Wim de Vos was cremated yesterday and his ashes await a big wake & celebration some time in May 2019 when everyone will come together Friday, Dec 14 2018 

My Instagram text from 6 days ago:

Vale Wim de Vos 1947-2018. He left the stage today, oh Boy, the Red Orb was the first stage I saw him on. As a musician, an artist, a printmaker, an educator and a facilitator he assisted so many people to find their voice and to become stars in their own right. I know I will always hear him talking to me in his melodic manner, as so many others will also. I’m told his was a lovely release.

Dell’s pic below:

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+ 5 more Zavelsky family commissions Saturday, Nov 10 2018 

I prefer Barbara’s pic below:

© Bh – Rebecca Zavelsky ‘Five Ring Gem Stack’ – Set of rings with family gems; Emerald cut diamond 1=0.37ct rub-over setting and fine square section band 18ct white gold. Old cut diamond 1=0.50ct rub-over setting 18ct white gold fine round section 18ct rose gold band, marquise cut ruby 1=0.11ct rub-over setting and fine round section band 18ct rose gold, round faceted emerald 1=0.22ct rub-over setting and fine square section band 18ct yellow gold, round brilliant cut diamond 1=0.08ct in pavé flower 18ct white gold setting with surround of x4 rubies 4=0.09ct and one tiny diamond 0.01ct and band of round section 18ct white gold. As per sketch and discussion. Size T.

Fantastic double ring set using recycled gems and stories Tuesday, Sep 25 2018 

Many ways of wearing together, Flea won the diamond at a function, gifted amber and sapphires from her Mother and Mother in Law. We love creative ladies who come to the studio and “just do it” . . .

Commissioned bracelet delivered today Saturday, Sep 15 2018 

© Bh commission B. B. 2018 – one-off handmade solid gold Signature Bracelet for Jo; seven symbol links – infinity / spiral / eye / cone / peacock / gate / gems on the table – with bar and ring clasp, all as per sketch. Constructed in 18ct yellow and rose gold and incorporating multiple gems; pair rubies cushion cut 2=0.77ct Burma, 2x black diamonds 2=0.09ct, 11x small rubies and sapphires SriLanka, black spinel marquise cut 5.14ct Queensland, yellow sapphires cabochon cut 2=1.52ct Sri Lanka, pink sapphires faceted pear and oval 2=0.66ct Sri Lanka, Tanzanite pear cut 1.28ct Tanzania, Tsavorite Garnet round brilliant cut 26=0.55ct Kenya, topaz faceted oval 4=0.98ct Brazil. Variously textured surfaces contrast with precise minimal forms as per my signature style. 18ct yellow and rose gold. Finished length 210cm

Lovely card from a recent home stay Friday, Aug 10 2018 

His house always has a room available for friends, we were so chuffed to make our spare room available for him recently. His divine card of appreciation (cover detail above) was a delight to read as was his illuminated conversation about most things here that caught his eye. We love the exchange of old-world cards.

School holidays in early July 2018, here we come Tuesday, Jul 3 2018 

Studio break and venturing south to colder climes – pruning the fruit trees and finishing the entrance hall at our Tunbridge colonial shop

Recently commissioned wedding rings for our dear friends Thursday, Jun 14 2018 

They are so private . . . I could go on forever about their attention to detail, their secret plans to get themselves hitched, the way each group of friends were told after the event. We call them our ‘dynamic duo’ and we were thrilled to be part of the ongoing parade of activity. My shot is just the pair of solid handmade textured rings and Barbara’s shot is her presentation, where she went into the garden and selected two different leaves to denote them ‘turning over a new leaf’.

Most of you know we publicise the names of our clients, word of mouth is everlasting but in this instance and because everyone had to be told in their own good time I have sat on this announcement. Last night we received this email text:

Hey lovelies!

Hope all’s well!

Just letting you know you can go live with the wedding band post/s whenever you like.

All family/friends are on board with the news!

This is fun – two shots from friends and clients taken at restaurants Tuesday, Jun 5 2018 

Jean Pierre Khoury, Janet Gibson, Lee Primmer & Warwick Anderson all in Sydney and out to lunch when someone had the bright idea – “hey! we are all wearing Barby’s things!” Off with the lot and snapped a pic and messaged it on to us . . . 11 commissioned pieces of Jeweller to the Lost.

Out to dinner at the Vine recently to celebrate our friends wedding, everyone took off their wedding rings for this shot by Brendan Gaffney with Jacqueline Armitstead, Trish & John Honeywill, KT & Karl, Barbara Heath and mal E . . .

 

Most recent ‘signature’ bracelet commission © Bh 2018 Thursday, Mar 22 2018 

Practically every new client makes contact through a friend who is a client or via a positive piece of feedback. Sue G is a long time friend of Fiona K and mentioned the locket commission when she first made contact. We were in Sydney for another event and met up with her at the AGNSW restaurant where all her sentimental family material was pulled out and spread across the table. As usual we documented each piece and Barbara and Sue continued their communication via emails and phone calls. We also documented each stage of the process from metal melt to gems reset. We even posted the final piece as a movie on Instagram for the client view. Rather than send in an express post trackable satchel, Sue is waiting to collect her new bracelet when she visits us in Brisbane (with another couple of tasks). Lovely material – lovely client – lovely outcome (same old story) . . .

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.

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