Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello folks, I hope the sun shines on you today. I am writing this post in a bit of a rush as I have been busy at the day job all week and have to go in to work as soon as I have posted this.
Manic? I've never known it to be so hectic and have been going to bed at half past nine at night which is unheard of for me, a chronic insomniac, only to wake up at half past two in the morning, fully refreshed but with no on to play with as even the cat had gone to meet his mates on his nightly stroll about the rooftops and Michael snoring gently under the duvet.
Caprilicious has gone truly international now - my latest customer is from the island of Martinique - I was so excited when she bought a load of necklaces and even ordered some more. She wore her necklace on the day after she received the parcel and sent me a photograph. Doesn't she look thrilled with herself? I spent the weekend making a bronze clay clasp for a necklace she has ordered and made a couple of necklaces during the week.
I am still preparing for the Handmade Fair at Ragley Hall in May. A strain injury in my wrist has meant that I've had to give polymer clay a rest and have had to pull out of making the earrings I had promised for the goodie bags. The organisers were gracious about this, although I was a bit upset as I do not like to renege on a promise. Oh well, thems the breaks!
This is a mellow multi strand necklace that can be worn day or night. The wood beads are offset by the shiny crystals and there are loads of varying elements in this necklace. However they seem to fall together well in a sort of a careless tangle.
The beautiful bronze lost wax cast 'sun' bead from Kenya is the focal point of this necklace - the piece is chunky and the faux amber beads are a deep honey brown. I love the sophistication that this necklace exudes. I wear pieces like this at interviews, when I need a tiny fillip of extra confidence, and believe you me, it works!
I even put together a styling suggestion - what do you think?? How would you wear it?
Thats me for this week folks, as I have to rush off to work now. Have a fabulous week and I'll catch you next week, 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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