Recently, I had the lovely Sema of Artiflax Ltd - maker of the most beautiful flax bouquets and arrangements - come to me requesting two of my embellished paua bracelets to be included in prize packs for their 'Best Wedding Photo' competition, and did I make paua cufflinks? ... um well no ... but I could!
I quickly ordered the cufflink bases which arrived the very next day, and already had the paua rounds from my recent trip to Carterton. Inspiration quickly hit - with one set being made with waves in mind, and the 2nd a koru style. I tell you what though.... it is very hard not to add sparkly bling and keep it 'manly' and simple!!!
I really enjoyed making these cufflinks and am now in the process of creating wire-wrapped rings and hair twirls along similar design lines. So thank you so much Sema for the idea and of course the opportunity to be included in your prize packs!
If you would like to submit your wedding photo in Artiflax's Competion - quick, quick it closes tomorrow - 28 February. And you can vote for your favourite from 1 to 30 March :)