Barisa — Bangle

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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Stamping combinations for individuality

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Imagine having the option, or ability to choose whatever words you want to have on a pendant of stacking rings in shiny or antique copper, aluminium or brass (I'll see how we go with stainless steel!). Being able to stand and select the unique combination which says just what you want to say....or perhaps means something significant to a friend as a very special gift. Even going one step further and commissioning exactly what you want! We are trialling this ...have compiled a long list of possible words and will have them at the markets... Ready to compile and hang on...

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Re-purposing bangles and collars

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When friends decided to change from having a shop into becoming superb cafe proprietors we took some of their stock jewellery and, with their agreement, started re-purposing it to sell on our market stall ...  through here and on the Barisa page on Facebook (please go there, check it out and do us a favour by liking it!) The first adaptation we made was a feather collar... beautiful iridescent feathers but possibly neck-wear which would only have very limited appeal. We carefully deconstructed it and made it into earrings with little brass charms to add a little more 'bling'... these...

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