Hand fabricated commissioned ‘big-up’ Ring with ‘baroque lattice’ © Bh pattern Friday, Sep 29 2017 

Large oval faceted Smoky Quartz 925 Silver #jewellertothelost

 

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Commissioned hinged cuff with baroque lattice pattern © Bh Friday, Sep 29 2017 

This is a previous pattern used on Trisha’s ‘big-up ring’ of 2013 which we are making again with smoky quartz . . . so this is a newly developed hinged cuff as a partner to her new ring. I like the smart use of the pattern again and the design resolve of the gem placements.

Two more ‘sister’s bracelets’ finished today Friday, Sep 29 2017 

Oxidised 925 Silver with © Bh impressions links handmade star wire chain 22ct textured yellow good links Signature bar and ring clasp #jewellertothelost

“When you wish upon a star . . . Saturday, Sep 16 2017 

Makes no difference who you are . . .

Anything your heart desires will come to you”

Our first commissioned ‘Stargazer’ ring for Jesse Roebuck: Medallion Ring © Bh ‘Stargazer’ style Diamond, cape colour rose cut SI 1=0.68ct graver set, solid two part fused 18ct yellow Gold. 

“When a star is born
They possess a gift or two
One of them is this
They have the power to make a wish come true
When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires will come to you
If your heart is in your dream
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do
Fate is kind
She brings to those who love
The sweet fulfillment of their secret longing
Like a bolt out of the blue
Fate steps in and sees you through
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true
When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires will come to you
If your heart is in your dream
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do
Fate is kind
She brings to those who love
The sweet fulfillment of their secret longing
Like a bolt out of the blue
Fate steps in and sees you through
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true”

His and Hers, wedding rings flying to Italy to bind two hearts Wednesday, Sep 13 2017 

Lovely hearts, lovely friends, lovely outcome . . .

HERS: ©Bh Commission L. P. Wedding ring – Oval saddle style ring with oval 22x16mm aligned along finger and tapering slim band approx. 5mm wide. Oval top is flush set with x3 Rubies marquise cut, x11 Diamonds. Ring constructed in 18ct palladium white gold. Matt and burnished finish. Size S1/2.

HIS: © Bh Commission W. A. Wedding ring – Cut Out Squares design low half-rounded profile band 8.5mm wide has 9 square cut out sections each 4.5mm. Ring constructed in 925 Silver has fitted inside sleeve of 18ct yellow gold. Recut Sapphire from family ring and rub over setting. Size Y. Matt and burnished finish.

Barbara’s new ‘impressions’ work incorporated into this pair of ‘sister’s bracelets’ commission Wednesday, Sep 6 2017 

Bracelet © Bh Bar and ring clasp central oval impression link in oxidised silver handmade starwire links and textured 22ct yellow gold small links – for Suzanne and Barbara Heath. (They often both win a piece when a new technique emerges in the studio).

The brief says “melt all those things and use as much gold as you can” Wednesday, Aug 30 2017 

Solid gold and silver Signature Bracelet © Bh 2017 x6 symbols, checkerboard spinel, bar & ring clasp. Barbara posted a small movie to Instagram and it has over 300 views between finishing this last week and Andrea collecting today – Barbara’s handle is @barbyheath if you would like to view . . . I’ve posted the design below, these objects are planned with element discussed and finalised in great detail. Sometimes a client is on the other side of the world!

Wholesale stock in the studio pictured as of today + new consignment stock out to Queensland Art Gallery store today Friday, Aug 25 2017 

We mostly send all stock to our hard working retailers and wholesale our gem stones to commission clients who visit the studio. Our intimate client list has grown after 40 years and so many repeat clients know where to call and visit again. We are keeping a small range (pictured above) here for online and studio visitors. Full size images can be found here:

http://www.co-opones.to/male/viewer/index.html

Please click on the link above and scroll down to the following link (approximately 21 lines down) “current stock in the studio – August 2017”.

Call mal E on 0431 464 470 or email me on <male@co-opones.to> for further details . . .

55 years ago young Barbara walked over the Ponte Vecchio in Florence and was seduced by the small jewellery shops Friday, Aug 25 2017 

Likewise on this research trip, the bridge was alive with activity except this one shop remained bolted down and closed. Ferro battuto from the 15th century . . .

Barbara continues her research into jewellery, bronze and iron materials Thursday, Aug 24 2017 

Inside the ferro battuto studio of ‘Carlo’ at Civitanova Alta, a third generation regional metalsmith now retired and closing his forge. He has found no one local who is interested to learn the craft and can’t compete with the cheap Chinese products flooding Italy. We are hoping that local council can work to house his stock and trade tools. We were overjoyed when staff opened up the museum for us at Monteloupone, as it was holiday season. Invaluable to have access and time with these old makers.

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