Pounamu Huia – Steps

pounamu Huia

This was the first Pounamu Huia I made. I’d been working on it for quite a while trying to design a piece that had flow and also would be strong enough in the beak. One night it just clicked (after prob 10 -15 designs) and I went through my Pounamu to find a stone with a nice tight grain and the right color change for the tail.

I inset the eyes with a silver ring and darker Pounamu pupil. The wattle is NZ Jasper.