Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello everyone, how's tricks? I'm very excited - the sun is shining, the flowers in my garden are blooming and my friends are coming all the way from the USA to spend a week with me. Added to all this, I've got next week off and as of 5 pm tonight, am as free as a bird. I spent so much time in the hospital this week sorting out one problem and another, that my brain is just about ready to burst!
I've spent a few hours every evening sewing little beads onto a piece of backing - it seems like this necklace is taking ages. I wanted to give the effect of a wildflower meadow, with a woman sitting under a wisteria, perhaps taking a little mid afternoon nap. I have a couple of progress pictures as it is nowhere near finished - the grass is taking ages to block in. I've used little crystals as the wildflowers - in the past I filled the space with large fowers, and added the 'grass' as a filler, but this time, there are a few roses and mainly greenery, which is probably the reason why it's taking so long as it is fine work that causes my fingers and eyes a degree of exhaustion. When it is finished, I'm sure the effect will be very pretty, it certainly shows signs of it already. Here are a couple of progress pictures for you.
The effect is meant to be as if she's sitting in a bower under the shade of a wisteria, there's a patch of land and a bit of the sky visible, as well as the wildflower meadow surrounding her, with a few roses thrown in for good measure. Hubby and I have been glued to the television for the last couple of days watching the drama in Downing Street unfold, so I've had plenty of time to sew my fingers to the bone, the limiting factor of course, being exhaustion. Painting with beads is so much fun!
I'm going to go now and have a well earned nap in the garden. Have a wonderful weekend and I'll catch up with you in a couple of weeks when my friends have gone, same time, same place.