Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello people, how are you doing today? It's raining cats and dogs where I live, but I guess that's OK as there's nowhere to go and nothing to do because of the lockdown, which hopefully, will begin to relax bit by bit soon.
This week, I finally finished the necklace I was making last week and sent it off to its new owner. This is the second necklace I've made of this design and I'm not sure if I'll ever make another again. I've been asked about a bracelet in that vein and that's most likely a goer.
And there it is, folks, sans lizards, with bees as requested; and in a predominance of red, as that is the new owners favorite colour. The labradorite flashes a deep and vibrant blue unashamedly - the last picture was taken in the sunlight. I put it in the post this afternoon, after work and will now wait until she receives it early next week to find out what she thinks of it.
Another of my lovely clients in the USA bought this pair of earrings, but when they arrived, she felt they were too long for her and she gifted them to a friend. I was asked if I would come up with a shorter pair and once the necklace was finished, I gave that a go. The first pair, I thought were a bit longer than the remit set for me, and I had some teal coloured Shibori ribbon left over, so I started over.
Although they are in the same tones, with similar beads they are quite different. It is next to impossible to make the same narrow shape in the original pair in a shorter style, as it's beauty is because of the length which gives it a degree of grace, and the profusion of sumptuous pearls and beads. That being said the new ones are just as elegant, light and easy to wear. If the lady doesn't want them they will go onto the website next week.
That's me for this week, folks. Have a wonderful week, and I'll catch you next Friday, same time, same place.