New interest in larger-than-life jewellery pieces by Barbara Heath from 1989 Thursday, May 25 2017 

Two jewellery collectors have recently requested info on these early brooches and then last week we received one sent from Melbourne, for repairs. We will have some of these for sale at our stand at the mid-year QAGOMA design market – Saturday July 8, 2017.

From the catalogue – Australian fashion: the contemporary art, an exhibition curated by Jane de Teliga for the Museum of Applied Art and Sciences, Sydney in association with the Australia Council. The show toured to the Twentieth Century Gallery at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.

‘Barbara Heath’s oversized jewellery cannot go unnoticed and in the maker’s own words, it “demands that you be very involved with the piece to be able to put it on”.’ For this reason she uses large convex mirrors in her brooches to include the observer in the piece’s function. Age old symbols of life and death such as baby dolls and skulls decorate the mirror brooches in shiny silver and take her work into the realm of iconography. Barbara employs these clichéd symbols to balance the startling dialogue she sets up between wearer and observer. Barbara’s awareness of the individual and public perception of her work stems from her experience in more commercial accessories design including ranges for Johathan Sceats and Covers. Skull and babies mirror brooches of anodised aluminium and sterling silver (shown). Symbol brooch series: Eye, Dog, Dog2, Heart, and charm bracelets of anodised aluminium.

Many clients have been waiting for more ‘another time’ © Bh material Thursday, May 18 2017 

Twin gem Earrings © Bh Burmese Ruby princess cut 2=0.5ct box settings with German cut black Spinel high cabochon 2=19.13ct with Barbara’s signature white Enamel fusion 18ct yellow Gold Hooks.

 

Another version of a twin gem pair of earrings © Bh finished today Thursday, May 18 2017 

Twin gem Earrings © Bh smoky Quartz princess cut 2=4.31ct textured tapered box setting Brazilian green Tourmaline high cabochons 2=6.30ct oval rub over setting 9ct rose and yellow Gold Hooks.

New ‘on the ear’ twin gem earrings for retailer’s stock finished today Thursday, May 18 2017 

We will have these to tempt you at wholesale prices at QAGOMA early July 2017. New twin gem Earrings ‘on the ear’ style © Bh yellow Beryl princess cuts 2=1.14ct 9ct yellow Gold box settings pink Tourmaline round brilliant cut high cabochons 2=6.30ct oxidised 925 Silver textured settings Bar to hooks.

We are slowly preparing new Earrings for stock, see you all at QAGOMA Saturday July 8 Thursday, May 18 2017 

Barbara calls this version ‘on the ear’ – twin gem earrings © Barbara Heath 2017 High square African Aquamarine cabochon 2=3.27ct freshwater Keshi Pearls 9ct yellow and white gold Hooks. Please save the date as this is our first announcement . . .

Home invasion by journalist, stylist and photographer went splendidly last December Friday, Apr 21 2017 

Here is the Instagram snapshot at the end of launch day, 20/4/2017 and the link to the article.

The links to everyone concerned are in the article. With an enormous reach to 243,000 followers; ‘thedesignfiles’ have certainly created an easy vehicle into people’s homes and studios, creative enterprises and lifestyles of Australian families. The “likes” that this post has created both on Lucy’s feed and our own feeds has be quite overwhelming . . . thanks to all and please enjoy the article.

Barbara’s ‘signature bracelet’ has been in production for 31 years Thursday, Mar 30 2017 

I know of three distinct style changes, elements and even their size has evolved. Different ‘bar and ring’ clasp designs have been incorporated. Studio visitors can sort through the record books and create their own unique version. Solid metal with numerous textures and sometimes with gems. This unit is destined for one of our retailers.

Polished onyx, 925 silver, bronze with 18ct yellow gold detail © Bh – Jeweller to the Lost 2017

Week two back at the studio, I have multiple small tasks getting found items into the stock mix as Barbara and Juan-Luis are straight into the Barker family’s multiple briefs. Tuesday, Mar 14 2017 

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Beach finds, gifts from friends and finds from stalls and shops throughout Tasmania going into our resource to be sold and re-cycled. Commission clients bring their ideas, precursors and work through the brief process with Barbara Heath. We have a collection of gems & small antiques that usually fit their concepts – we also source and supply at wholesale elements to compliment client’s concepts. Studio appointments, call +61 7 3856 2269 (Brisbane, Australia). Internet requests are quite the norm <barby@co-opones.to>

The Monday before next Saturday’s studio sale – the invites are now being opened, the calls from clients who live a far are my next focus Monday, Dec 5 2016 

Q) “Earrings” – what have you done special this year? A) eight pair of “gem jumbles” I’ll photograph and text you the details, have you changed your mobile?

Q) “What Lace rings are new? A) see below:

Lace ‘cupola’ dress ring 9ct palladium white gold round brilliant cut aquamarines 6=0.36ct G/SI Diamonds 6=0,22ct Size P

There are also commissions scheduled right until the studio closes for the year on Friday 16 Dec 2016

Here (above) is a lay down for a unique pair of lace earrings being made for a favourite Melbourne client.

Download the 2016 commissioner’s report for the year, here.

 

I’ve just posted our two ‘highlights’ – powerpoint reviews for years; 2015 and 2016 Friday, Nov 25 2016 

Just an easy download from the server:

Link – here

Link – here

 

 

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