Shell Button Necklaces

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Handmade Paua Shell Buttons on cotton thread with a silver tag made in Australia exclusivly for Bunyip

Where and how is it used?

Worn around the neck to accessorise an outfit

What did you or someone else pay for it?

£6.00

Why do you want to add it to the museum?

The neclaces are handmade in the Bunyip shop on Fore street. Bunyip have been selling them since the shop opened and the shop owner feels they represent the true heart of the shop.


How was it made?

Is made in a factory

Is farmed

Is mass-produced

Is produced by local cottage industry

Is made to particular specifications

Is craft / hand-made

Is foraged

Is found

Is colonised

Is a service


Materials & Making

Who made or produced your commodity?

the staff at Bunyip made the necklace

Who was paid to make it?

staff at Bunyip

What skills does it take to make it?

Not answered yet

Where was it made?

Fore Street Exeter

What does it cost to make it?

Not answered yet

What is it made from?

1. paua shell buttons:
2. cotton thread:
3. silver tag:

Buying & Owning

Who decides how much it costs?

staff at Bunyip

Who or what assesses its quality?

Bunyip

Where is it sold?

Bunyip - fore street exeter

Who or what sells it?

Bunyip - fore street exeter

How did this thing arrive from where it was made to where you got it?

Not answered yet

Where is it used?

worn around ther neck

Where is it kept?

around the neck, or in a box perhaps

How and by whom is it cared for?

the person who bought it

How long will it last?

as long as it is cared for

Where will it go when it's finished with?

maybe passed on to someone else, charity shop

What is it worth?

it's worth depends on how much the owner loves or connects with it


How do you and others value this commodity?

See the values contributed by visitors and those of the donor. And add your own values to this commodity.

Total times valued1
Positive (↑)Local
Negative (↓)-
Overall Positive68
Overall Negative0
Controversy34 (0 = most controversial)
  

What do these numbers mean?

This data that we have collected over time in our database means nothing without interpretation. A relational database, which we are using here, is technology that enables designers of websites and software to compare, contrast, interrogate and infer relations within data. The act of designing a database is not objective but driven by the agency of its creators and owners.

Within the MoCC Collection data is used to help think through the relations between values, commodities and data. Can we describe our values using sliders and numbers? How do we infer meaning such as controversy from data?

Below is a brief explanation of the some calculations and how these help make decisions about what is shown on the site.

  • Controversy Score:
    (Total Positive Values) + (Total Negative Values)

    The closer the value is to zero the more controversial it is in relation to other commodities. Used to infer that values associated with one commodity divide opinion more than another.

  • Average Value Score (used in the sliders):
    (Total Positive for Value + Total Negative for Value) ÷ Total Times Valued

    Used to infer a collective value associated with a commodity.

How do you value this commodity?

To add your own values click VALUE THIS COMMODITY and move the sliders left and right to add your own values - then click SUBMIT
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Questions and answers

Help to reveal unknown quantities, properties and uses of this commodity by answering this MoCC curator's questions.

Question: what is Paua shell?

Answers:

No answers given...yet.

Conversation

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