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Friday, August 30, 2013

Oh.

Oh.

OH! Check out aptly-named South Korean jeweller Serin Oh.


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if you're a fan of series like Firefly or The Hunger Games, you'll be saying "ooh la la" when you visit California's Spiffing Jewelry (Annie Nygard). Her stamped pieces give a nod to pop-culture faves.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

After all the candy rings we've seen, at last: something for the salty tooth.

Not that more candy's ever a bad thing, of course. All rings above by Japan's Rotari Parker (Momoko Fukaya & Yuri Aoki).


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This blackened "Salt" ring is by Germany's Kjeld, makers of unisex oxidized silver jewellery. Get this piece at Berlin-based boutique Orimono.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Please allow me to indulge in another set of gem-cut metal rings, this time from Japan's Yull (Yukiko Shimazaki). I love how being awry makes them wry; i.e., they're set askew on their bands, for an added level of humour.


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Hong Kong's FABcessories has more faux gems in acrylic, including lots of emerald cuts, if you're tired of diamonds.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The thought of exposed nerves really frays my own. But even in my unnerved state, I can admire this "Nerve Ending" series — literally nerves of steel — by Taiwanese artist Yufang Chi, who expresses a desire to "transcend [her] own body."

Visit her site for more woven metalwork.


Bonus link: Spanish jeweller Sonia Ollero of Kimya Jewelry calms things down a bit with her single neuron ring in silver-plated alloy with resin detail. Her work is inspired by "metamorphosis and change."

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Belgium's Karen Kennis shows that cutting corners isn't always a bad thing. Visit her site for fresh, simple, geometric creations in silver and acrylic.


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For rings with a similar look, only this time in painted wood, check out Australian graphic designer Laura Strange.

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Don't cry over spilled milk — laugh over strewn beads!


The "Share Your Happiness" ring lets you sow the seeds of joy; watch the video to see it in action. For this and other conceptual work, visit UK-based French artist Anaïs Paulard.


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Not everyone can be happy all the time. Here's a ring to suit two moods: the "happy/sad continuous" ring by New York's Alison Lou (Alison Chemla).

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

If you want to make a statement...

...it helps to be Talktative. Visit the Japanese jeweller for a mix of playful and pretty pieces.


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if you're talkative enough, this ring might hear you. "Truecartier," by New York's Alvaro Soto, takes audio recorded at luxury jewellery shops and uses the data to generate his rings!

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

There are bunches of reasons to check out South Korea's Jieun Park, and here are just two of them.


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For a bunch more bubbly cluster rings, check out Metal Pointu's, aka Paris jeweller Bernard Bouhnik. Pictured is a ring from his "Absolute Privilege" line.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I'm now rethinking that carful of gadgets I just hauled to the local recycler. Croatia's Djuvedj Djuvedjevich, real name Tomislav Zidar, plays lego with discarded electronics. Toasters, shavers, computers and more are the building blocks for these adorable critter rings!


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for more recycled devices, head on over to California's Techcycled (formerly Girl Geek Boutique).

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Cultural identity is a running theme in the work of Thailand's Dr. Supavee Sirin-k-raporn — the PhD is in jewellery, so it's no surprise that her collections are more like concepts. Check out her exhibitions here; shown above are rings from "Ripple of Civilization : Japan."


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UK jeweller Nathalia Guarascio is inspired by culture from another continent (and time). Check out her gallery for pieces with Mayan and Aztec influences.

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Friday, August 16, 2013

When you were a kid, did you ever pour glue on your hands just for the fun of peeling it off when it dried? I think Belgium's Jelka Quintelier knows just what I'm talking about.


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if you were a snake, you could shed your entire skin, no glue required! Double snake rings by Shameless Jewelry (California's Shea Curry, who you may remember from Project Accessory).

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Glass, feathers, and... K2SO4. Israel's Danielle Keller uses materials ranging from silver to potassium sulfate in her jewellery.

Visit her gallery for more, like this feathery "Duet" ring.


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For another long-necked ring, check out this one in copper, silver and felt from the "pod" series by Indiana's Galatea Kontos.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Claire Elise Johnson explores lines, zigzags and folds with her jewellery, which includes these pieces from her origami series. You can check out more from this UK jeweller on her blog, as well.


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For straight lines only, check out this stainless steel ring by Massachusetts metalsmith Dana DiPlacido, aka Recluse Designs. Also check out her gallery of leather goods.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

I'm back from my break with an acrylic, neon, futuristic BANG. Check out "T.M.B.I.A.M.S.", a wild collaboration between fashion designer Carly Ellis and product designer Richard Darlington, both of the UK.


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Here's some more neon acrylic. Replacing traditional brass, the "Knuckring" is by Brooklyn-based product designer JPDesign (Jon Patterson).

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Friday, August 2, 2013



* Please note: *
The blog will be on a short summer break.
Next post will be Tuesday, August 13th!


Who knew blogging was so hard on the vocal chords? I'm still shrieking with excitement over these fabulous resin rings by the Philippines' Anja Guggenheim.


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For more translucent rings, plus lots of work in silver and enamel, visit French jeweller Artganik (Pauline Codron).

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Let's start the month with a round of Five in a Flash, beginning with these cast resin "Commodotrophia" rings from Auckland- based artist Lynsay Raine.


Scenic "Andes" ring by Chile's Monoco (Monica Pérez).


Bubble rings by Norway's Karoline Skotte, who sometimes collaborates with her ceramicist sister, Sara Skotte.


Tap ring, also available in "hot," by Lithuania's Justina Zymonaite.


Hybrid gems from Scotland's Mari Ebbitt.

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