Barisa — pendants

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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First Little Vintage Market for winter

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Saturday was the first day of the Winter Little Vintage Markets in the Senior Citizens Hall at the Mount. While it was a lovely wintry start to the day it managed to appear distinctly summery by the middle of the day and a few of lovely people passing by who stopped to chat wondered if we'd prefer to be in the position of the other market in the Field (by Zespri). There is something lovely about the atmosphere and vibe of the Vintage Market.. even the slightly unloved hall with the very retro if not vintage furniture is most appropriate...

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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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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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