. . . with thanks to D.C. for his ink art that I have changed, this was posted on Tumblr with no credit and downloaded (I’m guessing it is from the master). Wednesday, Dec 25 2013 

Three shots of an object we commissioned from Shanna Muston Tuesday, Dec 24 2013 

Shanna was successful in her ‘art start’ grant proposal, early in 2013. Both Barbara and I mentored her in all aspects of her business / jewellery start up. We have been mates for quite some time now and have followed her work. The piece of wood we gave Shanna is from our old store in Tunbridge, Tasmania. Water etched and with traces of old paint, this piece if timber fits with her aesthetic, beautifully. We thought that some of the grant fee we earned should be put back into Shanna’s own practice so we commissioned an object in response to the timber piece. It was delivered last week but we still have no idea about her title, we shall all wait for a comment + feedback. Between us, we have wonderful examples of local jewellers work. In fact we have pieces buy everyone who has ever spent studio time with us over the years.

The third last commission to leave to studio before Christmas 2013 Friday, Dec 20 2013 

The second important commission for these two men – their wedding rings (and them) are off to NYC soon.

© Bh Commission Wedding Rings for M & M. Matching bands have thick profile and bevelled edge on one side to fit to existing M & M rings. Each ring has pair of gems; Australian Green Sapphire square princess cut 1=0.46cts and Argyle Brown Diamond square princess cut 1 =0.15ct both flush, channel set into band. Hand fabricated in 18ct palladium white gold with matt and burnished finish.

The vet report on little ronE – his three year review and shots to enter Tasmania Thursday, Dec 19 2013 

Late afternoon shot in the studio . . . “We are amazed that he’s three already, with what was going on with him as a puppy. No one was too sure he would make it to adulthood – such a maniac for chewing and swallowing everything. Accident prone: tick, hip displacement, busted claw, two surgeries to remove foreign objects from his gut . . . Now he is in fantastic condition and has developed into a fine dog, he’s super fit and certainly not overweight. Extremely affectionate and gentle. After everything we have done to him he’s still excited to see us and enter the surgery.  Love you ronE – well done to Barb and Mal” – Wilston Vet on Newmarket Road.

Found a mention about us today on BNEART site – nice and it points to Handmark in Tasmania Wednesday, Dec 18 2013 

here is the link

Small comfortable subtle and always asked for at ‘studio sale’ – domed and partial polished Hexagon earrings © Bh Friday, Dec 13 2013 

This is the second change-over from posts we have done since the sale last weekend. The Hexagon range has singles, articulated doubles in all golds silvers and combination finishes, in fact Anne Harper dropped in today to collect her coral bracelet restring wearing her matted double gold ones.

Our studio pet – Teresa Lee has recently graduated and is into her second year with us, part time at Jeweller to the Lost Friday, Dec 13 2013 

Barbara went along to the J&SO industry night on Nov 26th 2013 at the Webb Gallery QCA Southbank to check out the talent that Elizabeth Shaw et al keeps turning out into the world. Well done all round, we say! . . . or in Teresa talk – “get outa ma grills”

A bit of a studio sale report . . . from Jeweller to the Lost Tuesday, Dec 10 2013 

Saturday was just a blur, it started at 9:49am . . . eleven minutes before we were to open the door to the throng of eager customers. Jeff from Canberra was on the dog-and-bone, “we want the Iolite ring mal” . . . bam, we were away! The next thing to break the excitement was walking the dog at 6:10pm. My daughter Lil assisted along with KT and (the pink lady) – Wendy, one of our most loyal commission clients. One of our many regulars – Bob and Beth Mohl who always bakes us shortbreads handed over her lovely goodies which I secured away immediately. Lunch seemed hours away when Lil asked about the shortbreads “Daddo, I need one” – seemed like everyone had one except me?

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Sunday started with vintage French champagne from Lil’s stash. We had a break in the action after the first customers for the day who were Karl and KT back again – Barb and Lil played with settings on their iPhones along with shooting this ‘duo selfie’ . . . Lil then leaves and it went bananas again. Sundays are more relaxed with couples dropping in and customers who want more quality time to browse the remaining stock. Participants vary based on their availability and needs while others we see annually every year. Newer clients always bring a friend which is the rule, this year Pam Easton rocked in with Anna Schwartz from Melbourne – a real treat. 2013 now eclipsed last year as our biggest sale and (Love Fest) ever! Now for the resizes, new commission briefs and finishing the work here for collection before 21st December + I’m reconsigning articles to our awaiting retailers.
Thanks to everyone who either messaged, purchased and visited and to our little tight team from mal E + Bh – Jeweller to the Lost.

Last day of preparation for the studio sale this weekend, but commissions are still being completed and email sales happen right up to the end Friday, Dec 6 2013 

The ‘Sydney Lady’ has always loved Barbara’s own ring she made for her 55th birthday. When V was here recently she saw this basket quatrefoil in the stage of development and asked for first dibs on it as it was a range make. Having already tried on Barbara’s ring, (A) she discussed at length this new ring (B). V went on to commission other things, so when this was completed yesterday I scanned and prepared the ring for inclusion in the sale. Once I had costed and labeled it Barbara piped up and said I should send the pics and the price to V in Sydney . . . that put and end to anyone else buying it tomorrow. Here are three shots of both rings I quickly snapped on Barbara’s hand.

Basket Quatrefoil Big-up Ring © Bh Constructed setting with Marquise F-G SI1 Diamonds 4=0.40ct Rubellite Tourmaline cabochon 1=2.14ct 18ct yellow gold

 

Five shots of ring stock to be sold next weekend at the studio sale Monday, Dec 2 2013 

 

Commission clients who visit the studio always ask to see what we are working on – stock wise. One lady swooped on the Aquamarine dress ring (number 3 – Image 5) and Barbara was shocked to see it go . . .

(Numbers 4 and 5 – Image 3) were sold at GOMA sale on the weekend

as was (number 6 – Image 2) sold at GOMA last weekend.

(number 4 – Image 1) I could have sold twice at GOMA sale only it can’t be resized, one client has commissioned another one with a larger Keshi pearl to be made before we close. (number 3 – Image 1) has two followers hovering and a very quite lady absolutely loved (number 8 – Image 1) but she never returned with the husband on the day. I’m hoping she took a card?

 

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