So consumed with the end of year 2016 powerpoint and two upcoming sales I forgot to post Gail Tarditi’s brooch commission Tuesday, Nov 29 2016 

This piece is the #19 slide and represents a most lovely commission experience for client and maker. Three different stages in the design development to the end result . . .

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:

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Its a family affair with Melanie & Remo Giuffré and Jeweller to the Lost – wonderful! Friday, Nov 25 2016 

Remo has covered the story in his FaceBook post today and the link on his ‘general thinker’ network is here. Barbara and Remo have collaborated on many projects and we are thrilled to have been part of the story since the beginning . . . congrats guys!

They did it on the sly and invited family and friends to a ‘witness’ party – well done guys! Tuesday, Nov 15 2016 

Long standing friends who loved our own wedding ring story, now they have their own version.

Number #2 ‘in-line’ necklace with many of her family mementos Friday, Nov 4 2016 

During 2016 Barbara has been busy with clients planning and then completing these personal pieces. Three different clients, all with two memory-laden pieces to wear all over again.

Five of Barbara’s ‘daisy’ flower components for Roy Schack’s Black Cube Wednesday, Nov 2 2016 

Roy’s exhibit is going to Denmark soon to be shown at the 25th (Silver) Anniversary of the Danish Cabinet Makers Association showcase.

The detail on the job bag: Commission © Bh Eight flower components for ‘Black Cube’. Bh Daisy design – Six larger (22mm) and two smaller flower each fitted to stainless steel round wire stem with small link attachment to allow slight movement. 925 Silver with matt and burnished finish, smaller flowers have teal blue/red finish.

Roy also had a stick pin made with the teal blue flower for himself.

The © Bh ‘in-line’ concept reworked as a new commissioned bracelet design Saturday, Oct 29 2016 

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Catherine’s lovely antique Coral beads reworked as this oxidised Silver and 18ct yellow Gold ‘in-line’ bracelet. Barbara’s signature bar & ring clasp with applied Gold and her wire wrapped smaller Coral bead enhancer.

1 William Street, three views from our files Saturday, Oct 29 2016 

We are now able to share with clients and friends, our sculpture in Cbus’ new building at 1 William Street Brisbane Friday, Oct 28 2016 

This public art project has been under wraps since 2014, we were one of fifty-four artists to tender an EOI (expression of interest) then one of eight shortlisted. Three made the final cut to have their concepts accepted and be allocated a location. Our work was to be located in the magnificent 10 metre high foyer.

We collaborated throughout with curator; Jacqueline Armitstead, architect; Mark Damant, engineers; Rod Bligh and Simon Lewis, fabricators; Dee Wallace and John Edwards at G&B Stainless. Installation day in September 2016 went perfectly and our group of three works entitled: ‘New Nature’ has already drawn considerable attention and positive reaction from our client and building visitors.

The scale model for #3 is shown on the polished stainless steel light well, beside the spiral strip prior to being tacked to the vector cut spine. All three sculpture elements are laid out for production sheets here, here and here. Each unit in elevation is here, here, and here.

Two of Barbara’s elements on model #2 showing the different materials and treatments she has designed and specified to emulate nature, below and above ground.

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This secure and technologically smart building will house the office of the Queensland Premier, the Queensland Cabinet and parliamentary bureaucrats. The ground floor and foyer are all considered public spaces so do drop in and coffee-up under this last shot above, of model #3.

Gold south sea pearl, diamond and gem commissioned ring went home with its new owner last night Friday, Oct 28 2016 

© Bh – Commission “inheritance” Ring. Gold South Sea Pearl BU G2 11.7mm in beaded rub-over setting has 18mm collar surround set with 5= 1.53ct princess cut Spessartite Garnets 3.5mm and 5=0.25ct round brilliant cut white diamonds 2.3mm F/G Vs set in low rub-over settings. Ring has fine ‘granulation’ and beaded wire detailing in the manner of ancient Etruscan goldsmithing. Band is 10mm wide at top and tapering to 6mm at back. 18ct and 22ct gold matt finish with burnished detail. Size L More pics here and here

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