The last medallion earring pair finished today Thursday, Jun 15 2017 

Barbara’s style is called ‘stargazer’ 9ct rose gold medallion oxidised silver with florentine set champagne diamonds and hooks. To be wholesaled on the day at the QAGOMA winter design market.

The medallion in this third signet ring is laid across the finger Thursday, Jun 15 2017 

Our stock for QAGOMA winter market is building up ready for Saturday July 8. 2017 . . . see you there!

The second of three new medallion rings coming off the bench Wednesday, Jun 14 2017 

Just one shot doesn’t do the ring justice, photography also fails to communicate the feel, the weight or the brilliance of the gem . . . so plan to visit us on the day of the ‘winter design market’ outside QAGOMA on Saturday July 8, 2017. The other good news is that all our stock is costed at wholesale + GST.

New medallion earrings for the range, ready for QAGOMA ‘winter design market’ Sat July 8, 2017 Wednesday, Jun 14 2017 

There is still one set on the bench as I rush to scan and post these new beauties by #jewellertothelost studio . . .

Earrings – Bright 925 silver and round brilliant cut sapphire ‘Athena’ & ‘olive branch’ antique seals, reconstituted and cast medallions with hooks.

Earrings – 18ct yellow gold and florentine set round brilliant cut diamond ‘Venus’ & ‘olive bush’ antique seals, reconstituted and cast medallions with hooks.

Earrings – 18ct yellow gold and florentine set round brilliant cut diamond ‘Venus’ & ‘olive bush’ antique seals, reconstituted and cast medallions with hooks.

 

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

More work just made to be sold wholesale at QAGOMA winter market, Saturday July 8 2017 Tuesday, Jun 13 2017 

I know three clients who have these and want more – so it remains to be seen if these actually make it to winter market . . .

Bangle © Bh Gems with 18ct yellow Gold rub over settings, inlayed metal, half round, button clasp, oxidised 925 Silver, Shakudo – 1) hydro thermal Emerald black Diamond – 2) BET oval Ruby black Diamond – 3) black Diamond pink Sapphire Ruby – 4) yellow Sapphire black Diamond

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!

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.

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