Barisa — Accessories

Brilliant Black Beanies

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It started at the markets with the occasional person vaguely looking for a black beanie..I resisted... thinking that the colourful ones looked so great on everyone and they'd come round to my way of thinking... but now I concede the black beanies are cool... they go with everything and they're in a group all on their own. We are now making 100% New Zealand wool black crochet beanies they come decorated with bright buttons, or ask for a naked one (they come bare!) The photo has lightened them slightly..They're very black and the buttons are very bright. If you're not...

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3D brass and aluminium cuff...the process explained

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I thought it would be interesting to make note of the process of designing and constructing the three dimensional cloud series cuff. (3D Cloud Series) The first step was the design...I had already created the base cuff in aluminium.. sawing, sanding, hammering, and shaping it so I had a silver looking cuff ... the hammer marks looking like rain on the metal. I wanted to add a 3d element and while working on something quite unrelated I suddenly thought that a brass band with a cut out shaped like umbrellas might look good over the silver cuff. So the umbrella...

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Market Day

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It's great being in charge....I get to take the photo while Kels works. We are expecting a quiet day as the big travelling  craft show is also on elsewhere. Surprisingly the crochet is getting the most comments.

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Vintage market tomorrow and soldering refresher day

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The Little Vintage Market is tomorrow from nine til two so we'll have an early start... we have from 7.30 to 9.00 to setup and not only does it take that much time...we also tend to take too much stock (just in case someone asks for that special thing we actually left at home!) Still it's inside,, we look at the coffee and cupcake stall and have great neighbours..what more could we want?... apart from lots of happy customers. As I mentioned in my last blog... last Sunday was finishing off day.. also I finally had time to give myself...

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3D Cloud Series continues to grow

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While we're leading up to the vintage market next Saturday there is not a lot new...apart from more crochet beanies and scoods so we have a wide rang of colours.              That said... what a busy Sunday...I'd decided I really needed to bite the bullet and finish a couple of pieces and also take courage and refresh myself on soldering silver..the pictures from which will be in posts during this week. The Cloud Series continues...This pendant is aluminium, perspex, brass and fimo.The spacers on the two aluminium rivets joining the aluminium cloud and the brass...

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