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Monday, January 22, 2018

The gold and diamonds say "serious." The dots say something else. Rings by New York's A.M. Thorne (Ashley Thorne).


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Dotted stacking ring by Georgia's Ringcrush (Elizabeth Bailey Christenbury Lehrer).


Also admiring:

"Gold Knot" necklace by the UK's Hannah Hayhurst.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

While the rings are certainly eye-catching, the real stars of this resin jewellery collection are the pendants (also shown above), which are double-sided and re-configurable because they are [insert drum roll] magnetic. To see more, visit the UK's Angelina Jane (Angelina Mouyiaris).


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Magnetic wood and resin ring by the UK's Clare Kilgour.


Also admiring:

Resin, magnet, ceramic and wood brooch by Missouri's Bobby Tso.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: South Korea's Hee-ang Kim.


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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

You don't always need a full serving of gemstone — sometimes, just a slice will do. Tourmaline slice rings by Japan's Mimicha (Fira L. Ezawa).


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Tourmaline slice ring by California's Gabby Bella (Gabby Lardizabal-Bray).


Also admiring:

Tourmaline slice earrings by DC's Mallory Shelter.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Austria's Susanne Blin gives a fun look to her jewellery — either that or I've been spending too much time on the Faces in Things Twitter page.


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Eye ring by Maine's Betsy Lewis.



Also admiring:

Faceless geometric torso brooch by the UK's Rosita Bailey-Rosse.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

New York's Diaboli Kill (Angie Marei) delivers just what you'd expect out of a name like that: lots of black, a little danger, and even a dash of something Vader-esque.


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"Noir" ring by the Netherlands' F.A.T. Design.



Also admiring:

Black acrylic earrings by Brazil's Ápice Studio (Lorena Viana).

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Friday, January 12, 2018

My first resin fix of 2018 comes courtesy of the UK's Gem Lettuce (Kaz Evans) — and it is just what I needed.


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Watermelon resin by Australia's Resinating.



Also admiring:

Resin brooch by Colombia's Ecotr3nd.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: Georgia-based Kaitlyn Taylor.


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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

These rings are definitely not square.

For a fun time, check out the UK's Little Moose.


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More fun lasercut acrylic from Montreal's Atelier Numéro 3.



Also admiring:

Lasercut earrings by Montreal's Lilipop.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

3D-printed "Fiber" rings by UK-based Russian designer Evgeniia Balashova, whose beautiful collection is all about undulating shapes, ombré colour and sweeping lines. Don't miss her brooches and necklaces!


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More 3D-printed nylon from Germany's Andrea Blaschke.



Also admiring:

3D-printed necklace by Winter Hill (Vanessa Templeman of Massachusetts).

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Time to ring in the new year (a week after the fact, but it's all good) with a literal cocktail ring from whimsical Chinese jeweller YV Min.


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Martini cocktail ring by Ritzy Couture (Rhode Island's Esme Hecht).



Also admiring:

Cocktail necklace by Georgia's Dazzle Me Happy.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017



That's all for 2017!
Thanks so much for reading;
I'll return in January after a short break.
Best of the holidays to you!


I doubt it was their intent but these rings are, to me, a perfect visual metaphor for the year that was 2017. For more, see Argentina's Bollini Levin (Lucía Bollini & Melisa Levin).


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Ruby tension ring by Iran's Seyed Mohammad Mortazavi.



Also admiring:

Glass cuff by South Carolina's Kate Rothra Fleming.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Oh, my stars. New York's John Brevard puts some twinkle in your Tuesday.


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"Shing Star" by Mexico'a AileenGC (Aileen Gastelum Callahan).


Also admiring:

Star earrings by California's House of Brevard.

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Ok, Santa, I'll make it easy for you. Her name is Sharon Erichsen and she's in South Africa. You know my size.


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Ceramic greyhound ring by Slovenia's Eva Prepeva.


Also admiring:

Porcelain tube necklace by Israel's Gily Ilan.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Nails not yet in holiday-worthy shape? Swiss artist Jana Zornik's grooming series can help fix that.


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Literally put your face on with this ring by Brazil's Paola Vilas.


Also admiring:

Perfumable necklace by California's Lisa Hoffman.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Finland's Helmi Lindblom.


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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wood ya getta loada these? I'm loving these chunky pieces by AH Rings (Amila Mujanovic-Hodzic of Bosnia and Herzegovina).


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Wood and resin ring by Brazil's José Luis Sperancini.


Also admiring:

Wooden "Loopy Dog" pin by Maryland illustrator Jon Marchione.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

While they're all pretty, I'm partial to the barely-there looks by Illinois-based La Kasier (Cindy Kaiser).


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Diamond slice ring by California's Jurate Brown.


Also admiring:

Tourmaline slice earrings by DC's FizzCandy Jewelry.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Rings by UK surface designer Stephanie Tudor, featuring slabs of Jesmonite (a stone-like, gypsum-based composite in acrylic resin).


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Jesmonite ring by the UK's Promises Promises (Victoria Myatt).


Also admiring:

Jesmonite brooch by UK silversmith Aillie Anderson.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Zoetropes!

Flip books!

And so much more! Visit Veronica Meruzzi for creative works that'll make you smile.


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California's Viviane Hebel is inspired by her favourite fantasy books.


Also admiring:

Muybridge's motion studies captured in a bangle by Florida's Green Grackle Studio.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: South Korea's Chungpepe.


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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Much of their work is done in my beloved porcelain but I'm especially drawn to these concrete rings by Mondocubo, Berlin-based Italian duo Rossella Flammia & Paolo Picone.


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Concrete & wood ring by Colorado's Yomo Studio.


Also admiring:

Concrete pendant by Texas jeweller Sloan + Tommy (Katie Hinkle).

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Crumbling plaster, smears of paint and swatches of neon acrylic were voted "Least Likely to Become Wearable" in senior year, but just look at them now. Rings above by Argentina's Agustina Chalupowicz.


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Concrete & neon ring by Slovenia's KJ Concrete (Katarina Jeraj).


Also admiring:

Neon plastic earrings by Ohio artist Dana Lynn Harper.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Enamel-on-copper "Splash!" rings by the UK's Judit Patkós.


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Russia's Osmos Studio opts for barely-there enamel instead.


Also admiring:

Reversible enamel necklaces by the UK's Ann Little.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Sculptural shapes and interesting applications of colour make Fabrizio Bonvicini's rings some of my favourite wooden pieces ever! Check out the Italian jeweller for much more.


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More Italian-made wooden rings by Giulia Morellini.


Also admiring:

Oversize wood pendant by Italy's Lavinia Rossetti.





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