Strange to open the studio mid year for a sale, we learnt lots – a quick report Sunday, Aug 17 2014 

The once a year studio sale, end November each year for commission clients is a favourite. We have participated with the GOMA design mart since their inception and they now run twice a year. I posted to our blog and also sent out an email to our  list, 244 saw it the first day – eight good sales, four briefed commissions and countless people back afterwards incl people with repairs and a gem sold. So many people were reminded to visit as three customers remarked they have anniversaries coming up – spring is sprung!

Great interest with the new in-line necklet and one of Barbara’s ‘essential items’ – a hand made, solid gold hinged sleeper set. We are making up two pair and enhancers for one set. Here is a quick scan I prepared to show you Barbara’s own:

Articulated earrings designed by a client and using her own Briolettes Wednesday, Jun 18 2014 

Our friend and client in Sydney does gemmology in her spare time and sources excellent material and dreams up designs that Barbara and her bring into the world. These earrings were devised using her own christmas tree decorations as a starter. 9ct palladium white gold and Aquamarine briolettes.

New Tapered Box Earrings with fancy cut Lemon Quartz © Bh 2014 Sunday, Jun 8 2014 

These ‘millenium’ cut quartz gems have been in the collection since 2000 when we snagged them from an Ider Oberstein dealer. Green and Lemon quartz with fancy back cuts and cabochon tops. I just liked to show them off and then Barbara just swept them up and created these ‘tapered box’ settings in 925 silver and 18ct yellow gold tab settings. Marie-Louise Theile snapped them up on Friday, direct from the studio – well done to everyone. Green versions remain – but not for long . . .

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.

John commissioned these asymmetric gem enhancers and Barbara’s beautifully hand made hinged sleepers in solid 18ct yellow gold Saturday, Nov 23 2013 

Trish Honeywill’s birthday is next Friday and they collected these today . . . a terrific mixture of studio gems and ones that Trish has picked up from us over time + her diamonds from two older rings – all together now in super ‘holbein knot’ and ‘lace’ © Bh rub over settings. Diamonds 2=0.35ct Carved Moonstone 1=4.12 ct Ruby 1=0.03ct Hartz Range Zircon 1=0.24ct Ceylon Sapphire 1=1.74ct.

20 contemporary jewellers now show at Fio Contemporary Jewellery and Design in Brisbane’s James Street fashion district Saturday, Nov 23 2013 

The show opened last night and was a great energetic affair (we all enjoyed local Teneriffe hand made Ales by Green Beacon & food spread by Pennisi Food Deli) – Matt requested that Barbara not show any work similar to our other retail outlets in Brisbane. Barbara and the ‘Jeweller to the Lost ‘s studio have created new minimal wearables with our Lapis Lazuli gem stock. Two pair of earrings and ring and a (detail) of the ‘hero’  large brooch. The five ‘silver’ precursors Barbara started into prior to the collaboration with Marian Drew have also been consigned. Shop 6/65 James Street Fortitude Valley Q 4006.

A client flew up from Sydney to do her usual 7 briefs,  last week, took one look at these and requested her own version of the centre flower planter and has started to select gem stones as the flowers. Largest unit 96mm H – all solid 925 sterling silver © Bh 2013. High-res here.

A birthday gift commission – © Bh Earrings to match her peridot necklace Friday, Sep 6 2013 

We are always in trouble . . . we forget to make clip-on versions of earrings Thursday, Aug 29 2013 

This week has been about designing next week’s commission makes and making this week’s retailers’ stock Friday, Aug 9 2013 

Two great Pearl Earrings under way:

I’ve removed the names until the pieces are completed (Barbara’s rules):

Gems, Bangles and Rings on the go:

 

This lovely antique brooch is lonely no more, earrings designed and made to match Sunday, Aug 4 2013 

Janet Hogan’s venetian glass and silver brooch now has lapis lazuli twisted silver studs © Bh – Jeweller to the Lost studio. Larger shot here.

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