Five favourite elements from Dr Gael Phillips’ past, wrapped up into a new © Bh Necklace with handmade ‘curb’ chain, Bar and Ring clasp and matt Onyx discs Tuesday, Apr 30 2013 

Barbara’s job bag description – © Bh Necklace Commission (No 1 Punk Necklet): make constructed frames and links for 5 objects: Gael’s tortoiseshell x 2, Victorian bog oak hand, Chinese Brown Jade and Cornish stone pendant and link all to matt onyx flat round beads. 925 Silver. Handmade strap curb link chain 925 Silver. 2 x bar and ring clasps to necklace + chain extend further use to series. All having matt/polished/oxidised/bright finish.

 

Recycled diamonds into very petite hand-made five leaf gem earrings © Bh April 2013 Tuesday, Apr 30 2013 

© Bh Commission – Caroline Cotton using x4 princess cut Diamonds (supplied) one each at centre and base of hook 9ct Palladium White Gold. Juan-Luis took an iPhone pic with a x20 power lupé to the lens - here is how small the handwork is . . . look at the saw blade.

We have been producing commissions and waiting on clients to collect their booty, two away on the weekend Tuesday, Apr 30 2013 

This a gem detail of a divine © Bh Necklace Commission for very old friends and client’s of both mal E and Bh: Celestine Doyle – Mothe’s Beads with new clasp and leaf button detail. Double strand of antique graduated Bone beads are connected with button detail and clasp to each side; Five Leaf Button set with central 3mm square orange BET Sapphire (0.27ct) and surrounding 5x3mm round Pink-Orange Sapphires (5=0.92ct) sits opposite a matching Leaf Bar & Ring clasp set with 3mm square orange BET Sapphire (0.27ct). 18ct yellow gold with matt and burnished finish.

Another pierced ‘big up’ ring commission I haven’t posted as yet Saturday, Apr 13 2013 

Brisbane fashion maven, astute jewellery collector, client and friend: Patricia Crowley with a test run of a ring we collaborated on ages ago. So great to post a shot of Tricia taken in the studio with her clunker of a whisky quartz . . .

Studio crazy busy with designs, email communications off to far flung locations all about gems and designs for engagement rings Saturday, Apr 13 2013 

I can’t name names yet but this is the fifth commission for this young career woman who as Barbara says “really gets it “. . . by that we mean the use of noble metal, superlative gems and fine detailed workmanship for a ring to last a lifetime. This person has trawled this blog site for just about every post concerning gems and ring designs from our past. I find that there are still so many outcomes that we haven’t posted and the first post about this commission was found and discussed at length. Here I’ll attach x4 different shots of this one-off leaf lattice ring using all of Sonia Higg’s diamonds with a domed chunky pavé setting in 18ct palladium white gold with similar yellow gold details and shank © Barbara Heath. We supplied the three antique rose cut diamonds to fill the central element.

This sunday evening at 9:30pm on RN (ABC’s Radio National) – RareCollections are doing a program on the first Brisbane sound lounge, the Red Orb Friday, Apr 5 2013 

Facebook has been a-buzz this week with postings and the like, lots of you might have missed this but don’t miss the gig on the night? It’s a show about Australian music. Jordie and David Kilby collect records and RareCollections is their way of sharing some of the interesting stories and music they dig up.

A direct link

The link to the entire recorded show

Two rich and ceremonial rings for a person who wishes to remain private Friday, Apr 5 2013 

Beautifully made to a very specific brief, weighty metal encasing a beautiful stone – to last forever!

More lovely solid metal, eight precision hand made settings encasing nine diamonds with the same specifications.

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