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.

 

Clients sometimes start the ball rolling in the right direction Thursday, May 18 2017 

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Emma and Barbara have a long commissioning relationship, her first piece was her graduation ring and in her own words – these are her ‘push bling’ for baby Tabitha. An email message received showed her idea in a selfie. Barbara’s response was easy, she designed and the studio produced these two part earrings in 18ct palladium white gold using the gifted Diamonds from Ray’s Mother. Using two textures that have become ‘Jeweller to the Lost’ favourites; Chunky Pavé and pierced Lace balls.

Barbara’s earrings and brooch make another appearance, this time in the cover shot of the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce’s recent book of letters, entitled: “Dear Quentin”. Wednesday, May 10 2017 

Our signed copy is from the second numbered series of the Miegunyah Volumes, royalties to be donated to the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

Janice calls her necklace -“Re-Cycle the Lot” © Bh Friday, Apr 21 2017 

Barb says it could also be called ‘the family story’ as collectively the three Barker women and Barbara tackled how to re-work a table load of their treasures. This last piece comprised of earrings, brooches, loose gems and lovely coral beads is now completed and ready to be worn all over again.

 

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