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.


Delivered tomorrow – two © Barbara Heath ‘lace’ pieces, a pendant and cuff set in 18ct pink gold Thursday, Oct 24 2013 

Commissioned as a dual wedding gift. Our one-off ‘lace’ sphere pendant with a handmade Niobium cable with an 18ct gold precision bayonet clasp made for us by Christopher A. Hentz in Baton Rouge USA. The half round ‘lace’ cuffs have handmade chain and bars that have been perfected by the studio and are just the thing for single or double cuffs.

This is what happens when client’s have Sautoirs and Necklaces made by the studio, they have all their other pieces restrung and reclasped with our workable fixings Wednesday, Oct 16 2013 

There are numerous sizes and options to Barbara’s handmade ‘bar & ring ‘ clasps. Textured and plain in multiple metal options, some with gems set in the ring clasp – here we have handmade 925 Silver with Dr Gael Phillips’ oval antique ‘millefiori’ Venetian beads. Ready-to-wear anywhere (and dance floor strength into the bargain).

Handforged and reticulated silver ‘Bib’ necklace with enamel Jade and bar & ring clasp © Bh Thursday, Sep 26 2013 


Rose gold bracelet chain – extension design to a necklace © Bh 2013 Wednesday, Sep 4 2013 

You know, when Barbara came to Brisbane in the mid 1980s she made ‘antique’ chain for Hardy Bros in any design they requested – be it Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian styles. I have always been in awe of these studio’s skills. This design is for a long-time friend who wanted a metal solution to turn her bracelet into a necklace for a major Birthday commission.

Winter design market at QAGOMA, Brisbane Saturday June 22 – we are there with big and small ticket items (all wholesale for one day only) Wednesday, Jun 12 2013 

This design market has grown into a terrific event, so much so that it has now become a half-yearly sale. Many of our loyal commission clients who await our own studio sale can now swoop twice in the calendar year . . . not this weekend but the following Saturday from 9:00am–4:00pm. We hope to see you all there and yes internet requests are all possible (sooner than later).

Five favourite elements from Dr Gael Phillips’ past, wrapped up into a new © Bh Necklace with handmade ‘curb’ chain, Bar and Ring clasp and matt Onyx discs Tuesday, Apr 30 2013 

Barbara’s job bag description - © Bh Necklace Commission (No 1 Punk Necklet): make constructed frames and links for 5 objects: Gael’s tortoiseshell x 2, Victorian bog oak hand, Chinese Brown Jade and Cornish stone pendant and link all to matt onyx flat round beads. 925 Silver. Handmade strap curb link chain 925 Silver. 2 x bar and ring clasps to necklace + chain extend further use to series. All having matt/polished/oxidised/bright finish.


We have been producing commissions and waiting on clients to collect their booty, two away on the weekend Tuesday, Apr 30 2013 

This a gem detail of a divine © Bh Necklace Commission for very old friends and client’s of both mal E and Bh: Celestine Doyle – Mothe’s Beads with new clasp and leaf button detail. Double strand of antique graduated Bone beads are connected with button detail and clasp to each side; Five Leaf Button set with central 3mm square orange BET Sapphire (0.27ct) and surrounding 5x3mm round Pink-Orange Sapphires (5=0.92ct) sits opposite a matching Leaf Bar & Ring clasp set with 3mm square orange BET Sapphire (0.27ct). 18ct yellow gold with matt and burnished finish.

Simon’s ‘Island Dressing’ commission delivered the day we departed and presented that same day – he could’t wait for their 30th wedding anniversary date . . . Thursday, Mar 21 2013 

Caroline Lovegrove has beautiful formal © Barbara Heath commissioned pieces but Simon wanted this commission to be about ‘everyday’ wear, less formal with asymmetrical elements reminding them of their favourite place – Moreton Island. Barbara and Juan-Luis loved pulling these elements into a necklace and ring that incorporated lots of attention to unusual surface detailing. This was a total secret and we know Simon sweated over keeping the payments away from his partner’s gaze – in the end it was a super success and one the studio enjoyed immensely.

Our downloadable powerpoint of the 2012 commissions is on the server and ready to view – 21.27Mb Friday, Nov 30 2012 

I’ll post a few of the previously unpublished commissions below – click here to download

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