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.

Joy and sadness Thursday, Mar 9 2017 

“Baby in the Bath” is a birth marker that Barbara and I collaborated on in the mid 1980s. There were numerous commissions, all from friends and clients – this one was made for the Landon family for the birth of their son Theo in 1988. Steve Landon was a superb typographer who ran the tight Brisbane outlet of a Sydney firm called Typefounders. While on our Christmas break I had a FB message from Theo to say Steve had sadly passed away and this little marker had surfaced. I asked that he send it to the studio and we would clean and document it again. Remo Guiffré from the famous Remo store in Sydney commissioned another slightly different version for his store, this spread “Baby in the Bath”further into the world . . . and we still make these to order today.

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The bronze cast baby arrives into the world with a pink or blue anodised aluminium splash, the -place -time -date -weight and -baby’s name is hand punched into the patinated bronze base. © Jeweller to the Lost/Australia.

Back in the studio for the first day in 2017 – but where do I start? Monday, Mar 6 2017 

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Our 30th anniversary was celebrated on December 16th 2016 at an evening bash for another occasion – Tim & Rhana’s Xmas doo at the “Bears”. Thanks Tim Gruchy for the impromptu pic . . .

An email was received on the 3rd of April 2015 – we sent the pendant to Sydney last night, 22nd April 2015 Wednesday, Apr 22 2015 

No task to large or small . . .

“I am looking for a moon and stars pendant in silver to remember my Mum . . . and I am having no luck! A friend of ours has one of your lovely bracelets and last weekend I was in the Art Gallery shop in Brisbane and I saw some of your jewellery and I wondered if you have something like this available? I’m afraid I couldn’t afford to commission – anything large so sorry if I am wasting your time.” “I would like something similar to the photo enclosed – in theme but doesn’t have to be in style – in silver. I understand if this is not something you would like to – or do – take on. Thank you for your time and have a nice Easter.”

We were happy to comply with instructions, exchanged more emails and quote. The end result was created at studio wholesale – Cresent moon pendant as image supplied – diamond eye in Argentium 935 Silver with polished finish to fit the chain (supplied).

We head to Brunswick Heads as does retro and garage . . . + Fabulous Mrs Fox Monday, Sep 29 2014 

First thing Sunday we hit the road for two days in and around Brunswick Heads, northern NSW – freaky really.

End of school holidays, needing some massage, long walks and snooping shops . . . new restaurants and we meet an old (creative) acquaintance  of Barbara’s, Jo and her Wil of (William White Industries) and www.theclassicfamily.com.au

+ Louise at <re sould> who is a friend of Scott Redford via Bet & Janelle Watson

+ Bangalow and Milton Cater’s (carpet) boys

+ The great black West London gent at the Greek restaurant ‘fatbellyKaf’ in Brunswick Heads

+ best kept secret shop, Gabrielle’s Closet on the way home in Murwwillumbah

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