Exciting when the second generation come in to commission rings Thursday, Jul 20 2017 

The younger generation love finer things, Barbara steered this ring commission for Margaux into a delicate scale with a raw sculptured texture using noble 18ct palladium white gold, the client wanted it to be anything but bright and sparkly so the metal was heated to darken the surface. The large brown Diamond natural crystal from our gem collection was selected and set with twig like claws.

Wonderful commissioned © Bh Ring went to Melbourne tuesday evening and we awaited the call or email to say it was delivered safe . . . Thursday, Jul 13 2017 

Dear Barbara,

Just opened your parcel to find my GORGEOUS ring.

I love, love, LOVE it ! ! !

All I had hoped for and more . . .

Thank you so, so much.

best wishes,

Sarah

Week’s end (financial year end) and the last four new makes are here to scan and price Friday, Jun 30 2017 

Solid textured oxidised silver bangles, with 9ct sections ready for next weekend’s ‘Winter Design Market’ at QAGOMA. To be sold wholesale at our stand, with a large selection of our stock removed from our Queensland Art Gallery showcase so be there early, lots of others will be there also! These are from our new style ‘impressions’ to be launched next Saturday 8th July 2017 . . . #jewellertothelost

Since I posted this shot to my Instagram on June 21 its had 209 hits Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 

So pleased for K. T. Doyle

I’ve just finished a testimonial for her blog also . . . I secretly commissioned these work aprons after our nearly 30 year old EP ones just had to be replaced. We had to wait for a studio visitor to snap a pic. K. T. will be known to most of our clients who frequent our two studio sales per year as she is lovingly known as one of our Jeweller to the Lost (Bunnies).

Barbara writes about her 30 year studio relationship with Juan Luis Gonzalez, master jeweller. Tuesday, Jun 27 2017 

Neither of us remember the exact date but it was around this time 30 years ago that Juan Luis Gonzalez first came to my studio/shop in the Brisbane Arcade. Juan’s art teacher at Corinda High School, Julie Peachey made sure her students linked in to the local art scene and I was just one of many artists invited to run a workshop there, thats how I met Juan. Shortly afterwards he came to do work experience for a while… and as they say, the rest is history. With his natural talent, it wasn’t long before he became indispensable.
Even with natural talent, attaining the artisanal skills required for making fine jewellery, the manual finesse and the spatial imagination for the hand to reliably do what the eye wants take years of focus and repetition. Over the years together we have enjoyed mentoring many recent graduates as they seek to strengthen their skills, most stay for a year or two before leaving to pursue their next goals. Juan has stayed and that has enabled our working relationship to evolve into something more than remarkable – I am grateful – and so proud of the beautiful work we produce together.

 

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.

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

Clients write the best copy: Thursday, May 25 2017 

Hi Barb,
Thank you everyone for all the work on this unique piece. It’s great to have all those bits of family history in one place, and wearable!!! Really lovely piece which I will enjoy wearing.
Hope to meet again before too long.
Cheers . . . C.M.

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