Finished for a (private) client in Sydney and to be posted tonight Friday, Dec 14 2018 

Articulated long drop earrings © Bh with handmade star wire chain and rub over settings, chisel set with her gems 18ct yellow gold

Wim de Vos was cremated yesterday and his ashes await a big wake & celebration some time in May 2019 when everyone will come together Friday, Dec 14 2018 

My Instagram text from 6 days ago:

Vale Wim de Vos 1947-2018. He left the stage today, oh Boy, the Red Orb was the first stage I saw him on. As a musician, an artist, a printmaker, an educator and a facilitator he assisted so many people to find their voice and to become stars in their own right. I know I will always hear him talking to me in his melodic manner, as so many others will also. I’m told his was a lovely release.

Dell’s pic below:

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2005 sculptured gold ring with Annette’s family diamonds back to the studio Friday, Dec 14 2018 

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A very early carved ring by Barbara, I’m surprised how many pieces (commissions) escaped without photo documentation. This is from 2005 and is listed in the ‘commissions-the lot’ list. So reminds me of early Han Chinese carving, clouds & spirits working their magic. Settings checked and the usual clean . . .

Our 25th wedding anniversary – and 32 years since we met Thursday, Dec 13 2018 

A wonderful soul who we have since lost touch with, Hilary Dimon was commissioned to do both our natal charts – to find the most suitable time for us to merge our planets back in 1993. We had chosen our location, Sans Souci at North Stradbroke Island but somehow could not fix the date. Hilary reported back with a question “do you have anything against the 13th?” No, the 13th is fine. “OK well 3am is the optimum time”… We did have a problem with 3am however. . . . “ok, next best is at 11:00pm on the dot on the Sunday evening the 12th?” And so it was done . . .

Being both so interested in symbology and ritual we spent much time devising a ceremony that would have meaning for us. We then took twelve dear friends to the island to witness our little ritual under the stars. That team then returned to our home the following day to set the scene for a celebration party for 220 guests.