Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
When in doubt, make earrings, say I!
Hello folks, how are you today. I hope you haven't been affected by the torrential rain storms in the UK - or anywhere else, for that matter. I've enjoyed the warm weather, long may it continue.
I finished the Romance and Flowers necklace last week and although I know what I'm going to make next, I decided to take a break from necklace making. However, I can't seem to sit still any more and need a little project to keep me going when I get back from work of an evening. I collect earring components for when this happens and save them all in a little box, which comes out at times like this. My earring stock was depleted from an online showcase a few weeks ago so it seemed like the right thing to do.
The only problem with making earrings is that each one needs to be photographed and I take hundreds of pictures that all need editing and then I make up collages - that takes a load of time and energy and I'm quite exhausted by the process by the end. Still, I have some pretty things to show for my efforts, and that's the main thing. Here are some pictures, hot off the press.
These are pretty similar apart from the stick Biwa pearls in the first pair. The lamp work glass beads are hollow and light and very pretty - I love those colours.
I love stick pearls, and with diamante roses and little dots, the effect is pleasing. These are long earrings that will graze the collarbone, and are very showy.
Clusters of little garnets above a baroque pearl with a simple and sophisticated gunmetal stud finding.
And finally, my favourite elements - jewellery beetle wings. I made two pairs of earrings with them, as well as a third pair for an old friend in India who commissioned them when I was there last. I have no idea when they will get to her, but I made them up for when that time arrives.
And that's my little collection of earrings for August 2020. I have a little germ of an idea about what I'm making next, but perhaps a little break is in order before I start another piece. I have all the beads and elements I need all put together, and one of these days will start on it.
In the meantime, that's me for this week folks, have a lovely week, stay safe and I'll catch you next Friday, same time,same place.