Three new earring enhancer designs for her South Sea Pearls Monday, Jul 13 2020 

Barbara did three design versions, I liked the new white enamel ‘sticks’ . . . we emailed the versions and the wife shot back “thanks, the ‘sticks” . . . while the husband texted to us “I like the ‘sticks’. So the ‘sticks’ are now into the ©Bh design stylebook and the wife has another first version. Enhancers for Barbara’s solid gold hinged sleepers in 18ct yellow gold and white enamel fusion.

They conspired together on another totally secret commission, Chris is a gutsy guy! Tuesday, Jun 30 2020 

Commission – Chris Wallace – 40th birthday ring for Anna. Island Ring open oval form wraps low over finger enclosing a floating tapered baguette diamond F/G Vs 0.15ct. 18ct palladium white gold. Size M1/2

Other shots – herehere and here

The last design from 2019 – holiday in Tasmania – global pandemic – elements updated in April 2020 – finished end of May – collected mid June 2020 Tuesday, Jun 30 2020 

Commission for Louise Cutler – ‘Bee Brooch’ – stylised bee has body of long oval solid opal, as supplied. Wings of pearl shell and head of pale yellow sapphire (emerald cut 2.02ct). Sapphire set in 18ct yellow gold square wire framework, pearl shell in 18ct white gold fine edge bezel setting and opal having 18ct gold lace white enamel frame. Discrete connecting structure in the form of knife edged cross-span in 18ct white gold. Double pin clasp.  Dimensions approx. 60 x 40mm

Our new double oval bead wire bi-metal earrings © Bh Thursday, Jun 11 2020 

Bi-metal ovals are 18ct yellow gold and 925 silver with silver bead wire in an asymmetric twist with long hooks H=40mm – available from the studio at wholesale + GST (A$550.00) with a registered Express Post to anywhere in Australia at no cost. Call 0431 464 470 or email to mal E <male@urbanarchaeology.com.au>

Last years newie made again with earring to match Wednesday, Jun 10 2020 

© Bh Necklace with oval paper die links, oval bead wire and oval bi-metal mirrors in 18ct yellow gold and 925 silver with unique clasp. Barbara says the style works shifting from the U to the Y shape! I’ll shoot and post the earrings next . . .

Sydney client who is a big fan gave Barbara her diamonds to recycle into a © Bh table top ring Wednesday, Jun 10 2020 

The movie we posted on Barbara’s Instagram (@barby_heath) quickly created a huge amount of views and comments, Pam says the ring is still generating comments now we are all allowed out . . .

 

The studio creates © Bh ‘sautoirs’ quite often, they dash out of the place quickly Saturday, May 16 2020 

When client’s commission them they are filled with sentiment and extra meaning . . . Megan’s one is meant to be worn long but it looked terrific doubled when she tried it on. I’ve prepared two details (cause I can) – enjoy everyone . . .

© Bh Commission Megan Huppert – Lariat. 110cm Long necklace of one half 10mm round matt onyx and other half 8mm round polished onyx beads all on knotted silk thread. Beads slide through Textured C ring which has Megan’s emerald cut citrine in partial rub-over setting. Lariat terminates in pendant with Megan’s x 2 boulder opals each in four claw settings with open backs and x 3 peridots in pavé style settings one set onto pendant loop and two adjacent to opals. Design as per layout. Handmade in 925 Silver.

 

Adding another square cut Burma Ruby to M.T.’s ring Friday, May 15 2020 

Two antique carved bone objects given the treatment by © Jeweller to the Lost Friday, May 1 2020 

Formally a brooch sold by Warwick Oakman in Richmond, Tasmania – now owned by Sharon at Lancasters Antiques in Toowoomba, Shazzie asked Barb if she could turn it into a wearable pendant. Barbara pointed out that she had a similar one from Michael & Vanessa at Michael Allen Antiques at Stanley Street East, in Brisbane.

They hatched a plan back in August 2019 and its taken this long to find half a day to devote to their own stuff . . . “make a large bail attach to a cut out shape with flat claws, find and cut out an oval pearl shell backing, oxidised the silver and mount and set”

Barbara’s own bone piece was complex enough, we just oxidised the backing . . .

Not the usual party for Leila’s birthday due to social distancing – not the usual commission brief either Friday, Apr 24 2020 

Her parents did a virtual brief, Marilyn with the gems and ring samples, Barbara 3 meters away and Damien on the other end of the phone, reviewing images and talking on the fly . . .

Oxidised 925 silver with reticulated surface, punch set round brilliant cut hydro-thermal emerald.

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