This afternoon, I tackled something I've been putting off for weeks. I'd done everything I could not to have to do it today - housework, shopping, general fluffing around, and was delighted when visitors arrived, further delaying the task.
Finally, I decided to just do it .... paua drilling! I don't use the word 'hate' very often, but in the past I have hated drilling paua with a vengance - it's messy, dangerous (paua dust has barbs which have the same effect on the lungs as asbestos), and hard - drill bits do not like paua either!
But, I have a new tool in my arsenal - my dremel - it's beautiful and I love it :). Kids despatched next door to play, husband busy in the garden, dremel set up with appropriate bit, water bath ready, mask and eye protection on, I took a deep breath .... really could this be so hard? I've made a children's play fort myself from plans to sawing wood, to nailing and bolting it together for goodness sake..
Well I do not know what I had been worrying about - it was like a hot knife cutting butter...I LOVE my dremel tool. Paua pieces appropriated drilled .. I'm now off to make a couple of brooches and a necklace!