So many friends and friends of friends, all send their besties to Barbara to commission important jewels Monday, Aug 5 2019 

With nearly fifty years of designs here in the studio it is a privilege to adapt a winning style with this ‘Gems on the Table’ wedding ring for Lindy Hume from Dr Dain Bolwell. With the ring now delivered we have permission to show the world (and name names later when on her hand), which is our custom:

© Bh Commission – ‘Gems on the Table’ wedding ring, having square cushion shaped convex profile top approx. 21 x 21 mm on a broad band tapering to back of finger. Nine gems are flush set to deeply textured surface as per design. 9ct palladium white gold with textured exterior and polished interior finish. Size L.

 

The commission brief calls this a ‘garden lover’s ring’ finished and collected today Friday, Jul 19 2019 

We have featured the design here and now we can show you the make.

©Bh – Commission D. G. – Botanical Ring has an asymmetric form of wrapped leaves arching over an opal ‘inflorescence’ (6x4mm) which is set in a surround of gold stamen-like beads. Three diamonds are set within the leaf forms 2 x baguettes (each 3.5 x 2mm) and one pear cut (5.5×3.5mm) as per sketch. Gems as supplied by Danielle. Handmade in 18ct yellow gold with matt, textured and burnished finishes. Size R.

 

 

“Make me a bangle to match my two Indian ones” Thursday, Jul 18 2019 

Additional requests: “Make it one third the width, set it with my diamonds, supply nine more – similar and set the ruby and following the Indian ones, create intermittent punched patterns of your making, set my opal also”.

We fabricated the solid 18ct yellow gold bangle by hand and managed to deepen the colour to match her 22ct ones.

Barbara sees this commission less as a piece of jewellery, more as a portrait of her collaborator Friday, Jun 14 2019 

Eloise collected this adjustable length ‘seven charms’ sautoir made with various unique elements which stand for lost or remembered jewels, new specifics and items from our collection. Made with 18ct gold in rose, white and yellow as well as silver, bronze, Iolite, onyx and pearls. It’s first outing was in Sydney on election night 2019 with many of our friends and clients. Earlier design documentation.

Not so much a commission but a swap with a friend Friday, Jun 14 2019 

One of our main ‘go-to’ shops in Richmond, Tasmania is Walker & Walker (colonial antiques & campaign furniture) (home wares) (hand crafts) (books) (garden furniture) (good vibes). Ben & malE were collaborating on a table top for our pair of stamped convict made iron trestles. While we were at his house in North Hobart, Ben showed us all the things he found under the floorboards when renovating the kitchen.

Porcelain shards, beads, coins, cutlery, thimbles etc . . . we ended up taking three pieces home with us and these two brooches and mounted beads were created for Ben’s wife Maddy and daughter Hollie.

The first thing we did on our last visit was to hand over to Ben who gifted them that night. He texted back the following day “hey, great to catch up Monday, girls are over the moon and had no idea – thanks again, cheers Ben”

Brooches © Bh textured 925 Silver, tab set porcelain shards with stainless steel double pins as brooch backs 18ct yellow gold detail White Jade bead and blue glass bead set with 18ct yellow Gold beaded post and link.

Friends in-the-know update their jewellery because they are continuously improving their look Wednesday, Mar 20 2019 

It pays to be able to just swing in when in town, anytime day or evening.

 

Commissions come from everywhere, anywhere – simple conversations that friends have, in earshot Wednesday, Mar 20 2019 

Barbara and Anna swim regularly at the local pool, have early coffee and do writing exercises together.

This recycled gold and gem rejig of Vicki’s wedding ring set came about over a chance, counter exchange.

My daughter’s 40th birthday gift commissioned from all her friends Thursday, Mar 7 2019 

The call came in from Andi (Andrea McDonald), “what piece of jewellery would Lil like?” Barbara was able to steer it in the right direction . . .

“Just had a quick read of your email, lovely plans! re: jewellery

https://ambersceats.com/product/teale-earrings/#.XFFGEc8zZUc

I know Lil loves this idea.. a single gold edged shell, as a pendant. She’s mentioned it a few times. I think I could make up something similar if you all like it… I’d have to find a good shell but we do have some in the collection – just have to hunt it down. What do you think?” The rest just fell into place . . .

The studio produced an 18ct yellow gold sculptured double sided mount with jump ring and small hinged gold punched disc, a far greater upgrade to the teale-earrings originally discussed. There were more presents, Lil hosted everyone for their staycation at the Calile on James Street, last Saturday night.

Happy Birthday all over again Darling . . .

Earrings recreated from Kathy’s older but very successful pair, or should I say “much loved” Tuesday, Nov 27 2018 

Earrings (to be worn either way): rub-over set gem stud with removable beaded jacket design. 18ct yellow gold post and butterfly fittings. 10x7mm Rubellites pear cuts 2=3.99 cts Mexican fire Opal faceted beads 10=8 cts.

+ 5 more Zavelsky family commissions Saturday, Nov 10 2018 

I prefer Barbara’s pic below:

© Bh – Rebecca Zavelsky ‘Five Ring Gem Stack’ – Set of rings with family gems; Emerald cut diamond 1=0.37ct rub-over setting and fine square section band 18ct white gold. Old cut diamond 1=0.50ct rub-over setting 18ct white gold fine round section 18ct rose gold band, marquise cut ruby 1=0.11ct rub-over setting and fine round section band 18ct rose gold, round faceted emerald 1=0.22ct rub-over setting and fine square section band 18ct yellow gold, round brilliant cut diamond 1=0.08ct in pavé flower 18ct white gold setting with surround of x4 rubies 4=0.09ct and one tiny diamond 0.01ct and band of round section 18ct white gold. As per sketch and discussion. Size T.

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