Janice, Ruth and Cath drop over to scheme up numerous goodies Friday, Sep 23 2016 

We love it when the whole family is involved, mother and two daughters spark off each other and Barbara works through the generations of treasures. One existing commission of Cath’s is further amended, a bold raw Amber necklace for Ruth.  Two versions of a great recycled necklace with Coral and Turquoise has been designed for Janice.

A gem ‘bricolage’ set of earrings designed for Cath.

Many © Bh commissions come with little extra requests Friday, Sep 23 2016 

So many clients who follow us, earnestly watch what we do for others and this leads to small requests – “Barbara, you know that extended block bail you did for ( X ), would that work for this baroque Pearl I love but have never been able to wear”?

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The studio finishes the first of two © Bh ‘in-line’ commissioned necklaces today Friday, Sep 23 2016 

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Here is the design worked up with material scanned at same size – no names at this stage, oxidised Silver and 18ct yellow Gold with bayonet clasp. Recycling these rare and sentimental elements from more than one lifetime, is becoming a speciality of Barbara’s.

This oval gem pavé ring went to its new owner today Friday, Sep 9 2016 

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22mm x 15mm oval has low domed profile with chisel texture and is set with x5 round brilliant cut diamonds x7 faceted sapphires x4 round brilliant cut rubies, all supplied. Barbara’s low rounded profile smooth band 5mm wide at top tapering to 3.5mm at back. Size Q in 18ct palladium white gold.

 

Juan says this is the second time we have done these © Bh 3 symbols in a ‘bib necklet’ . . . Tuesday, Aug 23 2016 

he just finished it, only one scan – I’ll shoot it on a black neck tomorrow – hand forged Argentium Silver Mother of Pearl 18ct Yellow Gold detail Bar and Ring clasp

His very special birthday Ring – brief came with rescued found road particles Tuesday, Aug 23 2016 

the reverse of the tin reminds me of their pooch and the ball, lovely commission © Bh 2016

An ‘antiques roadshow’ item remade as a commission with her own gems Wednesday, Aug 10 2016 

Barbara and Juan-Luis have housed many large gems with their textured rub over setting technique, 18ct yellow gold extruded star wire length and small bale to suit her pendant design and her own gems. Winged its way to Sydney last night and I’m expecting the phone call soon . . . awaiting the oohs and aahs!

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Wonderful young couple who have included us all the way through to the wedding so far . . . Saturday, Aug 6 2016 

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His textured wedding band into the mix, her engagement ring also becomes her wedding band. Congratulations dear Emma and Ray in Hobart!

This commissioned ring just walked out the door and onto a plane to Rio to watch the Aussie swimmers (one in particular) Saturday, Aug 6 2016 

The big three – Diamonds Ruby and Platinum, Jenny said to me on the way out “once you’ve done platinum you never go back to gold” just the feel and the weight.

The second large commission to reconfigure how Andrea wears some of her jewellery Thursday, Aug 4 2016 

Barbara broke up numerous wonderful things that just didn’t work . . . she does this a lot of late. I’m sworn not to divulge jeweller’s names – the Tahitian pearl strand never looked so good . . . the two front strung lengths are each removable. Reconstituted emotive material with an eye to handing down.

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