The brief says “melt all those things and use as much gold as you can” Wednesday, Aug 30 2017 

Solid gold and silver Signature Bracelet © Bh 2017 x6 symbols, checkerboard spinel, bar & ring clasp. Barbara posted a small movie to Instagram and it has over 300 views between finishing this last week and Andrea collecting today – Barbara’s handle is @barbyheath if you would like to view . . . I’ve posted the design below, these objects are planned with element discussed and finalised in great detail. Sometimes a client is on the other side of the world!

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Wholesale stock in the studio pictured as of today + new consignment stock out to Queensland Art Gallery store today Friday, Aug 25 2017 

We mostly send all stock to our hard working retailers and wholesale our gem stones to commission clients who visit the studio. Our intimate client list has grown after 40 years and so many repeat clients know where to call and visit again. We are keeping a small range (pictured above) here for online and studio visitors. Full size images can be found here:

http://www.co-opones.to/male/viewer/index.html

Please click on the link above and scroll down to the following link (approximately 21 lines down) “current stock in the studio – August 2017”.

Call mal E on 0431 464 470 or email me on <male@co-opones.to> for further details . . .

55 years ago young Barbara walked over the Ponte Vecchio in Florence and was seduced by the small jewellery shops Friday, Aug 25 2017 

Likewise on this research trip, the bridge was alive with activity except this one shop remained bolted down and closed. Ferro battuto from the 15th century . . .

Someone out there will want this designer’s suite of hand-built studio furniture c1974 Friday, Jul 21 2017 

We hope they go to someone deserving and in need of them.

They were commissioned and made to my design for my studio in 1974 by Gary May, he later became Queensland Government Architect. They were for ‘Fairdinkum Graphics’ 1975–1978 and have been in storage since, holding my huge graphics library that couldn’t be accommodated at home.

Originally in yellow laminex with matching knobs, I overlaid white laminex in the early 1990s and replaced the knobs with white ones. I’ll try to find the yellow knobs in storage somewhere or replace the white ones for yellow again. I’ve spent two days taking off the white laminex and glue, it has come up a treat. Solid oregon pine throughout with bronze bevelled glass on all the outer shelves. Lovely wide flat plan draws at the base of the two units.

Each bookcase unit is in two pieces and I want $600.00 per unit = $1,200.00 and I want $300.00 for the matching table. Selling the lot at a dealer’s buy price – $1,500.00 – as soon as possible.
My mobile is 0431 464 470.

Bookcase base 1480mm W x 730mm D x 1020mm H – Bookcase top 1430mm W 1270mm H x 350mm D + Table 1770mm L x 860mm W x 750mm H. Please pass on to folk you might think deserving?

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

New medallion earrings for the range, ready for QAGOMA ‘winter design market’ Sat July 8, 2017 Wednesday, Jun 14 2017 

There is still one set on the bench as I rush to scan and post these new beauties by #jewellertothelost studio . . .

Earrings – Bright 925 silver and round brilliant cut sapphire ‘Athena’ & ‘olive branch’ antique seals, reconstituted and cast medallions with hooks.

Earrings – 18ct yellow gold and florentine set round brilliant cut diamond ‘Venus’ & ‘olive bush’ antique seals, reconstituted and cast medallions with hooks.

Earrings – 18ct yellow gold and florentine set round brilliant cut diamond ‘Venus’ & ‘olive bush’ antique seals, reconstituted and cast medallions with hooks.

 

An old friend from 1999 back for a resize and setting check Friday, Jun 9 2017 

One of Barbara’s early sculpted rings back for its second ever maintenance check . . . Trish noted that she has worn a different pair of Bh earrings, every day for the past 21 days to work. That’s the feedback we adore! 18ct yellow gold with champagne diamonds and the most fantastic large cognac diamond, centrally set.

Replacing a fabulous ring and a new bracelet into the bargain Tuesday, May 30 2017 

Two commissions on an older theme approved today, thanks to one of our most dearest clients . . .

New interest in larger-than-life jewellery pieces by Barbara Heath from 1989 Thursday, May 25 2017 

Two jewellery collectors have recently requested info on these early brooches and then last week we received one sent from Melbourne, for repairs. We will have some of these for sale at our stand at the mid-year QAGOMA design market – Saturday July 8, 2017.

From the catalogue – Australian fashion: the contemporary art, an exhibition curated by Jane de Teliga for the Museum of Applied Art and Sciences, Sydney in association with the Australia Council. The show toured to the Twentieth Century Gallery at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.

‘Barbara Heath’s oversized jewellery cannot go unnoticed and in the maker’s own words, it “demands that you be very involved with the piece to be able to put it on”.’ For this reason she uses large convex mirrors in her brooches to include the observer in the piece’s function. Age old symbols of life and death such as baby dolls and skulls decorate the mirror brooches in shiny silver and take her work into the realm of iconography. Barbara employs these clichéd symbols to balance the startling dialogue she sets up between wearer and observer. Barbara’s awareness of the individual and public perception of her work stems from her experience in more commercial accessories design including ranges for Johathan Sceats and Covers. Skull and babies mirror brooches of anodised aluminium and sterling silver (shown). Symbol brooch series: Eye, Dog, Dog2, Heart, and charm bracelets of anodised aluminium.

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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