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Mid winter... July15th

Posted by Barb Hudson on

It has been a copper extravaganza in the studio lately. Experimenting and keeping notes on the pressures used to flatten wire in the rolling mill isn't everyone's idea of 'being creative' but it is necessary so you can get the same result in the future or, in our case, when there is the possibility that a similar effect might be created in sterling silver... handy to know how much to order before you start rather than finding out that you have to stop the process because you are short by 5cm! We're part way through loading the new copper chains,...

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Heading towards Winter..2017

Posted by Barb Hudson on

Heading towards Winter..2017

(subtitled: Where is this year vanishing to?) It's a lovely day outside.. autumn at its best with little wind, fewer clouds and the need to discard any warmth saving clothing which we put over the standard leggings and a tunic! However I know this won't last and the winter markets are soon upon us with the first Little Big Market on the 6th of May (at Coronation Park at the Mount) and lots of others to follow. We have gone from having a market a month some years ago to finding it is now unusual to have a weekend off...

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Barisa's spreading its wings

Posted by Barb Hudson on

Hi, we have lots of exciting things on the horizon... We now have accounts on Instagram and Twitter if you'd like to follow us and see what the studio is producing... we aren't just a market stall! And it is a quick way to keep an eye on what's being made... and a 'first chance' to buy one off accessories. The blog on here will also feature some of the things made but it will not be as frequent (once a week rather than more often.) On Instagram we are barisa_nz and on Twitter you'll find us on @barisa_nz  (you can,...

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Moving forward into winter months

Posted by Barb Hudson on

After a busy summer running at least one, often two and occasionally three markets a weekend we've now settled into the winter months. With the Little Big Markets at both ZESPRI at the Mount and the Astrolab courtyard and a monthly trip up to the lovely Community Market at Birkenhead we just need perhaps a couple more to round off the winter months and keep the momentum going. While the winter months are certainly quieter on our market scene it is still a great opportunity to engage with our regular customers and to make contact with new ones in the hope...

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