Now this is a first – K B is in Darwin and wants to see her new ‘survivor’ pendant commissioned from Barbara Heath Friday, Aug 17 2012 

 

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The studio rule is that the client must view and accept the piece before I’m allowed to post to the world. Kerry is a seasoned (jeweller to the Lost) commissioner and knows the ropes only she can’t wait to see the piece, great! Here is the original design (never posted) but shared via email with the client and following is Barbara’s job bag description.

© Bh Commission – ‘Survivor Pendant’ – A circular Pearlshell disc 30mm dia. set in a fine 18ct white gold frame has ‘floating’ gems set into the surface; long rectangular Quartz cabochon with phantom crystal inclusion, Purple Sapphire emerald cut 1= 0.30ct set in 18ct pink gold and KB’s Grandmother’s diamond in its original Platinum setting. A textured bar irregularly set with x5 small diamonds (as supplied) which intersects the circle at the top forming the bail to suspend the pendant. Black neoprene necklet with bayonet clasp.

Barbara (and mal E) visit Darwin on an Australia Council regional tour. Tuesday, Jun 17 2003 

Barbara spent 3 years on the board of the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council as the Queensland representative. One regional trip to the Northern Territory I managed to tag along, I bought my own fare and we had a total ball. We missed a trip to the Tiwi Islands but managed a gamelan orchestra, a visit to virtually every art gallery including the NT Museum & the one we targeted the most – 24 Hour Art.Malcolm’s old friend Dr Margaret West saw us for lunch and we took in the various departments including the blow-in ships & junks and we shot the Indonesian fabrics presented here. The long .pdf is available for download at the viewer site: http://www.co-opones.to/male/viewer/images/NTmuseum.pdf

Kerry’s wedding ring remade into a Bracelet for Lloyd Sunday, Jun 29 2014 

Clients take us on their life journeys but we don’t feel like old bags . . . just excited to be part of their travel plans.

Intimate mementos recycled with intention + our own design language, reused + in this instance; a new solution for a mystery clasp with safety clip as required. Final shot taken by Barbara before the piece flew to Darwin – larger © Bh design with notes that was sent to the client.

Recycle her © Bh Topaz and 9ct gold leaf lattice ring into a Bracelet for Lloyd. Four rectangle links each have a four leaf motif from Kerry’s ring and further gold bead detail to each side, alternated with five square faceted block links; three having gold centre detail and two are set with round brilliant cut topaz. Bracelet has ‘mystery’ clasp with safety catch has further gold detail and set with brilliant cut topaz. Oxidised 925 Silver with textured detail and 9ct gold (as supplied). Length 19cm.

 

Just so you know . . . Monday, Jan 2 2012 

. . . also the Darwin Awards link