Here they are finished and about to the collected Tuesday, Oct 25 2016
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Janice, Ruth and Cath drop over to scheme up numerous goodies Friday, Sep 23 2016
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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.
There are two opportunities a year to buy Barbara Heath jewellery at below wholesale, the QAGOMA store ‘Winter Design Market’ is the next date to seriously diarise Sunday, Jul 17 2016
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We will be at our usual place at the Gallery of Modern Art – Saturday 30th July 2016 9:00am–4:00pm We both look forward to seeing you all and meeting new clients and sharing the bespoke joy!
New © ‘curved bar’ earrings Onyx disc checkerboard cushion cut Citrines 2=6.96ct 9ct yellow gold basket settings posts and butterflys 9ct white gold + New © ‘gem cluster ring – dandy’ faceted cushion cut Spinel 1=7.39ct chunky pavé set round brilliant cut Diamonds F-G SI 16=0.81ct 18ct yellow gold
Earrings, Rings, Bracelets, Necklaces, Sautoirs and Pendants from our range returned from retailers and marked down for one day . . .
Earring © Bh ‘twin gem’ one-offs – best green Tourmaline faceted ovals 2=5.52ct polished Onyx princess cuts x2 18ct Yellow Gold ‘holbein knot’ rub over settings oxidised Silver posts and butterflys
Earrings © Bh ‘tapered block’ round brilliant cut Ceylon sapphire 2=0.35ct rub over setting Tahitian Pearl silver colour B+ 11-12mm 18ct palladium White Gold hooks
Earrings © Bh ‘small lace dish’ radiant cut Ceylon Sapphires 2=0.50ct Diamonds F-G Vs 4=0.12ct 9ct White Gold hooks
Ring © Bh ‘romany” ring four leaf detail and round brillant cut Diamond F/G SI 2=0.07ct Aquamarine oval cabochon 1=9.05ct 9ct palladium White Gold size 01/2
Recent studio visitors given the ‘jeweller to the lost’ treatment Friday, Jun 10 2016
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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.
Barbara remarked how much she loved working with her client who is another artist who just knows her stuff Monday, May 23 2016
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Barbara posted this on her Instagram feed with these words: “Had fun doing this today for a fab artist client. I had an idea laid out but she flipped in a few diamonds and took out a couple of #chrometourmalines, I added a pair of #demantoidgarnets and then we went all black metal and gold edgy! #twoheadsarebetterthanone #ilovemyclients #jewellertothelost”
Two new ‘curved bar’ earrings © Barbara Heath Wednesday, May 11 2016
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I really need an instagram movie to show off these wonderful millennium cut Beryls and green Quartz stones, polished Onyx discs set in 9ct yellow and white gold, posts and butterflies – both pairs into our retailer’s stock.
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Barbara makes everything locally with Juan-Luis, her other permanent studio jeweller and Dimitar, our off-site back-up. Keeping up stock to our three retailers is hard these days as our lovely ‘commission’ clients are now initiating jewels into their family’s third generation. Most new business comes from word-of-mouth and my daughter’s extended set of fashionistas . . . these flower earrings usually go as soon as they are seen out and about.
Earrings – flower ‘daisy’ plain 9ct yellow gold pink fresh water pearl central hook
Earrings – flower ‘daisy’ plain 925 silver pink fresh water pearl central hook
Three new pairs of Barbara’s successful © ‘Tapered Box’ earrings just finished Friday, Apr 29 2016
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Earrings ‘tapered box’ © Bh – princess cut 9mm Topaz 2=8.0ct – oxidised 925 silver – claw set 18ct yellow gold – post and butterfly fittings. I could rattle off the names of many clients who count on these as everyday wear. The other two pairs in bright silver boxes with 18ct yellow gold setting tabs have the lighter gem tones of Aquamarine and green Quartz.
Commissioned ‘Bud’ style © Bh earrings ready to collect Tuesday, Apr 12 2016
Barbara’s © Bud earring design has four open sculpted petals holding a tension set gem – usually square (sometimes cushion cuts) 9–10mm stones. Entirely handmade, the earring has a hinged french hook that snaps neatly into its safety clasp. Considered details unique to this design allow the earring to face forward, perfectly balanced. This set in 9ct palladium white gold with lovely dark synthetic Rubies 2=7.67ct.
This asymmetric earring commission jetted off to Canberra last night Friday, Dec 18 2015
A cold call after the Barbara Heath/Richard Fidler ‘Conversation’ broadcast on ABC radio. Our client works for the Australian Government diplomatic corps and had numerous pieces of sentimental jewellery for Barbara to incorporate into a 24/7 earring set to reminded her of ‘Australia and the sea’ – two design options were sent via email and the entire process was conducted successfully from a-far.