A poem gratefully received: Wednesday, Aug 14 2019 

So many friends and friends of friends, all send their besties to Barbara to commission important jewels Monday, Aug 5 2019 

With nearly fifty years of designs here in the studio it is a privilege to adapt a winning style with this ‘Gems on the Table’ wedding ring for Lindy Hume from Dr Dain Bolwell. With the ring now delivered we have permission to show the world (and name names later when on her hand), which is our custom:

© Bh Commission – ‘Gems on the Table’ wedding ring, having square cushion shaped convex profile top approx. 21 x 21 mm on a broad band tapering to back of finger. Nine gems are flush set to deeply textured surface as per design. 9ct palladium white gold with textured exterior and polished interior finish. Size L.

 

Claire’s ‘gems on the table’ ring for her twenty-first birthday Thursday, Jul 25 2019 

Commission Alice & Bob Bidwell © Bh 2019 – 21st birthday ring for Claire. ‘Slippery Slope’ – Asymmetric scooped oval ring has 11 pavé set gems; oval buff-top garnet, square ruby plus Bidwell gems –  three sapphires and two diamonds plus 4 diamonds. 9ct yellow gold with matt finish and chisel texture to upper gem set surface. Size M.

 

We often post the notes we receive from clients Thursday, Jul 25 2019 

Re-threading instructions written on the front from Kate Perlman’s envelope from the the Gold Coast.

New photography by Florian Groehn of our relocated public building jewel – Net 2 Wednesday, Jul 24 2019 

Text supplied by Jacqueline Armitstead: Internationally recognised designer and jeweller Barbara Heath has fashioned a large-scale building jewel. Net features repeat interlocking stainless steel links that reference the themes of networking and teamwork that operate in both nature and culture.

Net also draws upon the rich history of the site as a place of human, cultural and scientific endeavour and is evocative of fish traps and nets used by Aboriginal groups who came to hunt the abundant wildlife in the Brisbane river and its swamps and creeks.

Net was originally commissioned in 1998 for the Neville Bonner Building, Brisbane by the Department of Public Works, architects – Donovan Hill. In 2017, Net was relocated to 1 William Street, Brisbane with the assistance of building owners Cbus Property. Net forms part of the cultural heritage collection owned and managed by the Queensland Government. Fabrication and both installations were effected by G&B Stainless and engineered by Bligh Tanner, Brisbane.

Jeweller to the Lost studio busy in preparation of 90 new works for Sydney mid October 2019 show Wednesday, Jul 24 2019 

Detail for the handcut and fold-finished banksia brooches on the bench, July 2019.

‘Artisans in the Garden Exhibition’ opens Friday 18th October 2019 and Barbara is the selected jeweller for this year. Run by the Foundation & Friends of the Sydney Botanic Gardens, it showcases emerging artists and craftspeople with over 2,000 artworks including sculpture, ceramics, jewellery, hand-blown glass, textiles and so much more.

Sandy Crichton – curator <mobile: 0412 222 884> <artisans.exhibition@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au>

Our third series of enamelled Banksia Brooches will be the botanical link, with high end gems and high carat rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, brooches and exhibition pieces.  Including the three bronze sculptures with 18ct yellow gold and large cubic zirconias shown at the “15 Artists” invitation exhibition 2017 at the Redcliffe Regional Gallery, Moreton Bay. We have kept these key works entitled: uncommon ground, back for just this type of sales opportunity.

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Important re-make of a family jewel, with more to come . . . Wednesday, Jul 24 2019 

Bh Commission – Lisa Cosse-Brissac – Wedding ring revised. Minimal style ring having angled plane to one side with low off-set rub-over setting for emerald cut diamond 5×7.4mm. Flush setting for baguette diamond 2.1×4.6mm. in line with larger diamond.  Design as per third sketch. 18ct palladium white gold. Size M.

Here are three more images – 2 – 3 – 4 of this minimal beauty . . .

Private commission for one of our favourite Sydney clients and collector, dispatched yesterday Wednesday, Jul 24 2019 

Russian Art Nouveau ring to design and make as client’s directions; With V’s own faceted oval green tourmaline in rub-over setting, 2mm textured band and tapering carved gold scroll-work, set with 3x 5pt champagne diamonds and 4x 2pt champagne diamonds. 18ct yellow gold. Size P.

Remember the wonderful multiples created by Stuart Devlin? Friday, Jul 19 2019 

These three were purchased at auction by our client who requested we repair and clean them. It became obvious to us that the 1960s packaging (where they had sat all these years) was toxic and had enabled the corrosion and the patina to decay. Each object was dismantled, cleaned by chemical, washed multiple times all by  hand and reassembled. His wikipedia link.

 

The commission brief calls this a ‘garden lover’s ring’ finished and collected today Friday, Jul 19 2019 

We have featured the design here and now we can show you the make.

©Bh – Commission D. G. – Botanical Ring has an asymmetric form of wrapped leaves arching over an opal ‘inflorescence’ (6x4mm) which is set in a surround of gold stamen-like beads. Three diamonds are set within the leaf forms 2 x baguettes (each 3.5 x 2mm) and one pear cut (5.5×3.5mm) as per sketch. Gems as supplied by Danielle. Handmade in 18ct yellow gold with matt, textured and burnished finishes. Size R.

 

 

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