Barbara has many clients who are now considering where their jewellery goes and to whom Friday, May 27 2016 

Some clients even go further with their planning “Lets divide the collection into two parcels and have the jewellery components across two of your ‘in-line’ necklaces”? “I can wear them both until they are passed down to my two daughters” . . . “Move things around, separate the Sapphire pendant, use this Pearl from the Citrine safety pin and fit to the Sapphire” ” You decide what should go where”.

First action for Barbara was to individually asses each piece, the metal type, determine the gem and weigh it, bag everything and then design an arrangement answering her brief. Gold to be recycled for the additional chenier required. Sketch and cost the work and present to her client. Here are the two design renderings in one graphic.

The client collects today!

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The pic on the display stand above shows how the Gold and oxidised Silver chenier sections fall on the body. The scanned detail below has better focus and resolution but has been laid flat on the glass with a created shadow:

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Here is the St Margaret’s artist talk flyer – 1:30pm this Saturday Thursday, May 26 2016 

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Download the larger .pdf and we hope to see you this Friday evening for the cocktail party or on the Saturday . . .

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”

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So much happened in the studio last week I’m just catching up today Monday, May 23 2016 

German premier gem supplier visited us two weeks ago – we bought wonderful cabochons and faceted stones for our wholesale collection but one client who had a wish-list note with us was so taken by the graduated strand of Indicolite Tourmalines, she just bought them on the spot. Barbara also remarked when threading the gem beads how much better the drilling was compared with the Asian material we are offered. Here is the handmade textured clasp with a small round brilliant cut Diamond  © Bh 2016 commission.

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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.

 

Three new pairs of Barbara’s successful © ‘Tapered Box’ earrings just finished Friday, Apr 29 2016 

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.

 

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As soon as we make one of these, they seem to go home with someone Friday, Apr 29 2016 

Every time one of these is finished we wonder who will end up with it? These questions are never answered until the object is finally sold. Barbara’s latest Bib Necklace: this one is graced by a beautiful antique white jade Pi disk from Burma and two hand forged Silver symbols linked to the flat shaped and hammered neck pieces with her signature bar and ring clasp – all solid 925 bright Silver © Jeweller to the Lost, Brisbane.

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Our retailers are gearing up for 2016 ‘Mother’s Day’ – the Artisan on-line shop is up and running Friday, Apr 22 2016 

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New asymmetric Necklace and Pendant 925 Silver ‘rolo’ chain, long lozenge Onyx beads, solid Silver ‘melt’, rail and tab set tear drop Dendrite Quartz pendant, 18ct yellow Gold and oxidised Silver, Cartier clasp – purchase direct here (thanks to Jaala and everyone at Artisan, Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley Brisbane.

Commissioned platinum wedding rings going into service real soon Thursday, Apr 21 2016 

Holly’s wedding ring on the right was designed and made to match her wonderful diamond solitaire engagement ring Barbara and Juan-Luis made in 2014. Seen here on the left is Josh’s © Bh ‘Mobius’ style wide band. Lovely couple, lovely commissions from a large extended family who are studio favourites.

Another few shots of the new faceted spinel and diamonds chunky pavé © Bh dress ring Thursday, Apr 21 2016 

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This one is a scan on the flatbed showing the gold well

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This one is a micro handheld on the Fujifilm S3500

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