Barisa — Jewellery

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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The Little Big Markets in the field Barisa will be at over winter 2014

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Lovely atmosphere, great food pretty nice way to spend a saturday from 9am until 2pm

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The Little Big Vintage Markets Barisa will be at in 2014

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Pendant adventure in wood and aluminium... part 2

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While the second coat of colour was drying properly on the wooden rings I decided to make a pendant from the circle with the holes around the perimeter. I wanted to introduce an interesting metal element to the pendant so picked out a black and silver anodised aluminium with a swirling almost paisley pattern, and after scoring a circle a little bigger than the circumference of the center circle of the ring..I had the task of sawing it as accurately as possible with the jewelers saw. I next domed the metal gently until it could fit firmly into the ring.Putting the rounded circle of...

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Pendant adventure in wood and aluminium... part 1

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I came across these wooden rings in a bric a brac place (for that read totally disorganized junk yard) in Adelaide. There were seven of them on that old piece of green plastic coated wire. I have absolutely no idea what they were created for but thought they might be re-purposed into a variety of interesting pendants. They seem to be pretty old, the wood is very light and dry and each one looks like it is three sheets of wood laminated together..not plywood as the sheets are too thick. There are holes drilled through to the middle of each ring...

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