Barisa — jewelery

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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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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Elegant Brass Bangle

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It was lovely to spend a day in the studio last weekend working on something which wasn't for either of the markets but rather a part of the specialised (occasionally random) things I make.Sometimes it is to try out a design, other times to practice a process...and sometimes to remind myself that the sense of satisfaction when creating original individual items is terrific. There are a few projects which I've started then left to sit while I work on other things and think about them.. they are still waiting there... though the 3D Cloud series has, since starting, increased from...

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Mid-winter Lantern Market fun

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The Lantern Market was great.. we met some lovely new people and had a neat time... The photo was taken soon after we had finished setting up and before the main lights went off and the lanterns were lit up.. Our day was made hilarious when the lovely red lantern lights decided to take a dive onto our heads but that was soon fixed.... Of course I hadn't considered how dark the lantern light might be and that we were trying to sell jewellery which looks its best when well lit up! Luckily for the availability of mobile phone apps...

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Lantern Night Market... to mark the middle of winter

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Tomorrow will be pretty busy with the set-up for the market being one in the afternoon and the market then running from three until eight. Lovely event to have in the middle of winter though...here's hoping that the weather doesn't discourage people from coming out and enjoying the afternoon/evening.

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