School holidays in early July 2018, here we come Tuesday, Jul 3 2018 

Studio break and venturing south to colder climes – pruning the fruit trees and finishing the entrance hall at our Tunbridge colonial shop

Another ‘chisel set’ chunky pavè ring into the world Tuesday, Jul 3 2018 

Commissioned and scheduled to be given the night she left for a well deserved Paris holiday . . . Chunky Pavé Band, rounded profile tapering band with chisel set gems blue sapphires supplied 2=2.12ct pink sapphires 4=0.77ct diamonds 3=0.09ct purple sapphire 1=0.25ct in 9ct palladium white gold

Lovely email to Barbara (and Malcolm) received today from the USA Tuesday, Apr 24 2018 

SUBJECT: Look close – my FIRST BH treasure…and so it began…

Ah yes, those amazing, gorgeous, jaw dropping lace dish enamel earrings are still a fave and dear to my heart. Remember how I stalked you, and these found their way to Perth and now Texas???  You had to trust your Intuition that I was really out there and could provide a home for these beauties…what proved to be the first in my BH collection.  They enjoyed a lovely evening at an event for Jack’s school last Saturday. My “spring thing” ring is clipped out, but it had fun, too.

Sending love your way and so very happy I know you in this world.

Debra x

Most recent ‘signature’ bracelet commission © Bh 2018 Thursday, Mar 22 2018 

Practically every new client makes contact through a friend who is a client or via a positive piece of feedback. Sue G is a long time friend of Fiona K and mentioned the locket commission when she first made contact. We were in Sydney for another event and met up with her at the AGNSW restaurant where all her sentimental family material was pulled out and spread across the table. As usual we documented each piece and Barbara and Sue continued their communication via emails and phone calls. We also documented each stage of the process from metal melt to gems reset. We even posted the final piece as a movie on Instagram for the client view. Rather than send in an express post trackable satchel, Sue is waiting to collect her new bracelet when she visits us in Brisbane (with another couple of tasks). Lovely material – lovely client – lovely outcome (same old story) . . .

I haven’t posted any of the ‘thank you’ cards received for ages now Sunday, Mar 4 2018 

Chinese painted wallpaper, Littlecote House in Wilshire UK – with thanks from Silvia Lucas.

The 2017 commissioner’s report and studio sale invite went out snail-mail to our clients in the last three days Wednesday, Nov 29 2017 

We have prepared these personal reports since 1989 and each client is mentioned in the ‘commissioner’s list – the lot’ which is the second link down in the blog links. The downloadable .pdf is here

Please make a note of the dates SAT DEC 9 and SUN DEC 10 2017

Here is a section of the studio stock ‘lay-down’ for the QAGOMA christmas design market in two weeks time Friday, Nov 10 2017 

Saturday November 25th we will be in our usual position under the awning of the GOMA bookstore with all our discounted makes for the year. Wholesale and less is the theme of the day . . . 9:00am to 4:00pm so please diarise and we hope to serve you on the day . . .

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

Large oval faceted Smoky Quartz 925 Silver #jewellertothelost

 

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

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