Juan says this is the second time we have done these © Bh 3 symbols in a ‘bib necklet’ . . . Tuesday, Aug 23 2016 

he just finished it, only one scan – I’ll shoot it on a black neck tomorrow – hand forged Argentium Silver Mother of Pearl 18ct Yellow Gold detail Bar and Ring clasp

There are two opportunities a year to buy Barbara Heath jewellery at below wholesale, the QAGOMA store ‘Winter Design Market’ is the next date to seriously diarise Sunday, Jul 17 2016 

We will be at our usual place at the Gallery of Modern Art – Saturday 30th July 2016 9:00am–4:00pm We both look forward to seeing you all and meeting new clients and sharing the bespoke joy!

New © ‘curved bar’ earrings Onyx disc checkerboard cushion cut Citrines 2=6.96ct 9ct yellow gold basket settings posts and butterflys 9ct white gold + New © ‘gem cluster ring – dandy’ faceted cushion cut Spinel 1=7.39ct chunky pavé set round brilliant cut Diamonds F-G SI 16=0.81ct 18ct yellow gold

Earrings, Rings, Bracelets, Necklaces, Sautoirs and Pendants from our range returned from retailers and marked down for one day . . .

Earring © Bh ‘twin gem’ one-offs – best green Tourmaline faceted ovals 2=5.52ct polished Onyx princess cuts x2 18ct Yellow Gold ‘holbein knot’ rub over settings oxidised Silver posts and butterflys

Earrings © Bh ‘tapered block’ round brilliant cut Ceylon sapphire 2=0.35ct rub over setting Tahitian Pearl silver colour B+ 11-12mm 18ct palladium White Gold hooks

Earrings © Bh ‘small lace dish’  radiant cut Ceylon Sapphires 2=0.50ct Diamonds F-G Vs 4=0.12ct 9ct White Gold hooks

Ring © Bh ‘romany” ring four leaf detail and round brillant cut Diamond F/G SI  2=0.07ct Aquamarine oval cabochon 1=9.05ct 9ct palladium White Gold size 01/2

Designer and Jeweller collaborate, use recycled jewellery, create silver sculptured fox pendant and cut up some of the gold objects Thursday, Jul 7 2016 

Recent studio visitors given the ‘jeweller to the lost’ treatment Friday, Jun 10 2016 

Sixteen © Barbara Heath pieces back for cleaning, two rethreads, settings check, photography and up-to-date replacement valuations, all for a favourite client. Her husband Bryce is always one of the early birds to our annual studio sales, snapping up a strong piece while Janet often commissions pieces to fill the gaps.

I love all our customers, everyone follows Barbara’s minimal aesthetic in their own way. While some love to add more bling others prefer this pared-back look. It is powerful to see what one client has selected for her everyday jewellery to enhance her look.

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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Barbara’s latest ‘bib’ necklace goes to be sold at the MAYO festival next Friday evening Sunday, May 22 2016 

. . . so she has a week to let it go #jewellertothelost © Bh hand forged 935 argentium silver white jade bar and ring clasp 2016 #StMargaretsBrisbane

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.

The newest © Bh ‘in-line’ necklet was delivered early this week Thursday, Mar 24 2016 

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Three necklets; the lower one with the emerald and garnet used our client’s own gems and an array of Barbara’s small symbols in 18ct Yellow Gold. The middle one is the original ‘gem collar’ Barbara made to work out her concept. Padparascha Sapphires, BET Orange Sapphire and Brown Diamond with 18ct Yellow Gold and oxidised 925 Silver. After slight changes to the stringing, fabrication and bayonet clasp, we planned to keep this as a model in the studio for commissions only, then Barbara decided to keep this one for herself. The top necklet was the second off the bench and was to be held as the studio sample (but it has since been wrestled away from us) Australian Opal doublet, black Onyx square, antique rose-cut Diamond, Cambodian blue Zircon, Ceylon Sapphire cabochon, 18ct Yellow Gold and oxidised 925 Silver.

We have two more of these commissioned so far, all with client’s own gems and material.

Her sixteen pieces of old jewellery transformed into a new wearable necklet Wednesday, Sep 30 2015 

Barbara made the first ‘In-Line’ necklet to fully develop her idea using elements from her symbol language and quirky gems from our collection. Barbara made the first one for herself. Once the new necklace clasp and elements were resolved, we decided to retain it in the studio for visitors to see the concept. As we are spending the majority of bench time making for our studio commission clients, the opportunity to create big ticket stock items is limited. We have kept this concept as a “made to order” only.

Larger shot – here, snapshot on a jewellery shoulder – here . . . and a detail below:

 

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