Hand fabricated commissioned ‘big-up’ Ring with ‘baroque lattice’ © Bh pattern Friday, Sep 29 2017 

Large oval faceted Smoky Quartz 925 Silver #jewellertothelost

 

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Commissioned hinged cuff with baroque lattice pattern © Bh Friday, Sep 29 2017 

This is a previous pattern used on Trisha’s ‘big-up ring’ of 2013 which we are making again with smoky quartz . . . so this is a newly developed hinged cuff as a partner to her new ring. I like the smart use of the pattern again and the design resolve of the gem placements.

Two more ‘sister’s bracelets’ finished today Friday, Sep 29 2017 

Oxidised 925 Silver with © Bh impressions links handmade star wire chain 22ct textured yellow good links Signature bar and ring clasp #jewellertothelost

“When you wish upon a star . . . Saturday, Sep 16 2017 

Makes no difference who you are . . .

Anything your heart desires will come to you”

Our first commissioned ‘Stargazer’ ring for Jesse Roebuck: Medallion Ring © Bh ‘Stargazer’ style Diamond, cape colour rose cut SI 1=0.68ct graver set, solid two part fused 18ct yellow Gold. 

“When a star is born
They possess a gift or two
One of them is this
They have the power to make a wish come true
When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires will come to you
If your heart is in your dream
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do
Fate is kind
She brings to those who love
The sweet fulfillment of their secret longing
Like a bolt out of the blue
Fate steps in and sees you through
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true
When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires will come to you
If your heart is in your dream
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do
Fate is kind
She brings to those who love
The sweet fulfillment of their secret longing
Like a bolt out of the blue
Fate steps in and sees you through
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true”

Someone out there will want this designer’s suite of hand-built studio furniture c1974 Friday, Jul 21 2017 

We hope they go to someone deserving and in need of them.

They were commissioned and made to my design for my studio in 1974 by Gary May, he later became Queensland Government Architect. They were for ‘Fairdinkum Graphics’ 1975–1978 and have been in storage since, holding my huge graphics library that couldn’t be accommodated at home.

Originally in yellow laminex with matching knobs, I overlaid white laminex in the early 1990s and replaced the knobs with white ones. I’ll try to find the yellow knobs in storage somewhere or replace the white ones for yellow again. I’ve spent two days taking off the white laminex and glue, it has come up a treat. Solid oregon pine throughout with bronze bevelled glass on all the outer shelves. Lovely wide flat plan draws at the base of the two units.

Each bookcase unit is in two pieces and I want $600.00 per unit = $1,200.00 and I want $300.00 for the matching table. Selling the lot at a dealer’s buy price – $1,500.00 – as soon as possible.
My mobile is 0431 464 470.

Bookcase base 1480mm W x 730mm D x 1020mm H – Bookcase top 1430mm W 1270mm H x 350mm D + Table 1770mm L x 860mm W x 750mm H. Please pass on to folk you might think deserving?

Since I posted this shot to my Instagram on June 21 its had 209 hits Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 

So pleased for K. T. Doyle

I’ve just finished a testimonial for her blog also . . . I secretly commissioned these work aprons after our nearly 30 year old EP ones just had to be replaced. We had to wait for a studio visitor to snap a pic. K. T. will be known to most of our clients who frequent our two studio sales per year as she is lovingly known as one of our Jeweller to the Lost (Bunnies).

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.

New style asymmetric earrings © Bh finished for QAGOMA winter design market Tuesday, Jun 20 2017 

These are from the new ‘impression series’ in 925 Silver with textured 9ct yellow gold and hooks, see them on Sat, July 8, 2017 or before if you are a regular studio visitor . . .

This third pair are oxidised 925 Silver and she the Pan Piper . . .

 

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.

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