The last commission for 2016 went to its owner last Saturday Tuesday, Dec 20 2016 

The studio valuation was prepared today and posted in the mail. We suggest clients slice open the envelope and keep it with the paperwork enclosed, the date of postage is another proof of identity and ownership.

© Bh Commission P.E. for R. – Ring, low rounded profile band has chisel textured finish and set with Rachael’s own diamond 1=0.60ct and additional 11 x diamonds; 3x square emerald cut, 5 x round brilliant cut, 1 x tapered baguette, 1x baguette (11=0.31 cts F-G Vs) and 1 x round brilliant cut Tanzanite 1= 0.35ct pavé set to upper half. Band tapers to back of finger. Platinum. Size M1/2

 

Our next commission for a long-time collaborator in Melbourne Tuesday, Dec 20 2016 

It is marvellous when people stalk our new commissions on the blog and want something similar . . . but their own gem blend: © Bh Commission Lace dish earrings for (name withheld); Organic design has pair of irregular oval slightly concave forms in black oxidised 925 Silver set with eight pear cut emeralds (hydro thermal) 8=1.56ct, eight round brilliant Russian cut Diamonds J/K SI2 8=0.64ct and two Tanzanite 3.5mm. Black central gem set part is oxidised 925 Silver bordered with 9ct yellow gold edge. Handmade hinged 9ct yelow gold hook fittings with 925 Oxidised silver safety catch. Dimensions approx 15 x 22mm

So consumed with the end of year 2016 powerpoint and two upcoming sales I forgot to post Gail Tarditi’s brooch commission Tuesday, Nov 29 2016 

This piece is the #19 slide and represents a most lovely commission experience for client and maker. Three different stages in the design development to the end result . . .

I’ve just posted our two ‘highlights’ – powerpoint reviews for years; 2015 and 2016 Friday, Nov 25 2016 

Just an easy download from the server:

Link – here

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Its a family affair with Melanie & Remo Giuffré and Jeweller to the Lost – wonderful! Friday, Nov 25 2016 

Remo has covered the story in his FaceBook post today and the link on his ‘general thinker’ network is here. Barbara and Remo have collaborated on many projects and we are thrilled to have been part of the story since the beginning . . . congrats guys!

Number #2 ‘in-line’ necklace with many of her family mementos Friday, Nov 4 2016 

During 2016 Barbara has been busy with clients planning and then completing these personal pieces. Three different clients, all with two memory-laden pieces to wear all over again.

The © Bh ‘in-line’ concept reworked as a new commissioned bracelet design Saturday, Oct 29 2016 

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Catherine’s lovely antique Coral beads reworked as this oxidised Silver and 18ct yellow Gold ‘in-line’ bracelet. Barbara’s signature bar & ring clasp with applied Gold and her wire wrapped smaller Coral bead enhancer.

Janice, Ruth and Cath drop over to scheme up numerous goodies Friday, Sep 23 2016 

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.

Many © Bh commissions come with little extra requests Friday, Sep 23 2016 

So many clients who follow us, earnestly watch what we do for others and this leads to small requests – “Barbara, you know that extended block bail you did for ( X ), would that work for this baroque Pearl I love but have never been able to wear”?

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The studio finishes the first of two © Bh ‘in-line’ commissioned necklaces today Friday, Sep 23 2016 

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Here is the design worked up with material scanned at same size – no names at this stage, oxidised Silver and 18ct yellow Gold with bayonet clasp. Recycling these rare and sentimental elements from more than one lifetime, is becoming a speciality of Barbara’s.

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