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More from the creative weekend...first rings, then covers!

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Creating different individual embroideries is hugely enjoyable... deciding the colour combinations and the positioning, and seeing how far I can let my sense of humour meander also finds favour...However I'll have to admit that the finishing ..in this case making covers...not so much..in fact I put the moment off until I really HAVE to get on and stop putting the job off, procrastinating and diverting into more interesting ventures.. Its crazy really as once I start and get on a run they are actually quite therapeutic to do, it gives great thinking time (as long as I've done all the measuring and cutting out...

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The weekends activity will take a week to relay!

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Wow what a weekend, no market but there was so much to do and it was a pretty diverse couple of days which will take all of this week to relay! First there was the final finishing of all the new rings which had been worked on all week..We chose three different settings, they are a new thing for us, but we've had so many requests it would be madness not to trial a few settings and see how they go! The setting pictured on the right is pretty unusual but can be bent to fit any size finger and...

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Developing the 'pointing finger' cushion series continues...

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So just as our last cushion... no kiwiana here! ...is sold we are asked if we will display and sell some in the artistic venue (Creative Tauranga) where we already have jewellery on show and for sale. As always I'm amazed anyone could 'get' the humour of the cushions let alone want them but hopefully people looking at them will be as amused as I was while designing and making them!                                                              ...

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Sometimes... in the Studio....

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...Necessity seems to be the mother of 'making do' There I was,  literally stuck with glue on my hands this afternoon, trying to do too many things at once, and the stands for holding elements while the glue set just too far away to grab immediately...so it was a case of using what was nearest to hand, to prop up this wee wooden bird before it set in its place amongst the roses. Needless to say this is not how it will end up... once set it will have a little glass globe over it and then will morph into a pendant. Should...

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Catching up after a busy month in Barisa-Land

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No posts for over a month! This is probably because we have been incredibly busy in Barisa-Land! The arrival (finally) of some new trial settings from suppliers we hadn't used before meant a flurry of checking the quality and creating new items for the Little Big Markets... (and for the new display in Creative Tauranga - more on that in another post) The bangles have a really elegant look and are easy to put on and wear. We decided to trial both silver and gun-metal plating with a 2.5cm picture. We had only ordered twenty settings ten of each colour so it was a...

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