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 . . .

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.

1 William Street, three views from our files Saturday, Oct 29 2016 

Gold south sea pearl, diamond and gem commissioned ring went home with its new owner last night Friday, Oct 28 2016 

© Bh – Commission “inheritance” Ring. Gold South Sea Pearl BU G2 11.7mm in beaded rub-over setting has 18mm collar surround set with 5= 1.53ct princess cut Spessartite Garnets 3.5mm and 5=0.25ct round brilliant cut white diamonds 2.3mm F/G Vs set in low rub-over settings. Ring has fine ‘granulation’ and beaded wire detailing in the manner of ancient Etruscan goldsmithing. Band is 10mm wide at top and tapering to 6mm at back. 18ct and 22ct gold matt finish with burnished detail. Size L More pics here and here

Here they are finished and about to the collected Tuesday, Oct 25 2016 

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.

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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This oval gem pavé ring went to its new owner today Friday, Sep 9 2016 

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22mm x 15mm oval has low domed profile with chisel texture and is set with x5 round brilliant cut diamonds x7 faceted sapphires x4 round brilliant cut rubies, all supplied. Barbara’s low rounded profile smooth band 5mm wide at top tapering to 3.5mm at back. Size Q in 18ct palladium white gold.

 

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