Detail of the first in-line gem necklet finished today © Bh 2014 Wednesday, Apr 23 2014 

First a detail as I always post circles and crosses on my other blog, I love this stamped detail:

Using the language of the customer, when they put on their new wedding rings in the studio she remarked “. . . we’re hooked up now” Wednesday, Apr 16 2014 

Glenys had seen a Bh ring made for a client and followed up with a call to the studio. Simon had been searching the web for his special ring, he had found an American site that did work with meteorites when he too visited the studio. Her dream was for something that was low-key and 18ct yellow to match her other rings. Barbara showed classy items from our coloured gem stock, different shaped cubic zirconia samples to preview before we then source Diamonds to match the request. Designing started with the great collection of bands in the range. The brief quickly evolved into the solution above.

Wedding ring commission © Bh. Moebius style band has single diamond 1=0.36ct (E colour SI1/SI2) in rub-over setting, diamond is set low into centre of ring. 18ct yellow gold. Matt and polished finish. Size L1/2

His dream was heightened when we showed him our own material from other worlds, meteorites from Russia, Chile, USA and Australia. Volcanic bubbles from the inner earth called Moqui balls from several continents.  Fulgerites from Ukraine and Russia plus our selection of mineral botroidal Hematites, as these look like they are from another planet. Discussions about wearability, dimensions and metal amalgams began but when Simon saw our Mokume Gane samples, that quickly sealed the second design solution.

Wedding ring commission © Bh Mokume Gane band  7.2mm wide 18ct palladium white gold ring has central inlaid 3.2mm wide section of linear pattern mokume gane (14ct palladium white gold with 925 Silver). Band has low curved profile and defined junction to inlaid section. Size S . Matt finish to outside with polished inside band.

 

 

 

I hear the wedding bells just looking at these two commissioned rings Saturday, Apr 12 2014 

Commission © Bh – John Ellway Hand fabricated wedding ring 5mm wide x 1.6mm thick band with low rounded inner and outer
profile Inlaid with shakudo x at opposite points on band Inside stamped detail AJ.14 Hammered finish 18ct rose gold Size T *review band prior to inlay of Shakudo

Commission © Bh – Amber Winter Hand fabricated wedding ring 2mm wide x 1.7mm thick band of high rounded profile to match
engagment ring. Inside stamped detail AJ.14 Hammered finish 18ct yellow gold Size K1/2 *Amber’s engagement ring required to match profile exactly

Partnering with a couple to achieve their ceremonial marker, their emotionally merged goal is a lovely thing.  Making manifest their vision into shaped and textured metal is also such a delight. Mostly this work comes from word-of-mouth where others suggest their friends should make contact with us. What goes around comes around.

Busy week of designs and makes although I can only post the items collected Friday, Apr 11 2014 

The first Keshi pearl with the ‘another time’ band and black enamel fusion over 18ct yellow gold, sold to someone at the studio sale who managed to fit it on. It was spotted earlier at our GOMA sale day but unfortunately he couldn’t fit it on. A larger master was created and also our best large gold Keshi pearl was selected. Collected on Thursday this week. See the comments section for the feedback received.

Cuttlefish cast in 18ct yellow gold to hold large south sea pearl Wednesday, Apr 2 2014 

Roz has her stingray skin choker to hold this whopper

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.

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.

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?

 

Clients are now working with Barbara to design different ‘Bib necklets with bar and ring clasp’ – this one rode away with its new owner today Monday, Dec 2 2013 

Mary Gannon had her own large, emerald cut amethyst and wanted to explore three symbols and a square wire frame design. All hand constructed with a 3D box, black enamel insert and a box setting for the gem. 925 bright silver with burnished and matted finish. Larger view – here.

 

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