The studio creates © Bh ‘sautoirs’ quite often, they dash out of the place quickly Saturday, May 16 2020 

When client’s commission them they are filled with sentiment and extra meaning . . . Megan’s one is meant to be worn long but it looked terrific doubled when she tried it on. I’ve prepared two details (cause I can) – enjoy everyone . . .

© Bh Commission Megan Huppert – Lariat. 110cm Long necklace of one half 10mm round matt onyx and other half 8mm round polished onyx beads all on knotted silk thread. Beads slide through Textured C ring which has Megan’s emerald cut citrine in partial rub-over setting. Lariat terminates in pendant with Megan’s x 2 boulder opals each in four claw settings with open backs and x 3 peridots in pavé style settings one set onto pendant loop and two adjacent to opals. Design as per layout. Handmade in 925 Silver.

 

Adding another square cut Burma Ruby to M.T.’s ring Friday, May 15 2020 

Two antique carved bone objects given the treatment by © Jeweller to the Lost Friday, May 1 2020 

Formally a brooch sold by Warwick Oakman in Richmond, Tasmania – now owned by Sharon at Lancasters Antiques in Toowoomba, Shazzie asked Barb if she could turn it into a wearable pendant. Barbara pointed out that she had a similar one from Michael & Vanessa at Michael Allen Antiques at Stanley Street East, in Brisbane.

They hatched a plan back in August 2019 and its taken this long to find half a day to devote to their own stuff . . . “make a large bail attach to a cut out shape with flat claws, find and cut out an oval pearl shell backing, oxidised the silver and mount and set”

Barbara’s own bone piece was complex enough, we just oxidised the backing . . .

Not the usual party for Leila’s birthday due to social distancing – not the usual commission brief either Friday, Apr 24 2020 

Her parents did a virtual brief, Marilyn with the gems and ring samples, Barbara 3 meters away and Damien on the other end of the phone, reviewing images and talking on the fly . . .

Oxidised 925 silver with reticulated surface, punch set round brilliant cut hydro-thermal emerald.

Anytime is a good time for an ‘upgrade’ . . . marking significant life events makes sense Friday, Apr 24 2020 

Janet Gibson is one of our long-time ‘serial offenders’. Her request was to check over both her Lariat and Signature Bracelet and add some . . . oomph elements to both.

Yesterday’s studio visitor’s real reason for calling in to the studio – to collect her recent commission Friday, Apr 24 2020 

2020 © Bh Commission – V. C. Her ‘Pizza Ring’ with low convex asymmetric saddle-curve top, approx. 20x25mm aligned diagonally across finger and pavé set with gems as supplied;  Diamond round brilliant cut =1.01ct E SI1, oval Spinel =0.64ct, cushion cut Imperial Topaz =1.15ct,  Andalucite =1.21ct, round brilliant cut black Diamonds 3=0.38ct. Plus three family Diamonds 1=0.32ct, 2=0.12ct as supplied. The band sweeps from wide at top, narrow to back of finger. Upper gem set oval has soft hammered texture finish with smooth matt finish to the band part of the ring. Platinum. Size Q1/2

When tough comes to town the tougher get busy . . . Thursday, Apr 16 2020 

 

Three shots of the one commissioned bangle © Bh – Jeweller to the Lost – Brisbane Australia.

In fact its her second one and Barbara has been adding elements and gems (rubies & pink tourmalines) as requested, this one is the “red” solid 18ct yellow gold one. The first one, started years ago is the “green” one.

This was the last commission for 2019, it is the first one for the commissioner’s list of 2020 Wednesday, Apr 1 2020 

. . . and it escaped before I could photograph/scan it. A terrific thank-you note was received:

“Good morning Barbara, Thank you so much for making my beautiful 50th birthday earrings, that I received over Christmas. I absolutely love them. They are subtle, the stones are perfect, and the detail and matt finish in the leaves is exactly what I would have wished for. They will be worn most of the time (except when I swim) and compliment my ring beautifully. So I am one very happy customer! Kind regards, Ros”

From the job bag © Barbara Heath – Jeweller to the Lost:

C. B. loved the larger © Bh stock ring and was happy to wait for her own to be made Wednesday, Mar 25 2020 

Gem Petals Ring 18ct yellow gold basket settings and wire construction white enamel fusion Imperial Topaz 3=3.25ct . . . our client called it her ‘rocky road ring’ and sent a thank-you note back with the subject: W O W !

Anything enamelled is a resize no no, so we made Catherin another one to fit. Fortunately when our German gem dealer came and showed us the Topaz, Barbara bought the entire parcel which eventually made three gem cluster rings.

 

Posting another ‘love letter’ from a client Thursday, Dec 26 2019 

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