The Carrotbox Jewellery Blog
I've seen many a wave ring but these crashing waves might be a first. Check out Russia's DriftLand, who infuses the energy of the sea into her glass pieces.
Hungary's Tengely Nóra plays with rigid chains...
...and malleable plastic.
Ring-Free Thursday: Spain's Amniótica (María Mallo).
Rings in cast glass by Costa Rica's Caterina Fuscaldo. If you like things that are rainbow-coloured, as Roy G. Biv is my witness, you will want to visit her site.
No matter what time of year it is, you can have a Midwinter engagement thanks to Delaware's Caelen and Samantha Bird.
Japan's Nerukom finds a way to make fragile, transparent glass into something dark and menacing.
Ring-Free Thursday: Israel's Noga Mazover.
I like the particularly crisp, clean facets on these rings by Romania's Twisted Twigs.
Super hot: "Boiling Point" ring by the Ukraine's Pinigin (Igor Pinigin).
Slovenia's Isla Clay (Martina Zalig) combines black lines and pastel colours to create (what I consider) ceramic expression of happiness. Most of her work focuses on pendants and earrings, so go check them out!
Ring-Free Thursday: Estonia's Maarja Niinemägi.
Check out the intriguingly-named Sunset Yogurt (Italy's Cosima Montavoci) for eyes, teeth and other body parts glass body parts, that is.
Porcupine quill rings by Michigan's Tashina Lee Emery (whose Native name is Misianaquadikwe, meaning "clearing of the sky cloud woman" in Ojibwe). The quills she uses are from "Native American art originating from pre-colonial times."
Moebius rings and more from Brazil's Joana Vasconcello Prudente.
Take a good look can you see the inspiration? These rings by China's Yu-Chu Huang were inspired by (and made of the same material as) contact lenses!
Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Frozen Ocean.
This ring brought to you by Mountain Dew #notanad
Finland's Upcycle with Jing (Jing Wang) turns pop bottles and other plastics into lovely wearables.
Metalwork by Latvia's Valdis Brože, some with a Gaudí-esque quality...
...and some less so.
Gregory Grozos of Cyprus makes highly-detailed miniature rings (and other pieces), many with a steampunk theme. That art studio, though! My awe is in inverse proportion.
3D-printed "GeMolecule" rings by Israel's BE Jewelry (Bar Elias), inspired by the molecular structure of precious stones.
Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Sumiko Hattori.
Oozing, squeezing, bulging pieces from the UK's Emma Morris, who's "exploring pressure forms + tactile objects."
These faceted wooden rings with copper, brass or even burnt accents are just to my taste. Even more so are the pieces with muted polymer clay inlays, which you can see by visiting South Africa's Dor+Kie (husband and wife team Andre & Diana James).
Monday mood? Would it help to know this jeweller also has a collection devoted to chickens? Visit Germany-based Doliner (Gili Doliner) to see.
The layers in these acrylic "Disappearing Act" rings "appear to morph from opaque to transparent as [they] move, creating a mesmerizing effect." And if you think that's mesmerizing, wait 'til you see the rest of Bold Standard, an awesome collection of acrylic and wood jewellery by North Carolina's Kathleen Grebe; also pictured above is a bracelet for a sneak peek.
Ring-Free Thursday: "Spirit of Capitalism" by Estonia's Rita-Livia Erikson.
Pastels and asymmetric angles from the UK's Indigo Aana (Stevie Adams).
Metalwork in shibuichi, silver and gold by Italy's Brunella Alfinito, who has several interesting collections on her site.
"Squishy Gem" by the UK's Alice Royston.
Kinetic and acrylic? These are the bestest. Check out China's Joyce Yuan Ruan.
Ring-Free Thursday: Estonia's Soma Jewellery (Sofia Halik).
Rings from "Cinders" by New Zealand-based Dutch jeweller Nina van Duijnhoven. Her inspiration was a quote from Viktor Frankl: "What is to give light must endure burning."
For this bird phobe, disembodied beaks are somehow twice as terrifying as the whole creature. With trembling hands, I present Japan's Parakee (Chihiro Sakaguchi).
Herkimer diamonds (which are actually quartz), other gems and some nice two-tone metals from Hong Kong's ShanHo Jewelry.
I love how these look not-too-sweet despite being all shades of pastel. Porcelain rings above by South Korea's Ring by Riing (Hyerin Lee).
Ring-Free Thursday: Italy's RiVa Jewels (Allegra Pazienti).
Ceramic rings by Denmark's Mette Ravn, who sees the funnel as "a symbol that the imperfect and 'unwanted' is unique and beautiful."
A little spin on Italian furniture design by jeweller Flora Sica. Visit her site for plenty more jewellery in several diverse styles.
A porcelain potpourri today, including Australia's Made by VA...
...Thailand's NP Ceramic Art...
...and the Ukraine's Nataliya Businka.
Who knew a Zeppelin could be so wearable? Romania's Andreia Popescu did!
Tons more to see on her site, including this "A-TOPIC" series inspired by the Pascalian notion that "man is but a reed."
Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Sandra Zinkute.
If you like this "Taj Mahal" ring but wish the portion sizes were larger, wait 'til you see the "Spice Master" bracelet. Visit California's Aditi Lakhtakia.
New look, same old site! I've done a long-overdue redesign so please excuse any weird formatting issues that might pop up :)
A sampling of work from Georgia-based Farzaneh Nozari, who lends a fragile quality to metal.
Concrete rings by Germany's Ortogonale.
While it almost goes without saying that I love these glass rings...
...I'm also smitten with the glass "lace" earrings. Check out Australia's Ota Glass Studio (Masa & Maho Ota).
Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Candy Store.
This Swedish designer recycles computer components into wearable pieces.
Lucite, pure and simple, from Toronto's Corey Moranis.
Spain's Nicolas Estrada makes gorgeous pieces out of hand-carved quartz, wood, tagua and other natural materials. Check out his gallery for more, including some cool skull intaglios.
Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Mizuki Takahashi.
After yesterday's sweetness, a little salt for balance: rings made of "copper wire, salt water and time" by Spain's Gerdacita Osohormiguero
She also has several tardigrades!
I like that this ring not only looks like sugar, it feels like sugar, with its candy-like pastel accents. Resin "Sugar" ring by Japan's Ayuko Sakurai.
Rings by Hugo Yeung...
Where can you get the whimsical...
...and the nautical all in one place? Italy's Futuro Remoto (Gianni de Benedittis). This isn't even the half of it, so do yourself a favour and go check it out.