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Friday, May 27, 2016

Wondering what to do with those leftovers? Have you considered... wearing them? Bananas, tofu skins and leftover food (like broccoli) all figure into the work of Rhode Island-based Alanna Ho.


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Strangely, we never seem to have leftover cake in the house. Ring by Ilianne of Greece.


Also admiring:

Lotus root (always a leftover for me) earrings by Japan's Ruhm.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: weather map jewellery by Japan's Mariko Ehara.


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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Anyone remember the Dunder Mifflin ad, "Limitless paper in a paperless world"? I still laugh about it today. Luckily, this isn't a paperless world, or we wouldn't have these paper and metal rings by Italy's Francesca Mazzotta.


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Some tidier scribbles in this silver ring by the UK's Elisavet Messi.




Also admiring:

Paper cluster necklace by Argentina's María Carelli.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

So Victorian, I can taste tea: Israel's Michal Negrin.


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Another rosy double-headed ring by Japan's Moonbric.



Also admiring:

Victorian rose necklace from the UK's Brighton.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

I don't have many (if any) memories from my toddler days, but photos tell me they involved chunky, colourful blocks of wood like these rings from "The Game" series. Nothing like being nostalgic for times of which I have no actual recollections!

For more, including a series featuring Japanese lacquer, visit Italy's Veronica Caffarelli.


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Laminated lacquer bands by Japan's Natsuko Minegishi.



Also admiring:

Lacquer earrings by Japan's Momochie.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

* swoon *

These rings by Belgium's Diederick Van Hovell are a colourful dream come true.


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Colourful wool ring by Hungary's Andrea Mácsár.



Also admiring:

Colourful necklaces by Kentucky's Elva Fields (Emily Wheat Maynard).

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Thursday, May 19, 2016



Ring-Free Thursday: Pennsylvania's C Kali (Courtney Kalinowski).


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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

UK-based Iranian jeweller Sahar Saki has a fun time playing with geometric shapes (be sure to click through to her Instagram page for lots more photos).


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"Open Square" ring by Israel's Knobbly Studio.




Also admiring:

Geometric dangle earrings by Ohio's Hannah Hoffman.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

By my rough estimate, I've linked to well over 10,000 jewellers on this blog to date — and this is only my third from Iran. Although Matin Sadeghi is now based in Italy, if her work is any indication of what's coming out of Iran's schools, I need to find more. Check out her site for more gorgeously ornate designs!


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Another ornate ring, with deer, by Dutch jeweller Eva Theuerzeit.



Also admiring:

Butterfly in enamel, wire and precious stone by Iran's Fereshteh Montaseri.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Resin rings from the "Seaweed" and "Microlandscapes" collections by Chile's Casa Kiro (Vania Ruiz).


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Resin and paper ring by the UK's Louise Miller.




Also admiring:

Resin earrings by Japan's Bebelulu.

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Friday, May 13, 2016

One person's rubble is another person's ring. Pennsylvania's Alexis M Spina takes inspiration from forgotten spaces, using decaying architecture as a basis for gorgeous, sculptural jewellery.


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For a sacred rather than abandoned space: temple ring by the UK's Fera (Jo Gordon).



Also admiring:

Belgian artist Alix Manon explores the ruins that are resulting from the conflict in Syria.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016



Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Vicky Lew.


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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Although her wooden rings are pretty cool...

...her "Everyday Matter" potato series is surely the best thing ever. Check out Sweden's Elin Flognman!


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More wood from aptly-named Hue+Wood of New York.



Also admiring:

Necklace of individually handmade wooden beads by Pennsylvania's Matthew Addonizio.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The '80s zigzag: never forget.


Retro geometric glory from Italy's Giuliana Mancinelli.


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Brass fractal ring by Seattle's Vivian E. Wang.



Also admiring:

Pastel "dash" necklace by the UK's Lucie Ellen.

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Discarded balloons can be harmful to the environment — unless that environment is the workshop of UK artist Jocolour (Joanna McLeman), who cuts them into brilliant rings.


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"Flight" ring with balloons by California's Kesta Creations (Nataliya Drandiyska).



Also admiring:

Balloon dog pendant by Indiana balloon artists Balloongenuity.

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Friday, May 6, 2016

These rings are an exploration of the boundary between opposites. "My process is an investigation in this unknown space. Only by working with my hands and keeping my mind open can I find answers," explains Paul Adie; visit the Scottish jeweller's site for more.


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"Knife Edge" ring, with sharply-defined sides, by Australia's Sarah Heyward.



Also admiring:

"Adverbial" pendants by Denmark's Grundled (Helle Just Weiling).

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Thursday, May 5, 2016



Ring-Free Thursday: French jeweller Miren Lasnier, aka ïu.


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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Toronto's Nadya Eidelstein (Fedotova) "investigates the intersection of art, science and design" by creating natural, sculptural forms via computer-aided design. The rings were then assembled layer by layer and manually sanded.


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"Woodland" rings by Indonesia's Purple Fish Bowl.



Also admiring:

Mixed wood brooch by Japan's Koppa.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

With my team out of the playoffs, this is the closest I can get to a cup.

Maybe we'll have better luck in the Olympics. Check out California's Emilie Jehng, currently in Rhode Island, for athletic trophy rings (as well as lots of textile works).


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Hockey puck ring by Utah's Stonebrook Jewelry.



Also admiring:

Dumbbell necklace by Florida's Fashletics, who have lots of athletic jewellery.

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Monday, May 2, 2016

French jeweller Charlotte Chesnais manages to put her own stamp on simple, shiny loops.


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More shiny simplicity, this time in brass, from Uganda-based Rose & Fitzgerald.



Also admiring:

Swap Rodrigo for Fitzgerald and you have Italy's Rodrigo & The Rose.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

I wanted to post ALL! THE! RINGS! But Mariko Kusumoto's already done that herself, so go check out her site! The Japanese-born artist's fiber work, in particular, almost makes me faint with admiration.

I MEAN LOOK AT IT.

No bonus links today, sorry, because Mariko Kusumoto is everything.


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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Gwen Wei [whose site now seems to be offline!].


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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

UK-based Haydee Alonso grew up around the border separating Texas and Mexico. Her work reflects being "wedged in 'no man's land'" and being "forced to alternate between cultures and customs in an infinite attempt to connect."


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Personalized latitude & longitude rings from Texas jeweller The Modern Bazaar (Jen Carey).



Also admiring:

Jade brooch with image transfer by Luxembourg -based Mexican jeweller Alejandra Solar.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Five in a Flash: Quite Quartzy
Above: chunky quartz ring from California's Gold Adore, purveyors of fine vintage & estate pieces.


"Uppsala" ring by Nebraska's Heather Kita.


Ring by Germany's Katerina Asam.


Rose quartz & moissanite set by Alberta's Luxuring (Nicole Scheetz).


Herkimer & copper rings by Massachusetts' Hawkhouse (Jessica Kramer).

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Monday, April 25, 2016

What is this? A ferris wheel for ants?! Nope, just the awesomely chunky "digital deco" ring by Norwegian jeweller Annie Berner.


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Deco style "Savoy" ring by Australia's Peter Lang.



Also admiring:

Gorgeous beading from Buba London.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

It's Friday and you're already way behind because New Zealand's Chloe Rose Taylor has got this party started. Tons more to gawk at on her site!


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Also eye-catching but in a very different style is Italy's Opposite Jewels (Antonello Malfa).



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And now for a little simplicity: oxidized pendant from North Carolina's Emily Triplett.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Austria's Lena Grabhe.


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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

If you love kinetic rings, Israeli designer Merav O Roth is your new best friend. Check out her awesome work, including mechanical butterflies, ship rings and "pop up" jewellery.


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Ring with moving tori by the UK's Deirdre Murphy.




Also admiring:

Movable, hypnotic moiré pendant by Dutch designer David Derksen (watch the video!).

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

"Expand & Conract" ring by New Jersey's Klaudia Ser. Visit her site for some interesting work based on her Korean heritage.


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Blackened ring by Texas-based Armenta (Emily Armenta).



Also admiring:

Blackened earrings by California's Irenka Kudlicki.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

It's not what's inside that counts — it's what's underneath, whether it's a lily or lion filigree on a band or a hummingbird hidden under a topaz. Check out New York's Tomoko Igarashi, whose rings are much more than just the big, sparkly gem.


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I love the clean, wide band on this ring by California's Judit Mátyus.



Also admiring:

Hummingbird necklace by New York's J. Topolski, who has lots of cool animal jewellery.

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Friday, April 1, 2016



Please note:
The blog will be taking a 2-week break.
Next post will be Monday, April 18th!
Thank you!


3D-printed jewellery just gets more and more exciting — that first one looks like some kind of crystal trophy! Rings above by Georgia-based student Zachary Cyganek, who also does industrial and fashion design.


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3D-printed "sticks" ring by Portugal's Gonçalo Campos.



Also admiring:

3D-printed necklace from the "Rectangled" collection by Georgia's Ellen McGarrigle.





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