The Barisa Store
The Barisa Store… From our studio we create a wide range of themed accessories from earrings and pendants, rings brooches, cufflinks, bracelets and tie pins. A fascinating section is the Retro area encompassing jewellery, household accessories and embellishments for both hair and cardigan. Then there are the accessories for those people who love their cars and bikes… this section is for you (along with the retro offerings!)
A ‘Studio’ grouping features ‘one off’ hand crafted jewellery in copper, brass and sterling silver sometimes on their own and sometimes featuring gemstones and other multimedia treasures. The personal and household accessories are a growing range of individually crafted crocheted Scoods (scarf/hoods), neck wraps, beanies and accessories, individual covers for cushions or throws, most embroidered directly onto New Zealand vintage wool blanketing and all with a 3D or hand stitched component.
We take pride in our work and welcome commissions and individual requests for something personalised and out of the ordinary.
We are Barisa
barisa is a family business first established in the 1980's by Barb, and her mother Isabel.
Barb (Bar) - Isabel (Isa) = barisa
In the early days, Barb and Isabel created one-off 100% NZ wool knitwear, embellished with unique designs in leather and other natural materials.
Over time, more crafts were added to the stable of products; and as Barb's daughter Kelly grew up and entered into the family business - more skills and capabilities were available.
Now, barisa has morphed into a three tiered business:
barisa markets - base range of cost effective hand made jewellery
barisa studio - hand crafted artisan jewellery and bespoke wearable art including crochet
barisa steel - unique, personalised steel art, function and furniture solution
Welcome to our shop - we hope you find something that tickles your fancy!