Barisa — Jewellery

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

Posted by 2 on

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...

Read more →

Market Day

Posted by 2 on

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.

Read more →

Vintage market tomorrow and soldering refresher day

Posted by 2 on

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...

Read more →

3D Cloud Series continues to grow

Posted by 2 on

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...

Read more →

Elegant Brass Bangle

Posted by 2 on

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...

Read more →