A wonderful Trisha & Barbara collaboration handed over today Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 

Large cognac tourmaline cabochon La Bombé – positioned across the finger with © Bh repeat pattern. 18ct yellow gold over oxidised 925 silver. Ring for Patricia Mary Crowley, version 2 of her pierced Big-Up ring. There is so much more I could say about what fun it is to source gems, design & make and collaborate . . .

Exciting when the second generation come in to commission rings Thursday, Jul 20 2017 

The younger generation love finer things, Barbara steered this ring commission for Margaux into a delicate scale with a raw sculptured texture using noble 18ct palladium white gold, the client wanted it to be anything but bright and sparkly so the metal was heated to darken the surface. The large brown Diamond natural crystal from our gem collection was selected and set with twig like claws.

Wonderful commissioned © Bh Ring went to Melbourne tuesday evening and we awaited the call or email to say it was delivered safe . . . Thursday, Jul 13 2017 

Dear Barbara,

Just opened your parcel to find my GORGEOUS ring.

I love, love, LOVE it ! ! !

All I had hoped for and more . . .

Thank you so, so much.

best wishes,

Sarah

New style asymmetric earrings © Bh finished for QAGOMA winter design market Tuesday, Jun 20 2017 

These are from the new ‘impression series’ in 925 Silver with textured 9ct yellow gold and hooks, see them on Sat, July 8, 2017 or before if you are a regular studio visitor . . .

This third pair are oxidised 925 Silver and she the Pan Piper . . .

 

Here is another view of Barbara’s inlayed gem bracelets Tuesday, Jun 13 2017 

Four 925 silver with two oxidised and shakudo and 18ct yellow Gold inlay with © Bh button clasp. Various gems with 18ct yellow Gold rub over settings – for retailers if not sold prior at QAGOMA winter sale, Saturday July 8, 2017

An old friend from 1999 back for a resize and setting check Friday, Jun 9 2017 

One of Barbara’s early sculpted rings back for its second ever maintenance check . . . Trish noted that she has worn a different pair of Bh earrings, every day for the past 21 days to work. That’s the feedback we adore! 18ct yellow gold with champagne diamonds and the most fantastic large cognac diamond, centrally set.

Replacing a fabulous ring and a new bracelet into the bargain Tuesday, May 30 2017 

Two commissions on an older theme approved today, thanks to one of our most dearest clients . . .

Baroque Tahitian silver-grey pearls to match the ‘Mother of the Bride’s’ silver-grey dress Friday, May 26 2017 

The dress was made at Modes, in the Newmarket fashion district in Auckland . . . the pearl strand was from our salt water, wholesale stock and Mary chose Barbara’s timeless shell clasp to be worn to the front. Delivered two weeks before the big event!

Clients write the best copy: Thursday, May 25 2017 

Hi Barb,
Thank you everyone for all the work on this unique piece. It’s great to have all those bits of family history in one place, and wearable!!! Really lovely piece which I will enjoy wearing.
Hope to meet again before too long.
Cheers . . . C.M.

Sending this back to Melbourne tomorrow – all new and repaired © Bh 1989 eye/heart Brooch Tuesday, May 23 2017 

Anodised aluminium brass and silver Brooch from Barbara’s ‘Paddington’ daze. We both still have ours, Donald Holt’s one (above) has graced more dance floors than most people have had hot dinners . . . it came back to the studio to be disassembled, the brass eye buffed and varnished and a new handmade high, two pin silver back. Strong enough for winter coat wear.

 

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