Bee Venom Skincare

Here at Paua World we are always excited to get new products instore. So when Wild Ferns offered us the chance to be a reseller of their Bee Venom Skincare we jumped at the chance. You might know the brand from using their very popular Manuka Honey and Lanolin skincare. These are paraben free and made in New Zealand.

Venom from the Bee is renowned for its ability to create a younger looking complexion by stimulating the skin to encourage collagen and elastin production which  helps to firm and plump facial tissue.

Not all Bee Venom is equal which is the reason Wild Ferns have used VENTM purified venom to ensure you get the highest quality available which is also ethical and humane.

Bee Venom in my cosmetics? Say what!?

Bee Venom is a unique multi-component complex that 18 biological active compounds have been found to have pharmacological activity.

The main groups of compounds are enzymes, peptides, aminos, sugars, phospholipids and volatiles. Bee venom contains a number of unique low-molecule peptides and “miracle” enzymes such as Phospholipase A2 and Hyaluronidase.

Phospholipase A2 dissolves the skin cell membrane and allows other ingredients to penetrate into the skin cell, resulting in a product working more effectively. Hyaluronidase enhances the delivery of different active ingredients across the skin barrier.

 Bee venom peptides stimulate facial muscles, which provides  a lifting and plumping effect.

Bee venom is a complex combination of chemical substances produced by the worker and queen honeys bees. The venom is used together with parts of the bee’s anatomy (called the “sting apparatus”) to sting intruders in defense of the honey bee colony.

Drone (male) honey bees do not produce venom and do not have a sting apparatus.

Doesn’t the bee die when it stings? Are bees killed to make this product?

If a bee stings tough skin (eg a human’s) the whole apparatus pulls out the abdomen of the bee. The venom sac is pulled out with it and it keeps pumping venom until it runs out. Because the removal of the sting apparatus ruptures the bee’s abdomen, the bee dies within a short period of time. This obviously wouldn’t be a very humane way to get the ingredients.

VENT(Venom New Zealand) have invented a collection device for venom that doesn’t kill the bees. The device consists of a glass sheet that is put on the bottom of the beehive. The glass sheet conducts a gentle electric current. When the current is turned on, bees that are on the sheet automatically stick out their stingers, and the action of the muscles pushing the stinger also pumps a small amount of venom out the end of the sting. This venom falls on the glass where it is collected and purified for storage, it is freeze- dried it to ensure the venom’s bioactive materials don’t oxidise and decompose. It takes one million sting deposits on a collector board to make 1 g of dry venom. This is the reason the cost of bee venom skin care products is so high.

Wild Ferns has a small yet perfect range for the Bee Venom product consisting of the following,

Bee Venom Moisturiser

Bee Venom Moisturser

Bee Venom Nightcreme

Bee Venom nightcreme

Bee venom Serum

Bee venom Serum


Bee venom tower

Bee venom tower


If you are keen, we ship all around the world. So hey,why not give it ago!

Thanks heaps for reading!



Spice up your life with Fusion SPICE Pendants

Summertime! Time for barbeques, time on the beach and to shake off the shackles of an oppressive winter.

And every new outfit deserves a wonderful accessory.  This is where I can help 🙂

Our stunning new range of SPICE pendants from Fusion comes in array of colours and designs. Our team slaved over mock ups and trials before deciding on this series of jewellery. You could hear the arguments over colour around the building.

Fusion Spice Heart pendant in Orange

Spice Nautilus Pendant in Green

These are just a smattering of what’s available online and instore. Choose your colour to match the outfit!  Only $22.50-the perfect accompaniment to a long hot Kiwi Summer.

Season of Colour!

Summer is on its way. This means COLOUR!

Everywhere-even in the sea of black -Wellington-People are embracing the colour.

Summer dresses for the girls, bright chinos for the guys and that mainstay of the 80’s COLOURED DENIM.

My faves for summer are emerald green and cobalt blue. What’s yours? A lot of people are loving red!

Red spice hook

Red spice hook

Apparently Pantone (the colour folks) have another 175 colours!  Amazing.

Even some of our suppliers have got on board. Check out these jackets that have just arrived in-store.

Rosella jacket purple

rosella jacket

I can’t wait to see what the rest of summer has to bring. BRING ON THE COLOUR!

All about Hand-Carved Bone Pendants.

Here at Paua world we are lucky to have skilled craftspeople working for us.

With a wide array of product manufactured right here in Carterton we are proud to offer uniquely New Zealand made jewellery souvenirs and gifts.

One of our most popular products is our handcarved bone pendants.

Each design is produced in consultation with local master carvers and is a contemporary interpretation of a traditional design.

  • First the shapes are marked onto beef bone which has been thoroughly cleaned to remove all traces of fats and oils.
  • Then a band saw is used to cut out the rough shape which is then refined on a sanding wheel.
  • The intricate design details are then cut with a scroll saw and finished using rotary files.

Bone carving being finished

After carving, the pendant is tumble polished for approximately 6 days through a series of progressively finer grades.

Many of our carvings feature tattoo style designs which are engraved into the surface using a laser.

Tattoo design Bone Carving

Tattoo design Bone Carving

After final quality control each pendant has a waxed cord and paua toggle attached along with a description of the meaning.

Finished Bone Carving

Finished Bone Carving ready for sale.

Each pendant passes through 6-10 pairs of hands on its journey through our factory.

Want to see more? You can view our range of bone carvings.

Until next time,

All the team at Paua world.

Christmas is coming!


Let me apologise for time between posts. New baby=lack of sleep. And new point of sale system instore has been eating away at my blogging time too. However…bugs are all worked out, and I’ve been sleeping 🙂

So, here I am-refreshed and revived. And thanks to natures miracle, caffeine-I am ready!

Its November….and Christmas is coming! YAY!

Here at Pauaworld we LOVE Christmas. Especially a good old fashioned -Fun in the sun- Kiwi Christmas.

To celebrate this, the team at Pauamania has produced some awesome coasters and souvenir pens. And the coasters even  come with a free stand as well to show them off.

Kiwi Christmas Coasters

The perfect coasters to glam up the table

Kiwi Christmas Paua Pen

Imagine writing your cards with THIS. Awesome fun!

Thats just  a couple of ideas for Christmas so far, and instore we’ve got heaps more as well. Don’t forget to find us on Facebook and twitter to catch all the gossip and fun stuff.

Til Next time,


Extra small shell sellout!

Ok, if you aren’t on our mailing list, and dont use twitter or facebook…here’s the deal.

For the months of July and August we are CLEARING OUT our stocks of extra small shell(WC3).

Normally its up to $71.11 a kilo, but for these two months its only $30+GST a kilo! That’s cheaper than our bulk buy rate!

It’s only for the extra small size. No further discounts applicable.

Strictly while it lasts, no holds or rainchecks.

You can buy it here

wc3 shell on special

Wc3 shell. HOT HOT HOT!

Picture Perfect

Having just had a baby, I realise the importance of keeping those pictures safe.

Here at Pauaworld we have a great tradition of creating wonderful photo frames. And now I’m proud to announce the arrival of some new electric blue frames.

Lovingly created right here in Carterton, these go through many sets of hands, and quality control to ensure they are just right. Available in 5×3 and 6×4 sizes.

Picture Perfect, and Proudly Paua-riffic!

New Zealand Made Designer Coasters

Its May. It’s time for some fresh autumnal glow to resonate through the hills and settle in for the winter.

And of course, whilst drinking that nice glass of Pinot Noir, you’ll need to rest your glass on something. And that novel you are reading by the fire just won’t cut it.

Finally you’ll listen to your mother and use a coaster. Well how about a 100% New Zealand made one. One that comes with a  bonus stand to leave them in when you aren’t using them. One that fits in your classy, modern funky abode.

Fear not! I have the answer with the new selections from Pauamania.

Created in-house right here in Carterton I present to you these gorgeous wonders. Available now.

And yes, we ship worldwide.

Towns and Cities featuring Paua Map

Town and Cities featuring Paua Map

Towns and Cities with Green Map
Towns and Cities with Green NZ map
Greenstone with Meanings

Greenstone Icons with Meanings.

And as mentioned, these are currently shipping with a bonus white coaster holder. Pefect for displaying them, and having them at hand to prevent any “rings of death”

On the Bonus stand-now shipping!

In case you were wondering about glass coasters being heavy-I’m happy to say these tip the scales just under 400 grams. So they are the perfect to send.

Til next time,