Lashing Tutorials

Lashing Tutorials

Tutorial videos on how to use braid to lash, bind, and tie necklaces for pounamu pendants. They are for simple holes, toki, matau, koru, and others. Pounamu is also called Jade, Greenstone, Nephrite, Serpentine. There is plaiting, adjustable knots, whippings, live action, and tips and tricks.

Carving Tutorials

Carving Tutorials

All tutorials on different aspects of carving pounamu. Things I have found that work for me along my journey into learning about stone carving in New Zealand. It includes tools and how I made them, what my workshop looks like, water system, polishing, sanding, and identifying fractures. If there is anything else that could be created to add to this playlist then let me know.

Finished Carvings Presentation

Finished Carvings Presentation

Some korero about finished sets and pieces, with some of the the thoughts that went into making them and their meanings.

Carving Pounamu In Action

Carving Pounamu in Action

A variety of clips showing the actual process of carving, how long it takes and the steps involved. Including carving shapes, cutting, using trim saw, drilling holes. This is what carving pounamu or jade actually looks like.