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.

Sending this back to Melbourne tomorrow – all new and repaired © Bh 1989 eye/heart Brooch Tuesday, May 23 2017 

Anodised aluminium brass and silver Brooch from Barbara’s ‘Paddington’ daze. We both still have ours, Donald Holt’s one (above) has graced more dance floors than most people have had hot dinners . . . it came back to the studio to be disassembled, the brass eye buffed and varnished and a new handmade high, two pin silver back. Strong enough for winter coat wear.

 

Many clients have been waiting for more ‘another time’ © Bh material Thursday, May 18 2017 

Twin gem Earrings © Bh Burmese Ruby princess cut 2=0.5ct box settings with German cut black Spinel high cabochon 2=19.13ct with Barbara’s signature white Enamel fusion 18ct yellow Gold Hooks.

 

Another version of a twin gem pair of earrings © Bh finished today Thursday, May 18 2017 

Twin gem Earrings © Bh smoky Quartz princess cut 2=4.31ct textured tapered box setting Brazilian green Tourmaline high cabochons 2=6.30ct oval rub over setting 9ct rose and yellow Gold Hooks.

New ‘on the ear’ twin gem earrings for retailer’s stock finished today Thursday, May 18 2017 

We will have these to tempt you at wholesale prices at QAGOMA early July 2017. New twin gem Earrings ‘on the ear’ style © Bh yellow Beryl princess cuts 2=1.14ct 9ct yellow Gold box settings pink Tourmaline round brilliant cut high cabochons 2=6.30ct oxidised 925 Silver textured settings Bar to hooks.

Home invasion by journalist, stylist and photographer went splendidly last December Friday, Apr 21 2017 

Here is the Instagram snapshot at the end of launch day, 20/4/2017 and the link to the article.

The links to everyone concerned are in the article. With an enormous reach to 243,000 followers; ‘thedesignfiles’ have certainly created an easy vehicle into people’s homes and studios, creative enterprises and lifestyles of Australian families. The “likes” that this post has created both on Lucy’s feed and our own feeds has be quite overwhelming . . . thanks to all and please enjoy the article.

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