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FINALLY...The Barisa Store is live!

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The journey from a simple market stall once a month to what has evolved into markets most weekends culminated in this website which quietly went live on the 31st of May. Like Barisa markets The Barisa Store will be a continually evolving entity. There are already other segments we want to include sooner rather then later, targeted corporate gifts, hair accessories and embroidered accessories to mention a few. We'd love our followers to consider us when needing gifts for special occasions or indeed just when the jewellery collection is needing adding to. Committing to a website was a huge step...

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Heading towards Winter..2017

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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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Stunning Christmas Angels ready for sale

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 Christmas is approaching at a gallop ans these decorations have just been finished to sell. All original one-off creations they are pretty cute...The tree decorations on the left are stitched on felt .. They are in sets of four: gold or red on black, red variegated, bright red or dark red  and green on white. I'll probably keep making these sets until I run out of the red frames... they look fantastic on a christmas tree, I'm not sure if the frames are still available as these ones are about 15 years old... they have a great retro feel.   Then there are there...

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