I hope all’s well during this fabulous hot spell! It was of course to be expected as Richard J said we were in for a wet and windy May! I’m only joking, he actually said May, June and July! 🙂
I’m still away from the Q at present and still keeping myself busy at home. I’ve also taken the plunge into Instagram and to keep it simple if you’d like to find and hopefully follow I have the same handle as on my Twitter account namely dalefranklintv!
I must say I’m a bit nervous about joining a new social platform. It’s silly really but until I’m au-fait with the modus operandi – wow, he’s gone all multi-lingual – Latin too! Sorry… as I was saying, until I’m happy that I understand what I’m sending and to whom, there’s always that concern in the back of your mind that personal embarrassment is just a tap or click away.
My buddy Charlie Brook told me a very funny story related to this last week and I was laughing so much I literally started a coughing fit on the phone. I’m sorry I can’t share it with you and I doubt Charlie will either, but trust me it’s gold dust. Here’s a still taken from a promo we were shooting for a jewellery show – as you can guess – it took a while to complete.
Charlie and I are often found presenting what we at The Q consider to be the world’s finest simulated diamond – Diamonique. You may have noticed that each month we have been featuring a Diamonique Design of the Month and the design for May is this fabulous flamingo necklace. It’s cast in precious sterling silver and available in a choice of Rhodium, Yellow or Rose Gold plate and the head, neck and body are encrusted with countless simulated diamonds totalling over one third of a carat – it also comes with a matching 45cm sterling silver chain at an incredible feature price under £20!
I love it’s quirky, novelty silhouette style and flamingos have always been such a popular inspiration for jewellery designers none more so than now – more usually seen as a brooch – I think it works beautifully as a necklace. May is also Accessories Month at QVC so keep an eye out live on air and online for some great accessories to finish off your summer look.
I mentioned earlier that I’m now on Instagram and my first post last week was (surprise surprise) a picture of one of my beloved dogs. Yes the picture shown here was my first effort with the caption “Ellie co-ordinating with the bluebells”! It won’t win a literary prize anytime soon but I loved the photo and wanted to share with those of you not on Twitter or Instagram.
Until next time … stay cool and sparkling!