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8 — Howick and Pakuranga Times, Monday, March 24, 2014 www.times.co.nz 2013 was a year of change for Howick Village Jewel- ler! Now, as the team settle into 2014, Chris Schweder reflects that the scene is set for an exciting year ahead. “This year sees the fulfillment of more than a year of planning and refinement,” says Chris, eyes twinkling with anticipation. “I’ve really enjoyed seeing how the local community has embraced the new look, and, more importantly, the continuation of our bespoke jewellery service under the new name.” Chris is referring of course to the striking new Schweder counter, where he can be found working his magic; creating incredibly beauti- ful pieces of individually crafted jewellery matched perfectly to the new owner. Howick locals have been very impressed with the stylish form of the new store design and there’s a definite buzz about the cutting edge elegance of Village Jeweller’s exclusive new European designed jewellery brands. Customers can find everything they’ve come to expect from a skilled manufacturing jewel- ler, from servicing, to repairs and valuations, but this is most certainly not the full extent. “I really want to give people access to the very best,” says Chris. “Not only the best designs that I can cre- ate for them, but the best in beautifully crafted off the shelf pieces as well. “I love to see inside someone and recreate what I see in the form of something truly unique,” says Chris. Indeed it’s his creative spark, which sets the Schweder Bespoke Jewellery con- cept apart form other more famil- iar options. “My clients like to know that when I make something espe- cially for them, they are not going to have a ‘she’s wearing my dress’ moment.” For many of Chris’ clients, the individually crafted pieces mark a significant special occasion. “It’s not only the original wed- ding or anniversary that contrib- utes to the special nature of these pieces,” says Chris, “as each year passes, the collected memories associated with wearing what I’ve created continue to grow. “We’ve released a series of videos about some of our most val- ued and long-standing clients, they really are worth a watch and they communicate the heart behind what I have tried to create with the Schweder approach,” reflects Chris. It it’s an heirloom you are after, or just something that truly stands out from the crowd, then the new Schweder counter is your first destination, but don’t get tempted along the way as the new-look Villager Jeweller really does have something for everyone and every occasion. The videos are available to view online at www.schweder.co.nz and the real-life excitement is to be found on-location: Howick Village Jeweller 98 Picton Street, Howick. Phone 534 7404. www.villagejeweller.com An exciting year ahead ADVERTORIAL 123036A beautybible.co.nz expert advice, beauty reviews, tips and tricks, product and salon listings NEW ZEALAND’S LEADING BEAUTY WEBSITE beautybible.co.nz SHOP ONLINE FOR AN EXTENSIVE RANGE OF MAKEUP & BEAUTY PRODUCTS... 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It’s a lively group of women who gather for friend- ship and fun. There’s a good speaker each month and a convivial cuppa as well. If you enjoy then consider joining. Phone Pip on 576-8932. Selling second-hand A CAR boot sale is held on the last Sat- urday of every month, so bring the junk in your trunk. Vendors purchase two car spaces at $25, bookings essential. It’s in Glenside Avenue, Pakuranga. For en- quiries, phone Masada on 576-5229. Songs on Sunday IS HELD at the Harlequin Musical Theatre, behind Howick Community Centre, 563 Pakuranga Road, on March 30 at 1.30pm. Admission is $5, includes a cuppa, biscuits and laughs. Parenting session TOOLBOX Parenting Programme, the Early Years (0-6), comes to Howick starting on April 1 for six Tuesday eve- nings. For more information, phone Sarah on 021-332-129, or email sarah@ connectionsinthehome.co.nz. Book club ENJOY sharing what you’ve been read- ing and your opinion of it? The High- land Park Library Book Club this month discusses novels translated into English. Come and join us on March 28 at 2pm. Refreshments provided. Phone Jody or Robyn on 535-5935 for more details. Silver screening AS PART of the Arts Festival Out East, Uxbridge Cinema Club screens Lemon Tree on March 27 at the Uxbridge Cen- tre, Howick, at 8pm, rating PG. Salma, a Palestinian widow, has to stand up against her new neighbour, the Israeli Defence Minister, when he moves into his new house opposite her lemon grove in the West Bank. Eat first at Bistro at Uxbridge, two-course meal $15, book with Ana on 535-7778. For $8 movie tickets, phone 535-6467. Opportunity shop THE Garage Op Shop is at 96 Udys Road, Pakuranga. Come along for a bargain Thursday and Friday, 10am to 4pm, and Saturday 9am to 3pm. Phone 576-2435, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Island time TALKING Point’s “Island time, a morn- ing with a difference” is at Pakuranga Library, March 26, 10.15am for tea and coffee, with programme starting at 10.30am. All welcome. Phone 576-5269. Lady singers MELODY Makers is practising and vol- unteer lady singers will be given a very warm welcome. We sing to the elderly at Howick and Pakuranga retirement villages, so come along for the social enjoyment of this group. No audition re- quired. Phone Kitty on 534-6918. RSA women HOWICK RSA Women’s Section meets on the last Friday of each month at the clubrooms in Wellington Street, with morning tea at 10am and meeting start- ing at 10.30am. Phone 534-8887. Easter traditions THE Polish Heritage Trust Museum is holding Easter tradition workshops on March 30, April 6 and 13, from 2-4pm, $6 per person, at 125 Elliot Street. It’s a time for parents and children to have fun. Hands on activities, plus a presen- tation, suits all ages. Phone 535-3530. 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