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Friday, October 20, 2017

If I were a cartoon, my eyes would be spirals. Stop what you're doing (reading this blog, I guess) and go check out Kentucky-based Kat Quan Zhang!


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Raincloud ring by Colorado's Candice Vostrejs.


Also admiring:

Raindrop necklace by New York's Chorthip Lagnese.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Satoko Takemura.


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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Rhode Island jeweller Liz Clark's pieces are fully abloom, yet toned down by an achromatic palette.


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White flower band by the UK's Locca Enamel (Yukiko Wilson).


Also admiring:

Embroidered flower pins by Japan's acou28.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

"Vessel" and "Valve" rings by Oregon-based ceramicist Lynn Latta.


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Ceramic rings by Arizona's Line & Dot (Laura Jones Martinez).


Also admiring:

Porcelain necklace by Australia's Natalie Rosin.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Lovely leaves by Sweden's Katarina Henriksson.


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Leaf-print "fossil" ring by the UK's TorchFire Studio (Cara Moss).



Also admiring:

"Leaves" earrings by Dutch/Spanish designer Margarita de Bourbon de Parme.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Megumi & Nobuyuki Jin, aka Japan's bubun ("part" or "portion"), are "concern[ed] with the part, such as the detail of jewelry, jewelry on the body and the body in the universe." Their name "does not indicate one particular part, but represents every single part that spreads from microcosm to macrocosm and from past to future."


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Glass rings by Japan's Kenta Chujo.


Also admiring:

Cosmic glass pendants from Japan's Soleggiato Posto (Tatsuyoshi Matsueda).

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: South Africa's by Nanette (Nanette Veldsman).


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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

She makes glass rings...

...but what really caught my eye were the glass slab necklaces. To see more, visit the UK's Katerina Blaskova.


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Stained glass ring by Estonia's Artkvarta.


Also admiring:

Glass "Jazz Nugget" necklace by Ontario's Alicia Niles.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Some rings to admire with your eyes from Something to Do With Your Hands (the UK's Claire Lockwood).


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Lace agate ring by California's Silver & Sea.


Also admiring:

Lace agate pendant by Quebec's Le Chien Noir (Carla Straessle).

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Some cubes and tubes from Italian jeweller Daniela Coppolino.


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Cube ring by Turkey's Klaa Design.



Also admiring:

Tubular necklace by UK-based Taiwanese-Canadian Chifen Cheng.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

The overuse (and misuse) of "unique" is one of my pet peeves, but the word really does apply to the work of Belgium's Marleen Henot, who experiments with structure.


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Not your typical diamond setting, by California-based Carole Zakkour.


Also admiring:

Zippered headpiece by UK- and Germany-based Ana Rajcevic.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Missouri's Two Rivers Forge & Studio (Daren & Lillian Fitzpatrick).


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Art- and architecture-inspired rings by the Netherlands' MCODE (Maaike van der Horn).


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"Russian Ornament" ring by Israel's Marlo (Marina Loiter).


Also admiring:

Cushion lattice necklace by Connecticut's Jewelry Designs.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Another shining example of why I like porcelain and gold together, this time from South Africa's Nina Bosch.


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White & gold ginkgo ring by Pennsylvania's Lara Ginzburg.


Also admiring:

Porcelain and gold "diamond" pendants by New York's Modern Mud (Naomi Singer).

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Similar to last Monday's post, these rings look like they might be some kind of faux-granite like Corian... but they're actually wooden rings by Israel's Yael Keila Sagi.


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Driftwood ring by New Zealand's Issac Ibbotson.


Also admiring:

Wooden balls bracelet by Brazil's Vanda Jacintho.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

It's been quite a while since I last brought him out but — dear readers — the time has come again. Yes, I'm spinning-Homer crazy about these porcelain rings by Belgium-based German jeweller Ute van der Plaats!


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Polymer clay flowers by Alisa Land (Alisa Andreeva of Cyprus).


Also admiring:

Porcelain flower earrings by Germany's Tina Ickes.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Chile's Maria Ignacia Walker.


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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Russia's Gentle Decisions absolutely slays with clay. Check out her site for gorgeous berries, blossoms, succulents and more.


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Blue glass flower ring by Russia's Like A Glass.


Also admiring:

Polymerclay earrings by Vietnam's Joyloveclay (Joy Pham).

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

I choose to see my metal allergy as evolutionary protection for my bank account... although I'd probably be safe in this case because most of these are, understandably, sold out! For more pretty pieces, see Mineralogy (Illinois jeweller Theresa Cowan).


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Cluster ring by Washington state's Oore (Uma Gordin).


Also admiring:

Cluster earrings by California's A Sweet Pear.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

These rings resemble industrial materials like marble, concrete, granite and plaster, but they're all resin. For more, check out Indonesia's We Are The People.


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"Granite" HI-MACS ring by Slovakia's ALLT (Peter & Elena Simonik).


Also admiring:

"Granite" polymerclay earrings by the UK's Vaux Street.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

I love the combination of porcelain and gold, which usually means white and gold. But the Netherlands' Sonja Cabalt shows that gold edging looks equally gorgeous with Delft blue and dreamy greens.


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Porcelain and gold spike ring by Lithuania's FreakyFoxx (Algina Midverė).


Also admiring:

Delft porcelain & gold earrings by the Netherlands' Oei Ceramics.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Monochromatiques (Isabelle Chen of France).


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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

I more than love these glass water bubble rings by Singapore's LOV+ (Lovynn Kan).


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Tiny gumball globe ring by the UK's Xerces Art (Helen Tait).


Also admiring:

Glass ball necklace by South Korea's Studio Hx3 (Helena H. Helena).

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Japan's Mokujinken has some fun with wood (see more on the Tumblr).


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I love the shade of these wood rings by Finland's Hanna Kaketti.


Also admiring:

Wood and metal necklace by California's Michael Rybicki.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Ring posted backside-first because that's my favourite part of this piece by South African native Ruan Basson. His "Monolith" ring is "a visual representation of masculinity and the social stigmas associated with its ideals."


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Faceted men's rings by Australia's Rugged & Refined (Jenna Love).


Also admiring:

"Thor's Hammer" necklace by Toronto's Armed (Desiree Girlato).

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Friday, September 15, 2017

These ceramic rings by Spain's Unai Cariñena are based on beans or seeds, which the artist calls "mechanisms of life" (especially fitting in my mind, as they reminded me of mitochondria!).


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Stackable "bean" ring by New York's Apoptosis NYC.


Also admiring:

Personalized jelly bean necklace by the UK's Molly Brown.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Kanoe (Hiroyuki & Orie Murase).


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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Some sweet & simple glass from California's Grayc Glass (Courtney Gray).


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Seaglass rings from Washington state's West Coast Sea Glass.


Also admiring:

Twotone glass earrings by Finland's Nina Lehos.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

One for you...

...one for your bike.

One for you...

...one for your bike. Washington state's Art by Winona (Winona Johnson) makes jewellery for people and their two-wheelers.


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Ring inspired by air movements when biking. By Wisconsin's Amanda Lavonne.


Also admiring:

Bike rider earrings by Sweden's Morbid & Jolly (Sofia Hovemyr).

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Monday, September 11, 2017

3D-printed "Polyps" rings by Japan's Jewelry Studio Shima.


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Japan's id.arts shows how to make a 3D-printed flower vase ring.


Also admiring:

3D-printed pendant by Cutarena (Japanese designer Tatsuya Narita).

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Hamburger ring!

And for the vegeterians, veggie burger ring!

And for the washokuterians, onigiri burger ring!
New York's Nadine Ghosn knows how to make jewellery that really hits the spot.


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Onigiri ring by Japan's Coqu/Usagiuma Maho (Maho Satoh).


Also admiring:

Onigiri earrings by Vancouver's Kizuna Accessory.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Rhode Island-based Molly Palecek.


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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Matches? Cork? If you're ever lost and cold in the wilderness, Portugal's Leonor Silva would be a great person to have around. If you're not convinced, just check out her "Survival Kit" collection.


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Candle ring by Belgium's Yannick De Witte.


Also admiring:

Matchstick earrings by Greek jeweller Fotini Krinaki.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Porcelain rings by Stook, webshop of Dutch designer Mianne de Vries.


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Clay ring by Sisgu (New Brunswick-based artist Valerie Jean).


Also admiring:

Ceramic pendant by Ireland-based Yasha Butler.

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Monday, September 4, 2017

These ring renderings make me feel more like I'm meeting a new species than I am looking through a designer's portfolio. (If they start squirting ink, someone call Amy Adams.) For more, check out Pennsylvania's Samantha Steele.


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3D-modelled "Architects" ring by Austria's Eva Tucek.


Also admiring:

CAD-designed necklace by Pennsylvania's Erin O'Boyle.





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