The presenter then went on to prove his point by getting several sticks of sidewalk chalk with a piece of wood on top and standing on them - no breakage! Unlike paua shell however, chalk can easily be dissolved/broken in half - try that with an intact, fully grown paua shell (sans the paua meat of course!).
Anyway, thinking about paua inspired me to set up my dremel and the necessary water bath and and get paua piece drilling. Embellished paua bracelets will be the go this week :).
Other weekend highlights:
I attended the Havelock North Village Court Art & Craft Market and had a little play with a new display frame style which incorporates a multi photo-frame with the glass removed and black felt inserted as a backing. I can't take credit for the idea, my friend and fellow jewellery designer, Ingrid of Silverworks found these frames but uses handmade paper instead of felt for hers.
They really made a feature of my pieces, and I had lots of positive comments, although I did have to laugh that some people 'lined' them up as they were browsing rather than leave them in my preferred layout of a graduated 'V' :) Maybe the customer is right on this one!
On Sunday I took the kids to the Haumoana Market - this is an annual event with over 200 stalls and entertainment and well supported with tens of thousands of visitors converging on the lovely Haumoana beachside township. This was the 1st market I ever sold at several years ago and I have a soft spot for it but sadly don't have a stall there anymore due to the large amount of cheap import type stalls that now attend.
The boys loved it though .... check out their pocket money buys.... (they're hat's by the way!).
|Angry Bird - loved by all ages apparently!|