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.

 

So many people got in touch yesterday to tell us that Quentin was on the ABC television wearing her commissioned earrings and matching brooch by Barbara Heath Friday, Apr 21 2017 

One of Australia’s most high-profile women of integrity, a close friend of Marjory Millburn (Barbara’s first commission client). Her matching © Bh Pyramid Lattice earrings and brooch have graced many a public and private gathering – worn well with style and we are devoted fans.

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.

Sue saw something similar in the city and came straight to the studio Thursday, Apr 13 2017 

Barbara and Sue worked out an ‘every day’ functional design and a make that maximised the metal, one that finally incorporated her large baroque Tahitian Pearl and the pear cut Andalucite she had tucked away. Both gems were studio finds here from sales past . . .

Client and maker certainly in tune with the “universe”. . . Wednesday, Apr 12 2017 

Jennie was given her beautiful (best colour) Aquamarine. When she asked friends they suggested Barbara as a designer and maker. Jennie searched for our contact, called when we were away in Tasmania. After visiting our blog and spending time there – a certain ‘ring’ struck a chord followed by a brief and studio visit to collaboratively design Jennie’s ring.

©Bh – Commission Jennie Truman – Ring with Aquamarine pear cut 2.02ct (as supplied) in gold rub-over setting on silver ring with applied gold beads, in irregular placement and 5 x 2mm round brilliant cut Tsavorite Garnets (5= 0.29ct) in gold rub-over settings. Parallel band is 3.5mm wide with low rounded profile to inside and out and has gold bead detailing to upper section. Design as per sketch. Handmade in 925 Silver and 18ct yellow Gold (as supplied). Size W.

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

Barbara says she didn’t invent *it . . . she just pulled it into her vocabulary Friday, Mar 24 2017 

Yes the *wire form with tab settings . . . have been a signature option here at Jeweller to the Lost since the beginning. Ruth and Barbara made a random arrangement of the elements – silver, onyx and the coral-coloured French glass buttons.

Juan-Luis and I always scan and document most stages of the make either on the iPhone or the scanner. Here is the construct in two sides via my scanner – very clean and scrutinised work.

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>

Joy and sadness Thursday, Mar 9 2017 

“Baby in the Bath” is a birth marker that Barbara and I collaborated on in the mid 1980s. There were numerous commissions, all from friends and clients – this one was made for the Landon family for the birth of their son Theo in 1988. Steve Landon was a superb typographer who ran the tight Brisbane outlet of a Sydney firm called Typefounders. While on our Christmas break I had a FB message from Theo to say Steve had sadly passed away and this little marker had surfaced. I asked that he send it to the studio and we would clean and document it again. Remo Guiffré from the famous Remo store in Sydney commissioned another slightly different version for his store, this spread “Baby in the Bath”further into the world . . . and we still make these to order today.

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The bronze cast baby arrives into the world with a pink or blue anodised aluminium splash, the -place -time -date -weight and -baby’s name is hand punched into the patinated bronze base. © Jeweller to the Lost/Australia.

Back in the studio for the first day in 2017 – but where do I start? Monday, Mar 6 2017 

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Our 30th anniversary was celebrated on December 16th 2016 at an evening bash for another occasion – Tim & Rhana’s Xmas doo at the “Bears”. Thanks Tim Gruchy for the impromptu pic . . .

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