Janice, Ruth and Cath drop over to scheme up numerous goodies Friday, Sep 23 2016 

We love it when the whole family is involved, mother and two daughters spark off each other and Barbara works through the generations of treasures. One existing commission of Cath’s is further amended, a bold raw Amber necklace for Ruth.  Two versions of a great recycled necklace with Coral and Turquoise has been designed for Janice.

A gem ‘bricolage’ set of earrings designed for Cath.

Many © Bh commissions come with little extra requests Friday, Sep 23 2016 

So many clients who follow us, earnestly watch what we do for others and this leads to small requests – “Barbara, you know that extended block bail you did for ( X ), would that work for this baroque Pearl I love but have never been able to wear”?

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The studio finishes the first of two © Bh ‘in-line’ commissioned necklaces today Friday, Sep 23 2016 

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Here is the design worked up with material scanned at same size – no names at this stage, oxidised Silver and 18ct yellow Gold with bayonet clasp. Recycling these rare and sentimental elements from more than one lifetime, is becoming a speciality of Barbara’s.

This oval gem pavé ring went to its new owner today Friday, Sep 9 2016 

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22mm x 15mm oval has low domed profile with chisel texture and is set with x5 round brilliant cut diamonds x7 faceted sapphires x4 round brilliant cut rubies, all supplied. Barbara’s low rounded profile smooth band 5mm wide at top tapering to 3.5mm at back. Size Q in 18ct palladium white gold.

 

Pendant design and make for her large sentimental faceted Citrine Thursday, Jul 14 2016 

Barbara’s design is a four claw – Roman setting with two coloured golds in the segmented fine ‘rollo’ chain – 18ct rose and yellow gold © Bh #jewellertothelost #brisbane

Designer and Jeweller collaborate, use recycled jewellery, create silver sculptured fox pendant and cut up some of the gold objects Thursday, Jul 7 2016 

New – Jeweller to the Lost ring stocks ready for BGS artshow 5 August Thursday, Jun 16 2016 

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Ring © Barbara Heath 2016 ‘Chenier’ style with pavé set Sapphires and Diamonds in oval cartouche in 18ct white and yellow gold

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Early Barbara Heath material sent to me by the model – Susan Noyes Thursday, Jun 16 2016 

Earrings and necklace above © Bh 1989 shot by Paul Arrowsmith in the day. Another earring shot – here Titanium, perforated Steel and 925 Silver.

Bangle © Bh 1989 Titanium 925 Silver – In fact we were out the other evening at dinner at our friend’s house and Jemina was wearing a similar bangle from this era . . . she remarked that she wears it a lot, in a stack with other Silver bangles.

 

We are working our way through her jewellery collection, revamping as we go Saturday, Jun 11 2016 

Commission © Bh –  Marquise cut Ruby as supplied set in low tapered partial rub-over setting aligned across hand. ‘Chenier’ style band, narrower and rounded to top increasing slightly in width and flatter to back. Band has 18 round brilliant cut diamonds as supplied, flush set in irregular pattern ‘like stars’. 18ct rose gold with matt and polished detail. Size Q1/2 – click here for a larger shot.

Recent studio visitors given the ‘jeweller to the lost’ treatment Friday, Jun 10 2016 

Sixteen © Barbara Heath pieces back for cleaning, two rethreads, settings check, photography and up-to-date replacement valuations, all for a favourite client. Her husband Bryce is always one of the early birds to our annual studio sales, snapping up a strong piece while Janet often commissions pieces to fill the gaps.

I love all our customers, everyone follows Barbara’s minimal aesthetic in their own way. While some love to add more bling others prefer this pared-back look. It is powerful to see what one client has selected for her everyday jewellery to enhance her look.

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