The ring style is ‘London Bridge’ – this range version in two golds with BET Rubies Thursday, Jan 31 2013 

Barbara Heath sculptured wax cast in 9ct Rose Gold with handmade 18ct Yellow Gold bezels set with emerald cut BET Rubies 4-1.53ct – stock ring prepared for Handmark Gallery Tasmania.

Another new © Bh ‘Lace’ Bangle with gem wrap around – new stock for Handmark Gallery, Hobart Thursday, Jan 24 2013 

and a finished cast shot below, prior to oxidation and setting – larger shot here.

New ‘London bridge’ 9ct yellow gold Ring with river tumbled Spinels from Burma © Bh – Jeweller to the Lost Thursday, Jan 24 2013 

This design style is a new combination of  Lace and Holbein Knot © Barbara Heath

Finishing commissions in parallel with makes for our next show Wednesday, Jan 16 2013 

We are often breaking up other jeweller’s work, making items more up-to-date – sometimes fixing original design shortcomings. I’m not telling names though. These two large stones were remnants from a necklace that will ride again as earrings beautifully held in partial settings with those signature © Bh hooks that the studio does so well.

I have followed Scott Schuman’s ‘the satorialist’ blog for years now on (ephemeral-male), now he has published mainstream as a Penguin Book Wednesday, Jan 9 2013 

‘closer’ weighs in over our gram scales’ capicity, 307 bleed pages and 43mm thick – one well dressed human after another. His old blog redirects itself to here. Barbara found a second hand copy when we were in Sydney last, nice find.

Remember that over at ephemeral-male you can follow my blogging by clicking to subscribe, two options. Then use my own listed blog favourites to see current blogs all arranged with the most recent post at the top. Go check out Scott’s latest people pics!

A second ‘gems on the table’ ring just completed for the Handmark Gallery show Wednesday, Jan 9 2013 

Promotional shot for the next © Bh show in Tasmania – “10 days on the Island” festival / Handmark Gallery – opening Friday March 15 2013 Tuesday, Jan 8 2013 

Aquamarine cabochon Three leaf Lace Chenier Ring – Gem Table top Ring – Saddle textured Ring with Carré cut Green Beryl – Five leaf Ruby Champagne Diamond BET Sapphire Earrings and Rings – Lace dish Earrings with Chalcedony and Phrenite cabochons – Lace Hoop Earrings with BET Sapphires – Double Hoop Lace Earrings – Lace Ball Earrings with Mabé pearls, all 18ct Yellow Gold and 925 Silver (some oxidised). All from the current Barbara Heath retail range 2013.

Larger downloadable pic – here. Handmark Gallery web – here. Recent Brisbane interview – here.

My father ‘Dick’ Enright turns 90 tomorrow and his lunch-time party is at Bindawalla Gardens, Caboolture. Here is the press clipping: Friday, Jan 4 2013 

Yes, his wall clock needed attention, hence the note to remind me to attend to it on Boxing Day. His prowess at the pool table will be challenged but a word of warning – don’t bet on your friends!

O.K. – party pics ( 123456 ) and an update: Ended up being two parties at the same place 12:00 noon for the family and all the kids then after two games of pool with eldest son (malE), all his cronies turned up at 3:00pm and I left at 3:30pm

“poppy’ as he is known to his great grandchildren won both games of pool, it was down to the black first game and I went in off the black and down to the black in the second game, I kept playing it safe and trying to snooker him but he potted that black and so it was two-nil . . . what fun to see Dick in his element!

Kevin Murray requests more info about the Barbara Heath/Sheridan Kennedy exhibition ‘new icons’ in 1987 Thursday, Jan 3 2013 

On 01/01/2013, at 2:53 PM, Kevin Murray wrote:
Dear Barbara,
Sorry to interrupt your new year, but I have a quick inquiry for the history of Australasian jewellery. Can you tell me what kind of work was in the ‘New Icons’ exhibition with Sheridan Kennedy? Was it commissioned work? Thanks, Warmly,

Kevin
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I have all the early editions of ‘eyeline’ where the show was featured in two reviews – Urszula Szulakowska’s review and Lehan Ramsay’s review.
I designed the graphics and set up the photography as well. Do take the time to read the articles, Roz MacAllan was the gallerist who initiated the show and as you will read was instrumental in positioning her artists as globally relevant at the time. Jewellery is seen as wearable sculpture and performance permeates That Space during those heady days. Collectors continue to make contact with us re: the availability of these early works.

Barbara Heath is the featured interview in the Weekend Edition, emailed today Thursday, Jan 3 2013 

The ‘weekend edition’ by MAP is an email subscription – linked here.

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