is where the hearth is and wherever you wander there's no place like home - enough of the cliches and puns - I go now to borrow a couple of mannequins from some friends who own a jewellery shop and to put some final touches to the arrangements for Tuesday. Wish me and Caprilicious luck, readers, and keep everything crossed for a successful event - I will be sure to get some pictures and tell you all about it.
See you next week, same place, same time (ish! - jet lag permitting).
25/1/2014 02:25:06 pm
Hello, Vicki asked me to be a helper; I'm Sandra from Thistle Cove Farm. Welcome to the GYBP; we're excited you're able to participate this year. Your jewelry is fabulous!
26/1/2014 09:11:07 pm
Thank you so much for your kind comments xx
25/1/2014 05:15:15 pm
Hi, nice to see you here. I have been a follower (more like lurker) of your blog for some time. I also make jewellery that is outside of normal. You do lovely work - good luck next week.
26/1/2014 03:58:39 pm
I love the color in your pieces! Thanks for sharing your blog. I can't wait to read more posts. I am an embroiderer participating in Grow Your Blog too.
26/1/2014 05:43:51 pm
Your jewelry is very colorful. Have a safe journey!
27/1/2014 05:38:33 pm
Your writing is very humorous - thanks for sharing!
27/1/2014 08:19:32 pm
Oh I love Bangalore and Bangkok! I am so sorry about your trip to Bangkok - they are a mess right now! We travel there frequently so I hope they get things fixed soon - so I can visit, but more so for the people of Thailand. Just read a few posts but look forward to reading more! Visiting from Singapore...GYOB party.
28/1/2014 03:06:24 am
me again : ) had time to look at more of your blog and your beaded jewelry designs are fabulous! your clay ones too. You inspire me to pull out the hundreds of beads I have been collecting while living in asia : )
1/2/2014 11:39:56 am
go for it!
30/1/2014 03:29:05 am
I've come over from grow your blog party. You make lovely jewellery, I love how colourful it is. I hope your show went well. I hope you tell us about it. :)
30/1/2014 08:46:00 am
Lovely blog you have here...
31/1/2014 10:42:24 pm
'Hi, I'm visiting from GYB and loving your jewellery. It is very capricious' and I love your use of colour which is very inspired. Looking forward to following you, reading your posts and seeing more of your lovely jewellery.
Hi Neena, I am visiting from Germany with the GYBparty. Your art is really amazing. While many pieces are too colourful for my own style there are some I really do like, for example that wild sea. It is impressing how you manage to picture that natural force...
8/2/2014 06:50:59 am
Hi! Catching up with Grow your blog! Can't wait to see more of your treasures!
10/2/2014 12:25:46 am
Your trip to Bangalore loos divine.
14/2/2014 01:36:57 pm
What amazing talent and interesting life you have! As I sit at my desk and look at the 24 inches of newly fallen snow outside my studio window, I am in awe of people like you who get to travel to exotic places. Thanks for visiting my blog a while ago - Cindy from TheCranesNest.com
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