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.

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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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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