Dunsborough business makes Facebook's Christmas Gift Guide

Salty Bones owners Adam and Kellie Ashdown will be featured in this year's Facebook Christmas Gift Guide. Image supplied.

Salty Bones owners Adam and Kellie Ashdown will be featured in this year's Facebook Christmas Gift Guide. Image supplied.

Dunsborough business Salty Bones is one of 30 Australian businesses to be selected by Facebook to feature in their Christmas gift guide.

The husband and wife team Kellie and Adam Ashdown said the opportunity to be featured in the gift guide had come out of the blue.

The couple received an email from Facebook stating they would love to feature them in the guide and asked some questions about how they used Facebook and Instagram for their business.

"We went through an interview process, then we were told they would love us to be involved, it happened very quickly, we didn't quite believe it," Ms Ashdown said.

Ten days later the couple were flown to Sydney to take part in a photo shoot at Fox Studios.

"We were stoked to be involved," she said.

"The opportunity will give our small business great exposure, we made a business from using social media otherwise it would have been just a hobby."

A Salty Bones creation using the Japanese method of Gyotaku. Image supplied.

A Salty Bones creation using the Japanese method of Gyotaku. Image supplied.

Salty Bones create art using an ancient Japanese practice called Gyotaku, which applies water-based inks to impress real fish onto traditional rice paper.

Details are then added to the print, and the fish is washed, filleted and eaten afterward.

"We use the whole fish, back in the 1800's that is how Japanese fishermen used to record their catch before there were photos," Ms Ashdown said.

"Now it is an art form, while it is not widely known about there are a couple of Australian artists, obviously there are lots in Japan and quite a bit in Hawaii."

Adam Ashdown with a catch. Image supplied.

Adam Ashdown with a catch. Image supplied.