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#1

Yipee! I am finally getting to New Zealand next feb and march for 16
days. I used frequent flier miles to get there. sadly I couldn’t put
the trip together the way I wanted and so we have an 8 day layover
in Hawaii waiting for the plane to downunder. What a saccrifice. Does
anyone know how to contact the people that make the marine knotted
jewelry on Maui. I have bought it on several trips there and would
love to find them again and maybe spend some time seeing how they do
it… At the least, buying another piece for my collectionl.

Before I solidify our itinerary, does anyone have suggestions for
things I shouldn’t miss. Arts and crafts centers? Raw materials?
Jewelry? Galleries. John Burgess are you out there still? I hope so,
we will be in Nelson for 2 days possibly if we follow the current
plan. How are you,?

On the way back, we have 2 days in Sydney. Any suggestions? Opals are
a huge favorite of mine. I would like to shop wholelsale but I am
small potatoes in terms of buying and don’t know if I would qualify.
Connections would be appreciated.

Thanks so much in advance for any and all advice.

Betty Belmonte


#2

Hi Betty,

    On the way back, we have 2 days in Sydney. Any suggestions?
Opals are a huge favorite of mine. I would like to shop wholelsale
but I am small potatoes in terms of buying and don't know if I
would qualify. Connections would be appreciated. 

I don’t know any places in Sydney to buy reasonably priced opals (I
was just a visitor myself), but let me recommend that you visit the
Queen Victoria Building in the Central Business District. On the
second (or maybe third) floor of the QVB, there are a number of
shops selling spectacular opal jewelry and some unset stones. The
prices are mostly ridiculous but it was sure fun looking. Besides,
the QVB is a wonderful building and worth a visit in and of itself.

If you go, be sure to stop in the second floor (again, I think
that’s the right one) ladies room. I’ve never seen anything like it.
Go there in the early afternoon. Believe it or not, that particular
ladies room closes at either 3 or 4. Have fun!

Cheers, Beth


#3
    Yipee! I am finally getting to New Zealand next feb and march
for 16 days. 

Good for you! Here are some starters.

Contemporary jewellery galleries:
Fingers - http://www.fingers.co.nz - Auckland
Royal - http://www.royaljewellerystudio.co.nz - Auckland
Lure - Ann Culy and others, Lure jewellery - Dunedin
Quoil - Belinda Hager and others, Quoil jewellery gallery - Wellington
InForm - http://www.form.co.nz/inform.htm - Christchurch

Fine craft galleries with contemporary Jewellery
Masterworks - http://www.masterworksgallery.com - Auckland
Form - http://www.form.co.nz - Christchurch

There are others …

Cheers
Brian

B r i a n A d a m a n d R u t h B a i r d
AUCKLAND New Zealand
www.adam.co.nz
www.ruthbaird.com