I’ve just posted our two ‘highlights’ – powerpoint reviews for years; 2015 and 2016 Friday, Nov 25 2016 

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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.

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

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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The second large commission to reconfigure how Andrea wears some of her jewellery Thursday, Aug 4 2016 

Barbara broke up numerous wonderful things that just didn’t work . . . she does this a lot of late. I’m sworn not to divulge jeweller’s names – the Tahitian pearl strand never looked so good . . . the two front strung lengths are each removable. Reconstituted emotive material with an eye to handing down.

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

New textured pavé ring commissioned using her 29 diamonds and her ruby Monday, Jun 27 2016 

The job bag description says it all: © Bh Commission Ring for J. H. – low rounded profile band has textured finish with 29 x diamonds and 1 x ruby, pavé flush set to upper half. Band tapers to back of finger. 18ct palladium white gold. Size S1/2 Further shots here and here.

There is always a caution when using older jewellery and stones: We cost our work as trade jewellers and charge wholesale plus GST. When a client provides jewellery to recycle or revise – we will be working with materials of unknown condition and quality. It is our policy to report on what we find and your responsibility to accept the risk.

 

We are working our way through her jewellery collection, revamping as we go Saturday, Jun 11 2016 

Commission © Bh –  Marquise cut Ruby as supplied set in low tapered partial rub-over setting aligned across hand. ‘Chenier’ style band, narrower and rounded to top increasing slightly in width and flatter to back. Band has 18 round brilliant cut diamonds as supplied, flush set in irregular pattern ‘like stars’. 18ct rose gold with matt and polished detail. Size Q1/2 – click here for a larger shot.

A busy week taken up by new designs and these two commissioned rings Monday, Jun 6 2016 

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Redesigning her wedding ring and making a new one for him. To celebrate their anniversary . . . using two of their diamonds and adding a third to narrate a life, a family and a love continuing. An overlaid 18ct yellow gold ‘ice ray’ lattice on an 18ct white gold band. The design represents life’s paths and connections. For Josephine, the diamonds represent her loved ones. A composite shot of her ring here a different treatment here and a final top shot here.

A very satisfying commission with a wonderful articulate couple; Peter and Josephine Hill, a fabulous pair of rings even if their complexity pushed us at times in the planning and the make stages.

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