Originally commissioned in 1989, this one-off designer watch is back in the studio Thursday, Feb 14 2019 

Commission: Handmade trapezoid shape case in sterling silver with applied heat coloured titanium detail. Two part watch dial of oxidised silver with gold inlay and bone. Watch has quartz movement and fitted with rubber wristband. Designed and made by Barbara Heath for Donald Holt 1989.

BACK STORY REQUESTED:

Donald Holt commissioned this piece in 1989 or 1990 …

We were friends and he had just designed the facade and interior of my second jewellery shop at Paddington, Brisbane.

His design was madly funny and so so chic … with angled columns of patinated brass and a small shop window onto the street, so tiny it was the size of a picture frame …

which became a mini gallery for a time.

Various artists made installations there with often only a loose reference to jewellery.

Thirty years later many people still remember this window … as their introduction to my work.

This was an explosively expanding time in my design practice.

At the time I was busy developing titanium sunglasses frames for Jonathan Sceats in Sydney, a range of titanium and perspex jewellery for Covers, exhibiting internationally alongside Jenny Kee, Linda Jackson etc in the Fashion Australia book by Elina Mackay for Austrade.

But I was also busy building the framework for my commission practice.

This little one-off watch is from this era – ’80’s angularity and an eclectic materials mix – antique bone with blackened silver inlaid with gold and coloured titanium.

Barbara Heath

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The actual last commission for 2018 Thursday, Jan 3 2019 

. . . actually its for a friend who is doing a task for us in Tasmania so its a swap or a contra, I guess. It still makes the list and is still posted to show the world what we do. The porcelain shard was found under the floorboards at Elizabeth Street, Hobart while Ben Walker was renovating his family home. He wanted something wearable from Jeweller to the Lost for his wife and daughter. We cut the shard in two, the top one for Maddy as the grounded one and the boat for Hollie, the soon to be free one.

Textured tab set silver, stainless steel double pin, handmade by © Barbara Heath 2018

 

Just received our copy of Christine Erratt’s new book featuring our Mace Thursday, Nov 22 2018 

The Mace was designed by Michael Bryce and his team who collaborated with the Jeweller to the Lost studio in 2005. Barbara and Juan-Luis were the perfect partners to effect this realisation.

Contact http://www.parkerpressbooks.com.au / 10 Bega Road Northbridge NSW 2063

This year has seen one ‘Love Token’ after another commissioned by repeat clients (and friends) Thursday, Nov 1 2018 

Joe Blaszczyk Anniversary ‘Love Token’ necklace for Marg, offset linkage components ebony platinum pearl and emerald pendant. This is one of the two hero jobs featured on our 2018 review which is being printed now and in the mail to commission clients in time for the end of year studio sale.

We have just received the approval to show off this commission Friday, Oct 26 2018 

Hoodlum Productions – Design & make intricate film prop ‘Adrielle’s Locket’ for the Netflix local production, Tidelands here is the trailer

Handmade hook and eye clasp finished these two necklace commission Thursday, Aug 23 2018 

Every visit by Margaret Myers incorporates different materials from her and Bob’s interesting travels and lives . . . “re-create two necklaces using as much of these as I can comfortably wear, please Barbara”? yum! Antique untreated turquoise, corals, lapis lazuli and numerous shaped silver Indian trade beads. Barbara did the threading and I had the opportunity to work out the bead placements + Barbara’s handmade hook and eye clasps in 925 silver.

Commissioned ring with inherited gems and a diamond “win” Tuesday, Jul 24 2018 

This © Barbara Heath ring has an oval dished top 26 x18mm with open work ‘lace’ style as per sketch with narrow rounded profile band 925 silver size P #Jeweller to the Lost Sapphires 3=1.38ct Amber 1=0.85ct Diamond 1=0.22ct

Just launched – the double sided flyer for our mid year ‘handmade’ market at QAGOMA in Brisbane Tuesday, Jul 3 2018 

Please make a space in your calendar – our stock is returned from retailers and marked down to wholesale and under all day Saturday 28th July 2018 from 9:00am to 4:00pm We are at out usual spot on the far left under the awning – do please join us for this memorable event, more importantly be early to snap up a © Barbara Heath make. We supply a retail replacement valuation at full price also, just ask us.

The first of three new large oval style necklaces © Bh for the mid-year sales Friday, Jun 22 2018 

Bh – Necklace hand made large oval bead & paper die wire links 925 silver 18ct yellow gold ovals with loop clasp

New earring makes for mid year studio sale Thursday, Jun 21 2018 

Barbara and Juan-Luis have an elegant way of producing these tab set antique French buttons. We treat the buttons as gems, set in bright 925 Silver with safety hooks – handmade with LOve

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