Two antique carved bone objects given the treatment by © Jeweller to the Lost Friday, May 1 2020 

Formally a brooch sold by Warwick Oakman in Richmond, Tasmania – now owned by Sharon at Lancasters Antiques in Toowoomba, Shazzie asked Barb if she could turn it into a wearable pendant. Barbara pointed out that she had a similar one from Michael & Vanessa at Michael Allen Antiques at Stanley Street East, in Brisbane.

They hatched a plan back in August 2019 and its taken this long to find half a day to devote to their own stuff . . . “make a large bail attach to a cut out shape with flat claws, find and cut out an oval pearl shell backing, oxidised the silver and mount and set”

Barbara’s own bone piece was complex enough, we just oxidised the backing . . .

Anytime is a good time for an ‘upgrade’ . . . marking significant life events makes sense Friday, Apr 24 2020 

Janet Gibson is one of our long-time ‘serial offenders’. Her request was to check over both her Lariat and Signature Bracelet and add some . . . oomph elements to both.

Our grand daughter Chloé Rose has an insatiable interest in jewellery, I wonder why? Friday, Dec 20 2019 

Visiting the studio on their way to Friday’s ballet, she spies Stephanie Gundelach-Maloney’s necklace restring of her shattered rose quartz, baroque pearls and carved bi-coloured Indian tourmalines. Snapped up and worn in a flash! The owner has her necklace again and when I posted this on Instagram, Steph sent in a (like).

Here we are again, wedding & engagement stones (and gold) recreated into one new ring Monday, Oct 7 2019 

Barbara and Sue have created this “Rolling Wrap” style ring with low convex saddle-curve oval top approx. 18mm x 25mm aligned along the finger and pavé set with 25 gems as supplied. Australian dark blue sapphire, emerald cut 1=1.29ct, round brilliant cut diamonds 2=0.32ct, old cut diamonds 8=0.48ct, round brilliant cut yellow diamonds 14=0.71ct. The integrated band sweeps from wide at top, slightly narrower at sides and wider again at back of finger, gold from their wedding ring is worked into this section. Upper gem set oval has chisel texture finish with scribed bark texture to the band part of the ring. 18ct yellow gold – size N. Barbara has posted a terrific movie on her Instagram feed @barbyheath

 

Happy New (Chinese) Year of the pig for 2019 – studio started back last week Thursday, Feb 7 2019 

Barbara has done 5 follow-ups, 8 quotes, 3 client meetings and 3 new stock ring waxes since starting into the studio for 2019. Her first animal repair for the year turned out smashing. A recycled bog oak pig (good luck charm) in 18ct yellow gold. Thanks Shazza at Lancasters Antiques in Toowoomba for the distressed little piggy gift.

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.

Many © Bh commissions come with little extra requests Friday, Sep 23 2016 

So many clients who follow us, earnestly watch what we do for others and this leads to small requests – “Barbara, you know that extended block bail you did for ( X ), would that work for this baroque Pearl I love but have never been able to wear”?

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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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This oval gem pavé ring went to its new owner today Friday, Sep 9 2016 

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22mm x 15mm oval has low domed profile with chisel texture and is set with x5 round brilliant cut diamonds x7 faceted sapphires x4 round brilliant cut rubies, all supplied. Barbara’s low rounded profile smooth band 5mm wide at top tapering to 3.5mm at back. Size Q in 18ct palladium white gold.

 

This commission started with an intimate request and ended up with Barbara contemporising the older ring style and recycling the older mine cut diamonds Saturday, Aug 20 2016 

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Commissioned Ring Twin Gem Crossover, little finger ring set with x2 old mine cut Diamonds (Oma Poesiat) 9ct palladium white gold with Rose Gold details. I have shown the earlier ring that was so worn it was beyond saving . . .

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