We repaired the Honeywill’s ‘hausgeister’ recently and this is the installation update photograph, just received Thursday, Apr 17 2014 

 

This unit is from our sold out, first show at Artisan where we showed ‘Tinsmith: An Ordinary Romance” in 2010. Regarding these small spirit guards that we have been asked to make on numerous occasions, the key as we understand it, is to place a mirror within the small architectural device. Spirits, we are told are such curious fellows and can’t resist a small interesting shelter but when one of them sees himself reflected in the mirror, he is sure to behold an ugly terrifying image and quickly goes elsewhere – thus rendering the abode safe and sound. Russian and German folklore is full of such stories that stray into the supernatural but we don’t believe in ghosts, do we?

Apologies to our own Brisbane on-line ‘thefashionarchives’ . . . we were featured in issue 4 and I have only updated both our c.v.’s to reflect this Thursday, Mar 13 2014 

Number #10 is the recent issue so I’m terribly late with this update, sorry girls!

Our 6 column story entitled ‘pieced together’ is here

and my own Fashion Q & A is here

Today I have posted major updates to our ‘pages’ column Tuesday, Mar 11 2014 

The commission list and CV .pdfs and the downloadable commission reports for the recent year’s activities, as .pptxs might be too much for you iPhone users but the full screen does them justice – enjoy + feedback welcome.

. . . a Jeweller-to-the-Lost selfie by Lil Enright with Barbara Heath Wednesday, Mar 5 2014 

The second studio sale day in a rare moment when there were no clients in the studio. I had this shot as my wallpaper on the iPhone all the time we were on holidays - we have spent two months at our other residence, shop and garden in Tunbridge Tasmania. We returned to the studio yesterday and this is the first post for 2014, yeah!

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?

 

One down and one (studio sale) to go . . . Saturday, Nov 30 2013 

3:00am I woke to steady rain – 6:10 the iPhone alarm went off, pouring rain . . . so excited for the garden BUT we had bump-in at 7:30am at GOMA Christmas Design Sale! With clothes in the plastic bag we donned shorts and scuffs and got totally soaked saving the Georgian furniture from the weather. 8:30am shot all set up dry as a bone. Loads of clients, friends, other stall holders all over our lovely clobber. One down and one (studio sale) to go . . .

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The QAGOMA Christmas Design Market in on this Saturday 9:00am–4:00pm Tuesday, Nov 26 2013 

Numerous local design and craft makers have tables at this event. For one day only we mark down our selected stock from the Queensland Art Gallery bookshop which is our premier showcase in Brisbane. This public event runs a week before our annual studio sale for commission clients and their friends. Be there early to meet with us, this weekend – downloadable .pdf flyer here.

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.

Every monday for weeks Marian Drew and Barbara Heath have done time in the studio here working on their collaboration, opening in November 2013 Sunday, Sep 8 2013 

. . . my shot shows stamped silver and a dipped wire test for the pieces under development.

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