A wonderful Trisha & Barbara collaboration handed over today Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 

Large cognac tourmaline cabochon La Bombé – positioned across the finger with © Bh repeat pattern. 18ct yellow gold over oxidised 925 silver. Ring for Patricia Mary Crowley, version 2 of her pierced Big-Up ring. There is so much more I could say about what fun it is to source gems, design & make and collaborate . . .

Exciting when the second generation come in to commission rings Thursday, Jul 20 2017 

The younger generation love finer things, Barbara steered this ring commission for Margaux into a delicate scale with a raw sculptured texture using noble 18ct palladium white gold, the client wanted it to be anything but bright and sparkly so the metal was heated to darken the surface. The large brown Diamond natural crystal from our gem collection was selected and set with twig like claws.

Wonderful commissioned © Bh Ring went to Melbourne tuesday evening and we awaited the call or email to say it was delivered safe . . . Thursday, Jul 13 2017 

Dear Barbara,

Just opened your parcel to find my GORGEOUS ring.

I love, love, LOVE it ! ! !

All I had hoped for and more . . .

Thank you so, so much.

best wishes,

Sarah

The invite arrived end of March 2017, we started 26th of April and finished the 26th of June 2017 Tuesday, Jun 27 2017 

Re: x15 artists exhibition 2017 at the Redcliffe Art Gallery from 2nd September to the 28th October 2017. This invitation show is an annual acquisitive award developed to enhance the Moreton Bay Regional Art Collection and exhibition program. We can only show a detail of Barbara’s work created and submitted yesterday.

Artwork Statement: Uncommon Ground – Consider the ground beneath us as a living entity, a witness to the cycles of deep geologic time as much as a cache for private memory and layered cultural histories. How shall we read this entity, this living crust which is both perilously vulnerable and fiercely ineradicable? Barbara Heath June 2017.

Artist Statement: My work as an artist stems from a 40 year studio practice as a jeweller. The intimate and collaborative nature of making meaningful objects that articulate personal stories at a human scale has brought me close to people as they seek the right object to witness the depths of their emotions. In work that crosses from human to a larger scale, I find similar histories and symbolism as these narratives expand to scope ideas of place and of a collective history. Recurring themes drawn from our Queensland vernacular architectural detail explore light and shadow, transition and passage. While research into Queensland’s colonial artisans has pursued threads of continuity, belonging and inheritance. Recent works which reference women’s gardens, dreams and imaginary landscapes are revealing deeper reflections on place and continuity. Barbara Heath 2017.

Recent work concerned with our relationship to nature; (1) Land Race 2012 looked at the social histories held within heritage seed varieties now at risk of being displaced by International Seed Uniformity Standards. ‘Life in your hands’ Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW – National Tour to 2013. Collection: Horsham Regional Gallery, Victoria. (2) Maisie’s Garden 2013 (in collaboration with Marian Drew) explored ideas drawn from the territory of remembered and historical domestic Queensland gardens. ‘Silver’ exhibition, Museum of Brisbane. (3) New Nature 2016 – describes a dreamlike, remembered or future plant scape to propose a sensory openness to flora as integral to the formation of a sense of place. x3 suspended sculptures. I William Street, Brisbane. Cbus Property in association with Woods Bagot, BM Constructions & Armitstead Consulting, Bligh Tanner and G&B Stainless. Photo (3) supplied by Cbus Property, with thanks to the photographer – Florian Groehn.

New impression earring with oval cabochon garnets 9ct yellow gold and oxidised 925 silver Tuesday, Jun 20 2017 

One pair only (called ‘free field’) ready for the retailer’s stock cabinet, if not sold earlier at the upcoming QAGOMA winter design market, you all must know the date by now? Lets hope you have it in the diary, we are there from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

The last medallion earring pair finished today Thursday, Jun 15 2017 

Barbara’s style is called ‘stargazer’ 9ct rose gold medallion oxidised silver with florentine set champagne diamonds and hooks. To be wholesaled on the day at the QAGOMA winter design market.

The medallion in this third signet ring is laid across the finger Thursday, Jun 15 2017 

Our stock for QAGOMA winter market is building up ready for Saturday July 8. 2017 . . . see you there!

The second of three new medallion rings coming off the bench Wednesday, Jun 14 2017 

Just one shot doesn’t do the ring justice, photography also fails to communicate the feel, the weight or the brilliance of the gem . . . so plan to visit us on the day of the ‘winter design market’ outside QAGOMA on Saturday July 8, 2017. The other good news is that all our stock is costed at wholesale + GST.

New medallion earrings for the range, ready for QAGOMA ‘winter design market’ Sat July 8, 2017 Wednesday, Jun 14 2017 

There is still one set on the bench as I rush to scan and post these new beauties by #jewellertothelost studio . . .

Earrings – Bright 925 silver and round brilliant cut sapphire ‘Athena’ & ‘olive branch’ antique seals, reconstituted and cast medallions with hooks.

Earrings – 18ct yellow gold and florentine set round brilliant cut diamond ‘Venus’ & ‘olive bush’ antique seals, reconstituted and cast medallions with hooks.

Earrings – 18ct yellow gold and florentine set round brilliant cut diamond ‘Venus’ & ‘olive bush’ antique seals, reconstituted and cast medallions with hooks.

 

Here is another view of Barbara’s inlayed gem bracelets Tuesday, Jun 13 2017 

Four 925 silver with two oxidised and shakudo and 18ct yellow Gold inlay with © Bh button clasp. Various gems with 18ct yellow Gold rub over settings – for retailers if not sold prior at QAGOMA winter sale, Saturday July 8, 2017

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