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.

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.

Barbara’s textured “S” clasp and wrap-around Shakudo settings on our client’s own Ambers and black Resin beads Thursday, Mar 23 2017 

 

Art deco elements recycled into new wearable pendant by Jeweller to the Lost Thursday, Mar 23 2017 

The Barker family women all colluded with Barbara to divide up family pieces, recycle elements and work together to ramp-up the wearability of the things that survived the review. Here is Ruth’s new pendant as constructed in four parts:

Some of Heather’s diamonds and pearls re-cycled for her daughter Kate Friday, Dec 30 2016 

We call this style – Gem Jumbles, just a real crafty way to use the material in their original settings © Bh 2016

The last commission for 2016 went to its owner last Saturday Tuesday, Dec 20 2016 

The studio valuation was prepared today and posted in the mail. We suggest clients slice open the envelope and keep it with the paperwork enclosed, the date of postage is another proof of identity and ownership.

© Bh Commission P.E. for R. – Ring, low rounded profile band has chisel textured finish and set with Rachael’s own diamond 1=0.60ct and additional 11 x diamonds; 3x square emerald cut, 5 x round brilliant cut, 1 x tapered baguette, 1x baguette (11=0.31 cts F-G Vs) and 1 x round brilliant cut Tanzanite 1= 0.35ct pavé set to upper half. Band tapers to back of finger. Platinum. Size M1/2

 

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