McTavish clan emblem wrist bracelet – handmade solid silver and leather © Bh 2014 Monday, May 26 2014 

Commissioned for Peter McTavish from his wife, Wendy.

The studio started with the all the historical clan emblems available, one from the family and a previous wide wrist band Peter had found at the local Eumundi markets as a size indicator. Barbara has retained all her leather working tools from the 1970s and it was a delight to go back to this medium. We started by working up the vector line artwork both by hand and computer until we had all elements signed off and Juan-Luis could start the minute saw cuts that have realised this task. The shot below is of the emblem prior to chemical oxidisation and the fitting of the pins that secure the piece to the leather band.

Hand made solid silver buckle and lip finish off this one-of-a-kind commission, we love it!

 

Small ‘housegeister’ sculpture by Barbara Heath to be won, opening night at Mayo Arts Festival Tuesday, May 13 2014 

To be won in the raffle on Friday evening, May 30 2014 at the Mayo Arts Festival and Gallery opening night, St Margarets, Ascot, Brisbane. Housegeister #6 by Barbara Heath was part of the ‘Tinsmith: an ordinary romance’ touring show curated by Artisan and toured regional Queensland 2012–2013. We have consigned all the returned artworks as part of our sculpture component. We are showing jewellery also, new makes and old favourites from the ‘jeweller to the lost’ studio stock. RSVP on-line at <reception@stmargarets.qld.edu.au> or call 07 3862 0777 to arrange tickets for the opening. With 35 jewellery and sculpture artists showing – this fourth year is shaping up as the biggest and best. We are proud to have been associated from the very beginning . . . download the invite.

Number two ‘in-line’ gem necklet from Jeweller to the Lost Friday, May 9 2014 

Barbara and Juan-Luis have taken ages to perfect this ‘collar’ necklet strung with chenier on cable. Our symbols, gold spacers and suspended gems in oxidised silver and 18ct yellow gold held with a bayonet clasp all curved at 5mm diameter. L to R dish symbol, Australian opal doublet, polished black onyx square, rose cut diamond with leaf symbol, Cambodian blue zircon and Ceylon sapphire cabochon. Will be first shown at MAYO festival at St Margarets, May 30 2014 and then available as a commissioned object from the studio using our symbol archive and the wholesale gems in the collection. Large image here.

Barbara scored another hankie, this time from my ‘graphics’ files at Urban _Archaeology Sunday, May 4 2014 

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